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How Nexus Legal can help your move to Tokyo

Nexus Legal are a leading recruitment firm that works within a multinational market that has successfully placed candidates in the best law firms in the world. We operate in over 6 continents and can tailor your job search to exactly suit your skills and experience. Our highly experienced senior consultants aim to find the perfect job match for their candidates and therefore find the best candidates for the world’s biggest law firms.

What Tokyo? 
The GDP of Japan is an impressive $4.116 trillion and is the third largest economy in the world. This makes Tokyo a hub for international business, especially in the legal sector. 

What is the legal sector like?
Internationally trained and qualified candidates with Japanese language skills are always in high demand. There is an increased demand for top quality lawyers with Arbitration, Corporate M&A, Corporate Energy and Project Finance experience, even without language skills. Global firms based in Tokyo are always seeking foreign qualified lawyers to complement their team. It is also the case that in-house roles are always required for lawyers who can speak and are able to draft contracts in the native language.

What about work/life balance?
There is defiantly a ‘work hard, play hard’ attitude in Tokyo but this hard works comes with many benefits. The annual salaries in Tokyo are a lot higher compared to London markets. The remuneration packages in Japan factor in cost of living and housing allowences. Furthermore, in Japan they have more public holidays than the UK and Australia. As 'Golden Week' in Japan means everyone gets 5 days off from work. 

To speak to one of our Directors, David Warburton, contact +44 203 984 6565 

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