Corporate -Transactions – Scotland – Senior Associate

May 23, 2024

Job Description

Looking for your next opportunity? We are looking for a bright and commercially focused Associate or Senior Associate to join our highly regarded Corporate Team in the Edinburgh office. We are also looking for an Associate in Glasgow or Aberdeen.

About CMS

CMS is a Future Facing firm with more than 70 offices in over 40 countries and 5,000+ lawyers worldwide. We combine deep local market understanding with a global perspective. We are passionate about building strong relationships with our clients, our people, and the communities we work in.

We take a bold, dynamic, and agile approach to ensure our clients are able to 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 working. Our aim is to inspire, impact and support our clients and our people, helping them to maximize their potential and thrive.

About the Role

CMS’s international focus means that you will have the opportunity for cross border work and international transactions across key industry sectors whilst primarily getting the opportunity to work for excellent clients across the Scotland and UK market.

You will be responsible for a variety of work in a broad based role including: – Drafting principal documents for Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity and Venture Capital investments and Equity Capital Markets transactions- 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 junior associates and trainees

About You

You will have excellent drafting skills, be able lead and project manage transactional work and the ability to translate legal theory into practical advice. Due to the role being client facing you will need to have sound judgement 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 a minimum of 4 PQE) in a leading law firm. The ability to communicate clearly and succinctly with clients is essential.

Equal Opportunities

At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do. We’re diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive.

For further information about CMS’ diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website.

Please apply online or contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions. For information regarding our competitive range of benefits please visit our Rewards & Benefits page on our website.

Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.