Associate - Financial Services Regulatory

City of London
07 Jun 2018
07 Jul 2018
Nicky Clark
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent
We have a number of varied and rewarding roles in our successful FS Regulatory team.

About the role

Our highly regarded FS Regulatory team is busier than ever, from helping our clients to develop new products and services or assisting them with significant regulatory change projects such as MiFID II, to helping them deal with investigations and regulatory enforcement proceedings. With Brexit around the corner, many of our clients are also looking at their UK and international operations and working out their strategy for dealing with what may lie ahead.

Our merger has also led to a wide array of new opportunities, particularly in the fast developing FinTech market. With CMS's specialist regulatory expertise and large international footprint, we are well placed to help our clients deal with whatever the future holds.

As a result, the team is now looking to expand at all levels. In particular, we are looking for several Associates who want to specialise in non-contentious regulatory work or do a mix of non-contentious and contentious regulatory work.

The team's clients include banks and other lenders, payment services providers, broker-dealers, funds, investment managers and advisers, exchanges, platforms and trading facilities, insurers and insurance intermediaries, as well as the large corporate/pension fund clients and suppliers of these types of institutions. You will have exposure to a wide variety of work, including: advising on authorisation and conduct of business requirements, corporate governance, regulatory capital, client money and assets, product design and distribution, cross border business, insider dealing and market abuse, anti-money laundering/financial crime, as well as the regulatory aspects of mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, joint ventures and outsourcings.

CMS is known for its particularly supportive and collaborative team approach with ambitious plans for growth and excellent long-term career prospects.

About you

Ideally at least 1 PQE and from a top tier law firm or from a recognised financial institution

Experience of financial services regulatory work, with a genuine interest in the area, and a desire to learn new things and develop your skills

Self-motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a team

Attention to detail

About us

CMS is an international organisation with market leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond.

On the 1st May 2017, CMS, Nabarro and Olswang combined to create a truly modern, ambitious, sector driven and technology focused firm for the future. Together we are the 6th largest UK law firm (by UK revenue) and the 6th largest law firm globally (by headcount) with outstanding global reach: serving 39 countries across 70 offices.

The new firm is 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. We work hard to be a truly client-focused law firm. That means not just understanding the unique challenges of every market sector, but also providing a service that's tailored to the needs of each client. Our partners are hands-on and work hard to get closer to clients with everything from joint training initiatives and advice surgeries to visits and social events. What's more, our teams have the ideal balance of personality and industry expertise to suit the varied needs of our clients.

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.

Alternatively, contact Claire Keen, Recruitment Advisor, with any queries.

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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