Lawyer (Japanese law) for Japan Business
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Japan General Counsel team is seeking a full time Japanese law qualified lawyer responsible for providing legal support to a wide variety of Japan Businesses, which include equities, fixed income, derivatives, investment banking and capital markets, asset management and private banking. Primary Responsibilities:
- providing legal support to the Japan Businesses with and under the supervision of the relevant senior in-house lawyers on any and all legal, transactional and/or regulatory matters/issues, including the negotiation, review or drafting of the relevant agreements, presentation/marketing materials, etc. relating to, or advising on, the following:
- IBCM: M&A advisory, corporate loans (syndicated, structured, mortgage/share backed or otherwise), and equity/debt capital markets transactions (including self-investments in MSCBs/MSWarrants)
- Equities: electronic trading, commission sharing arrangements, clearing, prime brokerage, etc.
- Solutions: structured notes, derivatives (primarily equity and credit derivatives), derivative embedded structured funds, insurance related products, securities lending
- Asset Management: origination and structuring of Cayman/Lux funds and the distribution into Japan
- Private Banking: loans (mortgage/share backed or otherwise)/deposits to individual and corporate clients, sale of senior/subordinate/structured notes/funds/stocks, discretionary investment advisory, private company M&A, business succession to the next generation, strategic inheritance arrangements, etc.
- providing legal support for Corporate Secretarial matters
- reviewing and providing legal advice on various type of documentation, including but not limited to transactional agreements, vendor agreements, etc.
- providing legal advice on queries from other jurisdictions relating to Japanese law or regulation
- managing and taking the lead of internal investigations on incidents/client disputes, and handling client complaints/disputes/litigations strategically with or without external counsel
- providing administrative and organizational support in relation to all of the above areas
- assisting with execution of legal documents and maintaining records and files
- contributing legal input to business-led projects
- working closely with Front Office, Compliance and other departments
- working closely with GC in APAC and other jurisdictions
- following up and liaising with internal and external clients, and external counsel on queries in a timely and professional manner
- Japanese law qualified, with 4+ years experience in a reputable Japanese law firm or a financial institution. Experience in working in an international organization preferred.
- Legal experience in investment/commercial banking business/transactions would be advantageous
- The candidate will be expected to demonstrate a strong knowledge of the relevant legal and regulatory framework mixed with excellent legal interpretation skills and exercise of judgment.
- Experienced in the adaption and interpretation of Japanese laws and regulations into practical day-to-day business practices in support of the overall business aims.
- Native level Japanese language ability, both orally and in writing. Ability to draft and comment on Japanese language legal documentation a necessity.
- Business level English language ability, capable to draft and comment in English.
- A proactive learner and team player, able to provide practical solutions. A strong drive to carry matters through to a successful completion with internal clients and stakeholders and who is a true team-player who likes to share knowledge and has a willingness to learn.
- Strong academics and a keen attitude and can-do mindset
- Ability to identify, assess and summarize legal, regulatory, commercial and operational risks
- Good communication skills: The candidate should be able to interact professionally with all levels of the organization forming effective networks to ensure seamless communication both within GC and with colleagues in the business.
- Good organizational and administrative skills
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