Litigation & Arbitration 4-6 PQE

  • Withers LLP
  • London, UK
  • Oct 04, 2018
Full time Arbitration Commercial Litigation

Job Description

The Division

We represent a wide variety of businesses, financial institutions, governments, individuals and international organisations. As well as acting in contractual disputes, we are known for working in: financial services, international arbitration (commercial and investment treaty), public international law, art and cultural property, equity and fraud, reputation management, insolvency and international trusts.

The Role

An exceptional opportunity now exists to join the firm's international arbitration group in the litigation and arbitration department. We are seeking a charismatic and ambitious associate with a proven ability to develop clients and manage associates on international arbitration and public international law matters.  The role will include:

  • Assisting with international commercial arbitration, investment treaty arbitration and public international law matters;

  • Drafting, reviewing and amending materials and documents such as pleadings, witness statements and correspondence;

  • Experience in the field of Public International Law advising on international treaty disputes, the law of the sea, human rights and international investment disputes;

  • Managing a variety of caseloads across multiple areas within the field of public international law and international arbitration;

  • Assisting with pitches on public international law matters;

  • Experience of managing large cases and associates; and

  • Proven business development skills are an advantage for the role.

Key skills and experience

  • Candidates should be admitted to practice law and have suitable international arbitration experience (commercial and investment treaty).

  • The successful candidate will have excellent written communication and drafting skills, as well as the ability to demonstrate initiative. 

  • As a successful Litigation Associate, you will be analytical and extremely organised. Candidates will ideally need to be fluent in another language.

  • You will be well versed in commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration and have experience across a variety of cases and courts, as well as advising clients in international arbitration disputes.

About Withersworldwide

Withersworldwide has been acting for successful institutions for over 100 years.

We advise clients on the full range of their business, personal and philanthropic legal needs,. We have  offices in the key financial centres of Europe, Asia-Pacific, the United States and the Caribbean. We have represented 42% of the Top 100 in The Sunday Times Rich List, 25% of the US Top 100 Forbes Rich List, 30% of the Top 20 Hong Kong billionaires in the Forbes World's Billionaires list and over 20% of the Forbes Asia's Richest Families list.

The firm consists of three global legal Divisions: Business; Dispute Resolution and Private Client & Tax.  Each Division is headed by a Divisional CEO and Divisional Operating Officer.  There is also an overarching CEO of the global firm.