Legal Director/Counsel

Posted 12 March 2024
Salary Competitive Salary (DOE)
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & Infrastructure
Contact NameQihan Geng

Job description

​​Job title: Legal Director/Counsel

Location: Tokyo, Japan (On-site)

TGRC is currently seeking a highly experienced Legal Director/Counsel to oversee the legal affairs of a leading company specializing in the development, construction, and operation of battery energy storage and renewable energy projects, with a specific focus on the Japanese market, including managing all legal facets of our projects from inception to operation.

As the principal legal authority in the region, the chosen candidate will spearhead the establishment and leadership of a dedicated legal team, reporting directly to the CEO and the General Counsel of the overarching renewable energy group.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Forge strong relationships with the CEO, General Counsel, and other senior executives to deliver strategic legal advice and solutions.

  • Oversee the preparation, review, and negotiation of critical documents including pre-transaction agreements, project contracts, and financing agreements, ensuring legal and regulatory compliance.

  • Establish and manage contract management system, handle dispute resolution, and work with external counsel to ensure project execution within budget and timelines.

  • Conduct corporate secretarial responsibilities, maintain corporate records, and ensure compliance with relevant laws, including US SEC regulations.

  • Undertake legal and regulatory research, guiding compliance, legal risks, and opportunities.


  • At least 5-7 years of relevant legal experience, preferably gained in high-calibre law firms or in-house positions within the energy or construction industries; Japan-qualified lawyer.

  • Comprehensive expertise in areas such as lease agreements, land acquisition, renewable energy, and construction law.

  • Experience with M&A and debt financing is advantageous.

  • Ability to work autonomously, engaging directly with top management to offer insightful legal advice.

  • Fluency in Japanese and English, with familiarity with Japan's legal and regulatory environment.

In conclusion, Don't miss this exciting opportunity to be part of the renewable energy revolution. Apply now and be a key player in shaping a sustainable future!

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your qualifications and interest in the role to Qihan Geng (qihan@greenrecruitmentcompany.com)