Associate Capital Markets & Derivatives 0-5 PQE
This is your chance to join a leading Capital Markets and Derivatives team, working on a wide range of structure finance, derivatives and capital markets transactions.
About the role
We have an extremely strong and enviable client base of financial institutions, including leading investment banks, insurance companies, asset and investment managers, and institutional and corporate clients, including trustees and pension schemes. The team forms a part of CMS's Finance practice comprising more than 100 lawyers. The team is international in its approach, regularly working with clients and CMS colleagues across Europe, the Middle East and beyond.
We have a strong reputation for quality work and a client-centric approach and look for these attributes in all our associates. Our partners are actively involved in matters so we are looking for associates who will take responsibility for matters, working closely with partners and be comfortable facing clients. We pride ourselves on the breadth of expertise we offer our clients, so our lawyers work on a variety of matters, applying the skills they learn to different types of products and clients.
The Capital Markets & Derivatives team is collegiate, collaborative and close-knit. Our team offers a wide range of challenging work, including securitised derivatives and structured products, repackagings, securitisations, OTC derivatives, repos, stock lending, strategic equity financings and a range of debt capital markets transactions. We are an entrepreneurial and flexible team, looking for bright, proactive lawyers who are keen to learn, develop and help us do excellent work for our clients.
You will be an ambitious and talented capital markets, derivatives and/or structured finance lawyer looking to join a market-leading team based in London. Although experience in a range of products/areas covered by the team is a bonus, given the depth of our expertise we place particular value on your ability to learn and to apply existing skills to new product areas.
To meet the demands of this role you will:
* Be NQ-5 years PQE
* Be able to build and maintain strong client relationships
* Have excellent drafting skills and the ability to translate legal theory into practical advice
* Exercise sound judgment and have good interpersonal and consultancy skills
* Have excellent presentation and marketing skills
* Be enthusiastic, energetic and keen to experience a wide range of work and clients
CMS is an international law firm with leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond. We create sustainable and rewarding futures for our clients, our people and our communities.
Ranked as the world's 5th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in over 40 countries from 70+ offices worldwide.
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.
We offer a range of benefits to our employees! Benefits include but are not limited to the following:
- 25 days annual leave
- Flexible working opportunities
- Flexible holiday purchase
- Private Medical Health Insurance
- Pensions package
- Health & wellbeing incentives
- Cycle to work scheme
- Individual office perks
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"). Click here to see our Equal Opportunities statement.
All job applicants will be treated fairly and judged solely on their merits. If you have a disability which is likely to affect you adversely within the application process, please let us know (as soon as you feel comfortable to do so) so that we can consider whether we can make any adjustments to the process that will allow you to be considered fairly for the role.
How to apply
If you are interested please apply online.
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.