Case Counsel, AIAC Legal Services Department

The Asian International Arbitration Centre (“AIAC”) was established in 1978 under the auspices of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) and pursuant to a Host Country Agreement with the Government of Malaysia.

The AIAC is the first regional arbitration centre established by AALCO for the provision of institutional support in the conduct of domestic and international alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings. Since the AIAC’s inception, it has grown from strength to strength – with over 900 new matters every year, it is now one of the leading ADR services providers in the region and internationally.

We are now looking to hire a lawyer to join our legal team as a Case Counsel to innovate, implement and promote ADR in Malaysia and the world, with a key focus in the East Asia and Belt & Road region.

Key Responsibilities

  • Case management and administration of dispute resolution (arbitration, adjudication, mediation) cases, including the review and due diligence of institutional, regulatory, statutory and legal requirements and financial aspects of the cases;
  • Undertaking legal research in the fields of arbitration, adjudication, and mediation;
  • Liaising with stakeholders, regulators, external solicitors and parties as well as other operating functions and services;
  • Managing knowledge and content including writing of presentation papers;
  • Representing the AIAC at conferences, seminars and trainings;
  • Working on other matters, initiatives and programmes as assigned; and
  • ADDITIONAL: Interest and knowledge of legal tech and software development is an added advantage


  • Advanced university degree (LL.M. or equivalent) with specialisation in ADR;
  • Minimum 3 years of PQE with experience related to ADR;
  • Fluent in English, Mandarin and Malay;
  • Drafting skills and command over writing, drafting and editing articles to be published;
  • A confident and mature disposition; and
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills.

Applications should be addressed to no later than 15th October 2021. A detailed CV and a writing sample, preferably on a topic related to ADR, must also accompany the application.