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Associate Counsel, Japan

in Tokyo, Japan

About the Role

This is a newly-created position on the APACx Legal Team that supports all of Uber's businesses in Japan. The Associate Counsel (Japan) will work on a huge variety of cutting-edge legal matters, including a significant focus on the fast-growing UberEats business. This position will be based in Tokyo, with day-to-day supervision provided by the Counsel (Japan) who is also based in Tokyo.

What you'll do

  • Join a tight-knit Legal team that provides across-the-board support for APACx (Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and Taiwan), including day-to-day work and strategic leadership on a wide range of commercial, regulatory and litigation matters.
  • Partner closely with cross-functional partners on the Public Policy, Communications, Tax, Insurance, Community Operations, Marketing and People teams to ensure strategic alignment on and successful execution of important initiatives in Japan.
  • Work closely with the Legal, Marketing, Product and Operations teams on drafting, reviewing and negotiating a variety of commercial partnerships and transactions; particularly close collaboration with the Sales Team that's working on various agreements for UberEats.
  • Conduct legal research and evaluate risks regarding business operations in Japan.
  • Prepare legal educational material for training programmes in-house to both legal and non-legal personnel.

What you'll need

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience as a qualified lawyer within a recognised law firm or multinational company; in-house experience would be desirable but is not required
  • Strong skills in legal drafting, research, negotiation and with commercial and contentious work; significant dispute resolution and regulatory experience would be a plus
  • Highly motivated, creative and laser-focused on the details
  • The ability to juggle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment and to re-prioritize quickly to address shifting business needs; able to thrive in high impact/high profile situations
  • Excellent project and stakeholder management skills, organized, and good judgment
  • Pragmatic -- able to provide practical, actionable solutions for business clients
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to operate in English and Native-level Japanese is required
  • Enthusiastic about Uber!


  • Employees are given Uber credits each month.
  • Opportunity to work with a dynamic and focused team in a market that is a global priority market for Uber.