Legal Assistant (expired)

Akasaka International Law, Patent & Accounting Office - 赤坂国際法律会計事務所
Job ID
Chuo-Ku, Tokyo
Post date
Sep 10, 2012
Legal Services
Work Type
Part Time / Entry Level
¥3,000 / Hour
  • based on experience
  • English: Native level
  • Must currently reside in Japan
  • Law Degree from a Common Law Jurisdiction law school or at least 2 years working at a law office in a common law jurisdiction
  • Excellent writing and research skills
  • Competency with using computers
Akasaka International Law, Patent and Accounting Office, an international law firm based in Tokyo, is currently seeking a Legal Assistant from a common law jurisdiction to join our dedicated and experienced team of professionals. Responsibilities include drafting and reviewing English correspondences and legal documents such as contracts, research into laws in common law jurisdictions amongst other responsibilities, involving a variety of issues for clients across the globe, including corporate law, trademarks, torts, arbitration, securities and copyright.

Along with meeting the minimum requirements, the ideal candidate should be someone willing to learn, dedicated, detail orientated and, in particular, eager to be a team player to achieve successful results, as a team, for our clients.

This is a part time position starting in the afternoon from Monday to Friday.

Minimum Requirements:

 A law degree from a common law jurisdiction law school, or at least 2 years experience working at a law office in a common law jurisdiction as a paralegal or legal assistant.
 Native English Speaker.
 Excellent writing and research skills.
 Competency with using computers.


 Japanese basic conversation skills.
 Attorney License (or currently awaiting bar results).
 Experience working in a law office.

Only candidates who pass initial screening will be contacted. We look forward to receiving your application to be a part of our team.
The above information is a public job ad. This job ad is neither an offer nor a contract.

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Akasaka International Law, Patent & Accounting Office - 赤坂国際法律会計事務所

With a staff that includes three Japanese attorneys, a French law assistant, and an English common law assistant, AKASAKA INTERNATIONAL LAW, PATENT & ACCOUNTING OFFICE strives to bridge of legal and linguistic differences between the Japanese legal system and other international legal systems. As a result, our office has developed a strong reputation for offering comprehensive advice to foreign clients as well as assisting Japanese clients with legal and investment matters in foreign countries.

Our firms area of practice include international commercial transactions, corporate and business development, foreign investment, financial accounting, auditing and tax matters. Our firm also handles domestic and international litigation and arbitration, industrial and intellectual property rights, in addition to maritime, insurance and criminal cases.

AKASAKA INTERNATIONAL LAW, PATENT & ACCOUNTING OFFICE also strongly recognizes the importance of the integration of accounting and legal expertise in the handling of such matters as mergers and acquisitions. Having five Certified Public Accountants, our firm is one of the few in Japan that comprises a coalition of lawyers and CPAs.

AKASAKA INTERNATIONAL LAW, PATENT & ACCOUNTING OFFICE is listed in the ‘Martindale-Hubbell International Law Directory’.
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Our firm's practice is oriented towards international and Japanese civil law, litigation and arbitration, accounting and financial management and covers a broad range of substantive legal and financial areas including:

INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS: specializing in developing joint ventures between foreign international companies and Japanese companies, and advising on distributorship, licensing and other co-operative agreements;

CORPORATE LAW: establishing foreign business entities, including new companies, subsidiaries, branch and liaison offices in Japan, commercial registration, advising on tax consequences of various business entities, and general corporate and business matters;

LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION: specializing in civil and criminal court matters and in arbitration both within Japan and abroad;

INDUSTRIAL AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS: advising on patents, utility models, industrial designs, and trademark law, including application and registration procedures, infringement and opposition litigation, advising on copyrights; advising on trade secrets law;

CONTRACT LAW: advising on negotiation and drafting of domestic and international agreements, joint ventures, distribution and licensing agreements;

REAL ESTATE: including all aspects of commercial, private, foreign and domestic real property acquisition, leasing, financing, subdivision and development;

IMMIGRATION LAW: specializing in visa applications and other immigration matters in relation to Japan, the United States, France and other countries;

BANKRUPTCY LAW: including commercial and individual liquidation, rehabilitation and reorganization.

Our complete package of financial management services includes:




We, at AKASAKA INTERNATIONAL LAW, PATENT & ACCOUNTING OFFICE believe that the full range of services which our team of experienced, culturally diverse and multilingual professional staff offers to our international clients is unique. We strive at all times to maintain the high quality of these services.


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