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Senior Associate - Corporate

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Looking for your next step on the corporate career ladder? We are looking for a bright and commercially focused Senior Associate to join our highly regarded Corporate team. 


About the role

We are looking for an experienced Senior Associate to join our growing Corporate team based out of Dubai. The team has a regional remit looking at inbound and outbound investment/M&A, JVs, FDI and other commercial transactions. 
You will be responsible for a variety of work in a broad based role including; 
- Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity and Equity Capital Markets 
- 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 events 
- Managing and supervising the work of others 


About you

You will have excellent drafting skills and the ability to translate legal theory into practical advice. Due to the role being client facing you will need to have sound judgment and good interpersonal and consultancy skills. The ability to communicate succinctly with clients is a must.
To meet the needs of the role, you will:
- be English qualified with recent experience of working in the Middle East (we anticipate a minimum of 5-9PQE) in a leading law firm
- have experience of leading/managing complex M&A, joint ventures and restructuring matters, both domestic and cross border. 
- have experience of managing a team of junior lawyers and managing input from multiple departments/offices to meet a project deadline
- be ambitious, energetic, capable of working independently and as part of a domestic and regional team


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 Tahira Choudhry, 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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