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Professional Support Lawyer - Funds & Indirect Real Assets

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19000049 Requisition #
CMS are certainly the future facing law. This is your chance to join an innovative band 1 Funds team.


About the role

You will be an integral part of our funds team and the broader PSL community. Working with partners you will streamline training programmes, marketing initiatives as well as supporting our busy lawyers with your expertise in Funds law and regulation at all levels.

Key technical knowledge areas include: funds in the unlisted environment, a working knowledge of private fund agreements, club, segregated mandate and co-investment agreements, joint venture agreements, sale and purchase agreements, UK limited partnerships, jersey unit trusts, Luxembourg structuring vehicles, regulations including AIFMD, MiFID and BEPS.

The role will include:
o supporting initiatives on document automation/other business efficiencies;
o regular production of concise, readable and relevant client briefings for website and mailshots, liaising with associates, other teams and overseas offices as necessary;
o drafting and giving presentations for associates and occasionally client seminars

You will have the ability to create research and write thought leadership pieces in liaison with business support executives.


About you

• A mid/senior lawyer capable of gaining the respect and confidence of partners, lawyers and trainees on technical and commercial issues.
• Excellent written / oral communication and drafting skills.
• Good understanding of best use of IT and other support functions to enhance advice and services, both within the firm and externally to clients.
• Enthusiasm with an open professional attitude.
• Able to work autonomously and as part of a team, a self starter.
• Excellent training/presentation and organisational skills.
• Experience in a fee-earning or PSL role in a fund’s department within a City law firm or equivalent.
• You will have key market knowledge areas include: general funds and asset management, real estate, infrastructure, private equity, venture capital and institutional investment.


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 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, Talent Acquisition 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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