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Solicitor - Dispute Resolution (International Arbitration) – Fluent English/Mandarin Language Skills Essential - Sydney

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Work type: Full time - Permanent
Location: Sydney
Categories: Dispute Resolution

We are seeking a high performing solicitor with fluent English and Mandarin language skills along with experience in international arbitration and commercial litigation to join our leading Dispute Resolution team.

Our work

In this role you will perform advisory and dispute work in the areas of international arbitration, cross border litigation, international trade law and risk mitigation. You will be responsible for varied challenging complex legal work which often sets the pace in the market, including in areas such as climate change litigation, modern slavery, and private international law. 

Our clients

The team works with an enviable range of clients on work including major corporate, commercial and government-related disputes in the retail, e-commerce, private equity, telecommunications, banking, construction, oil and gas, energy and resources sectors.

About the team


Working closely together is vital to the success of our friendly team. We regularly work with specialists from other practice groups and other offices across Australia and the globe.   In this role, you will work closely with Edwina Kwan, a Partner in our Sydney office who specialises in regional Asian related cross-border disputes. 

You will have

  • excellent analytical, communication and research skills - to contribute to the delivery of prompt and commercially astute advice
  • strong commitment to client service and well-developed relationship management ability - you will play a role in supporting and actively developing our relationships with clients
  • team focus - to facilitate effective teamwork by developing strong internal relationships
  • enthusiasm to be involved in business development activities - participating in industry related programs and developing strategic relationships and networks
  • first rate experience of drafting (witness statements, affidavits, statements of claim etc)
  • fluency in English and Mandarin languages is essential.

You will have recognised international arbitration and cross border litigation experience gained in a similar environment and enjoy working as part of a committed team.

Who are we?

We are Asia’s top tier international law firm with deep roots in Australia spanning almost 200 years. With 30 offices, we have over 3,000 lawyers strategically positioned on the ground in the world's growth markets and financial centres.  

Why work with us?

We promote a culture based on respect, trust, inclusivity, diversity, flexibility, mastery and growth. We seek to create a workplace where our people are proud to work and where their ambitions can be realised. Connection with our people is a priority, we offer targeted and meaningful conversations around professional and personal development, with regular feedback and coaching. 

What else we’ll offer

  • Access to market leading work in your chosen specialty, and the opportunity to work with leaders in their fields
  • Flexible ways of working and various leave arrangements to balance your work and life commitments
  • Holistic wellbeing programs supporting mental and physical health, including access to a broad range of mental health resources, EAP, gym memberships, flu vaccinations, skin cancer checks and in house catered meals.
  • Mobility around our network when opportunities arise
  • Access to a large range of learning and development opportunities to help you meet your goals
  • A detailed framework to support working parents in balancing their personal and professional priorities, including 26 weeks paid parental leave open to both primary and secondary carers with no minimum service period for permanent employees
  • Corporate discounts on health and general insurance, superannuation advice and other products and services
  • Opportunities to participate in a wide range of pro-bono and community impact programs, and inclusion networks

How to apply

Please apply by selecting the "apply now" link below and completing an online application form.

For further information on this role, please contact Kellie McLean on Kellie.McLean@au.kwm.com

King & Wood Mallesons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged. We welcome, value, support and harness the positive benefits that people’s different life experiences bring, especially as they relate to gender, sexual orientation, culture, faith, disability and life stages.

If you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you must hold all visas and other approvals necessary for you to work for the firm in Australia.

Agencies - please note that we are not currently accepting applications from agencies for this role.

All job applications must be submitted through kwm.com, Seek, LinkedIn or an authorised agency, applications through any other third party websites will not be accepted.

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