Associate - FS Regulation

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
13 Mar 2018
12 May 2018
Role Classification
Practice Area
Financial Services
Contract Type
Experience Level
2-5yrs PQE

With leading practices in the UK's two biggest financial services centres, London and Edinburgh, our team combines wholesale and retail, contentious and non-contentious expertise across banking, insurance, asset management and financial intermediation.

About the role

We have an opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed lawyer to join our Retail Financial Services Team in Scotland, with members based in Edinburgh and Glasgow. 

CMS has one of the few large, stand alone financial services practices in the City of London.  The combined UK Financial Services team consists of 9 partners and a team of 22 other fee-earners and trainees in the UK.   This is therefore an excellent opportunity for someone looking to further their careers and develop the Firm's Financial Services practice. 

The Financial Services Team in Scotland provides transaction support and advice to the Firm's most important FS clients (including banks, long term insurance companies and investment/ asset management companies) in all areas which require specialist FS Law input.  The Team also works closely with other groups in the firm to service clients.

The team's work is varied due to the nature of the client base, however, the team tends to focus on the following areas:-

  • Investment Funds
  • Financial Services Compliance & Regulation
  • Long term insurance
  • Investment / Asset Management
  • Retail Banking

The particular position that the team is seeking to fill involves potentially supporting all of the areas of the Scottish Team's work with a view in the medium term to developing one or more areas of specialism although there is likely to be significant work on the Investment Funds side.

The position requires the ability to work under pressure autonomously and as part of the Team.

About you

In the region of 2-4PQE 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

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Self-motivated
  • Commercially aware
  • A strong team player
  • Ambitious, with the potential to develop and further their career

Candidates are expected to be able to show initiative, a keenness to learn and be a self starter. 

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. 

How to apply

If you are interested, please apply online.  If you have any queries, please contact Claire KeenRecruitment Advisor.

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

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