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VP - Legal Counsel, Japan

BlackRock, Inc. Tokyo, Japan
Posted 25 days ago Permanent Competitive
VP - Legal Counsel, Japan
About this role

BlackRock Japan has an opening for a VP role within the Legal function. You would be covering the following tasks along with the Legal team members.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide legal advice based upon the Japan Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, the Act on Investment Trusts and Investment Corporations, the local industry association rules, and other related local laws and regulations;
  • Provide documentation work and legal advice on asset management business in relation to: (i) investment management agreements with local clients as well as offshore parties and other related documents; and (ii) local investment trust management funds (including ETFs);
  • Advise the business regarding real estate transactions under TMK and TK-GK scheme, and infrastructure and other private markets investments in Japan, working with external legal counsel;
  • Provide legal advice on filings concerning foreign investment trusts and corporations, and filings for specially permitted services for qualified institutional investors for offshore limited partnerships along with external legal counsel;
  • Provide documentation work and legal advice in relation to securities lending, TRIM (transition management business) and derivatives transactions;
  • Provide legal advice to internal functions such as Compliance, HR, ES (enterprise services) and Finance;
  • Provide legal advice on and documentation work in various other areas (including management of trademark and other intellectual properties, advising on large shareholding reporting, contracts with third party vendors, and inter-company agreements with overseas BlackRock affiliates);
  • Corporate secretarial work for BlackRock Japan and its affiliates;
  • Coordinate with overseas BlackRock colleagues for overseas regulations; and
  • Coordinate and develop relationships with external legal counsels at external law firms.

Key Requirements:
  • Japan qualified lawyer ('Bengoshi') with 3-5 years of experience at law firm preferred;
  • Experience in asset management and/or securities business-related legal work;
  • Capable of providing solution-oriented and practical legal advice to the business;
  • Agility to adapt to changing environment;
  • Enjoy working as a team member as well as independently;
  • Internal coordination skillset is required locally and globally as well as with external stakeholders;
  • Excellent organizational, negotiating and interpersonal skills;
  • Attention to details in relation to documentation and related tasks; and
  • Strategic thinker; ability to understand the business needs and partner with the business and control functions;
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills in both Japanese and English.

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

Our hybrid work model

BlackRock's hybrid work model is designed to enable a culture of collaboration and apprenticeship that enriches the experience of our employees, while supporting flexibility for all. Employees are currently required to work at least 4 days in the office per week, with the flexibility to work from home 1 day a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. We remain focused on increasing the impactful moments that arise when we work together in person - aligned with our commitment to performance and innovation. As a new joiner, you can count on this hybrid model to accelerate your learning and onboarding experience here at BlackRock.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit @blackrock | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, family status, gender identity, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected attributes at law.
Job ID  R241272
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