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Careers in Tokyo

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Working in Tokyo

Our Tokyo office opened in 1990 and today is one of the most established legal practices in Japan, with a team of international and Japanese-qualified (bengoshi) lawyers who are multilingual and multicultural.

Our people are the key to our success, which is why we seek to recruit and retain the most talented individuals in Tokyo and in all regions of our global practice. You will be part of an ambitious and diverse firm, providing advice that shapes industries. We thrive on inclusivity and collaboration and create opportunities for ourselves and for each other.

No matter where you are in your career journey, we are committed to helping you achieve your aspirations through ongoing professional and personal development and continuous learning.


What we do

Our Tokyo-based team of approximately 40 lawyers (including both bengoshi partners, and international law partners qualified in multiple jurisdictions such as England & Wales, Ireland, New Zealand and California) provides domestic and international clients with a broad offering of legal services in relation to outbound and inbound matters. We provide tailored, innovative legal and business solutions, built on sector-leading ideas that are informed by our international presence and perspective.

Independent surveys of Japan-based law firms regularly cite the excellence of Hogan Lovells Tokyo's corporate/mergers and acquisition practice and our intellectual property practice, especially our international trademark practice in Japan and our top-tier patent practice. We have also been consistently ranked in the top tier for our market-leading Life Sciences practice, which combines science, law and cultural interpretation in the provision of legal services to our Japanese and international clients. Other sectors in which we are routinely involved include Technology and Telecoms, Manufacturing and Industrials, Automotive and Mobility, Consumer and Energy and Natural Resources. We also support clients on cross-border dispute resolution, including commercial litigation, international arbitration, and patent litigation.

We are one of the few international law firms in Japan with genuine multidisciplinary skills in the life sciences, technology and telecommunications, manufacturing and industrial, automotive, financial services, infrastructure, and energy sectors.

Are you exploring a career in law, seeking to elevate your career as an experienced lawyer, looking to grow your skills within our Business Team? Define your Future. Find out more about our current opportunities or by contacting us directly.

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