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Senior Associate FS Transactions 6+ PQE

Experienced Lawyers
21000458 Requisition #

Our highly regarded Financial Services Transactions team is looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious finance lawyer to join our growing 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 Role

This is a significant role, which will sit at the heart of the team and will involve:

•    Advising and assisting on structuring, drafting and negotiating of finance aspects of transactions (including security, collateral and associated investment management arrangements) typically involving financial institutions and other financial services counterparties and often with a cross-border element. 
•    Developing deep understanding of the capital drivers for transactions and the regulatory framework within which our FI clients operate – and exploring opportunities for further expanding the range of capital-driven transactions on which the team advices.
•    Supporting and enhancing the team’s continued growth as we further strengthen existing client relationships, develop new clients and continue to build market profile, including helping drive business development initiatives and client-focused thought leadership.
•    Providing guidance, supervision and training to more junior members of the team.

About You

This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic and driven candidate to quickly gain experience, take on responsibility and build expertise and relationships in a multi-faceted and fast-growing area.  The ideal candidate will have:

•    A background in banking and finance, structured finance or derivatives.
•    A willingness to think creatively and apply principles of finance law to different, often innovative, structures.
•    An enthusiasm for the financial institutions sector.
•    A commitment to transactional work.
•    An appetite for developing genuine expertise within in a team-based, collegiate environment.
•    An open and collaborative mindset.
•    Commercial and intellectual curiosity.

Reflecting the above, we would expect candidates to come from leading UK / international firms.

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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