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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, adjudication, 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 your cover letter and curriculum vitae to Debbie Chong at debbie@hkiac.org.

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