Corporate Legal Search Experts
Legal Search & Placement Experts
We specialize in the search and placement of legal professionals into Japanese and foreign companies in Tokyo as well as the recruitment of bilingual support staff for leading international law firms. We work with candidates across all levels and are able to cover the following legal job functions:
- In-House Counsels
- General Counsel & Head of Legal
- Legal Managers & Contract Managers
- Legal Specialist
- Legal Assistants & Corporate Paralegals
- Law Firm Support Functions (Paralegals & Legal Secretaries)
- Business Development / Marketing Professionals
- Corporate Compliance Officers
Business Practice Coverage
We maintain strong relationships with leading UK & US law firms and mid to top-tier companies across a broad sector. Our clients include many of the leading firms as well as major foreign companies here in Japan. Our recruitment service covers the following industries:
- Pharmaceutical & Healthcare
- Retail, Fashion & Consumer (FMCG)
- Information Technology
- Manufacturing & Industrial
- Professional Services
- Law Firms
Our Experience & Methodology
Legal Intel was founded to better service the legal and business community in Tokyo. Specializing in corporate in-house legal recruitment, we are able to deliver better results to our clients and candidates with strong focus on service quality, professionalism and integrity. At Legal Intel, we firmly believe that we have the expertise and know-how to introduce the best person in filing legal jobs in Tokyo better than our competitor. Our market and industry knowledge coupled with a strong knowledge of complex recruitment processes, ensures our clients and candidates are receiving expert service, advice and solutions.
Why Choose Legal Intel
Our company is committed to delivering the best to our clients and candidates. We believe that every hiring decision impacts people, careers, companies as well as families and therefore we are extremely careful in our recruitment approach and activity. We provide genuine advice and support candidates to realize their ambitions of a better career while assisting our clients to find the best person in the market. Our strength and experience in the legal recruitment market and our commitment to service excellence, ensures our clients and candidates succeed.
We dedicate our time and resources to ensure we deliver results in the shortest period of time. For our clients, we are typically able to deliver resumes with candidate approval within 48 hours of receiving a job assignment. We not only provide standard search and placement services, but are also able to tailor our style to suit individual client requirements. We offer both a traditional contingency style search service as well as a retained search for urgent or confidential assignments.
Providing the best market knowledge is crucial when advising our clients and candidates. With a proven list of successful legal job searches, we are able to provide the very best in legal recruitment services. With in-depth market knowledge, a strong network of contacts and a track record of filling legal positions in Tokyo, we are able to deliver better results to our clients and candidates.
Our focus is to identify the best candidate for our client and to ensure candidates received genuine advice and assessment when deciding on a potential career move. Our business is relationship driven and, unlike our competitors, we are not KPI or sales driven. What this relates to is a commitment of a trusted partner with your best interest in mind. We do not spam out resumes or jobs but rather, we work tirelessly to build long trusting relationships with our clients and candidates. We look to understand individual and company goals to add long-term value.
“[my legal recruiter] is very trustworthly and I depended on him for expert advice when consider my job change.”
- Senior Legal Manager, Japan
“I have worked with a few other legal recruiters in Tokyo and [my legal recruiter] is very different to many of them. He genuinely cares and he is the only recruiter I know who will advice me against applying for a role he himself is working on. He knows the industry very well and looks out for what is best for my future career. He is a constant professional and someone I can trust and depend on. I highly recommend him when it comes to legal recruitment."
- Mid level NY Qualified Attorney, Japan
“... is one of the sharpest and diligent business persons that I have ever met. He is not only talented but also always well prepared guy. Preparation is always the key for great success.”
- Senior US / Japan (Bengoshi) Qualified Attorney
“I engaged [my legal recruiter] to locate the first lawyer on my Asia Legal Team to be based in Tokyo. He quickly delivered several high quality candidates fitting my desired description, including the one we ultimately hired. I found [my consultant] to be very knowledgeable of the legal search industry, personable, influential with candidates, and extremely results oriented. I greatly enjoyed working with him, highly recommend him, and will engage him again for future searches.”
- Asia Pacific Legal Director for Global US IT Company