Open Position

General Counsel / Senior Legal Director

Country:  Japan
Department:  Legal
Company:  SBIDAH


This is a rare senior role with broad management responsibilities suited to those looking to make the next step in their career. We are seeking someone with 10+ years of corporate legal background to manage the legal and compliance team in Tokyo. You will report to the CEO of SBI Digital Asset Holdings Co. Ltd.


  • Supporting business operations and counseling business teams with respect to day-to-day matters as well as key strategic initiatives
  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating a wide range of contractsw
  • Ensure the smooth running of the corporation from a legal, general corporate, perspective
  • Coordinate with regulators in Japan
  • Work closely with business teams to establish and implement policies, procedures and training
  • Partnering closely with internal and external stakeholders
  • In the future, building a legal team in Tokyo and Singapore


Bachelor’s degree in law, or related field

10+ years of corporate legal background. Experience in the digital asset space is welcome but not a requisite.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 10 ~ 15 years of law firm or in-house legal experience with a global company
  • Qualified in Japan or English-speaking jurisdiction
  • Top tier law firm experience or in-house experience
  • Prior experience with financial regulations is necessary
  • Knowledge of payment laws is a plus
  • Advised/worked with fintech firms in the past is an advantage
  • Fluent in Japanese, Very strong Business English

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