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Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Counsel/Senior Counsel–Corporate

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is a multilateral development bank with a mission to improve social and economic outcomes in Asia and beyond. Headquartered in Beijing, we commenced operations in January 2016 and have now grown to 84 approved members from around the world.

The Counsel/Senior Counsel–Corporate will be responsible for providing legal and policy advice and assistance under the line manager’s supervision, to the Administration Vice Presidency; the Compliance, Effectiveness and Integrity Unit and the Communications and Development Department, in order to ensure protection of AIIB’s interests and compliance with its mandate, policies and procedures. The Counsel/Senior Counsel–Corporate, is also expected to work across functional boundaries, in particular in the area under the authority of the Corporate Secretariat Vice Presidency, as assigned by the line manager from time to time.


  • Provide legal advice and support to the Administration Vice Presidency and in particular advise upon international administrative law and HR policy, corporate procurement and IT-related governance.
  • Provide legal advice and support to the Compliance, Effectiveness and Integrity Unit and in particular advise upon application of the Prohibited Practices Policy and other integrity-related matters and to the Communications and Development Department regarding protection of AIIB’s intellectual property and application of the Public Information Policy.
  • Provide legal advice and support regarding application of the Codes of Conduct for Bank Personnel and Board Officials, the implementation of the Headquarters Agreement, the privileges and immunities of Bank Officers and Employees, and bankwide dispute resolution strategies and procedures.
  • Upon the line manager’s request, advise the Corporate Secretariat Vice Presidency on institutional legal matters, including those in relation to membership, governance and the Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors.
  • Conduct research and draft memoranda and correspondence concerning corporate and, as requested, institutional issues.
  • Provide assistance to the development of AIIB’s internal legal framework.
  • Promote innovative approaches and seek process and product improvements.
  • Display good judgment and being answerable for the work product and advice provided.
  • Contribute to OGC initiatives generally and corporate and institutional initiative in particular, including training, knowledge management, conferences and publications.
  • Coordinate and collaborate in the legal field with other multilateral development banks (MDBs) and development partners to further AIIB’s work in assigned areas.


  • Minimum 5-8 years (for Counsel) and 8-10 years (for Senior Counsel) of relevant professional experience for appointment, with emphasis on legal issues relevant to MDBs.
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent legal drafting and legal advisory abilities.
  • Wide-ranging experience in aspects of MDB legal work.
  • Intellectual leadership and strong interpersonal, diplomatic and partnership skills.
  • Ability to innovate while mitigating legal risk.
  • Strong communication skills, including speaking persuasively and presenting ideas clearly.
  • Excellent command of English, including drafting and negotiating legal documents in English.
  • Superior level of resourcefulness, ability to work autonomously and under pressure.
  • A law degree from a leading university and qualified to practice law in at least one jurisdiction.

Previous experience and qualifications will determine the employee level at which an applicant will enter AIIB.

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Advertiser Name

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Posting Date

April 17, 2018

Expiry Date

May 17, 2018