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Associate FS Regulatory 3-6 PQE

20000383 Requisition #
Our leading UK Financial Services team has over 60 lawyers focused on regulatory (non-contentious and contentious) and specialist transactional matters for banks and other finance providers, payment institutions and e-money issuers, broker-dealers, platforms, markets and trading facilities, funds and fund managers, investment managers and advisers, insurers and insurance intermediaries as well as large institutional investors and key service providers.  Our clients range from well-established UK and global financial institutions to innovative new Fintech start-ups.

About the role

Our leading Financial Services team is busier than ever, from helping our clients to develop new products and services to assisting them with significant regulatory, transactional and/or operational change projects.  There promises to be even more work over the next few years.  For example, the implementation of new ESG requirements is leading to the design and launch of new funds and other products targeted on that space, as well as work bringing existing funds and products into line.  The emergence of new Fintech solutions is changing how financial institutions and their clients and service providers operate, and challenging regulators in how to ensure that they supervise those institutions appropriately.  Specialist transactional work will be driven by changes in regulatory capital requirements and post-Brexit restructuring, as well as continued market consolidation and rationalisation.  With CMS’s specialist regulatory expertise and large international footprint, we are well placed to help our clients deal with whatever the future holds.
As a result, the team is now looking to expand at all levels. In particular, we are looking for Associates and Senior Associates who want to specialise in non-contentious regulatory and/or specialist transactional work for financial institutions.  You will have exposure to a wide variety of work, including: advising on authorisation and conduct of business requirements, corporate governance, regulatory capital, client money and assets, new product design and distribution, cross border business, insider dealing and market abuse, anti-money laundering/financial crime, as well as the regulatory aspects of mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, joint ventures and outsourcings.
CMS is known for its particularly supportive and collaborative team approach with ambitious plans for growth and excellent long-term career prospects.
 About you
In the region of 3-7 PQE from a top tier law firm or from a recognised financial institution
With experience of financial services regulatory work and/or transactional work for financial institutions (including those with a regulated funds or outsourcing background), with a genuine interest in the area, and a desire to learn new things and develop your skills
Commercially aware
A strong team player
With strong attention to detail

About us

CMS is an international law firm with leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond. We create sustainable and rewarding futures for our clients, our people and our communities.

Ranked as the world’s 5th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in over 40 countries from 70+ offices worldwide.

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.

Our Benefits

We offer a range of benefits to our employees! Benefits include but are not limited to the following:

- 25 days annual leave

- Flexible working opportunities 

- Flexible holiday purchase

- Private Medical Health Insurance

- Pensions package

- Health & wellbeing incentives

- Cycle to work scheme 

- Individual office perks

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”).  Click here to see our Equal Opportunities statement.
All job applicants will be treated fairly and judged solely on their merits. If you have a disability which is likely to affect you adversely within the application process, please let us know (as soon as you feel comfortable to do so) so that we can consider whether we can make any adjustments to the process that will allow you to be considered fairly for the role.

How to apply

If you are interested please apply online. If you have any queries, please contact Esther Caines, Talent Acquisition Advisor via email at Esther.Caines@cms-cmno.com.

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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