Skadden - Litigation & International Arbitration (Relocate to London)

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    11 months ago

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Skadden, Litigation & International Arbitration, London

Skadden Europe's International Arbitration and Litigation Group is a market leader with a stellar track-record of success in both arbitration and litigation mandates. It is ranked in Tier 1 by both independent directories: Chambers UK and Legal 500. The Group is headquartered in London although it has argued cases in all of the world's major arbitration centres and courts. Our team is composed of English solicitors, solicitor-advocates and lawyers from several European jurisdictions. We do not separate our international litigation and arbitration departments, which enables us to provide our clients with a unified team and strategy through the lifespan of a dispute. It also broadens the experience that our associates can obtain. We routinely perform the advocacy in our arbitrations without external counsel.

We are focused on disputes involving great technical complexity, large sums in controversy, or high levels of commercial or political risk. In the commercial field, the team routinely represents major global corporations in cases concerning to shareholders' agreements, joint ventures, supply and distribution contracts, taxation, competition, director and manager liability, EU state aid law and licensing contracts, among others. The group is also known for its track record in handling high-profile Investor-State arbitrations, representing both investor and sovereigns in landmark proceedings.

In litigation, we advise on some of the largest cases in the English Courts, as well as in jurisdictions that follow English law and are subject to appeals to the Privy Council. Skadden has one of the best global dispute resolution practices in the world and unrivalled capabilities managing disputes that require a coordinated strategy across multiple jurisdictions, often including the courts of the United States, Germany, Hong Kong, Russia, CEE and other international forums.

The role

The group focuses on high value complex litigation cases and international arbitration. We encourage associates to do their own advocacy where possible, and to take responsibility for their cases even at a junior level.

Person specifciation

The new hire will join the Litigation and International Arbitration group. We are looking for an individual with 2 - 6years' relevant Aus/NZ post qualification experience. The successful candidate will have good generalist experience handling litigation and arbitration disputes under English law, as well as experience of EU law and/or public international law. Excellent written communication and drafting skills are also required, as well as the ability to demonstrate initiative. They must also possess the skills to take on a high degree of responsibility. High level of academic achievement required. Language skills are an advantage.


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