Director – Arbitration and ADR – North Asia

ICC Dispute Resolution Services invites applications from qualified candidates for the position of Director, Arbitration and ADR, North Asia, based at ICC Asia in Shanghai.

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) offers a wide array of dispute resolution services specifically intended for international commerce and cross-border transactions. Our flagship service is ICC arbitration, which carries the hallmark of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (ICC Court): a world leader in resolving international commercial disputes. Since its creation in 1923, the Court has administered more than 26,000 cases from across the world. The ICC International Centre for ADR (ADR Centre) provides complementary services, including mediation and other forms of amicable dispute settlement, expert appraisal (including a service specifically for trade finance disputes) and dispute boards.

ICC Dispute Resolution Services invites applications from qualified candidates for the position of Director, Arbitration and ADR, North Asia, based at ICC Asia in Shanghai.

Responsibilities:

Reporting to the ICC Asia Director and to the Secretary General of the ICC Court (Secretary General), while coordinating with Director, Arbitration and ADR, South Asia, you will

  • Develop and implement a business plan for the development of ICC Dispute Resolution Services in the Asia region, with a focus on North Asia.
  • Manage a team of Deputy Regional Directors based in Shanghai and other key North Asia jurisdictions and ensure delivery on business plan goals in the areas of their respective responsibilities.
  • Deliver presentations to key players in the legal and business community (including government representatives, in-house counsel and lawyers) within the Asia region regarding ICC Dispute Resolution Services, with a focus on North Asia.
  • Respond to queries on ICC arbitration, mediation, dispute boards and expert appraisal in liaison with the Secretariat of the ICC Court, the ADR Centre and the Director, Arbitration and ADR, South Asia.
  • Collect information on developments in the law and news relating to arbitration, mediation, dispute boards, expert appraisal in the Asia region, with a focus on North Asia, and report to ICC headquarters on a regular basis, with advice on action to be taken, where appropriate.
  • Prepare articles, web stories and other materials to promote ICC Dispute Resolution Services in the Asia region, with a focus on North Asia.
  • Organize and participate in conferences, seminars and workshops with a focus on ICC arbitration, mediation, dispute boards and expert appraisal in key countries in the Asia region, with a focus on events in North Asia.
  • Speak or otherwise participate at key conferences, seminars and workshops organized by other bodies.
  • Cover the duties of Director, Arbitration and ADR, South Asia as and when necessary.
  • Deliver on other key projects as assigned from time to time by the Secretary General. 

Requirements

  • Degree in law with at least four years of post-qualification experience with knowledge of dispute resolution, particularly international arbitration, either as an in-house lawyer or in private practice.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with proficiency in written as well as spoken English. Fluency in other languages widely spoken in North Asia would also be desirable.
  • Have a team-oriented approach but be able to work autonomously.
  • Be well-organized and proactive.
  • Availability to travel on overseas assignments frequently.
  • Proficient in MS Office programmes.

Terms and conditions 

Start date: As soon as possible

Department: ICC Asia – Shanghai office

Contract type and duration: permanent position 

Remuneration: According to experience

How to apply: Interested applicants may apply via email, with a comprehensive resume, detailing your qualifications, experience, current and expected salary, contact number as well as availability to: court.applications@iccwbo.org

Closing date for applications: 1st April 2021

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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