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Senior Associate - Life Sciences & Technology - 5PQE+

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20000007 Requisition #
Excellent opportunity for a commercial technology lawyer with an interest in life sciences in join a future facing law firm.


About the role

Our TMT/Life Sciences groups have an opportunity for a business-focused lawyer to join our prestigious technology team which is ranked Tier 1  in Legal 500 as well as having a number of members of the team ranked individually as Leading Practitioners in their own area of specialism.  The team operates as a seamless unit between the firm's offices in London, Bristol, Sheffield, Edinburgh and Glasgow, advising on a broad range of matters for clients ranging from large blue chip organisations to smaller commercial entities.  The team advises across a number of sectors and this lawyer’s focus would be on technology within TMT (Technology, Media and Telecommunications) and Life Sciences. 
The role includes:
- Involvement in a broad range of commercial, IP, IT and data protection matters

- Drafting and negotiating a broad range of commercial contracts such as collaboration, licensing, supply and distribution agreements

- Providing efficient professional support for partners

- Developing professional relationships with clients

- Supporting the wider team in developing business and raising profile of the firm

- Involvement in marketing events


About you

You will have excellent analytical skills and experience of running your own files and assisting partners on more complex, higher value deals and transactions along with sound judgement and good interpersonal and consultancy skills. Due to the role being client facing, experience and confidence in dealing directly with clients is essential. 
- Degree/CPE/LPC/GDL (or equivalent)
- Knowledge of IP, IT, technology and data protection issues in addition to having developed strong general commercial expertise
- Appropriate level of post qualification experience in a City, major Regional or leading international firm, to meet the demands of the role we envisage this to be 5PQE+
- Experience in handling clients in major blue chip companies
- 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
- Knowledge of, and/or experience in, the life sciences sector
- Understanding of the life sciences regulatory regime would be helpful but is not essential


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 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.

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 Holly Woodhouse, Talent Acquisition Advisor, for more information.

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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