Job ID : 997137 Date Updated : November 30th, 2020
A senior role with a progressive company

Senior Counsel - Global IT

Location Tokyo - 23 Wards
Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary 14 million yen ~ 17 million yen

Job Description

The main responsibilities of the role are:

  • Advising business colleagues on strategic legal matters relating to a global professional services company
  • Negotiating and drafting commercial contracts such as reseller and distributor agreements, software licensing agreements, e-commerce service agreements, among others
  • Advise on any corporate legal and litigation matters
  • Planning and leading negotiations with external partners
  • Anticipating and mitigating any legal risk relevant to the business

The successful candidate will have:

  • A Strong track record of working in a corporate legal role in-house or with a leading law firm
  • An attorney qualification in Japan, US, UK, Australia or other commonwealth jurisdiction, with at least 6 years' post qualification experience
  • Strong knowledge of legal issues concerning the IT sector
  • Excellent communication skills in Japanese and English, written and spoken

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

General Requirements

Minimum Experience Level Over 10 years
Career Level Executive
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 14 million yen ~ 17 million yen
Recruiter Company Information

Legal Intel K.K.

Senior Counsel - Global IT - 997137

Company Description

About Legal Intel KK

Legal Intel KK is a recruitment agency specializing in the search and placement of Legal & Compliance and Finance & Accounting professionals. The company comprises 2 divisions - Legal Intel, 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 companies and foreign firm 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 Japanese and foreign companies in Tokyo as well as the recruitment of bilingual support staff for leading international law firms. We 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

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