We’re proud of our culture. It’s supportive and it’s non-hierarchical. We appreciate new perspectives and value the diverse backgrounds of our people. So no matter what your field of expertise, you can be sure that your contribution will be valued.

It’s an environment that will give you the skills you need to achieve your potential. A place where your perspective, ideas and experiences will make a real difference.  

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Projects and people

Intelligence
and investigation
Evidence
and exposure
Corporate crime and
collaborative casework
Cross-border
ambition
Rajwah
Al Kuhaymi
Sarah
Benbow
Ben
Elkington
Frances
Furnivall
Silke
Goldberg
Siddhartha
Shukla
Robert
Stephen

Our structure

We’re one of the leading international firms in Japan, having been on the ground here since 2000. We assist major Japanese companies and multinational companies on their cross-border transactions, disputes and projects, with a large part of our practice focusing on outbound matters.

Our Tokyo practice is consistently recognised as having one of the largest and most experienced teams of registered foreign lawyers in the city. Our practice centres on multi jurisdictional matters, particularly in relation to mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution, energy, infrastructure and mining, project development, project finance, employment, construction and engineering and technology, media and telecoms (TMT) matters, areas in which the Tokyo practice is regularly recognised as being a leader in the field.

A RICH AND DIVERSE CULTURE

We have a culture of fairness, equality and inclusion. Wherever you join us, you’ll find talented people with different views, experiences and backgrounds. It’s this breadth of knowledge and insight that adds new dimensions to how we tackle client challenges, drives innovation and keeps us working with the best talent.

SUPPORTIVE NETWORKS

We’re home to a wide variety of awareness-raising networks, run by our people for our people. Offering networking opportunities and running seminars, these supportive and inclusive groups educate our business. Current networks include Ability, which aims to help the firm become more disability confident, Women Lawyers, Women Trainee Lawyers, Women in Business Services, Family as well as LGBT and Multiculturalism, which celebrates diverse ethnicity, religion, faith and culture.

We also have Associate discussion groups as forums for open dialogue and networking.

ENSURING EQUALITY

We aim to increase the number of women in our global partnership to 30%. We were one of the first global law firms to commit to international gender targets publicly, and we’re on track to deliver a more equal global leadership by 2019.

RECOGNITION

Our commitment to equality has seen us awarded a number of accolades. In the UK for example, we’ve been recognised by The Times as one of the Top 50 Employers for Women and we’re immensely proud of our status as a Stonewall Top 100 Employer for LGBT individuals. We were also delighted to receive the BITC Transforming Cultures Award at the Gender Equality Awards 2016 in recognition of our smart approach to Agile working.

PRO BONO AND CITIZENSHIP

Whether it’s a multi-jurisdictional pro bono legal matter, fundraising for a worthy cause, or working with our own supply chain to embed best practice, we focus on building relationships so that we obtain the best possible result for everyone involved. You will have a wealth of opportunities to get involved in projects that mean something to you. To find about more about our work in this area, case studies on our impact and our latest thinking visit the Pro Bono & Citizenship pages here.

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Current Opportunities

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