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Associate - Power - 3-8PQE

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We are looking for an ambitious mid-to-senior level Associate to join our highly ranked, future facing Power Team in Scotland.


About the role

The role will give exposure to the full spectrum of areas in this sector, including commercial, regulatory, M&A and projects work. It will also involve advising in other regulated utility sectors such as gas and water.

The work regularly involves advising a broad range of some of the world’s leading energy companies, independent developers and project financiers on some of the highest value and most innovative transactions and projects in the UK and internationally as well as advising sectoral clients on their day-to-day regulatory and commercial matters. Through this work, and by working alongside a highly experienced and specialised team, you will gain a deeper understanding of the legal, industry and commercial arrangements across the power and renewables sector and become a recognised sector expert.


About you

The successful candidate will be a qualified lawyer ideally with 3 to 8 years’ experience in the energy sector from a corporate, construction or commercial background.  You will have an excellent professional track record within a large law firm and have experience in handling high value clients in major blue chip companies.

The role requires excellent analytical and drafting skills, a commitment to learning about the intricacies of the power and renewables sectors, a willingness to travel, and the ability to understand the economic, technical and financial context within which the legal and regulatory advice is provided.

The nature of the work means that the candidate will need to have the ability to work both independently and also, on larger projects and transactions, as part of a cross-disciplinary team. The candidate will also need to be well-organised with strong administration and time management skills and the ability and drive to meet demanding deadlines.

We will consider applications from candidates with 3 to 8 years PQE, gained at a highly regarded national or international firm, with an interest in and enthusiasm for the power and renewables sectors.


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 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.
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 Holly Woodhouse, Talent Acquisition Advisor, for more information.

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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