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Counsel, Japan Legal Affairs

Apply Now Apply Later Current 21CF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID 709983BR Location Tokyo, Japan Business Direct-to-Consumer and International Date posted Mar. 29, 2020
港区 - 日本 - J.D., LL.B., LL.M., or equivalent
- A minimum of 8 years of legal experience in law firm or multinational corporate legal department, focused on corporate/commercial and IP practice.
- Native Japanese language ability in negotiating, drafting and reading.
- Proficient English language ability in negotiating, drafting and reading.
- Excellent writing and drafting skills in Japanese and English

Professional Attributes:
- Admitted to practice law in Japan or an English-speaking jurisdiction.
- Solid experience and understanding in issues concerning Japanese corporate/commercial law and Japanese intellectual property law, particularly copyright, trademark and unfair competition.
- Keen analytical insight and strong legal capability.
- Understanding of the legal and business customs and practices of a US-based multinational enterprise.
- Familiarity and experience with business practices of the Japanese entertainment industry.RESPONSIBILITIES

- Provide legal support as necessary for the expansion and growth of Disney’s businesses in Japan in general, and in particular with regard to issues impacting those businesses in the television, mobile and media distribution business segments.
- Contract drafting, review and interpretation.
- Preparation of memoranda and correspondence.
- Instruct, oversee and manage outside counsel.
- Negotiation with counterparties to agreements relating to Disney businesses in Japan.
- Advise and counsel Disney Japan business executives on legal and regulatory issues affecting the Japan market.
- Coordinate with other members of Disney’s Legal Department to provide legal support and advice to Disney businesses in Japan.

Basic Qualifications:

- J.D., LL.B., LL.M., or equivalent
- A minimum of 8 years of legal experience in law firm or multinational corporate legal department, focused on corporate/commercial and IP practice.
- Native Japanese language ability in negotiating, drafting and reading.
- Proficient English language ability in negotiating, drafting and reading.
- Excellent writing and drafting skills in Japanese and English

Professional Attributes:
- Admitted to practice law in Japan or an English-speaking jurisdiction.
- Solid experience and understanding in issues concerning Japanese corporate/commercial law and Japanese intellectual property law, particularly copyright, trademark and unfair competition.
- Keen analytical insight and strong legal capability.
- Understanding of the legal and business customs and practices of a US-based multinational enterprise.
- Familiarity and experience with business practices of the Japanese entertainment industry.

About Direct-to-Consumer and International:

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

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