Asset Finance Associate – 4+PQE

London (Central), London (Greater)
13 Mar 2018
12 May 2018
Role Classification
Contract Type
Experience Level
2-5yrs PQE, 5+ yrs PQE

“Responsive, resourceful and hardworking” 

CMS highly ranked Banking and International Finance team have an opportunity for a senior asset finance associate specialising in aircraft finance and leasing.

About the role

Working with two lead partners Keith Wilson (London) and Tim Elliott (Hong Kong) you will assist in driving this successful area forward. You will work on a variety of aircraft transactions related to financing, leasing, purchasing and sale of aircraft within a close knit team.

Current clients in the aviation space are lessors and lenders while the wider asset finance practice represents owners, banks, lessors and portfolio managers, in particular on aircraft, shipping and offshore marine financings and all associated procurement, chartering and operating arrangements.

About you

  • Due to the type of work, 4+ years post-qualification experience is required, although exceptional candidates outside that range would be considered.

  • You are expected to be a strong team-player.

  • Flexibility in working across finance disciplines would be helpful.

  • The role is London based (but there is some flexibility for a candidate with the right profile who wants to work from one of CMS other UK offices)

  • Some ship and offshore finance experience would be an advantage

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 Phoebe Napier, Recruitment 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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