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

The Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration is currently recruiting a Deputy Counsel for one of its case management teams with cases in or connected to Asia and the Gulf region.

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 and two or three administrative assistants.

The Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration is currently recruiting a Deputy Counsel for one of its case management teams with cases in or connected to Asia and the Gulf region. The position will be based at the ICC Asia office in Hong Kong.

The role of Deputy Counsel involves both legal and administrative tasks including:

  • Reviewing and processing requests for arbitration and other documents filed by parties, arbitrators and others during international arbitrations
  • Preparing memoranda briefing the International Court of Arbitration for its decisions
  • 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
  • When Counsel is absent, partial replacement of Counsel including attendance at weekly committee sessions and plenary sessions of the International Court of Arbitration

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 organized, have excellent written and oral communication skills and be able to work effectively in a multicultural team.

Word perfect oral and written English is essential. Fluency in Chinese Mandarin and/or any other Asian languages could be 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. [T82/2017]” in the subject line of their email application.

Closing date for applications: 4 December 2017