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 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.



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