Commercial Life Sciences Associate

Employer
CMS
Location
England, London
Salary
Negotiable
Closing date
10 Dec 2021

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Practice Area
Banking & Finance, Regulatory / Compliance, Commercial, Intellectual Property, Data Protection, Insurance & Reinsurance, Product Liability, Technology / Media / Telecoms, IT, Outsourcing, Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
Role Classification
Lawyer
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Job Details

Excellent opportunity for a commercial life sciences lawyer to join our Tier 1 ranked practice.


About CMS
CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 80 offices in 50 countries and 5,000+ 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 RoleOur Life Sciences/TMT groups have an opportunity for an industry-focused commercial lawyer to join our prestigious technology team and top-ranked sector group of over 80 life sciences specialists in the UK and 300 globally. The technology team operates as a seamless unit between the firm's offices in London, Bristol, Sheffield, Edinburgh and Glasgow, advising on a broad range of matters for clients ranging from large blue chip organisations to smaller commercial entities (including universities and charities).

The technology team advises across a number of sectors and this lawyer's focus would be life sciences, advising clients at every stage of the product life cycle, from intellectual property issues, collaboration arrangements, commercialisation and supply chain and life cycle management.

The role includes:

- Drafting and negotiating a broad range of commercial contracts such as collaboration, licensing, supply and distribution agreements;

- Involvement in a broad range of commercial, IP, IT and data protection advice;

- Providing efficient professional support for partners and team members;

- Developing professional relationships with clients;

- Supporting the wider group in developing business; and

- Involvement in marketing events.


About You
- Knowledge of, and/or experience in, the life sciences sector
- Knowledge of IP, IT, technology and data protection issues in addition to having developed strong general commercial expertise
- Understanding of the life sciences regulatory regime would be helpful but is not essential
- Appropriate level of post qualification experience in a City, major Regional or leading international firm or industry in-house company, to meet the demands of the role we envisage this to be 3-7 year PQE but candidates outside of this may also be considered
- Experience and confidence in dealing directly with clients in major blue chip companies


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