Meet Our Team

We're passionate, we're dedicated, and there isn’t a more knowledgeable or experienced team in Japan.

Hiroshi Kurosaka

Hiroshi Kurosaka

Practice Areas:
Financial Services, Private Practice, Compliance

Hiroshi specializes in the recruiting of senior Bengoshi across all industries and law firms.

Paul Cochrane

Paul Cochrane

Practice Areas:
Private Practice

Paul, one of the founding partners of Just Legal, now leads the Definitive Consulting Group business in Japan, specializing in partner searches for law firms.

Yuki Wada

Yuki Wada

Practice Areas:
Financial Services, Compliance

Yuki’s responsibility covers the recruitment of Bengoshi, foreign qualified legal counsel and compliance officers for multinational and domestic companies and law firms.

Yuna Yoshimasa

Yuna Yoshimasa

Practice Areas:
In-house Legal

Yuna specializes in the healthcare industry and assists pharmaceutical, medical devices, diagnostics companies, and health tech companies with their mid to senior legal (both Bengoshi and FQLs)

Andy Clubbe

Andy Clubbe

Practice Areas:
Financial Services, Compliance

Andy specialises in recruitment for compliance, audit and risk roles. Since 2012, he has successfully placed numerous mid-to-senior professionals.

Edgar Salazar

Edgar Salazar

Practice Areas:
Private Practice

Edgar is an attorney and legal recruiter with close to a decade of experience handling complex executive search mandates within private practice.

Aida Wang

Aida Wang

Practice Areas:
Private Practice

Aida is specialised in the recruitment of both Bengoshi and Foreign Qualified Lawyers for domestic and international law firms.

Ian Duncan

Ian Duncan

Practice Areas:
In-house Corporate

Ian specializes in the recruitment of Bengoshi and foreign-qualified counsel for corporate in-house roles. 

Justy Beagle

Justy

Practice Areas:

Justy is our resident legal beagle with nose keenly focused on the market

Our Story

After nearly 20 years of legal & compliance recruitment in Japan we decided that being independent was the best move for the people we serve and for ourselves. We’ve always taken a logical, customer-focused approach to recruitment – it’s not based on the numbers of CVs sent out to hiring managers, but rather founded on market knowledge, professional integrity, solid methodology and long hours of hard work in-between – all with the goal of trying to make clients and candidates happy. And let’s face it, lawyers and compliance officers are different from other professionals in their options and the way that they think about their careers. Our business embraces those differences to give you customised services. With our intimate knowledge of the market we provide tailored recruitment services and solid career and business advice that you cannot get anywhere else.