Law Clerk – July to December 2021 – International Arbitration Job at Dechert LLP in Paris (75)

Job Description

Dechert’s International Arbitration group is a recognized global leader in the field. We act as counsel on behalf of sovereign States, State-owned enterprises, multinational corporations, businesses of all sizes and high-net worth individuals. We have a strong reputation for cutting-edge work in large commercial and investment disputes, as well as public international law and State-to-State dispute resolution. Our clients benefit from our keen understanding of tribunals, as our experience includes acting as arbitrators in scores of international arbitrations worldwide. The team also has a strong expertise in arbitration-related litigation, be it for annulment or enforcement cases. Our diverse team, based in the principal arbitration centers around the world, handles sensitive and complex matters for our clients in any forum and jurisdiction.

Job Description

Important : you need to be authorized/do the necessary to obtain authorization to work in France


An internship in Dechert’s Paris office provides a unique opportunity to work within a leading global practice. Our interns become an integral part of the arbitration team and are fully involved in our cases. You will work directly with partners and associates daily, on a wide range of tasks and cases. We are looking for candidates with excellent academics and a keen, demonstrable interest in international arbitration.

Typical tasks for an intern would include:
Undertaking legal and factual research;

Reviewing and managing case documents;

Assisting with the preparation of internal and client case memoranda;

Supporting the preparation of written submissions to tribunals,

Providing support to the team in advance of and during hearings; and

Assisting with business and client development initiatives.

Required education, skills and experience

Fluent in written and spoken English, other languages such as French or Spanish are an advantage;

Proven interest in international arbitration and a desire to develop a career in the area; and

University-educated in any discipline, although preference will be given to candidates with a degree or practical work experience in the field.

Additional Job Description

Dechert is a global law firm, focused on sectors with the greatest complexities, legal intricacies and highest regulatory demands. We excel in delivering practical commercial judgment and deep legal expertise for high-stakes matters.

We value openness, communication, integrity and honesty, thriving on the individual and collaborative efforts that are essential to producing excellent results. At Dechert, we are committed to attracting a diverse group of highly talented individuals from all sources, regardless of background. We seek to hire candidates with sharp minds, a passion for learning and the skills to deliver a level of client service that is distinctively Dechert.

Dechert is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination. We are proud of our firm and want everyone to feel welcome with an equal opportunity to excel.


Paris, France

Time Type

Full time

Dechert LLP is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination. The Firm prohibits unlawful discrimination in any term or condition of employment against any employee or applicant for employment because of the individual’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, membership or service in the armed forces, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Company: Dechert LLP

Company Location:  Paris (75)

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