• Sr. Legal Counsel - Japan & Korea

    Job Locations JP-Yokohama
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  • What's the role?

    As Principal Legal Counsel for Japan and Korea, you will be the central point of contact for legal support for HERE’s business operations in Japan and Korea, focused on strategic, solution-oriented practical advice. You will be a member of the APAC Legal Team, reporting to the Vice President Global Lead Counsel, and a member of the broader Global Legal Team, which is comprised of highly qualified and experienced lawyers located around the world.


    Your main responsibilities include

    • Advising senior management and cross-functional teams regarding HERE’s operations in Japan and Korea, highlighting potential legal risks and regulatory and compliance obligations
    • Undertaking legal reviews of HERE’s product offerings and business initiatives in Japan and Korea, working closely with HERE’s global product lead counsel and government relations team, and engaging with regulators and authorities where necessary
    • Negotiating and drafting a wide variety of commercial agreements, and respond to a diverse range of legal requests from HERE’s business units spanning corporate, commercial, IP licensing, privacy, regulatory and content
    • Participating in regional or global-focused projects as required
    • Conducting training for the business on legal and compliance matters as required
    • Developing and maintaining connections with other industry lawyers in the region

    Who are you?

    You are a strong fit for this role if you possess the following skills, competencies and work experience:

    • LLB, JD or equivalent qualification and strong academic credentials from a top law school in Japan, Korea, the US, the UK or other highly recognized jurisdiction
    • A minimum of 12 years legal experience, with at least 3 years at a premier Japanese, Korean or international law firm
    • If you do not have experience in a law firm, then you have In-house experience with a global company
    • Strong drafting and negotiation skills
    • Demonstrated experience advising clients on a wide range of subject matters, including corporate, commercial, IP licensing, privacy, regulatory and content
    • Strong interpersonal, communication, social and management skills, with proven ability to lead several simultaneous projects within required deadlines
    • Ability to work well independently as well as in a cross-functional team and establish rapport and trust with internal clients and external suppliers and customers
    • Willing to travel as and when required
    • Fluent in verbal and written Japanese/Korean and English

    Who are we?

    Ever checked in somewhere on social media? Ever tracked your online orders? You might be using HERE Technologies every single day without even realizing it. You can find us everywhere: in vehicles, smartphones, drones or third-party apps. We believe that with the right people, we will continue to be a game-changer in the technology industry and improve the daily lives of people around the world.


    HERE enables people, enterprises and cities around the world to harness the power of location and create innovative solutions that make our lives safer and more efficient. We transform information from devices, vehicles, infrastructure and other sources into real-time location services that play a key role in how we move, live and interact with one another.


    HERE is looking for an experienced lawyer to join our  team in  Yokohama.


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