Managing Counsel

The Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration is recruiting a Managing Counsel reporting to the Deputy Secretary General and also working with the Secretary General in the day-to-day management of the Secretariat and on development projects.

As a leading international arbitral institution, the International Court of Arbitration of the International chamber of commerce attracts a substantial 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 International Court of Arbitration is recruiting a

Managing Counsel

reporting to the Deputy Secretary General and also working with the Secretary General in the day-to-day management of the Secretariat and on development projects.

The role of Managing Counsel involves managerial, legal and administrative tasks including:

  • Supervising the work of the teams of the Secretariat of the International Court of Arbitration
  • Improving the internal team operating systems so as to ensure consistency and quality across the case management teams, including team structures, external correspondence and practices
  • Developing and maintaining the Secretariat’s case management practice manual
  • Assisting in the training of legal staff such as Counsel and Deputy Counsel
  • Assisting in the review of awards and award agendas submitted to the International Court of Arbitration under the direction of the Deputy Secretary General
  •  Preparing speeches, presentations for trips and visits of delegations and/or National Committees and Groups and promoting arbitration and other dispute resolution services of ICC
  •  Coordination with other ICC departments
  •  Assisting in the management of the preparation and updating of statistics with regards to ICC cases
  • Preparing notes or articles for publication on aspects of the Court’s practices
  • Under the direction of the Secretary General or Deputy Secretary General of the Court assisting with the conception and implementation of special development projects.

Ideal candidates will have a postgraduate degree in international arbitration, international law or international commercial law, a legal qualification (bar admission), and a minimum of five years post-qualification relevant professional experience. Candidates must have excellent drafting and communication skills, an organized approach to work and proven management skills.

Excellent oral and written English is essential. Applicants should have very good knowledge of French and/or Spanish. Fluency in any other languages would be an advantage.

If you would like to be considered, please send your curriculum vitae and a cover letter by email to the attention of Claudia Pansa, HR Business Partner at courtapplications@iccwbo.org. Candidates should specify “Court vacancy “[Managing Counsel 2017]” in the subject line of their email application.

Closing date for applications: 10 March 2017.