Legal Counsel (5 to 10 PQE), Real Estate (Transactional) - Japan

Posted 01 October 2023
Job type Permanent
DisciplineChief Operating Officer & Governance

Job Description

Our client is a renowned global real estate development and investment company with a rich history of creating and managing diverse real estate assets worldwide. They are actively engaged in making direct investments and developing their commercial projects, contributing to their position as an industry leader. As we continue to expand our operations in Tokyo, Japan, they are seeking an accomplished Senior Legal Counsel with 5 to 10 years of post-qualification experience (PQE) to join our team and provide strategic legal support to their growing portfolio of real estate ventures.

Position Overview:
We are searching for a Senior Legal Counsel with a strong background in both leading law firms and in-house legal departments, specializing in real estate transactions. The ideal candidate will be fluent in Japanese and English, with experience in advising on real estate development, investment, and commercial asset transactions. This role offers an exceptional opportunity to play a vital role in shaping our real estate initiatives in the dynamic Japanese market.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead and oversee real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, and lease negotiations.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate complex real estate agreements and contracts.
  • Provide legal counsel on real estate development projects, from inception to completion.
  • Ensure compliance with local regulations and zoning requirements.
  • Assist in the evaluation and structuring of real estate investments.
  • Conduct due diligence on potential investment opportunities.
  • Act as a bilingual liaison between the legal team and Japanese stakeholders.
  • Effectively communicate legal matters in both Japanese and English.
  • Monitor legal and regulatory developments affecting the real estate industry.
  • Develop and implement risk management strategies.
  • 5 to 10 years of post-qualification legal experience, with a strong focus on real estate transactions.
  • Extensive experience in both leading law firms and in-house legal departments.
  • Proficiency in Japanese and English, with the ability to communicate and draft legal documents effectively in both languages.
  • Expertise in real estate development, investment, and commercial transactions.
  • Exceptional negotiation, communication, and leadership skills.
  • Admission to practice law in Japan.