Deputy Counsel position at the ICC Court, Hong Kong

Deadline: 12 November 2010
Open to: recently qualified lawyers with professional experience in a legal environment
Office place: Hong Kong

Deputy Counsel vacancy (CDI) with the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Asia Office

As a leading international arbitral institution, the ICC Court attracts a growing caseload from all over the world. The cases are administered by specialized 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 current vacancy is for a Deputy Counsel in a team dealing principally with cases in or connected to Asia and the Gulf region. The post will be based at the ICC’s office in Hong Kong.

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 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 committee 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. Experience in international arbitration, and/or commercial law would be an advantage.

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 Asian languages (Chinese in particular) could be an advantage.

If you would like to be considered, please send your curriculum vitae and a cover letter by email. Candidates should specify “Court vacancy No. [T82/2010]” in the subject line of their email application.

Closing date for applications: 12 November 2010

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