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Associate - ICE Disputes

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19000055 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  
CMS is consistently ranked in the Global Arbitration Review ‘GAR30’ of the world’s busiest international arbitration practices and ranked by Legal Week in 2015 in the top 10 litigation firms by revenue. The CMS Energy Disputes Team has a recognised expertise and track record in high value and complex international arbitration and litigation in the energy sector. As trusted advisors to numerous international energy companies, our energy disputes offering is truly global. 

- Supporting partners within the Energy Disputes team in providing first class professional service for clients. 

- Working closely with the Projects, Energy and Real Estate groups within the firm, acting in major construction projects across the UK and internationally. 

- We act for clients at all levels and entry points in the construction sector – including major institutional investors, public sector (local authorities, university bodies), contractors, insurers and all tiers of PPP contracts. 

- Our expertise includes infrastructure, engineering, utilities, waste, transport, energy, renewables, healthcare, private developments. 

- The team are required to speak at construction conferences and to write for construction journals. This is indicative of their recognition by others in the market for expertise within this area. 


About you

This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic and driven candidate to quickly gain experience and take on responsibility. The role will involve working closely with the partner as well as with our Energy Disputes team associates and trainees, alongside a wide range of other colleagues across the firm. 
The ideal candidate will:

- have solid experience in both contentious and non-contentious construction disputes work.

- have disputes experience relating to international trade law

- ideally be degree educated in international commercial law

- be skilled in project management and up to speed with law tech and what it can offer;

- be hard working, enjoy a challenge and be happy to work as part of the team to meet deadlines;

- be well-organised and proactive;

- have excellent attention to detail;

- have good written and oral communication skills;

- be willing to attend business development events and take the initiative in business development. 


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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