Senior Legal Counsel (Japan Legal Team) /シニア法務顧問

Requirements:

  • Supporting the commercial legal work on all phases of deals, ranging from the proposal/bid review stages through to drafting, supporting negotiation and advising on post signature issues. 
  • Supporting the commercial legal work for contract negotiations for the provision of commercial IT contracts, including Framework or Master Services Agreements, Application Development/Management Agreements, Infrastructure Agreements (including Business Process Outsourcing), System Integration Agreement, Cloud Services Agreement, software and hardware related agreements, related sub-contracts, and general commercial procurement contracts.
  • Capgemini provides services to clients across Public Sector/Government, Energy, Banking, Transport, Manufacturing, Education, Aviation and Insurance sectors, so the contracts to be negotiated are varied reflecting the services and client;
  • Working as part of the Legal team to provide innovative legal solutions for the Capgemini business, supporting training for the business and advising on compliance with company policies;
  • Working as part of the global legal team on global initiatives, including on occasions international transactions;
  • Providing advice on all aspects of employment law in Japan; ancillary legal support includes supporting legal sign-off on deals and to the extent necessary, liaise with business stakeholders and our external lawyers.
  • Supporting Capgemini’s Ethics and Compliance program for Japan including being the designated ethics and compliance officer covering Japan.

Required Skills:

  • 5 – 9 years of experience
  • Graduation qualification, Bachelor of Laws 
  • Excellent grasp of general commercial and contract law principles 
  • Experience with employment law issues
  • Ability to apply commercial and contract law knowledge across varied contractual formats and/or factual situations and/or proactively suggest risk mitigation to internal business stakeholders
  • Ability to manage and lead complex projects, including the legal support of large value and complex bids and transactions;
  • A strategic outlook and ability to support direction setting for your work and the business
  • Proven stakeholder management skills capable of managing conflicting work requests whilst forging relationships with senior executives, business managers, team members, clients and third parties
  • Ability to work successfully as part of a global team and foster knowledge sharing

Ideal Personality:

  • Strong leadership skills 
  • Strong commercial skills and understanding
  • Confidence to influence the business at a senior level and set expectations
  • Demonstrated resilience 
  • Able to lead efforts to suggest improvements to work practices and develop new thinking and approaches profitable for Capgemini’s business
  • Capable of delivering training in own area of expertise
  • Awareness of the general external business environment applicable to Capgemini.

Nice to have:

  • Preferably as a lawyer in an international law firm or in-house IT experience. Exposure to drafting and negotiating IT agreements directly with clients are key assets
  • Passed the bar examination

Language Proficiency:

  • Bilingual (Japanese – Native, English – Fluent) Possessing excellent verbal and written communication skills for both formal and informal settings. Effective client-facing negotiation level.

Location : Tokyo

Ref:

2020-JP-76

Posted on:

September 22, 2020

Experience level:

Manager

Education level:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent

Contract type:

Permanent

Location:

Tokyo

Department:

Other