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20000327 Requisition #
Join the leading TMT law firm in Southeast Asia and work with clients who operate at the cutting edge of tech, media, telecoms and IP developments in the region.

About the role

Our market-leading, Tier 1 IP, Technology & Media practice in Singapore has an opportunity for a highly commercial, business-focused IP/TMT lawyer to join our team. 
You’ll be working with clients who are at the cutting-edge of innovation and who are helping to shape the technology landscape in the region, ranging from fast-growth start-ups to the biggest players in the industry. We firmly believe that “every company is now a technology company” and this role represents an exciting opportunity to work with clients across sectors as part of the digital transformation that is reshaping business in the region. 
Recent projects in the last year alone have spanned protection and commercialization of IP to advisory and transactional projects in the areas of fintech, ecommerce, healthcare and life sciences, IoT, consumer goods, and digital media. 
This is a role focussed on Intellectual Property and TMT that will require experience in intellectual property, data protection and technology regulatory matters. 
On the IP side, you will be advising a wide range of clients on the development, protection and exploitation of IP rights. This would include developing IP protection strategies for clients, handling contentious IP matters such as oppositions and infringements. 
In relation to data protection and regulatory matters, you’ll be helping advise clients on the privacy compliance with laws in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region as well as to find business solutions to complex regulatory challenges at the forefront of developments in the region. In addition , you will advise on media and telecoms regulatory issues as well as advertising and digital media. 
CMS is the sixth-largest law firm in the world and there will be ample opportunities to develop your career and network through structured training, business development and integration events with our global colleagues. Opportunities include attendance at the CMS Academy, CMS World Cup Event or the annual TMT conference. 
You will be responsible for:
- A broad range of matters in the IP, Technology & Media space 
- Developing close professional relationships with clients and delivering exceptional, commercially-minded client service 
- Providing efficient professional support for partners and senior fee-earners 
- Supporting the wider team in developing business and raising the profile of the firm by participating in events and campaigns and writing articles
- Being involved with external organizations in the IP & Technology space as well as participating in the firm’s various activities
 About you

The successful candidate will ideally be between two to four years post qualified in Singapore. Exceptional candidates outside of this range may be considered. 
You must be passionate about IP and Technology and the developments reshaping businesses in the region. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience across the areas outlined above. You will have excellent analytical and drafting skills, along with a highly commercial approach and very good interpersonal skills. You will be able to work autonomously on lower-complexity matters (with support as appropriate) and assist partners and senior fee-earners on more complex, higher value matters. There will be a high degree of client contact and so experience and confidence in dealing directly with clients is essential. Strong IP expertise is essential with a good working knowledge of privacy, media and related matters. 

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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