The Senior Corporate Counsel (SCC) will report to the JP Associate General Counsel and Legal Director, based in Tokyo, Japan. Occasional international and domestic travel may be required, but will not be a significant part of the job. The successful candidate will serve as the primary attorney to several business teams in Japan on an on-going basis. S/he will manage a team, and will have deep commitment to develop members of the team.
The successful candidate will structure, draft, negotiate and advise on a wide range of matters from standard commercial contracts, to complex, high value transactions and cutting-edge business initiatives; provide day-to-day corporate and business law counseling; administer and resolve legal issues that arise in existing commercial relationship; provide legal review of product features, advertisements, promotions and marketing; and legal review of procedural and government compliance issues.
The successful candidate will also work with the JP Legal Director on compliance initiatives including Privacy and consumer contract issues, and on planning and executing process improvements and training.
Throughout all the above tasks the Counsel will closely coordinate with the global legal team and outside counsel.
10+ years in-house legal experience with a multi-national company and/or in a multi-lingual environment is highly preferred. Experience working in a multi-cultural law firm is a plus (not required).
Experience working in a consumer-products, manufacturing, e-commerce or retail business is preferred.
Competence in a broad range of corporate and business laws is required; especially in the areas of commercial transactions and intellectual property (esp. copyright and trademark).