Associate - Life Sciences & Technology

23 Feb 2017
25 Mar 2017
Natalie Koenig
Experience / PQE
PQE 1 - 3 years, PQE 3 - 6 years
Contract Type
Are you a commercial technology lawyer with an interest or background in life sciences?

About the role

Our Technology and Commercial group has an opportunity for a business focused lawyer to join our prestigious team who are ranked highly in both Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. The team operates as a seamless unit between the firm's offices in London, Edinburgh and Glasgow, advising on a broad range of commercial matters across a number of sectors. Our team focuses on work of the highest quality and our clients range from large blue chip organisations to smaller commercial entities. Our main focus is on TMC (Technology Media and Communications) as well as Financial Services, Life Sciences and Energy.

A broad range of commercial, IT, IP and data protection matters
Drafting and negotiating a broad range of commercial contracts such as collaboration, licensing, supply and distribution agreements
Providing efficient professional support for partners
Developing professional relationships with clients
Supporting the wider team in developing business and raising profile of the firm
Involvement in marketing events

About you

You will have excellent analytical skills and experience of running your own files and assisting partners on more complex, higher value deals and transactions along with sound judgement and good interpersonal and consultancy skills. Due to the role being client facing, experience and confidence in dealing directly with clients is essential.
Degree/CPE/LPC/GDL (or equivalent)
Knowledge of IT, TMC and data protection issues in addition to having developed strong general commercial expertise
Appropriate level of post qualification experience in a City, major Regional or leading international firm, to the meet demands of the role we envisage this to be 3-5PQE
Experience in handling clients in major blue chip companies
Excellent drafting skills and the ability to translate legal theory into practical advice
Due to the role being client facing you will need to have sound judgment and good interpersonal and consultancy skills

Desired skills
Knowledge and or experience in the life sciences sector.

About us

CMS is an international organisation with market leading businesses throughout Central and Eastern Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond. We're also founding members of the CMS organisation of major independent European law firms, which brings ten leading European law firms together under one banner.

On the 1st May 2017, CMS, Nabarro and Olswang are combining to create a truly modern, ambitious, sector driven and technology focused firm for the future. Together we will be the 6th largest UK law firm (by UK revenue) and the 6th largest law firm globally (by headcount) with outstanding global reach: serving 36 countries across 65 offices.

The new firm will be headquartered in the City of London with UK offices in Aberdeen, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Reading and Sheffield.

All 3 firms have very similar values running through them which will ring true after the combination.

Equal opportunities

We welcome and promote diversity among our staff and we are committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all aspects of employment practice. If you are interested please apply online or contact Stefanie Hall, Recruitment Officer, for more information.

If you are interested please apply online or contact Natalie Koenig, Senior Recruitment Officer, for more information.

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