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September 19, 2022 at 06:00 AM
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IN-HOUSE IN DEMAND – In-house legal departments, once small and of little importance in corporate Japan, have grown substantially over the past decade, prompted by an increase in regulatory lobbying activity and the need for globally united legal departments, Law.com International’s Brian Yap reports. “In recent years, an increasing number of Japanese companies have been trying to establish a global reporting line connecting the legal department of overseas branches and subsidiaries with that of the head office,” said Hideyuki Sakamoto, president of the Japan In-House Lawyers Association and chief legal officer of the Gibraltar Life Insurance Co. in Tokyo. “As most members of overseas legal departments are qualified lawyers outside of Japan, it would be better for the headquarters to have a team of Japanese in-house lawyers.” As the profile of the country’s corporate legal departments has risen over the past decade, the number of in-house lawyers in Japan has skyrocketed. As of June of this year, the number of in-house lawyers in Japan totaled 2,965, according to the Japan In-house Lawyers Association. Ten years ago, there were only 771. To be sure, these numbers seem relatively small compared to Western corporations, especially considering Japan’s large conglomerates and highly developed economy. But the reluctance to embrace the concept of in-house legal departments is changing—largely out of necessity.
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