Legal Counsel - Technology (Japanese Speaking)

Job Title: Legal Counsel - Technology (Japanese Speaking)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JN -052019-440282
Contact Name: Mike Hallett
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 03, 2019 02:38

Job Description

About the client

Global technology & cycber business with a focus on ensuring best processes and maintaining secure IT infrastrcuture networks

About the role

The incumbent would be based out of Singapore but responsible for the Japan business and all legal matters pertaining to the group


  • Assist in protecting the Company's legal interests and maintaining its operations within the scope established by law;
  • Review of commercial agreements like Master Service Agreements, Alliance Agreements, License Agreements and other agreements relevant to the business, including the management and approval of drafting & reviews of such agreements;
  • Participating in negotiations with customers and vendors in Japan and ensuring conformance with internal contracting/escalation requirements and risk mitigation requirements; managing and controlling the internal escalation and approval procedures
  • Creating and maintaining standard contract forms and adapting contracts to local laws in the region
  • Analysing legal issues and issues related to commercial risks, and presenting clear recommendations, and assuring legal compliance;
  • Undertaking legal advisory functions in relation to general corporate compliance;
  • Providing legal advice to all levels of executive staff
  • Coordinating with external counsel/local law firms where required
  • Provide ongoing education on legal trends and issues in the geography to sales and broader business

About you

  • Fluent in Japanese - speak, read write
  • Called to the bar in any juristiction (Ideally Japan or Common Law)
  • Ability to draft and negotiate contracts
  • Experience in-house or in practice
  • Experience in technology preferred

EA Registration Number: R1871862
Argyll Scott Singapore Pte Ltd. EA Licence Number: 16S8105