Ian Duncan


Ian’s years of experience in legal recruitment in Japan have made him a trusted name with both Japanese and foreign law firms, and with multinationals seeking top talent for in-house counsel roles.



Ian arrived in Japan in 1995 and has spent every day since helping professional people to achieve their career potential. His long residence in Japan has enabled him to appreciate the unique culture of the Japanese workplace and the challenges and opportunities it presents. Ian specializes in legal & compliance recruitment, for both Japanese and Multinational law firms and also businesses seeking in-house counsel. He deals with all tiers of the legal industry, from paralegal secretaries to senior partners.

Ian strives to develop long-term relationships with his clients and candidates, based on trust, mutual respect, and getting results.

In his free time, Ian enjoys cooking and scuba diving and taking long walks with his dog in the Chiba countryside.

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