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Associate/Snr Associate - Corporate Tax (Employee Incentives) - 1-6PQE

Experienced Lawyers
21000576 Requisition #

Wanting a unique opportunity to develop your career in share plans?  Wanting to work for a large, supportive practice that offers genuine opportunities to grow and advance?  We are looking for bright and commercially focused lawyers to join our market-leading Employee Incentives team. 

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.

About the Team

With 3 partners, 8 other specialists and a trainee (all of whom work exclusively on employee incentives matters), the CMS Employee Incentives team is one of the largest teams to be found in any UK law firm.  We act for a wide-range of corporate clients, including start-ups (through the CMS equIP programme), large privately-owned companies, UK-listed companies and multi-nationals.  We advise on the design and implementation of all forms of equity incentive arrangement in the UK, provide guidance on the corporate governance aspects of reward and support to our Transactions team with the share plan aspects of both public and private M&A.  Working alongside ShareReporter (a joint venture established by CMS to deliver smart-tech solutions in the global share plan space) and our colleagues throughout the World, we also advise on the implementation and operation of international share plans.

The team has enjoyed significant growth over the past 4 years and is looking to bring in talented individuals at all levels to support future growth opportunities across all areas of our 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 and we are passionate about the benefits of employee share ownership.  The breadth of our advisory practice is second to none but we are equally adept at working alongside our Transactions team on some of the most significant M&A in the market.  Although the current team is principally based in London and Manchester, we would consider applicants from other locations in the UK.

About the Role


Senior Associate / Associate
You will be responsible for a variety of work in a broad-based role including:
-    Supporting the Partners and Of Counsel with the delivery of both advisory mandates and transaction support.
-    Delegating work to more junior members of the team and helping to supervise them.
-    Helping manage relationships with key clients of the team.
-    Getting involved in developing know-how and new ways of working.
-    Supporting the wider team in developing business and raising the team’s profile.
-    Providing training and mentoring to the more junior members of the team.
To meet the needs of this role, you will have an appropriate level of post qualification experience (we anticipate a minimum of 4 years) in a leading professional services firm.

You will be responsible for a variety of work in a broad-based role including:
-    Working alongside the more senior members of the team on both advisory mandates and transaction support.
-    Supporting the team in developing new business opportunities.
-    Involvement in marketing events.
-    Helping to support the training and development of trainees. 
To meet the needs of this role, you will have an appropriate level of post qualification experience (we anticipate a minimum of 1 year) in a leading professional services firm.


About You

Aside from having the technical skills and experience to perform the relevant role, you will have the desire to work in a highly-successful team and to contribute to the future success of that team.  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.

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 click here to view the diversity 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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