Floating Deputy Counsel position at the Secretariat of the Court

As a leading international arbitral institution, the ICC International Court of Arbitration 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 assisted by two or three Deputy Counsel and two or three secretaries or administrative assistants.

Vacancy (CDI) with the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration

As a leading international arbitral institution, the ICC International Court of Arbitration 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 assisted by two or three Deputy Counsel and two or three secretaries or administrative assistants.

The Secretariat of the ICC Court is currently recruiting a floating Deputy Counsel to work predominantly with the case management teams based at the ICC International Secretariat in Paris.

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
  • Analysing complex legal points, conducting research and preparing agendas (memoranda) to brief the International Court of Arbitration on decisions it is required to take
  • When Counsel is absent, replacing 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 (i.e. Bar exam or equivalent) with professional experience in a legal environment. However, a formal legal qualification is not essential if a candidate can demonstrate sufficient legal training and experience in international arbitration, international and/or commercial law.

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

Perfect oral and written English is essential. Knowledge of French is desirable. Fluency in other languages (Arabic, German, Romanian, Spanish…)  is an advantage.

Any interested persons should send their applications by email to Claudia Pansa, HR Business Partner, at courtapplications@iccwbo.org and specify “Court vacancy No. [T92/2019]” in the subject line of their email application.

Closing date for applications: 15 October 2019

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