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Associate/Senior Associate - Funds - 4-8PQE

Experienced Lawyers
18000266 Requisition #
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Are you looking to be part of a leading cutting edge funds team?  We are looking for an experienced funds associate to join our band 1 Funds team.


About the role

This opportunity would suit those looking to get involved in this exciting, challenging and specialist area of law. You will work as part of a team to enhance and further grow the business from its existing well established and solid foundations. You will work as part of a dynamic and innovative team. You will have the opportunity to work for market leading investment managers and investors advising on investments into private equity, infrastructure and real estate funds on a global basis. You will have day to day contact with clients who will expect high quality legal experience and sector knowledge.

Whilst you will be based in our Edinburgh office, you will have the opportunity to support the team on a UK-wide basis, particularly our team based in London


About you

Minimum 4PQE to meet the demands of the role and have hands on private equity funds and/or infrastructure experience
  • Solid academic background
  • Have trained and have experience in a leading national or international firm 
  • A can do and independent approach
  • Confident in negotiating with third parties 
  • Strong technical ability and knowledge of applicable law and regulation 
  • Good interpersonal skills and an ability to build and maintain client relationships

About us


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 Stefanie Hall, 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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