Life Sciences Regulatory Associate

Employer
CMS
Location
England, London
Salary
Negotiable
Closing date
4 Feb 2022

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Permanent
Practice Area
Banking & Finance, Regulatory / Compliance, Intellectual Property, Patents, Insurance & Reinsurance, Product Liability, Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
Experience Level
0-2yrs PQE, 2-5yrs PQE, 5+ yrs PQE
Role Classification
Lawyer
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Job Details

Our Technology, Media, Intellectual Property & Competition practice group has an opportunity for a lawyer focused on regulatory and matters within the Life Science sector to join our prestigious team who are ranked highly in both Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.


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 Role

The team operates as a seamless unit between the firm's offices in London, Reading and Glasgow, advising on a broad range of Life Science regulatory matters covering all aspects of product lifecycles and across all segments of the Life Science sector. The team often works together with counsel in other jurisdictions to source advice across multiple jurisdictions for our clients.

Our team focuses on work of the highest quality and our clients range from large blue chip organisations to smaller commercial and academic entities.

Our main focus is on Life Sciences, including digital health and cannabis, although the product regulatory group also advise on consumer product regulation including cosmetics and borderline issues and on healthcare regulation. A knowledge of food law would be of interest too (but this is not necessary).

You will be involved with:
- A broad range of regulatory and liability matters including product liability
- Providing regulatory advice and support to clients and supporting other teams within the firm on the regulatory aspects of their work, such as investigations, licensing and other transactional work
- Providing efficient professional support for partners
- Developing professional relationships with clients
- Supporting the wider team in developing business and raising the profile of the firm
- Business development opportunities


About You
- You will have excellent analytical skills and experience of running your own files and assisting partners on more complex, higher value matters including investigations, deals and transactions and advisory work
- Knowledge of Life Science sector issues and an interest in science in addition to having developed strong general commercial expertise
- Knowledge of, or an interest in developing an expertise in, a broad range of Life Sciences regulatory matters
- Appropriate level of post qualification experience in a City, major regional or leading international firm
- To meet demands of the role we envisage this to be in the region of 3-8 PQE (other experience levels also considered)
- Experience in handling clients in major blue chip companies and internationally based


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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