Ranked as the world’s 6th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS can work for you in 39 countries from 70 offices worldwide. Globally 5,000 lawyers offer business-focused advice tailored to our clients’ needs, whether in your local market or across multiple jurisdictions.

With the coming together of CMS, Nabarro and Olswang on 1 May 2017, we have created a new future-facing firm, one that is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence.

This means putting our clients’ interests and priorities at the very heart of everything we do. And, in a world of ever-accelerating change, that demands unwavering sector focus combined with quality practice specialism.

Across our six core sectors – Energy, Financial Services, Infrastructure and Project Finance, Lifesciences and Healthcare, Real Estate and Technology, Media and Telecommunications – we don’t just have some of the brightest and most creative legal minds.  Our lawyers are fully immersed in the world our clients’ operates in; genuine experts in their fields, knowledgeable about the issues you currently face, and those that may lie just around the corner.

We offer various added value services, including Law-Now and the Interactive Media Award winning RegZone which provide practical and timely knowledge relevant to your business and numerous webinars for training at your desk.

I am personally committed to our clients and always interested to meet with clients, hear your views and discuss ways of how we can improve what we do for you.
Penelope Warne, the Senior Partner, Chairman of the Board and Head of Energy

 

As a future-facing firm, we are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services.

We are united in our vision and values, and focused on driving a culture of high ethical standards. Diversity & Inclusion and CSR are a huge priority for us.

And all this with the advantages of true global scale. Across your world, through 70 offices in 39 countries, we’re locally grounded, well connected, and completely familiar with the terrain. Our approach to service delivery is the same in all our offices, based on a common training program and a shared understanding of what our clients value. All CMS lawyers, both those we recruit and those we train in-house, are focused on providing quality advice and quality service. We are smart on the detail because the detail matters. We recruit, value and nurture top talent and through regular, independent evaluations, we identify opportunities to make improvements in our service and feed this back to our lawyers.

 

CMS London, United Kingdom
Feb 05, 2018
Full time
re you looking for new opportunities within a law firm with a global reach? Would you like a broad commercial litigation role which allows you to work across specialisms and jurisdictions? About the role   This team has a proven track record of providing practical and commercial advice to a wide range of clients at all stages of the dispute relation process - from drafting dispute resolution clauses during pre-contractual negotiations, through to obtaining emergency injunctions in situations where assets may be at risk, to litigating complex multi-jurisdictional disputes and enforcing judgements and recovering assets. Our UK based team advises on national and international disputes, specialising in sectors such as financial services, energy, lifesciences, and TMC. You will be expected to provide in-depth case analysis and briefings for the partners and the team whilst being able to manage substantial disputes under partner supervision. This will include preparing high quality and concise party/party correspondence, instructions to Counsel, pleadings and other Court documents as required. You will also be able to support the partners with business development opportunities and client exposure is encouraged from the start. About you   You will have a well developed understanding of litigation, arbitration and ADR procedures with the ability to translate legal theory into practical commercial advice. You must have solid experience within a comparable firm recognised for general disputes work and be able to handle clients in major blue chip companies. Given the complexity of the work involved it is envisaged you will have approximately 4-6 years relevant experience.   About us   CMS is an international organisation 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 39 countries from 70 office worldwide.    On 1 May 2017, CMS, Nabarro and Olswang came together to create a new future-facing firm, one that 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. re you looking for new opportunities within a law firm with a global reach? Would you like a broad commercial litigation role which allows you to work across specialisms and jurisdictions? About the role   This team has a proven track record of providing practical and commercial advice to a wide range of clients at all stages of the dispute relation process - from drafting dispute resolution clauses during pre-contractual negotiations, through to obtaining emergency injunctions in situations where assets may be at risk, to litigating complex multi-jurisdictional disputes and enforcing judgements and recovering assets. Our UK based team advises on national and international disputes, specialising in sectors such as financial services, energy, lifesciences, and TMC. You will be expected to provide in-depth case analysis and briefings for the partners and the team whilst being able to manage substantial disputes under partner supervision. This will include preparing high quality and concise party/party correspondence, instructions to Counsel, pleadings and other Court documents as required. You will also be able to support the partners with business development opportunities and client exposure is encouraged from the start. About you   You will have a well developed understanding of litigation, arbitration and ADR procedures with the ability to translate legal theory into practical commercial advice. You must have solid experience within a comparable firm recognised for general disputes work and be able to handle clients in major blue chip companies. Given the complexity of the work involved it is envisaged you will have approximately 4-6 years relevant experience.   About us   CMS is an international organisation 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 39 countries from 70 office worldwide.    On 1 May 2017, CMS, Nabarro and Olswang came together to create a new future-facing firm, one that 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. re you looking for new opportunities within a law firm with a global reach? Would you like a broad commercial litigation role which allows you to work across specialisms and jurisdictions? About the role   This team has a proven track record of providing practical and commercial advice to a wide range of clients at all stages of the dispute relation process - from drafting dispute resolution clauses during pre-contractual negotiations, through to obtaining emergency injunctions in situations where assets may be at risk, to litigating complex multi-jurisdictional disputes and enforcing judgements and recovering assets. Our UK based team advises on national and international disputes, specialising in sectors such as financial services, energy, lifesciences, and TMC. You will be expected to provide in-depth case analysis and briefings for the partners and the team whilst being able to manage substantial disputes under partner supervision. This will include preparing high quality and concise party/party correspondence, instructions to Counsel, pleadings and other Court documents as required. You will also be able to support the partners with business development opportunities and client exposure is encouraged from the start. About you   You will have a well developed understanding of litigation, arbitration and ADR procedures with the ability to translate legal theory into practical commercial advice. You must have solid experience within a comparable firm recognised for general disputes work and be able to handle clients in major blue chip companies. Given the complexity of the work involved it is envisaged you will have approximately 4-6 years relevant experience.   About us   CMS is an international organisation 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 39 countries from 70 office worldwide.    On 1 May 2017, CMS, Nabarro and Olswang came together to create a new future-facing firm, one that 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. re you looking for new opportunities within a law firm with a global reach? Would you like a broad commercial litigation role which allows you to work across specialisms and jurisdictions? About the role   This team has a proven track record of providing practical and commercial advice to a wide range of clients at all stages of the dispute relation process - from drafting dispute resolution clauses during pre-contractual negotiations, through to obtaining emergency injunctions in situations where assets may be at risk, to litigating complex multi-jurisdictional disputes and enforcing judgements and recovering assets. Our UK based team advises on national and international disputes, specialising in sectors such as financial services, energy, lifesciences, and TMC. You will be expected to provide in-depth case analysis and briefings for the partners and the team whilst being able to manage substantial disputes under partner supervision. This will include preparing high quality and concise party/party correspondence, instructions to Counsel, pleadings and other Court documents as required. You will also be able to support the partners with business development opportunities and client exposure is encouraged from the start. About you   You will have a well developed understanding of litigation, arbitration and ADR procedures with the ability to translate legal theory into practical commercial advice. You must have solid experience within a comparable firm recognised for general disputes work and be able to handle clients in major blue chip companies. Given the complexity of the work involved it is envisaged you will have approximately 4-6 years relevant experience.   About us   CMS is an international organisation 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 39 countries from 70 office worldwide.    On 1 May 2017, CMS, Nabarro and Olswang came together to create a new future-facing firm, one that 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. re you looking for new opportunities within a law firm with a global reach? Would you like a broad commercial litigation role which allows you to work across specialisms and jurisdictions? About the role   This team has a proven track record of providing practical and commercial advice to a wide range of clients at all stages of the dispute relation process - from drafting dispute resolution clauses during pre-contractual negotiations, through to obtaining emergency injunctions in situations where assets may be at risk, to litigating complex multi-jurisdictional disputes and enforcing judgements and recovering assets. Our UK based team advises on national and international disputes, specialising in sectors such as financial services, energy, lifesciences, and TMC. You will be expected to provide in-depth case analysis and briefings for the partners and the team whilst being able to manage substantial disputes under partner supervision. This will include preparing high quality and concise party/party correspondence, instructions to Counsel, pleadings and other Court documents as required. You will also be able to support the partners with business development opportunities and client exposure is encouraged from the start. About you   You will have a well developed understanding of litigation, arbitration and ADR procedures with the ability to translate legal theory into practical commercial advice. You must have solid experience within a comparable firm recognised for general disputes work and be able to handle clients in major blue chip companies. Given the complexity of the work involved it is envisaged you will have approximately 4-6 years relevant experience.   About us   CMS is an international organisation 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 39 countries from 70 office worldwide.    On 1 May 2017, CMS, Nabarro and Olswang came together to create a new future-facing firm, one that 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. re you looking for new opportunities within a law firm with a global reach? Would you like a broad commercial litigation role which allows you to work across specialisms and jurisdictions? About the role   This team has a proven track record of providing practical and commercial advice to a wide range of clients at all stages of the dispute relation process - from drafting dispute resolution clauses during pre-contractual negotiations, through to obtaining emergency injunctions in situations where assets may be at risk, to litigating complex multi-jurisdictional disputes and enforcing judgements and recovering assets. Our UK based team advises on national and international disputes, specialising in sectors such as financial services, energy, lifesciences, and TMC. You will be expected to provide in-depth case analysis and briefings for the partners and the team whilst being able to manage substantial disputes under partner supervision. This will include preparing high quality and concise party/party correspondence, instructions to Counsel, pleadings and other Court documents as required. You will also be able to support the partners with business development opportunities and client exposure is encouraged from the start. About you   You will have a well developed understanding of litigation, arbitration and ADR procedures with the ability to translate legal theory into practical commercial advice. You must have solid experience within a comparable firm recognised for general disputes work and be able to handle clients in major blue chip companies. Given the complexity of the work involved it is envisaged you will have approximately 4-6 years relevant experience.   About us   CMS is an international organisation 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 39 countries from 70 office worldwide.    On 1 May 2017, CMS, Nabarro and Olswang came together to create a new future-facing firm, one that 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.
CMS Bristol, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
An opportunity has arisen for a Paralegal to join our IRG team in Bristol   About the role   Assisting a busy team with administrative duties such as billing, case bundles, gathering information for cases and research. This is a great opportunity to learn first-hand the breadth of the insurance legal market.   About you   You will have a bright and enthusiastic approach with a flexible, professional, can-do attitude. You should be able to use your initiative and have good organisational skills. You should be articulate, numerate and self-driven. Good academics and some legal experience are necessary for this role along with a genuine interest in law and the insurance market.     About us   CMS is an international organisation 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 39 countries from 70 office worldwide.    On 1 May 2017, CMS, Nabarro and Olswang came together to create a new future-facing firm, one that 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”).
CMS London, United Kingdom
Nov 27, 2017
Full time
Want to work for a busy FS Regulatory team?   About the role   Our highly regarded FS Regulatory team is busier than ever, from helping our clients to develop new products and services or assisting them with significant regulatory change projects such as MiFID II, to helping them deal with investigations and regulatory enforcement proceedings. With Brexit around the corner, many of our clients are also looking at their UK and international operations and working out their strategy for dealing with what may lie ahead. The recent merger has also led to a wide array of new opportunities, particularly in the fast developing FinTech market. With CMS’s specialist regulatory expertise and large international footprint, we are well placed to help our clients deal with whatever the future holds. As a result, the team is now looking to expand at all levels. In particular, we are looking for several Associates who want to specialise in non-contentious regulatory work or do a mix of non-contentious and contentious regulatory work. The team’s clients include banks and other lenders, payment services providers, broker-dealers, funds, investment managers and advisers, exchanges, platforms and trading facilities, insurers and insurance intermediaries, as well as the large corporate/pension fund clients and suppliers of these types of institutions. You will have exposure to a wide variety of work, including: advising on authorisation and conduct of business requirements, corporate governance, regulatory capital, client money and assets, product design and distribution, cross border business, insider dealing and market abuse, anti-money laundering/financial crime, as well as the regulatory aspects of mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, joint ventures and outsourcings. CMS is known for its particularly supportive and collaborative team approach with ambitious plans for growth and excellent long-term career prospects. About you   At least 1PQE and from a top tier law firm or from a recognised financial institution Experience of financial services regulatory work, with a genuine interest in the area, and a desire to learn new things and develop your skills Self-motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a team Attention to detail.   About us     CMS is an international organisation with market leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond.   On the 1st May 2017, CMS, Nabarro and Olswang are combining to create a truly modern, ambitious, sector driven and technology focused firm for the future.  Together we will be the 6th largest UK law firm (by UK revenue) and the 6th largest law firm globally (by headcount) with outstanding global reach: serving 39 countries across 70 offices.   The new firm will be headquartered in the City of London with UK offices in Aberdeen, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Reading and Sheffield.   All 3 firms have very similar values running through them which will ring true after the combination.  We work hard to be a truly client-focused law firm. That means not just understanding the unique challenges of every market sector, but also providing a service that’s tailored to the needs of each client. Our partners are hands-on and work hard to get closer to clients with everything from joint training initiatives and advice surgeries to visits and social events. What’s more, our teams have the ideal balance of personality and industry expertise to suit the varied needs of our clients.   
CMS London, United Kingdom
Nov 27, 2017
Full time
This is your chance to join a growing employment team, working in a varied role advising commercial clients on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious employment related queries. About the role   You will work on a variety of employment law matters advising commercial clients on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious employment related queries. You will be involved in advising commercial clients in relation to: • day-to-day employment queries, such as disciplinary and grievance matters, maternity/family leave issues and working time questions; • senior executive issues, including negotiating appointments and exits; • collective matters such as restructuring, redundancies, integration and TUPE; • industrial relations and trade union matters; • employment tribunal, civil court and appeal litigation • due diligence, drafting warranties and indemnities in connection with corporate and real estate transactions, business transfers and outsourcing involving service provision changes. Our team also plays a central role in CMS as a global provider of employment legal advice and regularly advises clients on cross-jurisdictional matters. About you   Given the type of work you will undertake we anticipate that you will need to have minimum 1-2 years’ relevant PQE to meet the demands of the role, including some corporate support, TUPE and employment tribunal experience. You will also have an excellent academic record. Appropriate legal qualification.   About us   CMS is an international organisation 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 39 countries from 70 office worldwide.    On 1 May 2017, CMS, Nabarro and Olswang came together to create a new future-facing firm, one that 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.  
CMS Bristol, United Kingdom
Nov 21, 2017
Full time
Following its recent merger CMS is certainly the future facing law. We are looking for a dedicated paralegal for our thriving real estate team.   About the role   Our real estate team provides advice in property investment and development, planning and disputes and our clients include large development companies, banks, pension funds, private investors and retail funds. As part of our service, our team in Bristol undertakes all aspects of estate management work. Responsibilities will include: • Managing busy caseload of transactions, for example dealing with licences to assign, licences for alterations, deeds of variation, deeds of easement and drafting letters to clients and other parties. • Dealing with leases, identifying defects and preparing new modern form of leases, based on standard forms. • Assisting with file opening procedures including preparing first draft of retainer letter and ensuring compliance with money laundering regulations   About you   We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with legal experience ideally gained within a commercial real estate department but not essential. You will have a keen eye for detail with the ability to use your initiative and must be used to dealing with a large workload. You will have a strong academic background including a degree (2.1 or equivalent) in law or equivalent qualification.     About us       CMS is an international organisation with market leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond.   CMS, Nabarro and Olswang have recently combined to create a truly modern, ambitious, sector driven and technology focused firm for the future.  Together we are the 6th largest UK law firm (by UK revenue) and the 6th largest law firm globally (by headcount) with outstanding global reach: serving 39 countries across 70 offices.     All 3 firms have very similar values running through them which will ring true after the combination.  We work hard to be a truly client-focused law firm. That means not just understanding the unique challenges of every market sector, but also providing a service that’s tailored to the needs of each client. Our partners are hands-on and work hard to get closer to clients with everything from joint training initiatives and advice surgeries to visits and social events. What’s more, our teams have the ideal balance of personality and industry expertise to suit the varied needs of our clients.    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.
CMS Reading, United Kingdom
Nov 21, 2017
Full time
This is your chance to join a growing employment team, working in a varied role advising commercial clients on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious employment related queries. About the role   You will work on a variety of employment law matters advising commercial clients on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious employment related queries. You will be involved in advising commercial clients in relation to: • day-to-day employment queries, such as disciplinary and grievance matters, maternity/family leave issues and working time questions; • senior executive issues, including negotiating appointments and exits; • collective matters such as restructuring, redundancies, integration and TUPE; • industrial relations and trade union matters; • employment tribunal, civil court and appeal litigation • due diligence, drafting warranties and indemnities in connection with corporate and real estate transactions, business transfers and outsourcing involving service provision changes. Our team also plays a central role in CMS as a global provider of employment legal advice and regularly advises clients on cross-jurisdictional matters. About you   Given the type of work you will undertake we anticipate that you will need to have minimum 1-2 years’ relevant PQE to meet the demands of the role, including some corporate support, TUPE and employment tribunal experience. You will also have an excellent academic record. Appropriate legal qualification.   About us   CMS is an international organisation 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 39 countries from 70 office worldwide.    On 1 May 2017, CMS, Nabarro and Olswang came together to create a new future-facing firm, one that 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.
CMS London, United Kingdom
Nov 20, 2017
Full time
Are you looking for new opportunities within a law firm with a global reach? Would you like a broad commercial litigation role which allows you to work across specialisms and jurisdictions? About the role   This team has a proven track record of providing practical and commercial advice to a wide range of clients at all stages of the dispute relation process - from drafting dispute resolution clauses during pre-contractual negotiations, through to obtaining emergency injunctions in situations where assets may be at risk, to litigating complex multi-jurisdictional disputes and enforcing judgements and recovering assets. Our UK based team advises on national and international disputes, specialising in sectors such as financial services, energy, lifesciences, and TMC. You will be expected to provide in-depth case analysis and briefings for the partners and the team whilst being able to manage substantial disputes under partner supervision. This will include preparing high quality and concise party/party correspondence, instructions to Counsel, pleadings and other Court documents as required. You will also be able to support the partners ith business development opportunities and client exposure is encouraged from the start. About you   You will have a well developed understanding of litigation, arbitration and ADR procedures with the ability to translate legal theory into practical commercial advice. You must have solid experience within a comparable firm recognised for general disputes work and be able to handle clients in major blue chip companies. Given the complexity of the work involved it is envisaged you will have approximately 1-3 years relevant experience.   About us   CMS is an international organisation 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 39 countries from 70 office worldwide.    On 1 May 2017, CMS, Nabarro and Olswang came together to create a new future-facing firm, one that 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”).