Job Openings Contentious Partner | Investigations & Disputes | Law Firm | Tokyo

About the job Contentious Partner | Investigations & Disputes | Law Firm | Tokyo


About the Client

A highly prestigious international law firm with a stellar reputation, consistently ranked among the top tier in various practices by Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, and with multiple dealmaker, litigation team of the year and legal innovations awards around the world from the likes of, ALB, and the Their commitment to excellence, innovation, and client service sets them apart in the legal industry.

Position Overview: 

This firm is seeking an accomplished Dispute Resolution Partner to join their Tokyo office. As a Partner, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the firm's practice, not just in Tokyo, but across the region, driving growth, and delivering exceptional legal services to the firm's and your own clients. Your expertise in general outbound investigations, commercial litigation, and arbitration matters will be instrumental in advancing their global footprint and would be an ideal fit for their Asia-wide DR practice.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage complex contentious legal matters, providing strategic advice to clients.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to deliver innovative solutions.
  • Cultivate and expand client relationships, leveraging your strong client following.
  • Mentor and guide junior lawyers, fostering their professional development.
  • Contribute to thought leadership, publications, and industry events.


  • Qualified Lawyer: You hold qualifications in a common law jurisdiction or are a bilingual Bengoshi with an overseas client base
  • Client Following: A robust and loyal international client base is essential, bonus points for blue chip, multi-national, pharma, tech and/or financial services clients.
  • Experience: Proven expertise in general outbound investigations, commercial litigation, and arbitration.
  • Collaborative Mindset: You thrive in a team-oriented environment.
  • Innovative Approach: We value creativity and fresh perspectives.
  • Fluency in English: Strong communication skills across the firm are vital. Fluency in Japanese is a distinct advantage but not mandatory.

Why Join our Client?

  • Global Platform: Work alongside top legal minds on high-profile matters.
  • Client-Centric Culture: their clients' success is their priority.
  • Career Development: Access to cutting-edge training and development programs.
  • Work-Life Balance: The firm promotes well-being and flexibility.
  • Inclusive Environment: Diversity and inclusion are at their core.

If you are a dynamic, client-focused legal professional seeking a new challenge, we invite you to explore this exceptional opportunity. Join this firm in shaping the future of international law!

If you qualify for the above role and would like to explore this opportunity, please send your CV at first instance to / +852 2810 9078. 

If you're a law firm partner or senior lawyer in any another practice area  in Asia with a strong client following, and you would like to explore partner, counsel, or consultant job opportunities with international law firms, please reach out to Chris, as above.