As the institutional representative of over 45 million businesses in more than 170 countries, the International Chamber of Commerce operates with a core mission to “make business work for everyone, every day, everywhere”.
We act as the primary voice of the real economy in a range of intergovernmental organisations – from the World Trade Organisation to the UN climate process – championing the needs of local business in global decision making.
The convening power of our global network enables us to set rules and standards that facilitate over $10 trillion dollars in trade each year – as well as providing tailored products and digital services that directly address the real challenges faced by businesses operating internationally. We also provide the world’s premier private global dispute resolution services, leveraging ICC’s unique independence, integrity, and expertise.
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.
SICANA Inc. currently is recruiting a Deputy Counsel for a team based in New York City, dealing primarily with cases from the North American region.
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.
- When Counsel is absent, replace Counsel at sessions of the International Court of Arbitration
- 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
Successful applicants may also prepare notes or articles for publication and represent the Court and its Secretariat during seminars and conferences.
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 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.
Oral and written English at a native speaker level is essential. Fluency in other languages is an advantage.
Terms and conditions
Work permits:Candidates must possess all necessary permits for employment in the U.S.
Location: The position is based in New York, United States
Contract type and duration: permanent contract, full time
Estimated start date: as soon as possible. Ideally September 2023
Department: Dispute Resolution Services
How to apply: Any interested persons should send their applications by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and specify “Court vacancy [DC SICANA_2023]” in the subject line of their email application.
At ICC, we make business work for everyone, every day, everywhere.
And when we say “everyone,” we mean it.
We celebrate the diversity of our people and strive to inspire acceptance and cultivate a culture where difference matters, inclusion is essential, and equality of opportunity is for everyone.
SICANA is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discriminatory employment actions and treatment of employees and applicants for employment based on race, colour, religion, creed, gender, marital status, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, on-the-job injury, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition or carrier status, political affiliation or belief. Employment decisions are made without consideration of these or any other factors that employers are prohibited by law from considering. The foregoing should not be construed as an offer or guarantee of employment.
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