Associate, Litigation and Regulatory (Construction)
DLA Piper
Hong Kong


THE OPPORTUNITY DLA Piper's Litigation and Regulatory team are skilled in litigation, arbitration, investigations and alternative disputes resolution.

We have the local knowledge to apply context to legal issues and develop case strategies. Our global reach allows us to provide you with an international platform to work on complex and interesting cases.

Representing multi-national clients in commercial disputes and arbitrations, the key focus of the role will be domestic and cross boarder construction disputes.

Acting for a diverse client and sector base, the successful candidate will gain direct experience in all aspects of disputes avoidance, management and resolution of high quality, highly complex disputes in the infrastructure, construction and transport sectors.

This role will be based in our Hong Kong office, the successful candidate will have proven case management skills and be given the opportunity to work independently under expert guidance.


  • Conducting brief or somewhat more complex research, depending on client needs
  • Managing deal teams and processes from initial discussions through closing and post-closing matters
  • Primary point of contact for clients, opposing counsel and other transactional legal teams
  • Assisting clients with ongoing deal administration
  • Managing and conducting due diligence
  • Providing direct assistance to senior lawyers on matters arising in the course of day-to-day to service domestic / international clients
  • Attending and presenting educational seminars
  • Exercising good judgment in internal and external written and verbal communications
  • Mentoring and training of junior team-members
  • Attend continuing education classes and contribute to client development initiatives

  • Excellent written and verbal English and Mandarin is essential
  • 3+ years' PQE
  • Hong Kong qualified
  • Hands on experience of managing cases independently
  • Exposure to broad commercial litigation and arbitration in particular focus in Construction
  • Litigation experience within an international or local firm
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to draft court documents with minimal supervision
  • ABOUT US DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

    Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed.

    Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.

    OUR VALUES In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values :

  • Be Supportive - we care about others, value diversity and act thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative - we give, we share and we join in
  • Be Bold - we stand tall and challenge ourselves to think big
  • Be Exceptional - we exceed standards and expectations
  • DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION At DLA Piper we are working hard to ensure that our talent pool is diverse. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual.

    We know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued and that's why we strive to be a business where everyone can thrive, develop and succeed based on their talent.

    Our aim is to build an inclusive and supportive culture where all our people feel they belong and can achieve their best.

    AGILE WORKING We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly.

    That's why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.

    PRE-ENGAGEMENT SCREENING In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we may conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.


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