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Niche Tech Business – General Counsel




A growing tech company needs a General Counsel to lead its Japan legal team, to advise on a range of legal, compliance and risk matters, while working closely with colleagues in Japan and overseas.

  • Lead Japan legal team including management of staff
  • Advise on all Japan-related business activities from a legal perspective, providing regular advice to management and other internal clients
  • Manage all compliance activities and corporate governance matters
  • Coverage will also include transactional matters, IP matters and risk management
  • Qualified lawyer, admitted in Japan, the US, or another jurisdiction
  • 10 years’ experience as an attorney, either in private practice on in-house
  • Ability to work comfortably in a fast-paced environment
  • Commercially minded attorney with a track record of problem-solving
  • Strong interpersonal skills
Preferred Skills:
  • Leadership experience, managing staff
  • Interest in industry
  • Native level Japanese, business level English


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