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Cross-border M&A Lawyer - Associate

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Job Description

Work with diverse global clients including corporations, banks, PE funds and other clients, providing legal advise to support them with the execution of complex cross-border transactions.


  • Main area of coverage will be supporting partners within the cross-border M&A business, so there will be an opportunity to work on large, global and complex M&A transactions with a diversity of clients both in Japan and overseas.
  • But due to the nature of the business in Japan you will also have the opportunity to support partners in other areas like project finance.
  • As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to work on high-profile, complex transactions that span multiple jurisdictions. Our firm has a global reach and is known for its expertise across a wide range of legal areas and industries. You will be exposed to exciting challenges and will have the chance to learn from top practitioners in the field.
  • Prepare and review legal documents, conduct legal research and analysis and analyze commercial and legal information.
  • Collaborate with clients directly, advising them during the transaction process and participating in due diligence activities.
  • Prepare legal memoranda on various commercial and corporate law topics.
  • Assist senior lawyers in day-to-day provision of legal services to international and domestic corporate clients.

Required skills

  • Japanese qualified lawyer.
  • In addition to your legal expertise, we value your business acumen and your ability to navigate the fast-paced world of international deal-making.
  • Effective communication is crucial, both orally and in writing, as you will be responsible for negotiating and managing information flow between various stakeholders. Collaboration is a cornerstone of the business, so you will be expected to work well in diverse, multinational teams and engage confidently with legal and business professionals from various backgrounds.

About our client
A leading global law firm who pride itself not only on its exceptional work but also on the supportive and collaborative environment they have built. You will be surrounded by talented colleagues. They foster a culture of innovation and encourage fresh perspectives, while also valuing the experience and skills of our associates. They also offer hybrid working practices and do not expect lawyers to work the hours that are demanded in Japanese law firms.


Consultant Details

Consultant Details

Steven Howden
Steven Howden