Atsumi & Sakai

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Recruitment of Finance Lawyer – Tokyo (Admitted in Australia, New Zealand or England)

Leading Tokyo law firm Atsumi & Sakai is looking to recruit an experienced finance associate qualified in Australia, New Zealand or England to work in its award-winning cross-border finance practice. The successful candidate will work with the Firm’s team of highly-regarded finance partners on an increasing volume of English-language domestic and cross-border loan, asset & project finance, and securitisation documentation, assisting with both drafting and negotiation, and will gain significant exposure to the Japanese lending and capital markets.

Eligibility

  • 2-4 years experience from a reputable finance practice
  • Significant exposure to frontline drafting and negotiating of finance documentation
  • Qualified in Australia, New Zealand or England*
  • A native English-speaker
  • Willing to commit to working in Japan for at least 2 years

Japanese language skills are not required, though a genuine interest in working in Japan would be a definite plus. The Firm would happy to consider taking a suitable lawyer on secondment from a reputable finance practice.

Salary and other compensation

To be determined based on skills and experience.

Benefits

  • Extended child-care leave is available as circumstances require
  • Resort club membership
  • Subject to satisfaction of regulatory requirements, assistance with registration as a foreign lawyer in Japan

Work location

The successful applicant will work at Atsumi & Sakai’s office in central Tokyo with a team of some 140 other lawyers and paralegals in total, including foreign lawyers admitted in the US, England, Germany, Australia, China and India (121 lawyers, 10 registered foreign lawyers and 6 foreign lawyers in total across all group entities and global offices).

How to apply

The successful applicant will work at Atsumi & Sakai’s office in central Tokyo with a team of some 140 other lawyers and paralegals in total, including foreign lawyers admitted in the US, England, Germany, Australia, China and India (121 lawyers, 10 registered foreign lawyers and 6 foreign lawyers in total across all group entities and global offices).

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Atsumi & Sakai Lawyer Recruitment
Fukoku Seimei Bldg.,
2-2-2 Uchisaiwaicho
Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 100-0011
Japan

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(* The candidate would not be able to advise clients directly on the law of their qualification until registered as a foreign lawyer in Japan.) 

 

Overview of Atsumi & Sakai

Atsumi & Sakai is a Tokyo-based law firm with over one hundred forty attorneys, including registered foreign lawyers and other non-Japanese lawyers, and around eighty staff members. The Firm provides legal services on domestic and cross-border transactions primarily in the fields of finance and corporate law, and there has been a recent increase in workload. In order to enhance and expand the scope of the services provided by the Firm, Atsumi & Sakai wishes to hire spirited and enthusiastic attorneys with experience in a range of fields, not only in finance or corporate law. While Atsumi & Sakai is an international law firm engaged predominantly in cross-border transactions, the Firm also provides services related to civil and bankruptcy cases. The firm is hoping to hire energetic young attorneys wishing to gain experience at a large law firm, or mid-level attorneys who want to expand their business with the help of the infrastructure of a large firm. Atsumi & Sakai offers a workplace environment that actively encourages the participation of female attorneys. Atsumi & Sakai recognizes that attorneys must constantly be cultivating and improving their knowledge and skills. The Firm is managed with an emphasis on professional growth for its attorneys, through engaging in real work on highly technical and complex legal matters and transactions. The Firm hopes to hire new attorneys with this same drive and emphasis on high quality and performance.