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”).
CMS London, United Kingdom
Oct 09, 2017
Full time
We are looking for a funds associate to join our band 1 Funds team.   About the role   Are you looking to be part of a leading cutting edge funds team? This opportunity would suit those looking to get involved in this exciting, challenging and specialist area of law. You will work as part of a team to enhance and further grow the business from its existing well established and solid foundations. You will work in a dynamic and innovative team. You will have the opportunity to work on market leading transactions with well-known and sector leading clients with whom you will have direct contact from day one. The work focuses on funds across a variety of sectors with a focus on real estate, infrastructure and private equity. Working closely with partners highly regarded in this field you will have the opportunity to progress quickly and gain in depth knowledge in this sector. About you   Minimum 2PQE to meet the demands of the role and have ideally have hands on Real estate funds and/or infrastructure experience • Solid academic background • Have trained and have experience in a leading national or international firm • A can do approach • Strong technical ability and knowledge of applicable law and regulation • An enthusiasm for marketing and business development • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to build and maintain client relationships   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 Reading, United Kingdom
Sep 25, 2017
Full time
Are you looking for exceptional Real Estate work with our recently combined teams from CMS, Nabarro & Olswang?   About the role   Working as part of the leading Real Estate practice group, which spans multiple offices, you will experience a wide range of Real Estate transactions, advising investors, developers and occupiers, as well as property related joint ventures, limited partnerships and unit trusts for both investment and development projects.   Our client-focussed approach means you would be working with a number of different colleagues, gaining exposure to a wide variety of transactions, rather than specialising in a particular aspect of Real Estate. You will regularly deal with £multi-million transactions and act for some of the largest property owners and developers in the country. You will advise on all aspects of Real Estate business including major retail, industrial, mixed use and office developments, property financing commercial landlord and tenant matters and, portfolio acquisitions and disposals.   About you   The ideal candidate will: Be a qualified solicitor with c. 2-6 PQE. Have gained excellent, relevant experience from a recognised Real Estate department of a major or medium sized firm. Have relevant experience in dealing with transactions structured through corporate and offshore vehicles, although this is not essential.  Be able to demonstrate an interest in, and enthusiasm for, the commercial property industry. Have excellent written and oral communication skills. Have a strong academic background. Have the ambition to succeed and commitment to business development and client relationship management. Be commercially orientated with good business acumen and a commitment to innovation. Have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Be well-organised with strong administration and time management skills and the ability and drive to meet demanding deadlines.   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   We welcome and promote diversity among our staff and we are committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all aspects of employment practice.  
CMS Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Aug 29, 2017
Full time
Join our award winning corporate team in Edinburgh.   About the role   Working as part of a dynamic, experienced and supportive team to advise a spectrum of clients from high profile listed public companies to some of the most exciting start-up/high growth companies on a wide range of corporate related matters. Joining the highly regarded corporate team of this international firm brings the opportunity to experience UK wide and international transactions across various industry sectors with a great deal of client contact, responsibility and continuous personal development. Your role will include the following: • Mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations and joint ventures • Listed company matters, including fundraisings and IPOs • Private equity and venture capital investments • Commercial contracts, including high value strategic arrangements • Deal and project management • Corporate governance, regulatory and advisory work • 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 • Managing/supervising the work of others including junior lawyers and trainees      About you   Essential Skills To meet the needs of the role, you will have an appropriate level of post qualification experience (we anticipate approximately 3-8 years) in a leading law firm. The ability to communicate succinctly and build rapport with clients are essential, as are excellent drafting skills and the ability to translate legal theory into practical and clear advice. Due to the role being client facing you will also need to have sound judgment and good interpersonal skills.  Desired Skills The role will give you exposure to financial services work and would be of benefit if you have experience or knowledge of this sector. The role will also have the added dimension of working on International transactions and would be advantage if you have International experience or can demonstrate a keen interest for cross border transactions.   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.   
CMS Sheffield, United Kingdom
Aug 14, 2017
Full time
Newly merged CMS are certainly the future facing law! This is your chance to join our band 1 real estate team.   About the role   Working as part of the leading Real Estate practice group which spans over multiple offices you will experience a wide range of Real Estate transactions, advising investors, developers and occupiers, as well as property related joint ventures, limited partnerships and unit trusts for both investment and development projects. Our client-focussed approach means you would be working with a number of different colleagues, gaining exposure to a wide variety of transactions, rather than specialising in a particular aspect of real estate. You will regularly deal with £multi-million transactions and act for some of the largest property owners and developers in the country. You will advise on all aspects of real estate business including major retail, industrial, mixed use and office developments, property financing commercial landlord and tenant matters and, portfolio acquisitions and disposals.     About you   The ideal candidate will: Be a qualified solicitor 1-4PQE. Be able to demonstrate an interest in, and enthusiasm for, the commercial property industry. Have excellent written and oral communication skills. Have gained excellent relevant experience from a recognised real estate department of a major or medium sized city firm. Have relevant experience in dealing with transactions structured through corporate and offshore vehicles will be an advantage but is not essential. Will in addition, candidates should have a strong academic background, the ambition to succeed and commitment to business development and client relationship management. Be commercially orientated with good business acumen and a commitment to innovation. Have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Be well-organised with strong administration and time management skills and the ability and drive to meet demanding deadlines.       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   We welcome and promote diversity among our staff and we are committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all aspects of employment practice.
CMS London, United Kingdom
Aug 14, 2017
Full time
Newly merged CMS are certainly the future facing law. This is your chance to join an innovative band 1 Funds team. About the role     You will be an integral part of our funds team and the broader PSL community. Working with partners you will streamline training programmes, marketing initiatives as well as supporting our busy lawyers with your expertise in Funds law and regulation at all levels. Key technical knowledge areas include: funds in the unlisted and listed environment, a working knowledge of private fund agreements, club, segregated mandate and co-investment agreements, joint venture agreements, sale and purchase agreements, UK limited partnerships, jersey unit trusts, Luxembourg structuring vehicles, regulations including AIFMD, MiFIDand BEPS. Supporting initiatives on document automation/other business efficiencies. Regular production of concise, readable and relevant client briefings for website and mailshots, liaising with associates, other teams and overseas offices as necessary. You will have the ability to create, research and write thought leadership pieces in liaison with business support executive. As well as drafting and giving presentations for associates and occasionaly client seminars.     About you   • A mid/senior lawyer capable of gaining the respect and confidence of partners, lawyers and trainees on technical and commercial issues. • Excellent written / oral communication and drafting skills. • Good understanding of best use of IT and other support functions to enhance advice and services, both within the firm and externally to clients. • Enthusiasm with an open professional attitude. • Able to work autonomously and as part of a team. • Excellent training/presentation and organisational skills • Experience in a fee-earning or PSL role relative to Funds law within a City law firm or equivalent. • You will have key market knowledge areas include: general funds and asset management, real estate, infrastructure, private equity, venture capital and institutional investment. • Involved in maximising the Funds department’s potential and armed with excellent people skills.     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   We welcome and promote diversity among our staff and we are committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all aspects of employment practice.
CMS Sheffield, United Kingdom
Aug 04, 2017
Full time
We are looking for a qualified lawyer to join our highly regarded Real estate team   About the role   Our highly experienced Real Estate group regularly deal with multi-million pound transactions and act for some of the largest property owners and developers in the country. They advise on all aspects of Real Estate business including major retail, mixed use and office developments, property financing and commercial landlord and tenant matters and, portfolio acquisitions and disposals. This is an exciting opportunity to join our office in Sheffield. We are looking for an NQ to support national and international investors and developers.   About you   Successful candidates will have: - Gained excellent relevant experience from a recognised Real Estate department of a major or medium sized Firm - A strong academic background - Excellent interpersonal skills - A flexible approach to meeting client demands - A commitment to business development and client relationship management   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 combined to create a truly modern, ambitious, sector driven and technology focused firm for the future. "Future facing law". 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. 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. If you are interested please apply online or contact Natalie Koenig Recruitment Advisor for more information.
CMS London, United Kingdom
Aug 04, 2017
Full time
Are you looking for new opportunities within a law firm that is significantly growing in size and global reach? Would you like join this new distinctive modern city powerhouse and be part of paving a fresh way of providing secretarial support?   About the role   We are looking for a Team Secretary to join our Real Estate practice group in the London office to provide a high-quality and efficient secretarial service to fee-earners and trainee solicitors. Reporting directly to the Assistant Secretarial Support Manager responsibilities will include diary and email management for the fee-earners within your team, travel arrangements and handling telephone enquiries as and when required.   Other tasks include, but are not limited to;   Managing workflow to the Document & Design Centre, Print Room etc as required; proactively taking steps to ensure work is returned within required timescales Amending and formatting agreements/documents as required Copy-typing and digital dictation as required Carrying out PDF to Word conversions and vice versa Collating all indexing on legal documentation and setting up files as necessary Insertion of business contact cards into Outlook and Centric Processing fee-earner expenses on Chrome River in a timely manner Liaison with Business Development, Marketing, Events and Finance Teams with a view to supporting them on specific team-based tasks   About you   As part of this new secretarial model that is being introduced across the firm you will need to be adaptable to change whilst maintaining a professional approach, demonstrating high levels of client care, organisational and time management skills.   You would have gained previous experience within another law firm or other professional services environment demonstrating a proactive and enthusiastic approach with high levels of IT literacy, superb attention to detail and the ability to learn new systems quickly.   About us   CMS is an international organisation with market leading businesses throughout Central and Eastern Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond. We're also founding members of the CMS organisation of major independent European law firms, which brings ten leading European law firms together under one banner.   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 36 countries across 65 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
Aug 04, 2017
Full time
We are looking for a bright and commercially focused associate to join our highly regarded Corporate team.     About the role   Looking for your next step on the corporate career ladder? CMS’s international focus means that you will have the opportunity for cross border work and international transactions across key industry sectors as well as exposure to clients early on in your career. 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 including trainees     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 To meet the needs of the role, you will have an appropriate level of post qualification experience (we anticipate approximately 3.5-6 years) in a leading law firm. The ability to communicate succinctly with clients is a must 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 three 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
Jul 23, 2017
Full time
Are you looking to join a senior leadership team in a role that will provide you with the opportunity to change the way the firm it uses its knowledge? Would you like to shape the future of knowledge management for this newly merged firm?   About the role   This is a pivotal and highly strategic role providing knowledge management across the firm, taking into account both client facing knowledge as well as operational knowledge – everything around how the firm harnesses and deploys all of its intellectual capital for the benefit of clients and the firm. The firm wants to be able to harness its communal knowledge to drive key strategic decisions as well as giving fee-earners easy access to up-to-date information, so that they can create, share and apply it to serve clients in smarter, faster and better ways. The Director of Knowledge Management (KM) will be expected to add real value to the partnership, increased commerciality by taking a ‘fresh look’ at all systems and practices, including the international operations. Although the majority of your time will be spent within the London office, this role can be based across other CMS locations within the UK. Reporting to the Director of Business Strategy and Integration, he/she will be tasked with maximising value through innovation, cost-control and effective sourcing decisions and will be accountable for defining, developing and driving the firm’s KM strategy and to provide the means to organise and locate relevant content and expertise to address specific business tasks and projects. The Director of KM will be supported by a Head of Knowledge and may also wish to appoint a Head PSL in due course. Some of the key responsibilities will include, but not limited to;    Conceiving, developing and implementing the firm’s knowledge management strategy. Promotion of a knowledge sharing culture. Acting as an ambassador and figurehead for knowledge in the firm. Working with the Head of Knowledge to drive continual KM service improvement, including the evaluation and exploitation of new technologies and resolving issues and barriers impacting on KM service delivery. Developing a cross firm knowledge community through facilitating communication and coordination between PSLs, information officers, Legal Project Managers, Business Managers, IT and others. Working with Practice Group Leaders to ensure appropriate provision of Knowledge to the practice groups. Working with the HR and L&D functions to ensure alignment of professional learning and Knowledge Management offerings. Working with the Marketing and Business Development function to build a client facing knowledge offering.    About you   The successful candidate will possess many of the following qualifications and characteristics:   Prior experience of being a qualified lawyer prior to entering into a KM role.  A minimum of 7 years’ KM experience operating at a senior level.  A naturally confident leader and strategic thinker able to assess the firm’s future needs and align KM initiatives accordingly.  An interest in, and knowledge of, technological advances and their potential impact on knowledge systems. A creative and commercial thinker who will come forward with new ideas and approaches. An ability to motivate and persuade lawyers to contribute knowledge and learning assets. A consultative approach – the ability to communicate effectively on both a practical and academic level with a willingness to listen. Experience of operating internationally and prepared to travel. Experience of creating and implementing new programmes and policies within a budgetary and time-critical framework. Advanced managerial skills with the ability to negotiate with and persuade others, not in direct line of report and working in close partnership with internal clients. Excellent communication skills with fluency in English, both written and spoken. Additional language skills would be an advantage. Ability to operate under pressure to resolve issues in a controlled and calm fashion An ability to operate and succeed in a fast-paced, highly intellectual, multi-tasking, client-service orientated environment. A team player with a 'can-do' attitude and a passion for excellence. 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 Glasgow, United Kingdom
Jul 07, 2017
Full time
Join our award winning Corporate team in Glasgow.   About the role   Working as part of a dynamic, experienced and supportive team to advise a spectrum of clients from high profile listed public companies to some of the most exciting start-up/high growth companies on a wide range of corporate related matters. Joining the highly regarded corporate team of this international firm brings the opportunity to experience UK wide and international transactions across various industry sectors with a great deal of client contact, responsibility and continuous personal development. Your role will include the following: • Mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations and joint ventures • Listed company matters, including fundraisings and IPOs • Private equity and venture capital investments • Commercial contracts, including high value strategic arrangements • Deal and project management • Corporate governance, regulatory and advisory work • 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 • Managing/supervising the work of others including junior lawyers and trainees   About you   To meet the needs of the role, you will have an appropriate level of post qualification experience (we anticipate approximately 3-5 years) in a leading law firm. The ability to communicate succinctly and build rapport with clients are essential, as are excellent drafting skills and the ability to translate legal theory into practical and clear advice. Due to the role being client facing you will also need to have sound judgment and good interpersonal skills.    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.   
CMS Manchester, United Kingdom
Jul 03, 2017
Full time
We are looking for a qualified lawyer to join our highly regarded Real estate team.   About the role   Our highly experienced Real Estate group regularly deal with multi-million pound transactions and act for some of the largest property owners and developers in the country. Named this year as the North West Insider law firm of the year. We advise on all aspects of Real Estate business including major retail, mixed use and office developments, property financing and commercial landlord and tenant matters and, portfolio acquisitions and disposals. This is an exciting opportunity to join our office in Manchester. We are looking for a 1-3PQE to support national and international investors and developers.   About you   Successful candidates will have: - Gained excellent relevant experience from a recognised Real Estate department of a major or medium sized Firm - A strong academic background - Excellent interpersonal skills - A flexible approach to meeting client demands - A commitment to business development and client relationship management   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 combined to create a truly modern, ambitious, sector driven and technology focused firm for the future. "Future facing law". 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. 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 Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Jun 23, 2017
Full time
Our Commercial group has an exciting opportunity for an ambitious, hard working commercially focused lawyer to join our prestigious Technology team.      About the role     The team advises on a broad range of commercial matters across a number of technology sectors. We focus on work of the highest quality and our clients range from large blue chip organisations to smaller commercial entities working with cutting edge technologies. On the IP side you will be advising a wide range of clients on commercial agreements relating to the development, protection and exploitation of IP. We advise a number of leading universities and research institutions across the UK, in addition to working with entrepreneurial businesses on high profile collaborative projects involving IP, complex licensing and technology transfer agreements. A number of our IP lawyers work closely with clients in the life sciences sector, including advising on pharmaceutical products, medical devices, personalised/ stratified medicine projects and eHealth/ digital health technologies, and you will have the opportunity to develop a specialism in this area if that is of interest. Other clients include innovative companies working in sectors such as food and drink, consumer products, media, energy, and oil & gas. On the IT and Telecoms side, the work will involve significant projects and high value transactions such as outsourcing, system development and software contracts for blue chip clients. We advise a wide range of clients from those in the financial and public sectors to innovative technology companies who supply solutions to customers around the world. We actively involved in new and developing areas such as Fintech, blockchain, robotics and artificial intelligence. Rest assured, if you want to do IT projects you will get exposure to some of the best in the UK. We have a large close knit team comprising 15 lawyers (including 3 partners) based across our two offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh. We work closely with our colleagues in London, and there will be opportunities to get involved in London based projects if that is of interest. Training and business development activities are co-ordinated across the Scottish and London teams, with the teams working together jointly on strategic initiatives. There will be opportunities for advancement for the right candidate. You will be responsible for: • A broad range of commercial, IT, IP, Telecoms and data protection matters • Drafting and negotiating a broad range of commercial contracts • Developing close professional relationships with clients and delivering excellent client service • Providing efficient professional support for partners and senior fee-earners • Supporting the wider team in developing business and raising profile of the firm • Involvement in marketing events      About you     To meet the demands of this role we envisage 2-4PQE. • You will have excellent analytical and drafting skills, along with a commercial approach and good interpersonal skills. You will be able to work autonomously on lower value transactions (with support as appropriate), and assist partners and senior fee-earners on more complex, higher value deals and transactions. There will be a high degree of client contact, and so experience and confidence in dealing directly with clients is essential. • Degree/Scots law (or equivalent) • Strong general commercial expertise is essential with a good working knowledge of IP and IT matters • Appropriate level of post qualification experience in a leading firm      About us     CMS is an international organisation with market leading businesses throughout Central and Eastern Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond. We're also founding members of the CMS organisation of major independent European law firms, which brings ten leading European law firms together under one banner.    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 36 countries across 65 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.   Equal Opportunities   We welcome and promote diversity among our staff and we are committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all aspects of employment practice.   If you are interested please apply online or contact Natalie Koenig , Senior Recruitment Officer, for more information.
CMS Glasgow, United Kingdom
Jun 23, 2017
Full time
We have an opportunity within our Energy, Projects and Construction (EPC)practice group for a strong Contentious Construction lawyer. EPC is one of the firm’s most successful and profitable.   About the role   The team works closely with colleagues around the firm, especially from Projects, Energy and Real Estate.    The team has been established for over 20 years. We’re highly ranked in the legal directories (Band 2 in Chambers & Partners for Construction Scotland) and have developed long lasting client relationships and a huge depth of expertise.  We act in major construction projects across the UK and internationally. We act for clients at all levels and entry points in the construction sector – including major institutional investors, public sector (local authorities, university bodies), contractors, insurers and all tiers of PPP contracts.  Our expertise includes infrastructure, engineering, utilities, waste, transport, energy, renewables, healthcare, private developments.  Three of our Partners are ranked and a number of the lawyers in the team hold Specialist Accreditations. Our lawyers are active in industry bodies in the UK and abroad. They are regularly called upon to speak at construction conferences and to write for construction journals. This is indicative of their recognition by others in the market for expertise within this area.   About you   Essential Requirements • Law Degree • Scots and/or English Law qualified • Appropriate level of post qualification experience in relevant professional area - given the complexity of the work, we anticipate that candidates will need to have the equivalent of at least 3 – 5+ years relevant PQE to meet the demands of the role • Excellent professional track record in comparable firm • Experience in handling a wide variety of clients including those in major blue chip companies • Excellent analytical skills • Sound judgement • Excellent drafting skills • Ability to translate legal theory into practical and commercial advice • Good interpersonal and consultancy skills.     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.    Equal opportunities   We welcome and promote diversity among our staff and we are committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all aspects of employment practice.   If you are interested please apply online or contact Natalie Koenig , Senior Recruitment Officer, for more information.