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Working for CMS Switzerland

CMS is a Future Facing law firm. With more than 75 offices in more than 40 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, we combine deep local market understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what is coming, but to shape it.

As part of the global CMS organisation, CMS von Erlach Partners is one of few international law firms in Switzerland that can offer both domestic and international advice. 

Are you ready to unlock your potential?

We are continuously seeking talented people to join our practice teams and contribute to the growth of our offices in Zurich and Geneva. Whether you are an associate, trainee or student trainee, we offer stimulating opportunities with a truly global perspective to individuals willing to take their career to new heights in a forward-thinking law firm.

Are you looking for a new challenge?

At CMS you will gain a breadth of experience, tackling a variety of thought-provoking matters and advising a large, diverse portfolio of clients – renowned national and international enterprises, financial institutions as well as individuals. Given our industry-based structure, we encourage the development of in-depth specialist knowledge and expertise to understand clients and address sector-specific matters in a proficient manner.

Our firm has a strong international focus and its expertise covers:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Commercial
  • Competition & EU
  • Consumer Products
  • Corporate / M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment & Pensions
  • Energy
  • Funds
  • Hotels & Leisure
  • Infrastructure & Projects
  • Insolvency & Restructuring
  • Insurance, Intellectual Property
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Private Clients
  • Private Equity
  • Public Procurement
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Tax
  • TMC - Technology, Media & Communications

Why should you join us?

When joining us, you will find a dynamic and inspiring team-oriented work environment where fresh ideas and new perspectives are valued. We believe in empowering people, meaning you will be given exciting assignments for which you will take responsibility at an early stage. You will work alongside experienced lawyers from all levels who will guide and support you as you sharpen your skills. Countless opportunities to grow and learn will shape your career path at CMS. Yet, we foster talent development and will provide you with both internal and external training opportunities to nurture your know-how and excel as a professional. In addition, CMS operates a secondment system offering young lawyers the opportunity to work in other CMS offices.

CMS Diversity Statement

As an international organisation with clients and employees spanning a multitude of countries, cultures and professions, diversity is of fundamental importance to CMS. Our commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion is broad, encompassing the following:

  • developing and supporting a diverse workplace in which all are welcome regardless of gender, marital status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age.
  • creating an environment that encourages new ways of thinking and working, and values the contributions and perspectives of all – especially those with experience, ideas and work styles different from our own.
  • supporting all staff with a broad range of policies, practices and procedures which recognise individual contribution and performance, develop each individual's capability and give everyone an equal opportunity to use their talent and fulfil their potential.
  • providing a workplace free from discrimination, harassment and bullying, where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.


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