The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre is recruiting a Managing Counsel to join the Secretariat in Hong Kong.

The successful applicant should possess the following qualifications:

  • Advanced university degree in law and admission in at least one jurisdiction;
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in international arbitration (experience in an international law firm or at another international arbitral institution well-regarded);
  • Native level written and spoken English; proficiency in written and spoken Chinese (Mandarin) would be highly regarded;
  • Excellent legal analysis, drafting skills, and attention to detail;
  • Strong team management experience;
  • A pro-active, highly responsible and problem-solving work ethic.

The individual's main responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Managing the arbitration team's administration of arbitrations under HKIAC's auspices (including domestic and international arbitrations and commercial and treaty-based disputes);
  • Assisting in the management of other dispute resolution work at HKIAC including, but not limited to, mediation and domain name dispute resolution;
  • Representing HKIAC and promoting its services through, inter alia, public speaking engagements; meetings with stakeholders (including government representatives, corporate counsel, practitioners and academia);
  • Advising the Secretary-General and HKIAC's Standing Committees on HKIAC policy and practice;
  • Identifying, developing and leading new HKIAC initiatives, special projects and policies;
  • Acting as tribunal secretary in cases conducted under HKIAC's auspices upon the approval of the Secretary-General;
  • Publishing articles and other materials on topics relevant to HKIAC and/or international dispute resolution.

Please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Debbie Chong at if you would like to apply for the position. The application closing date is 30 September 2019. If you are not contacted by HKIAC within 15 business days following this date, you may assume that your application has not been successful.