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Overview

Sidley Austin LLP’s Geneva office is both a leader in shaping and enforcing international trade and investment rules as well as home to one of Europe’s foremost international arbitration and cross-border dispute teams.

The Geneva office welcomes applications for its two Trainee Lawyer programmes. Successful candidates will gain a practical understanding and experience in the two main fields of law practiced within the Geneva office, and will have the opportunity to put into practice their intellectual, analytical and problem-solving skills, and to develop their professional legal experience.

For more information on the International Trade trainee role, please click here; information on the position within the International Arbitration Group can be found here.

We further recruit graduates in our Geneva office based on our particular needs. Candidates seeking positions outside of the above trainee roles should email their CV to genevarecruitment@sidley.com.

Geneva Trainee Associate (International Trade)

Who we are: Sidley Austin LLP is one of the world's largest full-service law firms, providing a broad range of services to meet the needs of large and small businesses across a multitude of industries, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Sidley’s Geneva office is both a leader in shaping and enforcing international trade and investment rules as well as home to one of Europe’s foremost international arbitration and cross-border dispute teams.

The position: We regularly recruit for a Trainee Associate in our Geneva office. This is a nine-month fixed-term position, and our next role starts in March 2019.

What we are looking for: Candidates should have consistently exceptional academic results as a minimum. A proven interest and academic excellence in the field of International Trade Dispute Resolution is required, and practical International Trade experience within private practice, government authorities or the World Trade Organization is strongly desired. Candidates who demonstrate a keen interest and substantial knowledge and/or experience in the wider field of dispute resolution, and more particularly in the area of International Arbitration, are particularly welcomed. Candidates with current bar qualifications are preferred, although this is not required. We look for individuals with spark, enthusiasm and a real passion for their chosen profession.

What you will do: The Trainee Associate will gain a practical understanding and experience in the two main fields of law practiced within the Geneva office, working primarily with the International Trade team but also gaining experience within the International Arbitration group. The trainee will have the opportunity to put into practice their intellectual, analytical and problem-solving skills, and to develop their professional legal experience, particularly in relation to World Trade Organization (‘WTO’) dispute settlement matters. Work will be wide-ranging, and specific experience will include research, exhibit preparation, development of facts to support potential claims and preparation of submissions to WTO adjudicators and International Arbitration Tribunals.

How to apply: Please complete an application form here. The closing date for applications is 30 September 2018. The selection process will involve a written test, taking the form of a case study on International Trade principles. Candidates who successfully complete this exam will be invited to interview with the Geneva partners.

If you would like further information, please email genevarecruitment@sidley.com.

Geneva Trainee Lawyer (International Arbitration)

Who we are: Sidley Austin LLP is one of the world's largest full-service law firms, providing a broad range of services to meet the needs of large and small businesses across a multitude of industries, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Sidley’s Geneva office is both a leader in shaping and enforcing international trade and investment rules as well as home to one of Europe’s foremost international arbitration and cross-border dispute teams.

What we are looking for: The Geneva office runs an International Arbitration Trainee Lawyer programme on a twelve-month rolling basis, starting on or around 1 October each year. Candidates should have consistently exceptional academic results. A proven interest and academic excellence in the field of international arbitration is required, and practical international arbitration experience within private practice and/or arbitral institutions is an advantage.

Candidates who demonstrate a keen interest and substantial knowledge and/or experience in the wider field of dispute resolution, and more particularly in the area of international trade, are particularly welcomed. Candidates admitted to the bar are preferred, although this is not required. We look for individuals with spark, enthusiasm and a real passion for their chosen profession.

What you will do: The International Arbitration Trainee Lawyer will gain practical understanding and experience within a thriving international arbitration department. The Trainee Lawyer will have the opportunity to put into practice their intellectual, analytical, problem-solving and drafting skills, and to develop their professional legal experience, particularly in relation to international arbitration and dispute settlement matters. Work will be wide-ranging, and will include legal research, development of facts to support potential claims, and drafting and preparation of submissions to international arbitral tribunals. The Trainee Lawyer may also be called upon to become involved in similar tasks within the International Trade practice.

How to apply: Applications for the October 2018 position are now closed. The online application process for the October 2019 position will open in Fall 2018.

If you would like further information, please email genevarecruitment@sidley.com.

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