Japan

Jones Day opened its Tokyo Office in 1989 to provide legal services to companies doing business in Japanese and international markets. In January 2002, Jones Day merged with the Japanese firm Showa Law Office and became one of the major firms with substantial local law capability in the Tokyo market. Since the merger, Jones Day Tokyo has steadily grown both in size and scope of practice and is currently a full-service office with approximately 40 lawyers.

Jones Day Tokyo's M&A and finance lawyers advise Japanese and international businesses on domestic and cross-border transactions in a variety of industries, including, renewable energy, life sciences, consumer products, electrical equipment, automotive, and telecom. The diverse legal needs of our clients in Japan also are served by the deep knowledge and experience of lawyers in our commercial and IP litigation, antitrust, government regulation, and tax practices.

Our lawyers in Tokyo work as integrated members of Jones Day’s worldwide network, collaborating closely with lawyers in Jones Day’s other offices to serve Firm clients whose headquarters are located outside Japan. We also act as a local portal to the Firm’s international offices for our local clients, among which are many Japanese-listed companies.

Jones Day Tokyo attorneys are involved in the activities of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations and local bar associations. As part of their pro bono activities, our lawyers serve as state-appointed counsel in criminal cases and offer low cost legal advice to those who need it. We also provide pro bono legal services to various non-profit organizations (NPOs), including an NPO providing food to those facing economic hardship as well as welfare facilities for children, families, and persons with disabilities, and an NPO providing childcare support including for sick children and those with special needs.

ジョーンズ・デイは、1989年に東京事務所を設立して以来、日本国内および国際市場で事業を展開する企業にリーガルサービスを提供しています。ジョーンズ・デイは、2002年1月に、日本の尚和法律事務所と業務統合し、東京市場において卓越したリーガルサービスを誇る大手法律事務所の仲間入りを果たしました。統合後、規模・業務の幅において共に着実に拡大し、現在では約40名の弁護士を擁し、包括的で質の高いサービスを提供しています。

東京事務所のM&Aおよび金融その他の各分野担当の弁護士は、ライフサイエンス、消費財、電子機器、自動車、通信を含む、多岐にわたる産業分野での国内外取引に際し、日本企業や外資系企業にリーガルサービスを提供しています。日本の顧客が抱える多様な法律上の要望に応えるため、東京事務所の弁護士は、商業および知的財産に関わる訴訟、独占禁止、政府規制、税務の各分野における幅広い知識と経験を持ち合わせています。

東京事務所の弁護士は、ジョーンズ・デイの世界的なネットワークの一員として、日本国外に本社を構える顧客の要望に応えるため、他の事務所の弁護士と緊密に連携しながら執務しています。また、数々の上場日系企業を含む地域の顧客に対して、数多くの海外事務所を有するジョーンズ・デイの日本窓口としての役割も担っています。

東京事務所の弁護士は、日本弁護士連合会や東京弁護士会など、地域の弁護士協会の活動に参加しています。また、公益弁護活動の一環として、刑事事件の国選弁護士を務め、法的アドバイスを必要とする人々のために低料金で法律相談を行っています。更に、児童養護・母子支援・障害者支援等の福祉施設や生活困窮者などに食品を提供しているNPO、病児や障害児保育などの子育て支援活動を実施しているNPO 等に対して、無償で法的アドバイスを提供しています。

 

Contacts

Shogo Asaji, Hiring Counsel
Toshiko Watanabe, Human Resources Manager

Jones Day
The Okura Prestige Tower
2-10-4 Toranomon
Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-0001, Japan

(T) +81.3.4595.3939

Jones Day offers experienced lawyers a superior platform from which to develop their practices. Our global footprint attracts lawyers who seek a more cross-office, cross-practice, client-focused and team-oriented environment in which to practice. Our collaborative, global approach attracts lawyers searching for a more cross-office, cross-practice, client-focused, and team-oriented environment in which to practice.

Lawyers joining Jones Day have the opportunity to be part of a firm that has repeatedly earned high rankings for client service by the BTI Consulting Group, which bases its rankings on survey results from Fortune 1000 corporate counsel. We are proud of our unwavering commitment to client service, and expect all of our lawyers to share our dedication.

Depending on the specific needs of our offices and practices, we hire accomplished attorneys at various levels of experience. We always welcome inquiries from lawyers who share our commitment to providing outstanding client service.

Learn more about training, development and associate life.

 

The Tokyo Office recruits a limited number of students from Japanese law schools to work during the summer. Summer associates get immersed in the Firm’s distinct "One Firm Worldwide" culture, and work on substantive assignments while getting a broad exposure to the office’s practice areas, lawyers, and staff.

*We are not currently accepting applications for the Summer Associate Program in the Tokyo Office.

東京オフィスでは、例年法科大学院の最終学年に在学中の学生を対象としたサマーアソシエイトプログラムを実施しています。このプログラムは、実際の企業法務をハンズオンで体験し、また現役の弁護士と交流することで、東京オフィスの業務や雰囲気をより深く理解していただくことを目的としています。

*サマーアソシエイトは現在募集しておりません。

The Tokyo Office New Lawyers Group comprises newly-qualified Japanese-licensed lawyers or bengoshi. All new lawyers joining our office from legal apprenticeship or shihoshushu become members of the group for about a year before joining a specific practice. Our mission is to help make their transition to the practice of law and integration into the Firm smooth and successful.

New lawyers attend the New Lawyer Academy, an annual event held in Washington, DC. Each fall, new lawyers assemble from our more than 40 offices around the world to meet and network with each other and learn what it means to be One Firm Worldwide. Our Firm leaders, partners, and associates teach the new lawyers about Jones Day's culture, history, organization, and achievements and lead substantive and interactive training sessions. Every year, our new lawyers take away from the Academy a sense of great pride and excitement about being part of the Firm.

司法修習を終えてジョーンズ・デイに入所した弁護士は、1年間「New Lawyers Group」に所属します。このグループでは、新人弁護士に、特定のプラクティス・グループに所属する前に、様々なプラクティス分野において様々な弁護士と協働することのできる機会を提供します。ジョーンズ・デイは、新人弁護士がスムーズに特定のプラクティスグループへと進み、また、ジョーンズ・デイの文化を吸収することができる機会をお約束します。

また、新人弁護士には、年に一度世界中のジョーンズ・デイ・オフィスより新人弁護士が集まってワシントン・オフィスで開催される「New Lawyer Academy」に参加する機会が与えられます。新人弁護士は、お互いとの親交を深めると共に、ファームの文化、歴史、また"One Firm Worldwide" の理念について学び、ジョンズ・デイの一員となったことに対する誇りと高揚感を得て、各オフィスで執務に取り組みます。

 

Jones Day seeks to employ the most qualified people for every position in the Firm, continually delivering superior client service through professional excellence and teamwork. We offer competitive compensation and benefits in a stimulating work environment. When a position opens, it will appear, below, along with a link to an email to which you can attach your resume and a cover letter.


We do not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters and are not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with Jones Day. We also do not accept or retain resumes that do not relate to a specific, open position or resumes of individuals who do not meet the stated minimum qualifications for the position which has been posted.

 

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