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Associate/ Senior Associate (Equity Capital Markets) - Edinburgh

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CMS Edinburgh – Associate/ Senior Associate (Equity Capital Markets) 


We are looking for an Associate/ Senior Associate to join our highly regarded Corporate team in Edinburgh. We are particularly interested in those with experience in Equity capital markets transactions. 

About CMS

CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, we combine deep sector understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what's coming, but to shape it.
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. Our bold approach to a changing future ensures that we nurture our employees and recruit top talent.
CMS’s corporate team works with high profile corporate and investment banking clients and has extensive experience in advising on M&A and capital markets transactions as well as broader corporate matters. 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. 


About the Role

CMS’s corporate team in Edinburgh has grown over the past few years and is looking to bring in talented individuals at all levels to support future growth opportunities across all areas of its practice. We pride ourselves on being a friendly and supportive team, allowing individuals to learn and grow. We encourage the adoption of technology and new ways of working. Although the current team is principally based in Edinburgh, we work with colleagues across the UK to deliver transactions.
We are seeking an Associate/ Senior Associate who will specialise in advising both issuers and investment banks on a wide range of equity capital markets transactions in the UK, particularly equity listings on the London Stock Exchange and on various other international exchanges. In addition to this specialist focus, the role will be broad based and will allow the right candidate to assist with:
-    Private and public M&A
-    PE and early stage VC financings 
-    Public company reporting 
-    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 and client events 
-    Managing and supervising the work of others including trainees

About You
You should ideally have experience advising issuers on equity capital markets transactions in the UK. You should have excellent drafting and project management skills. You will have the ability to translate legal theory into practical advice. Due to the role being client facing you will need to have sound judgement and good interpersonal and consultancy skills. 
You will be focused on delivering first-class client service and will relish the opportunity to work alongside highly-motivated but supportive colleagues who will help you to succeed. You will be excited by the career development opportunities that the team is uniquely placed in the market to offer.
To meet the needs of the role, you will have an appropriate level of post-qualification experience (we anticipate a minimum of 4yrs PQE) in a leading law firm, but are flexible for the right individual.

Equal Opportunities


At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do. We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive. For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please view the Diversity & Inclusion pages on our website.


Please apply online or contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions. For information regarding our competitive range of benefits please visit our Rewards & Benefits page on our website.


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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