Corporate Associate NQ - 6PQE
We are seeking an Associate 2-4PQE for our Corporate team to be based in our offices in Manchester. About the role The Corporate group provides a wide range of legal services to a diverse client base, ranging from young entrepreneurial businesses to substantial public and private corporates and long established household names. The role will involve supporting the partners on such broad range of corporate transactions, including mid-market M&A, equity capital markets work, cross-border transactions and group reorganisations and some private equity work. The Corporate practice provides a comprehensive package of specialist skills and advice to clients including investment banks, accountants, venture capital and private equity providers, debt providers as well as corporates themselves. The size of transactions range from early stage VC deals through mid-market private equity deals to Stock Market flotation's. About you Ideally you will have/be; • Good corporate experience from within a respected firm • Good level of academic achievement • Experience of either private equity or capital markets work is desirable • Ability to demonstrate involvement and contribution to practice development, strong communication skills • With the ability to work independently and as part of a team • Proactive approach to technical development About us CMS is an international organisation with market leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond. Ranked as the world's 6th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in 39 countries from 70 office worldwide. On 1 May 2017, CMS, Nabarro and Olswang came together to create a new future-facing firm, one that 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. And we recruit, value and nurture top talent. Equal opportunities CMS is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment, to not only adhere to current employment law, but to harness the full potential of our staff and ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. To meet this aim CMS endeavours to treat all staff and job applicants equally, on the basis of merit and the ability to do their job. Everybody will be treated equally regardless of race, colour, age, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or civil partner status, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or maternity status ("Protected Characteristics"). For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website. How to apply If you are interested please apply online or contact Natalie Koenig, Interim Recruitment Manager, for more information. 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.