Legal Counsel

Location Tokyo
Discipline Legal & Compliance
Job type Permanent
Salary Negotiable
Reference 36048


Global Investment Bank



Reporting to the CEO and the Representative Director Internal Control of the Company and functional lead at the HQ, the successful candidate may have the opportunity to be seconded to Hong Kong Office in the first year.

  • Oversee all internal legal work

  • Dual responsibility in compliance function and internal control

  • Support both secondary securities sales and investment banking team

  • Keep the management apprised of legal and regulatory updates

  • Put in place appropriate training

  • Create new policies and procedures or update existing ones

  • Collaborate with the Legal teams in Japan, Hong Kong and China

  • Support the management in oversight of operational matters

  • Assist the Board of Directors on company secretarial matters



  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a high degree of integrity

  • Independent and able to take the initiative

  • Strong analytical and evaluative skills

  • Attentive to detail

  • Able to work alone and with a team

  • Capable of working under pressure



  • A solicitor qualified in Japan; additional qualification in other jurisdictions would be a plus

  • 3 years PQE in financial services is desired

  • Overseas educational background in law (Common Law)

  • Overseas work experience in international law firms or financial institutes

  • Strong compliance background in financial services