The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre is recruiting a Counsel for its arbitration team to assist with the administration of HKIAC’s international and domestic arbitrations. The successful applicant should possess the following qualifications:
- Advanced university degree in law;
- 3 - 5 years (or more) of professional experience in international dispute settlement; experience in an international law firm and/or acting as tribunal secretary is an advantage;
- Native or near-native English language capability; Chinese and additional languages are an advantage;
- Excellent legal analysis, drafting skills, and attention to detail;
- Excellent organizational skills (an ability to prioritize work, reliably manage multiple commitments, and work autonomously);
- A pro-active, highly responsible and problem-solving work ethic;
- Excellent interpersonal skills; the ability to work effectively in a team setting.
The individual’s main responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
- Administering arbitrations under the HKIAC’s auspices (including under HKIAC’s 2013 Administered Arbitration Rules and all versions of the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules);
- Handling requests for HKIAC services in ad hoc or fund-holding matters;
- Acting as tribunal secretary in cases conducted under HKIAC’s auspices upon the approval of the Secretary-General;
- Assisting with the development of HKIAC practices, policy, and initiatives;
- Undertaking legal research on various topics in the field of international dispute settlement;
- Publishing articles on current issues in international arbitration;
- Representing HKIAC at external meetings and events;
- Handling arbitration-related queries by email or telephone;
- Promoting the services of HKIAC through public speaking engagements;
- Any other work as instructed by the Secretary-General or Managing Counsel.
Candidates are invited to submit a cover letter as well as their curriculum vitae to Ms. Debbie Chong at email@example.com by 30 November 2017. If you are not contacted by HKIAC within 10 days following this date, you may assume that your application has not been successful.