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Legal Counsel Japan

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Legal
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LC Legal & Compliance
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1900000F8D Requisition #
Nokia is a global leader in the technologies that connect people and things. With state-of-the-art software, hardware and services for any type of network, Nokia is uniquely positioned to help communication service providers, governments, and large enterprises deliver on the promise of 5G, the Cloud and the Internet of Things. 
Serving customers in over 100 countries, our research scientists and engineers continue to invent and accelerate new technologies that will increasingly transform the way people and things communicate and connect.
Nokia is an equal opportunity employer that is commited to diversity and inclusion.
At Nokia, employment decisions are made regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
 
Key Responsibilities/Primary Functions:
  • Provide legal counsel to the Japan business and support the Head of L&C Japan in the day-to-day matters
  • Provides general legal advice, guidance and direction to the Market, which will include litigation or disputes, corporate governance, labor and employment and regulatory matters
  • Drive and Lead legal support on deals and business opportunities including drafting, deal structuring and negotiating contracts with customers and relevant third parties; providing input into Statements of Compliance (SOC); providing input to the contract risk assessment processes; attending the contract approval and validation meetings in accordance with Nokia process; cooperating closely with the bid team, head of sales, Project Contract Management and other business stakeholders on deals
  • Provides legal support to and works in close-co-ordination with Group Legal & Compliance, Legal Specialists, Business Group Counsels and other divisions
  • Work closely with Ethics & Compliance to drive compliance initiatives and programs in the Market Unit
  • Efficiently manages engagement of external counsels and legal costs within the CO L&C budget
  • Supports the development of business teams by providing legal training.
Education, Requirements and Qualifications (Baseline):
  • Japanese Bar Qualified lawyer (will consider US qualified lawyer with LLB from Japanese university)
  • Minimum 5 years PQE
  • Trained/qualified at a top tier, reputable corporate/commercial law firm
  • Excellent academic record and working references / credentials
  • Exceptional communication skills and fluency in Japanese and English
  • Able to travel as needed
Differentiating factor – Education/Experience:
  • Experience in general ethics and compliance matters, familiarity with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and European anti-corruption laws (or commitment to develop skills/knowledge in this area).
  • Experience in technology or telecommunications industry
  • In-house counsel experience in a global multi-national company
Personal attributes/Competencies (Baseline):
  • Extensive experience in drafting commercial documents and managing negotiations with customers
  • Excellent legal skills and knowledge of contract and commercial law
  • Proven track record in stakeholder management, with ability to interact and integrate effectively and professionally with all levels of the organization
  • Exceptional communication and negotiation skills
  • Highly independent and self-motivated. Influences others to support decisions. Develops and applies innovative approaches to complex or infrequently occurring problems.
  • Formulates operational guidelines to support the business teams
  • Strives for a working environment which encourages team work and innovation. 
  • Demonstrates strategic thinking by anticipating internal/external business issues and developments; uses knowledge to drive improvements
  • Proactively seeks out learning and development opportunities to develop self and team.

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Nokia is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion. At Nokia, employment decisions are made regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.