Job ID : 917860 Date Updated : March 17th, 2020
Leadership position with growing company

Head of Legal - Energy Sector

Location Tokyo - 23 Wards
Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary 20 million yen ~ 25 million yen

Job Description

The main responsibilities of the position are:

  • Negotiate, draft and close a range of solar PV and/or wind development agreements, including EPC contracts, O&M agreements, equipment supply contracts and land acquisition agreements
  • Structure, negotiate, draft and close project finance transactions for solar PV and/or wind projects in Japan
  • Negotiate, draft and review all land related legal letters, agreements such as Land Purchase Lease Agreement, Land Lease Agreement
  • Draft, negotiate and advise on limited/non-recourse project financing agreements, including facility agreements, security agreements, direct agreements and other associated documentation
  • Provide legal advice and guidance to executives on any corporate issues e.g. employee legal-related issues
  • Ensure compliance of laws and regulations for all operations in the organization
  • Review contracts and legal documents to protect Company’s interests
  • Where necessary provide training to company and its affiliates on substantive legal topics

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

The ideal candidate will:

  • At least  12 years of legal training/experience
  • Fluency business Japanese and English, written and spoken
  • Lawyer qualification from Japan, US or UK essential
  • Experience working for a law firm or as a Legal Counsel for a reputable company
  • Preference given for candidates with property, construction or project-related experience
  • Excellent writing and communication skills both in English and Japanese

General Requirements

Minimum Experience Level Over 10 years
Career Level Executive
Minimum English Level Fluent
Minimum Japanese Level Native
Minimum Education Level Post Grad Degree (PHD/MBA etc)
Visa Status Permission to work in Japan required

Job Location

  • Tokyo - 23 Wards

Work conditions

Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary 20 million yen ~ 25 million yen
Recruiter Company Information

Legal Intel | Accounting Intel (Legal Intel K.K.)

Head of Legal - Energy Sector - 917860

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