Japan, Shinagawa, Law & Chief Compliance Office

Legal Counsel

At Henkel, you can build on a strong legacy and leading positions in both industrial and consumer businesses to reimagine and improve life every day. If you love challenging the status quo, join our community of 50,000 pioneers around the globe. The teams in our corporate functions enable the best in our dynamic businesses and in our people to maximize our company’s potential. With our leading brands, our cutting-edge technologies and our disruptive solutions, you will have countless opportunities to explore new paths and develop your skills. Grow within our future-led businesses, our diverse and vibrant culture and find a place where you simply belong. All to leave your mark for more sustainable growth.

Dare to make an impact?


  • Review/advise on various contracts with our business partners (both in English and Japanese)
  • Support corporate, competition, employment law and various other legal matters for our business operation in Japan


  • Law degree (LL.B, LL.M or JD)
  • 8+ year experience of giving legal advice to companies in Japan (i.e., having profound knowledge of Japanese laws and practices), either in law firm, or in company (manufacturing company preferred)
  • Capable of advising on multiple legal fields (e.g., contracts, corporate, antitrust, data privacy, dispute resolution, employment laws, IP, M&A)
  • Proficiency in written English.  Ambition to be fluent in spoken English is also necessary
  • Valid license to practice law (either in Japan or abroad) is preferred, but not a must
  • Experience in leading a team of lawyers
  • Work experience (not necessarily related to law) both in Japanese and multinational companies

At Henkel, we come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We believe the uniqueness of all our employees is the power in us. Become part of the team and bring your uniqueness to us! We welcome all applications across different genders, origins, cultures, religions, sexual orientations, disabilities, and generations.

JOB ID: 24062109
Contract & Job type: Regular - Full Time
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