Job ID : 675454 Date Updated : October 19th, 2020
Excellent chance to grow your career

Legal Counsel - US IT

Location Tokyo - 23 Wards
Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary 8 million yen ~ 12 million yen

Job Description

You will join an experienced lawyer and work on a range of software contracts and agreements for the business in Japan and APAC, as well as corporate matters. The main responsibilities are:

  • Review and negotiate software-related contracts including software licensing agreements, software maintenance agreements, reseller and distributor agreements, OEM agreements, consulting agreements, among others
  • Coordinate with outside legal counsel in various subject matters
  • Coordinate with business to ensure any and all contractual matters are handled in a timely, efficient, and cost-effect manner. Help with contractual and IP due diligence efforts
  • Be a trusted advisor and business partner by providing legal advice and guidance to business objectives while ensuring full compliance with applicable laws and regulations and avoiding unacceptable risks
  • Other duties as assigned

For further information please feel free to contact Andrew directly and in confidence on 03 4540 7889 or at

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Law degree from reputable university strongly preferred
  • Japanese at a native level with strong English written and verbal communication skills
  • 3-5 years relevant experience in contract and employment law
  • Legal experience in software sales and development
  • Ability to identify and analyze legal issues, and elevate as appropriate
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a global team

General Requirements

Minimum Experience Level Over 3 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 8 million yen ~ 12 million yen
Recruiter Company Information

Legal Intel K.K.

Legal  Counsel - US IT - 675454

Company Description

About Legal Intel K.K.

Legal Intel K.K. is a recruitment agency specializing in the search and placement of Legal & Compliance and Finance & Accounting professionals. The company comprises 2 divisions - Legal Intel and Accounting Intel - each specifically set up to provide a dedicated service to Japanese and foreign clients in Japan.

We maintain strong relationships with mid to top-tier Japanese and foreign companies across a broad sector and foreign law firms in Tokyo. Our recruitment service covers the following industries:

  • Pharmaceutical & Healthcare
  • Retail, Fashion & Consumer (FMCG)
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Professional Services

For further information on our company and our recruitment services, please visit us at, or