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Associate - Corporate - 4-6PQE

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19000057 Requisition #
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Job title – Associate

Location – London

Salary – Competitive

Advert post-date – 5 February 2019

Advert closing date – 5 March 2019

About the role

We are looking for a bright and commercially focused associate to join our highly regarded Corporate team.

Looking for your next step on the corporate career ladder?  CMS’s international focus means that you will have the opportunity for cross border work and international transactions across key industry sectors as well as exposure to clients early on in your career. 
You will be responsible for a variety of work in a broad based role including; 

- Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity and Equity Capital Markets

- Providing efficient professional support to partners

- Developing professional client relationships

- Supporting the wider team in developing business and raising the profile of the firm

- Involvement in marketing events

- Managing and supervising the work of others including trainees 

About you

You will have excellent drafting skills and the ability to translate legal theory into practical advice. Due to the role being client facing you will need to have sound judgment and good interpersonal and consultancy skills. 
To meet the needs of the role, you will have:

- An appropriate level of post qualification experience (we anticipate approximately 4 - 6 years) in a leading law firm.

- The ability to communicate succinctly with clients is a must.

- Excellent technical experience in relation to mergers, acquisitions, disposals and fundraising in various sectors including financial services, property, media and technology.

- Provided general corporate advice regarding company administration, directors’ duties, continuous disclosure obligations, ASIC and ASX regulatory work and foreign investment regulations.
About us  

CMS are 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 Tahira Choudhry, Recruitment 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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