News from the ACWL

Vacancy for the position of Counsel -- Deadline for application is Friday, 11 January 2013

The Advisory Centre on WTO Law (ACWL) is a public international organisation, independent of the WTO, which was established in 2001 to provide legal advice on WTO law, support in WTO dispute settlement proceedings and training in WTO law to developing countries and least developed countries.

The ACWL is seeking to fill a vacancy for one of its positions of Counsel.

Under the supervision of the Executive Director and the Deputy Directors, the Counsel provides legal opinions on WTO matters, prepares submissions and presents the positions of parties in dispute settlement proceedings before panels and the Appellate Body, delivers lectures to participants in the ACWL's training programmes and performs other functions assigned by the Executive Director.

Applicants should have an advanced university degree in law; practical experience in WTO law (ideally two to six years), a good understanding of the economic issues underlying WTO law; excellent drafting, communication and presentation skills; ability to manage, organise, plan and deliver work assignments in a timely manner and the ability to work independently and cooperate with others in a diverse international setting. Applicants should also have a commitment to international public service and an interest in the advancement of developing countries. Applicants must be fluent in English. Experience in representing parties in international dispute settlement proceedings and the ability to work in French or Spanish would be distinct advantages.

An internationally competitive salary and benefits package will be offered commensurate with the successful candidate's experience and qualifications and in accordance with the ACWL's staff regulations, which are similar to those of the WTO.

All candidates are requested to provide a detailed CV and to complete a personal history form.  The form can be downloaded at the link below. If you have problems downloading it, you may request it by contacting

The final date for the submission of applications has been extended to Friday, 11 January 2013.

Personal history form (pdf)

Personal history form (Word)


13 December 2012