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Marine/Shipping Disputes Associate

Employer
CMS
Location
London, England
Salary
Negotiable
Closing date
14 Oct 2021

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Practice Area
Insurance & Reinsurance, Shipping, Dry Shipping, Wet Shipping
Role Classification
Lawyer
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Job Details

This is an excellent opportunity to join a future facing international firm and leading insurance group, with ambitious growth plans in a developing sector.


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 RoleWe are looking for a commercially minded marine dispute resolution lawyer to work across complex international shipping and marine insurance disputes. There is huge scope for development alongside the day to day work, with the opportunity and backing to build you own client base and help develop the practice.
The work is complex and international, involving litigation, arbitration and mediation, as well as coverage advice for insurers. You will work with a wide variety of clients including P&I Clubs, Lloyd's syndicates, London market and international insurance and reinsurance companies, shipowners, charterers, port and terminal operators, freight forwarders, warehouse operators, marine service providers, oil, gas and commodity traders, cargo importers and exporters.


Main areas of work include advising across:
* P&I, hull & machinery, marine war, marine liability, cargo, fine art & specie risks;
* bills of lading and charterparty disputes;
* admiralty work including collisions, salvage and general average;
* subrogated recoveries;
* shipbuilding disputes;
* offshore energy disputes; and
* insurance policy & commercial contract drafting.


About YouYou will be a qualified Solicitor or Barrister with a strong academic background and experience across a variety of international shipping and/or marine insurance disputes. You will have familiarity with court/arbitration procedures and the ability to apply a practical and commercial approach to disputes in order to deliver cost-effective solutions.
You will have a proactive approach and the desire to business develop, growing your own client base and helping to drive the practice forward.


Language skills would be a plus, alongside experience of the London or international marine insurance market, including ACII qualifications or similar; merchant marine/nautical qualifications or experience.


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.

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Company

CMS is a future facing international law firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, and home to business services colleagues across everything from Information Technology, Human Resources and Innovation to Finance, Diversity & Inclusion and Communications.  The firm’s core purpose is to build rewarding futures for its clients, people and communities.

In a world of ever-accelerating change where technology is increasingly important in the deployment of global strategies, every team at CMS is empowered to operate and innovate in ways that best meet clients’ needs. We encourage ideas from every corner of our business. We are also committed to addressing our own impact on the environment and approach to sustainability, as well as advising clients with their related legal needs.

We strive to spend more time looking at our clients’ world than inwards at ours.  That’s what makes our approach different. Being able to see things from our clients’ perspective means our people are approachable and accessible. And this means we have a genuinely supportive, open culture you won’t find everywhere. 

We take the same approach with our colleagues: we pride ourselves on fostering a workplace where everyone is encouraged to speak up, share ideas, seek advice and where ability and commitment is recognised by rapid progression. 

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.  

Whatever your specialism, and whether you’re a lawyer or a business services professional, a career at CMS gives you huge scope to carve out a brilliant career as you help us, and our clients, to face the future with confidence.

Find Us
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Telephone
+44 (0) 20 7367 3000
Location
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
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