Due to continued success, we are creating a number of new roles within our Band 1 ranked Technology team. 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
The team advises on a broad range of commercial matters across a number of technology sectors. We focus on work of the highest quality and our clients range from large blue chips to smaller commercial entities working with cutting edge technologies.On the IP side you will be advising a wide range of clients on commercial agreements relating to the development, protection and exploitation of IP. We advise a number of leading universities and research institutions across the UK, in addition to working with entrepreneurial businesses on high profile projects involving IP, complex licensing and technology transfer agreements. A number of our IP lawyers work closely with clients in the life sciences sector, including advising on pharmaceutical products, medical devices, personalised/stratified medicine projects and eHealth/digital health technologies, and you will have the opportunity to develop a specialism in this area if that is of interest. Other clients include innovative companies working in sectors such as food and drink, consumer products, media, energy, and oil & gas.On the IT and Telecoms side, the work will involve significant projects and high value transactions such as outsourcing, system development and software contracts for blue chip clients. We advise a wide range of clients from those in the financial and public sectors to innovative technology companies who supply solutions to customers around the world. We are actively involved in new and developing areas such as Fintech, blockchain, robotics and artificial intelligence. If you are interested in IT projects, CMS will provide you with exposure to some of the most significant projects in the UK.The team also advises a variety of technology clients who process significant amounts of personal data on compliance with privacy laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation. We are actively involved in a variety of GDPR compliance projects. About You
Strong general commercial expertise is essential with a good working knowledge of IP and IT matters (we are looking for several roles at Associate and Senior Associate level, we envisage in the 2-10PQE+ range). Specific expertise in certain sectors such as financial services, energy or life sciences is a bonus but not essential.
The role will carry a high degree of client contact, and so experience and confidence in dealing directly with clients is important. 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.
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