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Title:  Corporate Counsel (M&A and Corporate Governance)

Company:  Renesas Electronics Corporation
Country/Region:  JP
State:  Tokyo
City:  Koto-ku
Department:  Legal M&A Department
Business Unit:  Direct Organization
Office:  REL(Renesas HQ)
Job Function:  Legal
Job Type:  Permanent

Renesas Electronics Corporation is seeking a member to join our team in Tokyo Headquarters and work on global legal issues for future success of our company with team members worldwide.

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.

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.  Now we are ready for continued growth in the global semiconductor market.  The global Renesas Legal Division is leading such M&A or develpment of global compriance scheme as well as supporting the teams that develop, produce, promote, and sell these exciting technology solutions. 



•Lead all activities including legal scheme formulation and due diligence related to M&A, alliance with Japanese/foreign companies (including joint development and core technology cooperation) and reorganization of global groups (including divestitures and transfer of business/assets) and collaborate with other legal/financial/corporate planning teams.
• Develop and implement best practices and policies for global corporate governance, compliance etc. with global legal teams.
• Assist with special projects at all levels of the Renesas group of companies.


Required Skills and Work Experience:


•Japan bar admission or foreign equivalent.  (Japanese Bengoshi is preferable)
•At least 6years’ experience of corporate reorganization/corporate governance related activities at an exquisite corporate law firm and/or as in-house counsel (both experiences are much preferred); technology transaction experience preferred. Litigators looking to transition to a commercial and product in-house role are welcome to apply.
•Cutting-age knowledge of Japanese laws and regulations such as Companies Act or Corporate Governance Code.
•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.
•Exceptional written and verbal communication skills both in Japanes and English
•Keen interest to semiconductor business and technology
•Seeking to improve his/her career at Renesas