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Job ID : 1132389 Date Updated : June 7th, 2024
Handle cross-border matters in global HQ

Legal Counsel - Global Pharmaceutical

Location Tokyo - 23 Wards
Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary Negotiable, based on experience

Job Description

This is an exciting new role in the legal team of a major global pharmaceutical company. Working for the global headquarters, you will focus on handling global and domestic transactions, advise business teams and oversee junior colleagues.

The main responsibilities are:

  • Negotiate, draft and review contracts and agreements in Japanese and English for domestic and overseas business units
  • Advise on a range of legal matters including corporate M&A, litigation, licensing agreements, as well as compliance
  • Work closely with business teams to identify and mitigate legal risk, while allowing the company to take advantage of commercial opportunities 
  • Mentor and support junior colleagues

Requirements for this role are:

  • Solid legal educational background with attorney qualification in Japan or commonwealth jurisdictions an advantage
  • 6 years + experience in corporate law gained at a major law firm or a reputable company
  • Comfortable handling contracts and agreements in Japanese and English
  • Experience with cross-border legal matters a distinct advantage
  • Excellent communication skills in Japanese and English 

For further information please contact Ken directly and in confidence at ken@alberto-recruitment.com


General Requirements

Minimum Experience Level Over 6 years
Career Level Mid Career
Minimum English Level Business Level
Minimum Japanese Level Native
Minimum Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Visa Status Permission to work in Japan required

Job Location

  • Tokyo - 23 Wards

Work Conditions

Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary Negotiable, based on experience
Industry Pharmaceutical

Job Category

  • Legal, General Affairs and Public Relations > Legal, Compliance
  • Consulting and Certified Professions > Lawyer