Vacancy (CDD 5 months) with the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration

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

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 for one of its case management teams dealing principally with cases from francophone jurisdictions concerning Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

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, 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 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.

Oral and written French and English are essential. Fluency in Arabic is desirable. All other language skills are an advantage.

Any interested persons should send their applications by email to Claudia Pansa, HR Business Partner at and specify “Court vacancy No. [T21/2017]” in the subject line of their email application.

Closing date for applications: 2 October 2017