Corporate M&A Lawyer

  • ClassificationPrivate practice
  • Salary$140,000 ~ $180,000
  • Work typePermanent
  • LocationInternational
  • Posted on09 Feb 2018
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Our client:
Our client is a large USA law firm which has an office in Tokyo that represents Japanese clients with overseas interests and international companies with commercial interests in Japan. Their multilingual, multicultural lawyers provide domestic and international clients with a broad offering of legal services. Their clients entrust them with their most important and complex multijurisdictional transactions. This firm is able to leverage the resources of a global network that includes more than 2,500 lawyers in over 45 offices worldwide. 

Independent surveys of Japan-based law firms regularly cite the excellence of their corporate, finance, intellectual property, litigation, and projects practices. They are one of the few international law firms in Japan with genuine multidisciplinary industry skills in the financial institutions, infrastructure and energy, life sciences, technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) sectors.

Job Description

  • Corporate M&A transactional working with corporate clients and financial institutions on a range of corporate projects, including outbound and inbound acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and corporate restructurings.
  • Commercial projects (including employment law projects): there is a solid base of clients who give repeat instructions on a range of commercial projects, including drafting of commercial contracts, researching specific laws of different countries, and employment law related queries.
  • You will work closely with the corporate lawyer colleagues around the world.
  • Mixture of Japanese and international clients: the client base consists of an exciting mix of Japanese and international clients, which means that you must be well-attuned to different business cultures and service delivery expectations


  • New Zealand or Australian Admitted and trained, stellar grades ess.
  • 2-8PQE
  • Strong legal knowledge and skills
  • Strong legal drafting skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage client relationships successfully
  • A professional attitude
  • A strong sense of responsibility
  • Solid organisational skills.
  • Appropriate corporate work experience
  • Japanese language skills required

What can you expect?
This is an exciting opportunity to work with world-leading corporate and financial institutional clients on their strategic investments all over the world and in Japan. The environment of one the world's most reputable international law firms. A friendly, supportive and international team. This is a family-oriented team with young children and family responsibilities and therefore  it offers a balance of work and family life.  This firm strongly advocates for working parents and offers a network of support for candidates to have a happy working and family life situation.

Would you like to know more?

Please contact Cherrie Wheeler ph: (09) 375 0142 for a confidential discussion

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