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General Counsel (Japanese global tech)

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Location: Japan
Salary: Negotiable
Job Type: Permanent
Specialization: Industrial & Manufacturing, Legal & Compliance
Reference: BBBH48127_1714099717
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General Counsel (Japanese global tech)

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Industry: Manufacturing, IT, Space Tech

Our client are a Japanese-headquartered leader in space technology, searching for a General Counsel. This is a chance to take a senior HQ leadership role in a fast-growing company at the front of new technology.


  • Manage drafting, negotiation, and finalization of various contracts including NDAs, business agreements, and labor-related contracts in both Japanese and English.
  • Develop and enforce compliance policies and conduct related training.
  • Prepare legal documentation and oversee statutory filings related to shareholder and board meetings.
  • Handle intellectual property registrations.
  • Support international subsidiaries.
  • Support in resolving litigations and disputes
  • Coordinate with external legal experts as appropriate.


  • At least 15 years of relevant experience in corporate legal roles.
  • Able to work in both Japanese & English (ability in contract drafting and negotiation in both languages)
  • Experience in legal management of shareholder and board meetings as per Japanese corporate law.
  • Experience with overseas subsidiaries (preferred).
  • Experience in the space industry or related fields (preferred).
  • Licensed as a lawyer in Japan (preferred).

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