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Senior Associate Corporate & Leveraged Finance 5-6 PQE

Experienced Lawyers
20000313 Requisition #
The corporate and leveraged finance team sits within the finance group at CMS.  The team deals with a number of varied and interesting practice areas including leveraged finance, TMT finance (especially fintech), corporate lending (including corporate real estate lending) and funds finance. Whilst the role is based in Manchester, the team spans Manchester and London and the successful applicant will gain a wide variety of work across not only both cities, but internationally as well through the extensive CMS network.

About the role

We act on lending transactions across a wide variety of sectors and product areas.  Particular areas of sector focus include the technology, media and telecoms industries, energy and infrastructure (including digital infrastructure), life sciences and healthcare and hotels and leisure. 
Clients also span the lending universe from established UK and international banks and alternative lenders through to private equity sponsors, corporates and technology start-ups.  
From a technology finance perspective, the team also houses the venture debt practice acting for venture debt providers and many early-stage companies.  We are a part of the firm's start-up program supporting over 100 early stage businesses, many of which we have introduced as clients to the firm.
In addition, much of the firm's fintech work is handled in the team, including debt and equity investment in fintech businesses acting for both investors and many household names in fintech and digital banking. The team acts on emerging technology work including AI, blockchain, and digital asset projects advising commercial enterprises, regulators and governments.

About you

If you have a background in Banking and are keen to experience a wide variety of work (but with an opportunity to specialise if preferred), please get in touch.

About us

CMS is an international law firm with leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond. We create sustainable and rewarding futures for our clients, our people and our communities.

Ranked as the world’s 5th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in over 40 countries from 70+ offices worldwide.

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.

Our Benefits

We offer a range of benefits to our employees! Benefits include but are not limited to the following:

- 25 days annual leave

- Flexible working opportunities 

- Flexible holiday purchase

- Private Medical Health Insurance

- Pensions package

- Health & wellbeing incentives

- Cycle to work scheme 

- Individual office perks


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”).  Click here to see our Equal Opportunities statement.

All job applicants will be treated fairly and judged solely on their merits. If you have a disability which is likely to affect you adversely within the application process, please let us know (as soon as you feel comfortable to do so) so that we can consider whether we can make any adjustments to the process that will allow you to be considered fairly for the role.

How to apply

If you are interested please apply online. If you have any queries, please contact Esther Caines, Talent Acquisition Advisor via email at Esther.Caines@cms-cmno.com.

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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