Legal Counsel - Game Company

Location: Tokyo
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: ¥10000000.00 - ¥18000000.00 (年収)
Specialization: Legal & Compliance,
Sub Specialization: In-House Legal/Legal Counselor,
Contact: Julien Kabbabe
Reference: JO-2112-466310
Julien Kabbabe

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[Position] Legal Counsel
[Location]Tokyo
[Salary] 10~18 million JPY
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Note: Applicants must have permission to work in Japan and Fluent ~ Native level Japanese

[Company Description]
Global Game Company

[Responsibilities]
We are looking for a professional Legal Counsel with 5-10 years of experience who can support legal matters in Japan as well as global projects and contracts. The ideal candidate is a Legal Counsel who has in-depth legal knowledge and experience focusing on regulations governing the gaming industry, esports, personal data protection and e-commerce. This position will be part of the global legal team. This position will report to director of Legal Affairs in Korea or someone in the Korea & Japan Legal team

Role & Responsibility

  • Provide strategic advice and hands-on legal support for the publishing operations, development teams, studios, esports, and other departments
  • Draft, structure, negotiate, review, and advise on agreements and business commitments (including distribution agreements, license agreements, IT licenses, and service agreements and tournament agreements)
  • Conduct legal research on various topics in a timely manner
  • Manage and resolve pending or threatened disputes between the company and other parties
  • Assist HR related legal matters and compliance matters
  • Assist with and manage other duties and special projects as requested by the Legal Director.
  • Work with the global legal team and work on global projects to establish best practices for the department.
  • Interact with government authorities (e.g., investigations or inquiries from the governments)

[Requirements]
Experience

  • 5+ years of experience at private law firms and/or at multi-national companies
  • Bar membership in Japan or in another jurisdiction
  • Graduated from a law school in Japan or equivalent in-depth legal knowledge and experience regarding Japanese regulations and legal systems

Knowledge & Skills

  • Extensive knowledge and experience regarding e-commerce, privacy, gaming industry and broadcast related regulations
  • Ability to provide valuable advice and solutions to business timely assessing various aspects and risks comprehensively
  • Fluent in Japanese and English

Key Attributes

  • Ability to communicate effectively across various functions and territories
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks with accuracy and reliability under deadline pressure
  • High level of integrity
  • Familiar with work environment and roles and responsibility of the Legal team in a multi-national company

[Extra Points]
Experience

  • Gaming industry related experience

Knowledge & Skills

  • Korean would be plus

Please click "apply" if you are interested in the job.
We will review your profile and contact you within five business days should we find that you satisfy the requirements of the hiring company.
Further details about the company and position will be notified at a later date.

Reference: JO-2112-466310
Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level
Job Function: Legal