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Associate - Capital Markets - NQ-5 PQE

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The law is changing at an ever increasing pace, nowhere more so than in the finance sector. This is your chance to join a leading Capital Markets and Derivatives team.

About the role 
We have an extremely strong and enviable client base which includes leading investment banks, insurance companies and asset and investment managers, as well as a large variety of institutional and corporate clients, trustees and pension schemes. The team forms a part of CMS’s International Capital Markets practice comprising more than 100 lawyers across multiple jurisdictions. 

We have a strong reputation for quality work and a client-centric approach and these are attributes we look for in all our associates. 

The Capital Markets team is very collegiate and collaborative. Our team offers a wide range of challenging work, including securitised derivatives and structured products, securitisations, repackagings, repos and stock lending and strategic equity financings. We are an entrepreneurial and flexible team looking for proactive top-talent.

About you 
You will be an ambitious and talented securitisation, derivatives or structured products lawyer looking to join a market-leading team based in London.

To meet the demands of this role you will be:
• NQ-5 years PQE
• Able to build and maintain strong client relationships
• You must have excellent drafting skills and the ability to translate legal theory into practical advice
• Sound judgment and good interpersonal and consultancy skills
• International experience would be an advantage
• Excellent presentation and marketing skills


About us

CMS is an international law firm with market leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond.

Ranked as the world’s 6th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in 42 countries from 74 offices worldwide. 

A future facing law firm CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence.  We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. And we recruit, value and nurture top talent.


Equal opportunities

CMS is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment, to not only adhere to current employment law, but to harness the full potential of our staff and ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. To meet this aim CMS endeavours to treat all staff and job applicants equally, on the basis of merit and the ability to do their job. Everybody will be treated equally regardless of race, colour, age, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or civil partner status, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or maternity status (“Protected Characteristics”).

For further information about CMS’ diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website.


How to apply

If you are interested please apply online.  If you have any queries, please contact Johanna Davidson, Talent Acquisition Advisor. 

Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.

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