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Associate - Corporate - 2-5PQE

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Experienced Lawyers
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19000210 Requisition #
Join our award-winning Corporate team in Glasgow.


About the role

Working as part of a dynamic, experienced and supportive team to advise a spectrum of clients from high profile listed public companies to some of the most exciting start-up/high growth companies on a wide range of corporate related matters.
Joining the highly regarded corporate team of this global top 6 international firm brings the opportunity to experience UK wide and international transactions across various industry sectors with a great deal of client contact, responsibility and continuous personal development.
Your role will include the following:
- Mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations and joint ventures 
- Private equity and venture capital investments 
- Commercial contracts, including high value strategic arrangements 
- Deal and project management 
- Listed company matters, including fundraisings and IPOs 
- Corporate governance, regulatory and advisory work 
- Developing professional relationships with clients 
- Supporting the team in developing business opportunities and attending client events
- Unrivalled technical and soft-skills training
- An opportunity to travel to attend a variety of CMS events- both within the UK and internationally 
- Managing/supervising the work of others including junior lawyers and trainees  


About you

To meet the needs of the role, you will have an appropriate level of post qualification experience (we anticipate approximately 2-5 years) in a leading law firm. The ability to communicate succinctly and build rapport with clients are essential, as are excellent drafting skills and the ability to translate legal theory into practical and clear advice. 
Due to the role being client facing you will also need to have sound judgement and good interpersonal skills. 


About us

CMS is the world’s 6th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, with over 70 offices across 40 countries worldwide, with 3 offices in Scotland. The Scottish offices employ over 200 lawyers in a range of disciplines but all to support corporate, commercial and public sector clients of all types. CMS Scotland is a strong contributor to the CMS network and benefits from a strong heritage of legacy businesses such as Dundas & Wilson. As a CMS lawyer you would be part of a team that offers true national and international coverage to arm you with the skills and expertise that are proven to enhance your position as a rounded valued professional.
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. 
As 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. 
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 Tahira Choudhry, 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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