Banking and Finance Lawyer - NQ

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
21 Jun 2018
10 Jul 2018
Role Classification
Practice Area
Banking & Finance
Contract Type
Experience Level
0-2yrs PQE

We are looking for an enthusiastic newly qualified lawyer to join our Aberdeen Banking and Finance team. 

About the role

Our Aberdeen based banking practice acts for borrowers, private equity sponsors, banks and other funders. Ranked tier 1 by Legal 500 and Chambers we cover all mainstream areas of banking and finance including acquisition, funds, real estate and asset finance. The transaction based work is client facing, varied, fast-paced and challenging and ranges from bilateral loans to syndicated, multi-jurisdiction deals.

The role will involve:

  • Leading smaller transactions (with appropriate support): drafting and negotiating bilateral facility agreements and security documents and dealing with conditions precedent; 

  • Working as part of a team on larger transactions: drafting and negotiating security documents, co-ordinating and negotiating condition precedent documents, co-ordinating overseas advice, drafting and negotiating legal opinions, organising and attendance at completion meetings in Aberdeen, London and overseas.

CMS has a global footprint and all associates are given the opportunity to build a firm network through attending learning and development courses in other CMS jurisdictions with colleagues in other offices. 

About you

Given the Aberdeen based team is small there is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic and driven candidate to quickly gain experience and take on responsibility. The role will involve working closely with the partner as well as with our Aberdeen based associate and trainee. The ideal candidate will:

  • be a Scottish or English newly qualified solicitor; 

  • ideally, have some experience (at trainee level) of banking and finance, corporate or other deal based work; 

  • be hard working, enjoy a challenge and be happy to work as part of the team to meet deadlines; 

  • be well-organised and proactive;

  • have excellent attention to detail; 

  • have good written and oral communication skills; 

  • be willing to attend business development events and start building their own network. 

About us

CMS is an international law firm 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 42 countries from 74 offices worldwide. 

A future facing law firm CMS 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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