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Associate - Funds 1-4 PQE

Singapore, Singapore

5 February 2021

Join a team that is going places.

The CMS FIRA (Funds and Indirect Real Assets) team in Singapore is looking to hire a junior funds lawyer to support the team in the next stage of its growth. 

About the role

We are ranked by both Legal 500 and Chambers as a leading funds practice in Singapore and have gone from strength to strength since launching five years ago.

The Singapore FIRA team is part of the wider CMS Funds Group that comprises over 100 funds specialists across nearly 20 jurisdictions. CMS itself is the fifth largest law firm in the world by number of lawyers with nearly 5,000 lawyers working across 77 offices worldwide. 

 About you

We are looking for a junior lawyer who punches above their weight. 

We expect you to be technically strong with solid experience gained in a leading Singapore funds team. We have a deep and varied practice and from day one you will need to be keen to work outside your comfort zone, including across sectors and time zones and on new and developing areas of law and technology. The clients that you will support will include institutional investors, fund managers and MNCs, as well as entrepreneurs, tech platforms and first time fund managers. Academics are important, but are not everything – although rest assured that more often than not the work will be both technical and challenging. We want you to be client-facing and intrinsically involved in the development of the team, the office and the firm. We will offer you first class training and support in all of the above. International training opportunities are available in normal (non-Covid) circumstances. 

Our ideal candidate would:

  • have experience of advising both GPs and LPs in connection with private funds matters
  • have had exposure to the real estate, PE and/or tech and VC sectors
  • have worked on a range of funds structures, including limited partnerships, VCCs, trusts and corporate funds, as well as cross-border JVs and club funds
  • have worked as part of a big team on large international funds or structured real estate / corporate transactions 
  • have also played a leading role in a small team on smaller funds or corporate matters
    be comfortable developing their own profile in the market, as well as championing the FIRA SG team both within CMS and in the wider market
  • be Singapore qualified 
  • have a life outside of the office (really)

About us

CMS is an international law firm with leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond. We create sustainable and rewarding futures for our clients, our people and our communities.

Ranked as the world’s 5th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in over 40 countries from 70+ offices worldwide.

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. 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”).  Click here to see our Equal Opportunities statement.

All job applicants will be treated fairly and judged solely on their merits. If you have a disability which is likely to affect you adversely within the application process, please let us know (as soon as you feel comfortable to do so) so that we can consider whether we can make any adjustments to the process that will allow you to be considered fairly for the role.

How to apply

If you are interested please apply online. 

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.

Application deadline: 5 March 2021

Employment type: Full Time