[IBM Japan_Legal] Senior Legal Attorney



IBM is going through an exciting time in its long history as IBM and its clients transforms from traditional IT services to innovative value-added cognitive services such as analytics, Watson, Watson Health, Internet of Things, Blockchain and cloud services – fundamentally changing both the IT industry and the way the world does business. With this background, IBM Japan is looking for a proactive and experienced lawyer to work as a member of the Japan legal team and handle a wide variety of matters ranging from litigation and M&A to IT strategic outsourcing, consulting and cognitive transactions and closely partner with the business and the broader global legal team. We are seeking a professional who is interested in new technologies, willing to learn IBM and its businesses, closely partner with the business teams across functions and can advise on a variety of contract and other legal matters. The candidate will be required to be a self-starter with strong communication skills and lead the areas of responsibilities given to him or her, but with the support and benefit of a very established Japan and global legal department. This is an exciting position and professional long-term growth opportunity for the candidate who enjoys people, resolving challenges, learning new businesses and wishes to be an integral part of the transforming information age.
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Key Activities:
Draft and negotiate contracts and commercial agreements
Provide legal advice on any business developments including timely legal support to the business, especially potential legal risk and regulatory risk
Proactively participate/lead in company initiatives related to existing or new businesses (educations, obtaining subject matter expertise, etc.)
Handling various legal matters that may or may not be within comfort zone
Communication in both English (for global calls and matters) and Japanese (local matters)

  • 8+ year PQE for a lawyer (Japanese or non-Japanese qualified) who has worked in a law firm or a corporate law department
  • Strong commercial sense and business negotiation skills
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills and projects management skills
  • Excellent drafting and writing skills in both Japanese & English
  • Ability to produce quality work independently and under pressure
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Japanese (native level)

Group ID: IBM Sales & Distribution
Brands: IBM
Country: Japan
Job Family: Not Applicable

Type: Full-Time

Experience: Mid-Senior Level

Category: Legal

Reference ID: 85203BR

Date Posted: 02/22/2017