Ausgeschrieben am: 29.05.2019
Ausgeschrieben von: Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution

The Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution (SCAI) is currently recruiting a Legal Counsel to be based in its Zurich office.
SCAI is the leading arbitration institution in Switzerland, with offices in Zurich and Geneva. It offers arbitration and mediation services, and actively promotes the use of alternative dispute resolution in commercial disputes.
The Legal Counsel will be in charge of:
• Administering arbitration and mediation cases submitted to the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration, the Rules for SCAI as Appointing Authority and the Swiss Rules of Mediation;
• Preparing correspondence and answering queries received from parties, counsel, arbitrators and mediators concerning all aspects of case management;
• Monitoring financial aspects of arbitration and mediation cases administered by SCAI;
• Liaising daily with the Arbitration Court and the Advisory Council for Mediation with regard to decisions to be taken by those bodies in arbitration and mediation cases administered by SCAI;
• Answering various queries received from the public on arbitration and mediation services offered by SCAI, directly by telephone or in writing;
• Drafting notes and articles for publication;
• Representing SCAI and speaking at conferences, Moot Courts and seminars in Switzerland and abroad;
• Managing development and legal projects (internal and external).

Requested qualifications:
• You hold a law degree (Swiss or foreign) and are admitted to practice law in your home jurisdiction;
• You have gained experience in arbitration while working in private practice;
• You have a perfect command of German and excellent command of English (spoken and written). An additional language would be an advantage (i.e. Italian and/or French);
• You have excellent written and oral communication skills;
• You are able to work effectively and sometimes under pressure. You are pragmatic and well organized, you have an eye for detail, you are meticulous and you understand complex cases;
• You enjoy being part of a team but you are able to take initiatives and work independently. You are not afraid to stand out in public;
• You are legally entitled to work in Switzerland or eligible to a work permit.

If you are confident that you fit this profile, please send your application (CV and cover letter indicating soonest availability, as well as an indication of your work permit status) to
In view of the high number of applications, please note that we will only proceed to contact candidates who will be shortlisted for an interview. We thank you for your understanding.

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