International Legal Jobs in Private Practice



Filling offshore and international legal jobs requires a particular blend of knowledge and experience. Garfield Robbins has been a market leader in recruiting and relocating lawyers internationally for nearly 20 years. Top ranking International law firms, whether based in the Middle East, Offshore, Asia, Australia or New Zealand, offer a range of international legal vacancies for qualified lawyers or solicitors at all levels, from newly qualified, to mid level and senior assistants, to partners. At each level our clients are seeking individuals who are eager to gain, or who already have, legal experience at an international level.

The core jurisdictions we recruit into include:

• Middle East (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain)

Current Recruitment Market: Despite slowdown in Dubai, the other Middle Eastern economies remain strong with continuing investment in their infrastructure and ambitious growth plans. Abu Dhabi and Doha are quite buoyant while Saudi Arabia and other regional countries are opening up to new opportunities. The influence of the energy sector remains very strong, while projects/infrastructure, construction, IT/telecoms, Islamic finance and, to a lesser extent corporate/funds are busy, and we are also seeing more activity than previously in the litigation/arbitration area.

• Offshore (Jersey, Guernsey, Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands)

Current Recruitment Market: Lawyers specialising in the areas of banking and finance, corporate finance, funds and trusts will generally find their skills in demand, although there has been a significant slowdown in terms of transactional recruitment for both the Channel Islands and Caribbean due to the current market.  There is a strong demand for talented litigators in the Caribbean, particularly those with insolvency litigation experience.

• Southeast Asia (Hong Kong and Singapore)

Current Recruitment Market: Lawyers specialising in all commercial practice areas will be marketable in the Hong Kong and Singapore, however there has been a significant slowdown in legal recruitment due to the current market, particularly in the transactional areas.  There is strong demand for litigators, particularly shipping litigators, in Singapore at present.

• Australia / New Zealand

Current Recruitment Market: Lawyers specialising in any of the key practice areas (banking and finance; corporate/commercial; energy/resources/projects; construction; IP/IT/telecoms and to a lesser extent commercial litigation) will usually find their skills in demand, however there has been a significant slowdown in recruitment due to the current market. 

For a more detailed discussion on the current International Legal jobs market please contact one of our consultants on +44 (0) 845 671 0199 or email them at info@garfieldrobbins.com.  Any communication will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Here is a selection of our latest international private practice legal jobs:


Latest jobs

DUBAI - REAL ESTATE LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This major UK and international law firm have an excellent new opportunity for a further Associate to join their market leading Real Estate practice in the Dubai. Their work involves some of the large...

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BVI - COMMERCIAL / INSOLVENCY LITIGATION BARRISTER - 5-9 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

This highly rated offshore law firm is seeking to recruit an experienced Barrister to join their thriving Commercial & Insolvency Litigation practice in the BVI. The firm has an enviable client base w...

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BVI - COMMERCIAL/INSOLVENCY LITIGATION LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a further Associate to join this thriving and highly rated Litigation & Insolvency team in the BVI. Their top-level practice focusses particularly on complex in...

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CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION LAWYERS - 2+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This highly regarded mid-size City and international firm has two excellent opportunities for an Associate and Senior Associate to join their busy and thriving Construction Disputes team in London. T...

Reference:41466_1558718866

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JHB - CONSTRUCTION DISPUTES LAWYER - NQ-1 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a junior Associate to join the thriving Construction practice of this leading UK and international law firm in Johannesburg. Their hiring team is particularly ...

Reference:43801_1558718181

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DUBAI - CONSTRUCTION DISPUTES LAWYER - 3-6 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This is an excellent new opportunity for a further Associate or Senior Associate to join the thriving Construction practice of this leading UK and Middle Eastern law firm in Dubai. Their team is invo...

Reference:43398_1558716864

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GUERNSEY - PRIVATE CLIENT (WILLS & PROBATE) LAWYER - NQ-3 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This top law firm on Guernsey have an excellent new opportunity for an junior Associate to join their highly rated Private Client / Wills & Probate team. Acting principally for HNW private clients, th...

Reference:41697R_1558716616

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PROJECT FINANCE LAWYER - 1-3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

A fantastic opportunity has a risen for an additional Associate to join the thriving Project Finance practice at this premier US law firm in London. More than a decade's worth of consistent industry a...

Reference:38993R_1558115983

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TMT & CYBERSECURITY LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This top US law firm has an excellent new opportunity for a transactional TMT and Cybersecurity Associate to join their thriving practice in this area in London. Their team's work includes advising a...

Reference:43793_1558115914

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CORPORATE LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This leading US law firm have an excellent new opportunity for a further Associate to join their thriving, top-level UK Corporate practice in London. They are particularly seeking someone with a stro...

Reference:42424_1558115769

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CORPORATE REAL ESTATE LAWYER - 2-3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This top US firm's thriving London Corporate Real Estate team is seeking an ambitious mid-level Associate to join them. Applicants will need to have excellent academics and ideally be working at a to...

Reference:42193_1558115718

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US CAPITAL MARKETS LAWYER - 1-3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This permier US and international law firm have an excellent new opportunity for a further Associate to join their thriving US Capital Markets practice in London. Applicants should be US qualifed law...

Reference:30497_1558115658

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CAPITAL MARKETS PSL - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This permier US and international law firm have an excellent new opportunity for an experienced Capital Markets Associate to join their thriving London practice in a PSL capacity. The position will e...

Reference:30879_1558115575

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TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA & TELECOMS LAWYERS - 1-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

A fabulous opportunity exists for TMT Associates to join this premier international law firm in London. Their thriving TMT group specialises in advising the world's leading companies, financial instit...

Reference:41242_1558115443

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BANKING / SECURITISATION LAWYER 1-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This top UK and international law firm have an excellent new opportunity for a further Finance Associate to join their market leading Securitisation practice in London. Their team are global leaders,...

Reference:43798_1558115312

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INVESTMENT FUNDS LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This leading City law firm have an excellent new opportunity for a further Funds or Corporate Associate to join their thriving London Investment Funds team. Training from a top UK or international la...

Reference:43791R_1558115243

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BANKING / LEVERAGED FINANCE LAWYER 3-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This top international law firm have an excellent new opportunity for a further Associate to join the Leveraged Finance arm of their market leading London Banking team. For this particular role, they...

Reference:43790_1558115186

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REAL ESTATE LAWYER - 1-3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

A stand-out new opportunity has arisen for an ambitious Associate to join this top international law firm in their market leading Real Estate practice in London.
Their team has a first rate rep...

Reference:24046R_1558115118

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EMPLOYMENT LAWYER - 4-6 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This leading UK and international law firm has an excellent new opportunity for an Associate or Senior Associate to join their thriving London Employment practice. Their impressive client list ranges...

Reference:26290_1558114986

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INSURANCE / REINSURANCE PSL - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This major international law firm has an excellent new opportunity for an experienced Insurance/Reinsurance Associate or Senior Associate to join their thriving London practice in a PSL capacity. Wor...

Reference:43766R_1558114910

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DOHA - CORPORATE & EMPLOYMENT LAWYER - NQ-2 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This top UK and international law firm has an excellent new opportunity for a junior Associate to work across their top-level Corporate/Commercial and Employment practices in Doha. The work of their ...

Reference:40930R_1558114835

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COMMERCIAL IP LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This highly respected mid-size City and international law firm is seeking a Senior Associate to join their busy and thriving IP practice in London. Their team are particularly seeking someone with hi...

Reference:43508_1558114730

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DISPUTE RESOLUTION ASSOCIATE - 6-8 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This boutique City law firm has an excellent new opportunity for an Associate or Senior Associate to join their highly regarded Dispute Resolution practice in London. The role will entail avising clie...

Reference:42266_1558114654

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REAL ESTATE LAWYER - 1-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This is an excellent opportunity to join a leading London Real Estate practice that offers varied, top quality work within a superb environment with excellent long-term career prospects. The role will...

Reference:43586R_1558114555

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CORPORATE / EQUITY CAPITAL MARKETS LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This well liked City and international law firm have an excellent new opportunity for a further Associate to join their high-performing London Corporate team, advising local and international clients ...

Reference:43533_1558114380

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IT / COMMERCIAL LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

Due to continuing growth this UK & international law firm is looking to recruit an additional Associate to join their thriving IT & Commercial team in London. The role offers a broad diet of commercia...

Reference:40772_1558114017

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GUERNSEY - PRIVATE CLIENT / TRUSTS LAWYER - 5-8 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This major offshore firm's highly-rated International Private Client and Trusts practice has an excellent new opportunity for a Senior Associate to join them on Guernsey. The position will closely su...

Reference:43794_1557336802

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JERSEY - PROFFESSIONAL SUPPORT LAWYER - 3+ PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

The global Knowledge Management team of this top offshore law firm is seeking an experienced lawyer to join them in Jersey in a PSL role, to work with their fee-earners across Guernsey, Jersey, BVI, C...

Reference:42920_1557336719

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JERSEY - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION ASSOCIATE - 1-3 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This leading offshore law firm has an excellent new opportunity for a junior Associate to join their thriving Commercial Litigation practice on Jersey. Their highly-rated team handle a full range of ...

Reference:43797R_1557336537

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JERSEY - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This is an excellent new opportunity for a Senior Associate to join the thriving Commercial Disputes practice of this highly rated offshore law firm on Jersey. This is a fast-growing and dynamic pra...

Reference:43066_1557336474

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - CORPORATE LAWYER - 2.5-5 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

This leading offshore law firm have an excellent new opportunity for a further Associate to join their top-flight transactional practice in the Cayman Islands. Applicants will need be UK, Commonwealt...

Reference:42688_1557336410

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ISLE OF MAN - CORPORATE / FUNDS LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This top offshore law firm is seeking a further Associate to join their market leading Corporate & Funds practice on the Isle of Man. The role will cover the full range of top-level offshore work with...

Reference:40748_1557336328

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BVI - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER - 1-3 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional Associate to join this leading offshore law firm in their BVI office. Their Litigation team advises on the full range of high-profile offshore dis...

Reference:43441_1557336136

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GUERNSEY - CORPORATE / FUNDS LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This top tier offshore law firm is seeking further talented and ambitious Associate or Senior Associate to join their market leading Corporate & Funds team on Guernsey. The firm has long-established r...

Reference:42711_1557335937

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JERSEY - PRIVATE CLIENT / TRUSTS LAWYER - 3-7 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This major offshore law firm is seeking an additional Associate or Senior Associate to join their market leading practice on Jersey to undertake a broad range of high-level private client and trusts r...

Reference:43014_1557335721

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GUERNSEY - CORPORATE LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This leading offshore and international law firm has an excellent new opportunity for an experienced Associate or Senior Associate to join their thriving Corporate practice on Guernsey. The firm has o...

Reference:39706_1557334786

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JERSEY - BANKING LAWYER - NQ-4 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

A fantastic new opportunity has arisen for a further Associate to join this leading off-shore law firm to focus on Banking matters within their Corporate & Finance practice on Jersey. The successful a...

Reference:43713R_1557333654

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER - 3-6 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Commercial Litigation Barrister or Solicitor to join this leading offshore law firm. Their thriving Litigation team in the Cayman Islands has been growing rapi...

Reference:41607_1557333136

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GUERNSEY - TRUSTS / PRIVATE CLIENT LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This leading offshore and international law firm have an excellent new opportunity for a Senior Associate to join their top-flight Trusts & Private Wealth practice on Guernsey. Their lawyers act for a...

Reference:43338_1557333034

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GUERNSEY - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER - 2-3 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This top law firm on Guernsey is seeking an additional Associate to join their highly rated Dispute Resolution team. They've acted on some of the largest and most complex cases ever to have taken pla...

Reference:41626_1557332893

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GUERNSEY - CORPORATE LAWYERS - 2-6 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This highly rated law firm on Guernsey are seeking to recruit two further Associates to join their thriving Corporate practice. These particular positions will focus on mainstream Corporate work, co...

Reference:41438_1557332834

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GUERNSEY - PRIVATE CLIENT (WILLS & PROBATE) LAWYER - 2-3 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This top law firm on Guernsey have an excellent new opportunity for an Associate to join their highly rated Private Client / Wills & Probate team. Acting principally for HNW private clients, their pr...

Reference:41697_1557332778

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BVI - CORPORATE LAWYER - 2-5 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

This leading offshore law firm is seeking a further Associate to joint their market leading Corporate team in the British Virgin Islands. The role will be highly varied and challenging, working at th...

Reference:40647_1557332705

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - INVESTMENT FUNDS LAWYER - 4-7 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

This premier offshore law firm is seeking a further Associate or Senior Associate, with experience in high level Investment Funds work, to join their thriving team in the Cayman Islands. They are par...

Reference:41796_1557332647

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BVI - TRUSTS / PRIVATE CLIENT LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

This leading offshore law firm is seeking an experienced Trusts / Private Client Associate to help develop their top-level BVI and international practice in these areas. Their team works closely with ...

Reference:35573_1557332516

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HONG KONG - FUNDS, CORPORATE & BANKING PSL - 5+ PQE

Location: Asia
Sector: Private Practice

This leading offshore and international law firm have an excellent new opportunity for an experienced transactional lawyer to joing their thriving Hong Kong practice in a PSL capacity. Working in sup...

Reference:43800_1557330512

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GUERNSEY - CORPORATE LAWYER - NQ-2 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This leading offshore law firm is seeking to recruit a further junior Corporate Associate to join their market leading practice on Guernsey. The firm is one of the largest in the Channel Islands and t...

Reference:43379_1557328999

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HONG KONG - COMMERCIAL/INSOLVENCY LITIGATOR - NQ-2 PQE

Location: Asia
Sector: Private Practice

This premier offshore law firm has an excellent new opportunity for a junior Associate to join their market leading Commercial Litigation group in Hong Kong. The role will entail working closely with...

Reference:43401_1557325919

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DOHA - CORPORATE LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This top international law firm has an excellent new opportunity for a further Associate to join their thriving Corporate practice in Doha. Their lawyers work on a broad spectrum of major cross-border...

Reference:43495_1557325229

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BVI - COMMERCIAL/INSOLVENCY LITIGATION LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a further Associate to join this highly regarded Litigation & Insolvency team in the BVI. Their top-level practice focusses particularly on complex internationa...

Reference:42720_1557314552

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