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Job ID 224847 Date posted 09/09/2022 Location : Tokyo, Japan

Job Purpose and Impact

The Paralegal  will perform a variety of law related tasks under the direction of the organization's attorneys. In this role, you will conduct moderately complex legal research, draft legal documents and perform other related duties.

Key Accountabilities

  • Conduct research using traditional and nontraditional data sources with some autonomy to create solutions and mitigate risks.
  • Develop and maintain files, databases and systems to collect, store and retrieve data on litigation, union contracts, patent management, etc.
  • Draft and review various types of contracts (non-disclosure agreements, master purchase agreements, outsourcing agreements, etc)
  • Prepare legal forms and templates and legal pleadings (arbitration, litigation, etc.)
  • Coordinate and monitor progress for higher risk cases.
  • Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of two years of related work experience
  • Japanese communication skill (verbal/written) at native level
  • English communication skill (verbal/written) at business level

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Law
  • 3-4 years or more working experience in an inhouse law dept. or a law firm
  • Experience as a paralegal in the food industry or trading company.
  • Experience as a paralegal in a law firm handling work from the food industry or trading company.
  • Corporate secretary matters
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