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21000534 Requisition #

Excellent opportunity for a Competition & Trade Associate to advance their career at a highly regarded, future facing law firm based in Edinburgh, Glasgow or Manchester ideally.

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 Role

The Competition and Trade team consists of over 20 competition lawyers and is part of the wider international CMS Competition Group consisting of more than 180 competition lawyers worldwide. 
CMS’ Competition and Trade team advises on a broad range of matters including competition enforcement issues, merger control, public procurement, State Aid, and regulatory matters. 


The team recently won ‘Competition Team of the Year’ at the Legal Business Awards 2020 and is looking to expand its offering in Scotland and/or Manchester, with a particular focus on public procurement and State Aid work.

The team works with clients across a range of sectors, including the public sector and utilities, construction and infrastructure, lifesciences, technology and media and financial services.  Our clients are based in Scotland, the rest of the UK and internationally.  

The role is varied and will involve advising on:
• public procurement (both contentious and non-contentious)
• State Aid
• competition compliance
• regulatory investigations
• merger control

About You

The right candidate will be either Scots and/or E&W qualified with at least 3yrs PQE.  In addition to competition experience, the successful candidate should have a strong interest in public procurement work, ideally with an EU law and/or public sector background. 
The successful candidate will also:
• have experience in public procurement
• have excellent communication and drafting skills
• have strong commercial acumen and business development skills
• be self-motivated and a team player


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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