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Associate - Competition & Trade 3-5PQE

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Excellent opportunity for a Competition & Trade Associate to advance their career at forward facing, international law firm.


About the role

The Competition and Trade team consists of over 20 competition lawyers, and is part of a wider international CMS Competition Group consisting of more than 180 competition lawyers worldwide. 
This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to further their careers in a dynamic and internationally-focused team.  
The role is varied and will involve advising on:
• public procurement (both contentious and non-contentious)
• state aid
• competition compliance
• regulatory investigations
• merger control


About you

The successful candidate should have a strong interest and experience in public procurement work, ideally with an EU law and/or public sector background. 
The ideal candidate for the above position will:
• have in the region of 3-5PQE
• have experience in public procurement
• have excellent communication and drafting skills
• have strong commercial acumen
• be self-motivated and a team player


About us

CMS were delighted to be named Law Firm of the Year at the 2018 British Legal Awards.

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 Holly Woodhouse, Talent Acquisition Advisor, for more information.

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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