Sr. Corporate Counsel - IT Company

Location: Tokyo
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: ¥10000000.00 - ¥15000000.00 (年収)
Specialization: Legal & Compliance,
Sub Specialization: In-House Legal/Legal Counselor,
Contact: Kayo Hayashi
Reference: JO-2206-471591
Kayo Hayashi

Note: Applicants must have permission to work in Japan and Fluent ~ Native level Japanese

☑Foreign business

Sr. Corporate Counsel

[Company Description]
Global IT Company

Position Summary:
The Senior Corporate Counsel will have primary responsibility for negotiating a wide variety of commercial transactions to which the company is a party, including client services agreements, vendor agreements, and other significant commercial transactions. The Senior Corporate Counsel will ensure the company's commercial transactions receive appropriate review by the Legal department and other departments as necessary (e.g., Finance, Compliance, Service Delivery, etc.), are compliant with company's policies and risk tolerances, and reflect the best practices of in-house commercial transactions legal teams.

The Senior Corporate Counsel will also be responsible for other legal services and advice as needed based on diverse and evolving needs.

This position will report to the Director & Managing Counsel in Japan.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Draft, review, negotiate and close a wide variety of English and Japanese language commercial contracts with the company's clients, suppliers, strategic partners and vendors
  • Work closely with business partners in Sales, Marketing, IT, Service Delivery and other organizations in Japan and around the globe to successfully close transactions in a manner consistent with company's policies and best interests
  • Use business acumen and contractual expertise to guide business sponsors on important considerations and decisions relating to the business and legal requirements of the contract
  • Provide other legal services and advice to the company as needed


  • Graduate of an accredited law school and currently licensed to practice law in at least one jurisdiction; JD or LLM from an accredited U.S. law school a plus

Experience, Skills and Desired Attributes

  • At least 6 years of relevant experience as a commercial transactions attorney in private practice, in-house, or preferably a mix of both (or equivalent experience
  • Fluency in Japanese, with business-level or higher competency in English, both written and verbal, require
  • Experience and demonstrated competence in drafting, negotiating and managing complex Japanese and English commercial contracting and transactions practice management
  • Experience supporting an internal sales team at a Japanese company or Japanese subsidiary of a foreign company strongly preferred
  • Experience with both private and public companies preferred
  • Familiarity with tech or IP industry preferred
  • Ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position, as described above and as modified from time to time based on the company's diverse and evolving needs
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent judgment and sound decision-making
  • Ability to interface professionally and effectively with all levels of personnel internally and externally, up to and including senior executives and other key personnel
  • Ability to work both independently as well as collaboratively as a team player
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities with a "can do" attitude and collegial, collaborative tone
  • Proactive, organized, self-motivated and self-disciplined work ethic, with the ability to re-prioritize in "real time" when faced with competing pressures and demands on time
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced, emerging tech company environment
  • Experience working for a tech company preferred
  • Experience handling intellectual property and professional technology issues preferred
  • Experience working remotely from a home office a plus
  • Outgoing and confident personality, friendly demeanor, positive attitude and great sense of humor
  • Occasional domestic and international travel required

10~15million JPY
(Experiences and skills will be considered)

Full 2 holiday week system (Sat/Sun) national holidays, New year's holiday , Annual Leave

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-2206-471591
Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level
Job Function: Legal