Share this Job

Title:  Corporate Counsel

Company:  Renesas Electronics Corporation
Country/Region:  JP
State:  東京都
City:  江東区
Department:  Contract Department
Business Unit:  Direct Organization (CLO)
Office:  REL(Renesas HQ)
Job Function:  Legal
Job Type:  Permanent

Renesas – a publicly-traded Japanese company with roughly $7 billion in revenue and 20,000 employees worldwide – is at the forefront of the semiconductor industry, providing hardware and software solutions for a range of cutting-edge technologies including self-driving cars, robots, automated factory equipment, and smart home applications.  We are a key supplier to the world’s leading manufacturers of the electronics you rely on every day; you may not see our products, but they are all around you.

The global Renesas Legal Division supports the teams that develop, produce, promote, and sell these exciting technology solutions. 

Renesas has come a long way from its reconstruction phase in 2012 now into its development phase.  We completed the acquision of Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, in 2017 and the acquision of IDT,  a leading provider of innovative analog and mixed-signal solutions, this year.  Now we are ready for continued growth in the global semiconductor market.



  • Draft, review, and negotiate a variety of agreements including sales agreements, services agreements, intellectual property agreements,

   and partnership agreements.
  • Provide advice to business teams on a range of legal topics relating to existing and newly developed products, including intellectual property,

   privacy, marketing, competition, and other legal and regulatory areas.
  • Collaborate with global legal teams to develop and implement best practices and policies, for example in the areas of contracting, licensing,

   and compliance.
  • Assist with special projects at all levels of the Renesas group of companies.


[Required Skills and Work Experience]


    • Japan bar admission or foreign equivalent.
    • At least 6 years' experience drafting and negotiating contracts at a law firm focusing on corporate transactions and/or as in-house counsel at a global company; technology transaction experience preferred. Litigators looking to transition to a commercial and product in-house role are welcome to apply.

    • Knowledge of Japanese commercial laws including Companeis Act and J-SOX.  Corporate work experience at a Japanese listed company is preferred.

    • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
    • Keen attention to detail, ability to work independently, and excellent organizational skills.
    • Good judgment with an understanding of when to ask for guidance or input.
    • Solid understanding of the difference between remote and real risks.
    • Cooperative attitude and an affinity for working with others to get the job done.
    •  Aability to communicate in Japanese and draft/review Japanese agreements; ability to understand commercial documents written in English. (WANT) ability for verbal communication in English.



    • Keen interest to semiconductor business and technology

    • Seeking to improve his/her career at Renesas