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Assistant General Counsel – Manufacturing Company




A top Japanese manufacturing company is seeking an Assistant General Counsel experienced in working with regulatory and government authorities. 

  • Provision of regulatory/commercial legal advice
  • Preparation of responses and drafting of appropriate documents 
  • Strategize and manage interations with regualtors and/or investigators
  • Work with outside counsels when needed  
  • Timely reporting of strategies and status to management.
  • 10-15 years’ experience as lawyer (both private practice and in-house)
  • Proven legal experience in a business environment
  • Outstanding writing, verbal and interpersonal communications skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate and negotiate with regulators, external counsel, public authority and to build trust
  • Self-starter, detail-oriented, analytical, logical, has good organizational skills and the ability to work independently.
  • Able to propose creative but practical solutions
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity. 
  • Attorney qualification.
  • Native or near-native level English
  • Japanese reading, writing, and verbal communication skills (useful but not essential)
  • Experience in manufacturing industry
  • TOEIC:850 minimum


For more information about the position, please email Paul Cochrane directly.