Senior Legal Counsel - Pharmaceutical Company

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Job Type: 正社員
Salary ¥15000000.00 - ¥20000000.00 per annum
Specialization: 法務・知財・コンプライアンス
職種 企業内法務, 法律事務所
お問合せ Nicolas Rumebe
参照 JO-2011-450819
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※Applicants must have permission to work in Japan and required fluent ~ native level Japanese.

[Company Description]


  • Supporting the legal function and its activities in the Japan region.


  • Understand the nature of the fast-paced company operations in Japan to assist and advise the business from a legal point of view to enable growth and manage risk
  • Responsible for the Japanese legal matters
  • Assess existing and proposed commercial relationships to ensure their implications are fully understood
  • Contracts:
      • advise on, draft, negotiate and finalize wide range of definitive agreements in conjunction with various departments to ensure relationships align with international templates and processes and are properly defined and recorded
      • responsible for process of preparation and approval of contracts
      • with Legal Operations, developing, implementing and maintaining appropriate standard form contracts and templates and standard operating procedures
      • monitoring key contractual relationships for proper performance by both parties
      • coordinate, draft and finalize intercompany agreements and corporate documents
      • contractual due diligence activities
  • Advice
      • advising on all legal aspects relevant to the organisation's businesses including commercial / pharma law; IP law; competition law; employment law (with HR)
  • Litigation
      • managing litigation cases (for or against the business)
      • prevention from SOPs, policies (employment, health & safety, fair competition), customer complaints, product labelling review(s)
      • implementing and maintaining processes for retention and destruction of documents
  • Promotional material / activities
      • review and approval (legal standpoint) of new promotional campaigns
      • advising on legal risks
      • handling complaints
  • Data protection
      • with Data Privacy Officer, implement and maintain documents, policies, processes (including training) to ensure efficient and compliant handling of data
  • External legal counsel management and liaison (including robust handling of costs, and responsibility for local external legal budget)
  • Advise on legal risks and opportunities for the business
  • Draft and amend legal policies and procedures and provide training to employees
  • Maintain knowledge of current relevant law and undertake ad hoc legal research as required
  • Provide training of relevant law to staff
  • Representing company in relevant industry working groups regarding legal
  • Collaborate with global organisation including Global Legal and provide support as required
  • Support the Compliance Programme, as required
  • Undertake ad hoc legal matters as required


  • Degree-qualified
  • Qualified as a lawyer (minimum of 3+ years PQE)
  • Prior experience of the pharma industry
  • Pragmatic and solutions-focussed
  • Confident and credible with a high level of integrity
  • A track-record demonstrating commitment and achievement
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with various stakeholders, with strong influencing skills and sufficient gravitas to work with senior management effectively
  • A collaborative working style with willingness to challenge the status quo and ability to navigate between commercial and legal needs
  • A self-starter, with the drive to achieve goals, streamline process, continuously aim for operational efficiency and a willingness to be fully accountable
  • Analytical and organisational skills
  • Good knowledge of IT applications (like MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)
  • Project management skills
  • Expertise in drafting legal documents, including licencing agreements, distribution agreements, CDAs, service agreements and corporate documents

[Employment Type]
Full time

15M-20M yen
※Experiences and skills will be considered


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