Associate Banking 0-2 PQE

Scotland, Aberdeen
26 May 2021
23 Jun 2021
Esther Caines
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0-2yrs PQE
The Aberdeen corporate and leveraged finance team sits within the Finance Group at CMS. The Scottish Finance Group are top ranked in both Chambers and Legal 500 and are the largest banking and finance practice in the country. The team deals with a number of varied and interesting practice areas including acquisition finance, corporate lending (including corporate real estate lending), funds finance, TMT finance (especially fintech) and advisory work on derivatives and other products. The successful applicant will gain a wide variety of work not only within the UK, but internationally as well through the extensive CMS network.

About CMS
CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, we combine deep sector understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what's coming, but to shape it.

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. Our bold approach to a changing future ensures that we nurture our employees and recruit top talent.

About the Role
We act on lending transactions across a wide variety of sectors and product areas. Particular areas of sector focus include acquisition finance, funds finance, real estate finance and fintech hotels and leisure, media and telecoms industries, energy and infrastructure (including digital infrastructure), life sciences and healthcare.
Clients also span the lending universe from established UK and international banks and alternative lenders through to private equity sponsors, corporates and technology start-ups. We also act for a wide variety of Scottish and UK corporates in the energy, housing, food & drink and leisure sectors .

About YouIf you have a solid background in debt finance, have experience of LMA documentation and you are a self starter, keen to experience a wide variety of work, please get in touch. The key criteria are enthusiasm, drive and the willingness to work hard. We are a small deal-doing team in Aberdeen and we are looking for a candidate who is willing to work hard, and sometimes long hours, with fellow team members. The reward is challenging, varied, client facing fast-paced work in a proper team environment. Attention to detail and being proactive are essential. Candidate must be willing to participate in team business development and will be encouraged to build their own network. A background in debt finance and experience in LMA documentation would be beneficial, but is not 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.