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Senior Legal Counsel at Schneider Electric

Senior Legal Counsel

Schneider Electric Tokyo, Tokyo Full-Time
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Job Title:  Senior Legal Counsel - Japan

Job Family: Legal Dpt. / Governance

Location of work: Tokyo, Japan

Reporting to: General Counsel - East Asia & Japan

Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric’s purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. We call this Life Is On.

Our mission is to be your digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency.

We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management, for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries.

We are the most local of global companies. We are advocates of open standards and partnership ecosystems that are passionate about our shared Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values.

Purpose of the role

Providing legal support required by Schneider Electric’s substantial and varied business operations in Japan (approx. EUR 250M revenue).

This includes delivering firsthand, first-class business and legal affairs support on matters of key strategic, financial and reputational importance to Schneider Electric.


  • Reviewing contracts, tenders, vendor and reseller agreements in relation to the full breadth and depth of the business (for hardware, software and services) in the concerned area, proposing a clear and strong legal strategy, amendments and highlighting and advising on and proposing solutions in relation to contractual issues, legal and commercial risks to the business engagement teams.
  • Negotiating with counterparties as required.
  • Ensuring compliance with all relevant Schneider Electric’s policies and procedures and relevant legislation and regulation (including, for example, fair trading, anti-fraud and corruption, editorial, ethical and environmental, etc.).
  • Management of pre-litigation situations and ensures the management of disputes and litigation by overseeing the interface between lawyers and business teams.
  • Conducting legal training for the business and delivery teams, including the preparation of training materials.
  • Rendering legal advice to corporate functions and business units.
  • Other duties – reviewing policies and processes of legal function, collating and analyzing data, preparing reports and policy papers for the general improvement of the legal function and processes, supporting HR and Compliance team.
  • All necessary reporting and liaison with parent company for above responsibilities, including periodic litigation reporting.
  • Any other function as assigned from time to time.


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Job ID: 007WOS