How not to get Lost in Translation: A Beginners Guide to In-House Lawyers Setting up Legal Functions in Japan

Andrew Goldstein, Head of Legal, Product, Challenger Limited, Australia
Jarrod Brooks, Senior Legal Counsel, Challenger Limited, Australia

Challenger’s Head of Legal, Product - Andrew Goldstein and Senior Legal Counsel, Jarrod Brooks discuss some of the legal and other challenges they faced in connection with expanding beyond borders with the recent launch of Challenger’s Tokyo office.

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Australia Management Banking & Finance May 2018 Vol.11, No. 43, Spring 2018

Andrew Goldstein


Andrew Goldstein is an experienced Head of Legal in the financial services and products area with a demonstrated history of working in funds management, life insurance and superannuation. Prior to his time at Challenger, Andrew worked with the Macquarie Group in their Banking and Financial Services division. Andrew is also a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel, and since 2014 he has been a member of the Legal and Compliance Experts Group at the Financial Services Council of Australia.

Jarrod Brooks


Jarrod Brooks is a Senior Legal Counsel at Challenger, having joined in September 2011. In this role, Jarrod is responsible for all legal aspects of real estate transactions spanning acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures and investment structures, development and financing, as well as funds management and leasing. In addition, Jarrod is responsible for the appointment and management of external legal service providers for the Challenger real estate business. His expertise is consolidated by his previous roles with top tier law firms in Sydney, New York and London. Jarrod holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours/Bachelor of International Business and a Bachelor of Commerce. Jarrod has been recognised in Doyle's Guide for 2015, 2016 and 2017 as one of the leading in-house real estate lawyers in Australia.

Challenger Limited


Established in 1985 and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: CGF) in 1987, Challenger Limited (Challenger) is an Australian investment management company managing in excess of A$76.5 billion in assets (as at 31 December 2017), and is regulated by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), being the Australian banking, superannuation, general insurance and life insurance regulator. Challenger’s vision is to provide its customers with financial security for retirement, and to that end, operates two core business units – the life business which targets the retirement spending phase of superannuation by providing investment products that convert savings into safe and secure retirement income, and the funds management business which targets the retirement savings (accumulation) phase of superannuation by providing investment products seeking to deliver superior investment returns to help build those savings. Challenger has offices in Australia, London, Tokyo, New York and Stockholm.

Australia Management Banking & Finance May 2018 Vol.11, No. 43, Spring 2018