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Job ID : 911340 Date Updated : March 3rd, 2021
Consumer Technology Company

Legal Counsel for Japan & Korea - JPY 18M

Location Tokyo - 23 Wards
Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary Negotiable, based on experience ~ 18 million yen

Job Description

Legal Counsel for Japan & Korea with a fast-growing Consumer Tech company. Great chance to join a dedicated and enthusiastic team. JPY 18M. You will be:

  • Provide general legal counsel and risk management guidance on contractual related matters.
  • Review and draft various types of commercial contracts for the business segments in Japan & Korea, including distribution and supply contracts with customers, vendor supply and indemnification contracts and service provider contracts.
  • Act as the company’s legal counsel and lead negotiator in the review and negotiation of contractual arrangements. 
  • Analyze risk (both business and legal) in business contracts and other legal documents, and partner with the business team to develop strategies to balance or manage that risk. 
  • Manage and oversee the work of outside counsel where necessary.
  • Prepare key legal correspondence and notices related to contracts and contract administration matters.
  • Monitor the changing legal issues and legal environment affecting the company in the regulatory areas to assure that the company complies with applicable Japanese regulations and laws.
  • Manage contract related due diligence activities for mergers and acquisitions.
  • Use excellent verbal and written communication skills to create high-quality business correspondence, presentations, and legal documents that are clear, concise and effective.


  • At least 5-7 years of relevant experience (technology company a plus)
  • Strong knowledge of Japanese and US law and prior demonstrated experience in commercial contract negotiation and documentation.
  • Must possess exceptional analytical ability and advocacy skills; strong negotiating skills, excellent written and oral communication and negotiation skills; and the ability to drive execution in a team environment.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills in all interactions with senior management, corporate departments and all levels of employees.
  • Possess excellent people skills and the ability to build and maintain positive, supportive working relationships both intra-department and inter-department; maintain an approachable, friendly demeanor. 
  • Possess the ability to excel in a fast-paced environment, including the ability to multi-task and the flexibility to reprioritize and meet demanding deadlines.
  • Native level of Japanese with fluent English (Korean ability a plus)
  • Developed business acumen, with the ability to understand the company's business and anticipate the nature and magnitude of issues that could arise in various settings.

Please contact Ken directly on 03 4540-7888 or ken@legal-intel.com for more information and a confidential discussion

General Requirements

Minimum Experience Level Over 10 years
Career Level Executive
Minimum English Level Fluent
Minimum Japanese Level Fluent
Other Language Korean
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 ~ 18 million yen
Recruiter Company Information

Legal Intel K.K.

Legal Counsel for Japan & Korea - JPY 18M - 911340

Company Description

Legal Intel K.K.

Legal Intel KK is a recruitment agency focusing on searches for Legal & Compliance and Finance & Accounting professionals. The company comprises of 2 brands - Legal Intel and Accounting Intel - each specifically set up to provide a dedicated service to Japanese and foreign clients. 

Legal Intel Brand

Legal Intel is a dedicated legal recruitment agency in Tokyo. Our expertise is in the search and placement of qualified lawyers and non-qualified legal professionals into mid to top-tier international companies as well as support function staff into law firms.

Accounting Intel Brand

Accounting Intel is a specialist Finance & Accounting recruitment agency. We exclusively handle finance and accounting positions in Tokyo and assist Japanese and international clients within the commercial sector.

Our team comprises of highly experienced industry specialists with extensive networks in the Japanese market.

For further information on our company and our recruitment services, please visit us at www.legal-intel.com or www.accounting-intel.com