Deputy Counsel (CDI) with the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration

The Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration is currently recruiting a Deputy Counsel to assist its case management team in Paris, dealing mainly with the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean.

As a leading international arbitral institution, the ICC Court attracts a growing caseload from all over the world. The cases are administered by specialised teams with knowledge and experience of the major legal and cultural traditions. Each team is headed by a Counsel and includes two or three Deputy Counsel. The post is based at the ICC International Secretariat in Paris.

The Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration is currently recruiting a Deputy Counsel to assist its case management team in Paris, dealing mainly with the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean.

Responsibilities

The role involves both legal and administrative tasks including:

  • Reviewing and processing requests for arbitration and other documents filed by parties, arbitrators and others during arbitration proceedings
  • Preparing agendas (memoranda) briefing the International Court of Arbitration on decisions it is required to take
  • Correspondence and telephone conversations with parties and arbitral tribunals concerning all aspects of case management
  • Answering general queries about the ICC arbitral process by telephone and in writing
  • Monitoring the financial aspects of the arbitrations handled by the team

Requirements

Applicants should be recently qualified lawyers with professional experience in a legal environment. A formal legal qualification (i.e. Bar exam or equivalent) is not, however, essential if a candidate can demonstrate sufficient legal training and experience in international arbitration, international and/or commercial law.

Candidates must be well organised, have excellent written and oral communication skills and be able to work effectively in a multicultural team.

Candidates must speak and write English at a native level. Knowledge of oral and written Arabic is highly desirable. Fluency in other languages is an advantage.

Candidates should be immediately available to start.

Terms and conditions

Estimated start date: As soon as possible

Department: Dispute Resolution Services

Contract type and duration: CDI

How to apply: Any interested persons should send their applications by email to Claudia Pansa, HR Business Partner at courtapplications@iccwbo.org and specify “Court vacancy [DC_Team5_CDI2021]” in the subject line of their email application.

Closing date for applications: 26 March 2021

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