Job ID : 910967 Date Updated : November 24th, 2020
New role for a compliance-focused lawyer

Compliance Counsel - Tier 1 Healthcare

Location Tokyo - 23 Wards
Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary 12 million yen ~ 16 million yen

Job Description

This is an exciting new role for a lawyer looking to extend their coverage to include compliance and regulatory matters. You will join a growing team working very close to the business and senior management and take on the crucial role of promoting and advising on compliance company-wide. On offer are excellent working conditions and true global mobility.

 The main responsibilities of the role are as follows:

  • Review and improve the company-wide compliance program
  • Advise on relevant laws and regulations such as Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Law, among others
  • Work closely with other business functions to lead compliance projects 
  • Formulate and conduct internal training programs and take a lead in promoting a healthy compliance culture 
  • Carry out any necessary compliance investigations

The main requirements for this position are:

  • Attorney qualification in Japan or other commonwealth jurisdictions
  • At least 5 years' experience gained in-house with a global company or leading law firm, preferably within a regulated industry such as financial services, healthcare or food
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Japanese
  • Experience in planning and managing multi-team projects
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

For further information and in strictest confidence, please contact Andrew on 03 4540 7889 or


General Requirements

Minimum Experience Level Over 6 years
Career Level Mid Career
Minimum English Level Fluent
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 12 million yen ~ 16 million yen
Recruiter Company Information

Legal Intel K.K.

Compliance Counsel - Tier 1 Healthcare - 910967

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 3 divisions - Legal Intel, Accounting Intel, and Logistics 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
  • Logistics

Legal Intel - Legal & Compliance Recruitment

Our Legal Intel division specializes 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

Accounting Intel - Finance & Accounting Recruitment

Accounting Intel are experts in the area of commerce finance & accounting recruitment. We aim to deliver results and are able to provide recruitment solutions tailored to the specific needs of our clients.

The following are the Finance & Accounting positions we cover:

  • CFO / Financial Director
  • Financial Manager / Financial Controller
  • FP&A Director / FP&A Manager
  • Senior Financial Analyst / Financial Analyst
  • Accounting Manager / Junior to Senior Accountant
  • Treasury / Treasury Manager
  • Internal Auditor / Internal Audit Manager / Internal Audit Director
  • Tax Staff / Manager

Logistics Intel - Logistics, SCM & Import/Export

The following are the Logistics positions we cover:

  • SCM Director/Staff
  • Logistics Manager/Staff
  • Warehouse Manager/Staff
  • Import/Export Operations
  • Procurement Specialist
  • Customer Support

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