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Senior Arbitration Associate - Singapore

Agnew O'Brien Global Legal Recruitment
Singapore (SG)
Attractive Financial Package (20% Tax)
Closing date
18 Mar 2024

Job Details

A prestigious law firm, consistently acknowledged by Chambers and Legal 500 for the strength and depth of its global practice, is in search of a dynamic and seasoned Senior Associate to join their esteemed international arbitration team in Singapore. Renowned as a "dispute resolution powerhouse," the firm excels in managing intricate international disputes across the Asia-Pacific region.

The successful candidate will assume a crucial role in supervising and guiding junior colleagues, collaborating closely with partners and other senior team members. Responsibilities will span a wide spectrum of disputes, with a focus on international trade, investments, energy, infrastructure, technology, finance sectors, and beyond. To excel in this position, candidates should demonstrate:

  • Exceptional academic credentials and current bar admission (both common or civil law backgrounds considered)
  • A minimum of 5 years of post-qualification experience (based on a UK scale), acquired in Singapore, Asia, or internationally
  • Extensive expertise in international commercial and/or investment arbitration
  • Proficiency in analytical skills, legal drafting, strategic planning, efficient case management, and presentation
  • Proven track record in nurturing client and industry relationships
  • Outstanding communication and time management abilities
  • Self-motivation, eagerness, and a proactive approach to challenges
  • A sense of humour and a willingness to collaborate within a high-performing team
  • Ideally, proficiency in multiple languages and experience working across different countries and cultures (preferred but not mandatory)

Embracing a diverse and innovative culture that emphasises high performance, client satisfaction, and engagement, the firm places a strong emphasis on inclusivity and prioritises work-life balance. They understand the significance of your commitments and personal interests beyond work and will support you career progression at each and evert stage of your career. 

If you are seeking a stimulating yet gratifying opportunity and aspire to contribute to the success of a leading international law firm, we encourage you to apply in confidence by sending your CV to or apply via this website. 


Agnew O’Brien Global Legal Recruitment is a boutique consultancy that represents high calibre lawyers in their job search across international jurisdictions spanning the Asia-Pacific, Offshore Caribbean / Channel Islands, Middle East and United Kingdom. Those we assist are offered a bespoke, consultative recruitment service of the highest professional standards, specifically tailored to address individual search requirements and objectives. Our approach is discreet yet pro-active, offering candidates practical support throughout each step of the recruitment process. 

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