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

CORPORATE TAX (REAL ESTATE SECTOR) - 4-6 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP INT'L FIRM - SALARY FROM £95,000
This top international law firm is seeking an additional Associate to join their market leading Corporate Tax team in London. The group focuses primarily on p...

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CONSTRUCTION LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £80,000
This leading UK and international law firm is seeking a further Associate to join their highly rated Construction team in London. Their Constructio...

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CONSTRUCTION LAWYER - NQ-1 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £65,000
This leading UK and international law firm is seeking a newly qualified associate to join their highly rated Construction group in London. Their Co...

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GUERNSEY - EMPLOYMENT LAWYER - 3-4 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice


This top offshore law firm is seeking to recruit a further Associate to join their market leading Employment team on Guernsey. The role will entail dealing with the full range of employment rel...

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JERSEY - CORPORATE / FINANCE - NQ-3 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER OFFSHORE LAW FIRM
This top tier offshore law firm has a number of excellent opportunities for further Associates to join their market leading Corporate and Finance team on Jersey. The ro...

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BVI - CORPORATE - 3-7 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM - £EXCELLENT
A great opportunity has arisen for an additional Associate to join this leading offshore law firm in the British Virgin Islands. The role presents a fantastic chanc...

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COMMERCIAL LITIGATION (BARRISTER / HIGHER RIGHTS) - 4-5 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

SALARY FROM USD150,000 (8% TAX)
An excellent opportunity has a risen for a Barrister or Solicitor with Higher Rights of Audience to join the market leading Dispute Resolution Group at this top o...

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - 3-5 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM - SALARY FROM USD 150,000 PLUS BONUS
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Litigation solicitor to join this leading offshore law firm. Their Litigation team in the Cayman Is...

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ABU DHABI - CONSTRUCTION LAWYER - 3-6 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE, SALARY PACKAGE

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional Construction associate to join this major UK / ME law firm in their Abu Dh...

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWYER - 6+ PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

DUBAI -(MIXED ROLE, SOFT IP FOCUS) - MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM
This top international law firm is seeking to recruit a Senior Associate to join their market leading IP team in Dubai. They undertake ...

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DUBAI - CORPORATE LAWYER (MANDARIN SPEAKER) - 2-5 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / INT'L LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE, SALARY PACKAGE
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Corporate Associate who has fluency in Mandarin to join this leading UK & Int'l law firm ...

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GUERNSEY - COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY LAWYER - 5-7 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT PACKAGE (20% TAX)
This top offshore law firm is seeking a further Associate to join their highly-rated Property department on Guernsey. The role will cover ...

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JERSEY - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - NQ-4 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING OFFSHORE FIRM - EXCELLENT, LOW TAX SALARY PACKAGE
One of the leading offshore law firms is seeking to recruit an energetic and motivated lawyer to join their market leading Commercial Lit...

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PROJECT FINANCE - 3 - 4 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice



A fantastic opportunity has a risen for an additional associate to join this premier US law firm in London. More than a decade's worth of consistent industry accolades underscores the firm...

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TELECOMS & DIGITAL TECH LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £80,000

This leading UK and international law firm is seeking an additional Associate to join their highly rated Commerce & Technology group in Londo...

Reference:42917R

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CORPORATE TAX (REAL ESTATE SECTOR) - NQ-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £64,000
This major international law firm is seeking two additional Associates to join their market leading Corporate Tax team in London. Their practice of...

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PROJECTS & ENERGY - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - SALARY FROM £82,500
A fabulous opportunity exists for a further lawyer to join this premier international law firm in London. Within their market leading Projects & Energy tea...

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWYER - 4-6 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - SALARY FROM £100,000 + BONUS
A fabulous opportunity has arisen for a further Associate lawyer to join this premier international law firm in London to focus on top-level Intel...

Reference:42813R

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FINANCIAL SERVICES - 1-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER US LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £100,000
Our client in this instance is one of the leading global US law firms serving clients in every major financial centre. This particular role is to join t...

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JERSEY - CORPORATE PSL - 5+ PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

£TOP LONDON LEVEL (AFTER TAX)
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Corporate lawyer to join one of the market leading offshore Corporate practices on Jersey in a PSL capacity. The role will...

Reference:43086R

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GUERNSEY - CORPORATE / FINANCE - NQ-4 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - £TOP LONDON LEVEL (AFTER TAX)
This leading and global offshore law firm has two excellent opportunities for further Associates to join their market leading Corporate a...

Reference:43083R

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COMMERCIAL / ENERGY LITIGATION LAWYER - 1-2 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-TIER CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £65,000
This highly rated mid-tier City law firm is seeking an Associate to join their thriving Litigation group in London. The work of the team cover...

Reference:42204R

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GUERNSEY - BANKING & ASSET FINANCE - 2-4 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING OFFSHORE FIRM - EXCELLENT, LOW TAX SALARY PACKAGE
This leading offshore law firm is seeking to recruit an energetic and highly motivated Associate to join their market leading Banking & A...

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JERSEY - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - 2 - 4 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING OFFSHORE FIRM - EXCELLENT, LOW TAX SALARY PACKAGE
Our client, a leading offshore law firm, is looking to recruit an energetic and motivated lawyer to join their Litigation team on Jersey....

Reference:43090R

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JERSEY - PRIVATE CLIENT - 0 - 2 YEARS PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Associate to join this highly rated offshore law firm on Jersey. They are looking for someone with excellent inter-personal and presentation skills and exper...

Reference:43091G

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DUBAI - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER - 5-7 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

BOUTIQUE LOCAL / REGIONAL LAW FIRM
This well regarded local and regional law firm is seeking to recruit an Associate to join their busy Dispute Resolution team in Dubai. They deal particularly wi...

Reference:43087R

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WHITE COLLAR CRIME / FRAUD LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR US FIRM - SALARY FROM £105,000
This leading US law firm is seeking to recruit an additional Associate to join their established and thriving White Collar Crime & Fraud group. The team has a...

Reference:43088R

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RESTRUCTURING ASSOCIATE 3 - 5 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

US / NY LAW FIRM (LONDON OFFICE)
This outstanding and well established London office is actively looking to recruit a UK qualified associate with a particular focus on Restructuring at this time ...

Reference:43089G

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DUBAI - BANKING / ISLAMIC FINANCE LAWYER - 0 - 4 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice


An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Finance lawyer to join this premier international law firm, to be involved in a mix of cutting edge conventional and Islamic Finance deals in Dubai. The...

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DUBAI - REAL ESTATE - 3+ PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice



A excellent opportunity has arisen for a mid-level or senior Real Estate Lawyer to join this market leading practice in Dubai. The team advise investors and companies on real estate trans...

Reference:42053R

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JERSEY - CORPORATE / FINANCE - NQ-3 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER OFFSHORE LAW FIRM
This top tier offshore law firm has a number of excellent opportunities for further Associates to join their market leading Corporate and Finance team on Jersey. The ro...

Reference:41043R

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JERSEY - FUNDS LAWYER - NQ-3 YEARS' PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER OFFSHORE LAW FIRM
This top ranked offshore law firm is seeking two further Associates to join their market leading Investment Funds team on Jersey. The firm is particularly looking for in...

Reference:41152R

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ABU DHABI - CORPORATE / CAPITAL MARKETS LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice


This top-flight US law firm is seeking a further UK qualified Associate to join their thriving Corporate & Capital Markets practice in Abu Dhabi. AD is the hub of the firm's Middle East and Nor...

Reference:43082R

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INVESTMENT FUNDS LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice


This top-flight US law firm is seeking to recruit a further Associate to join their thriving Investment Funds practice in London. The role offers an exciting challenge for someone seeking high l...

Reference:43070R

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ABU DHABI - BANKING / ISLAMIC FINANCE LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

US LAW FIRM - $EXCELLENT + BONUS
This top-flight US law firm are seeking a further Associate with experience of the full range of Banking / Islamic Finance matters to join their thriving practic...

Reference:43075R

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CAPITAL MARKETS LAWYER - 2- 4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

US LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £130,000 + BONUS
This top-flight US law firm is seeking to recruit a further Associate with solid experience of the full range of Debt and Equity Capital Markets work. ...

Reference:43074R

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LITIGATION / ARBITRATION LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

US LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £130,000 + BONUS
This top-flight US law firm is seeking to recruit a further Associate with solid experience of the full range of Commercial Litigation and Arbitration m...

Reference:43073R

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CORPORATE TAX LAWER - 2-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR US FIRM - SALARY FROM £130,000 + BONUS
This top-flight US law firm is seeking to recruit a further Associate with solid experience of the full range of UK Corporate Tax matters. Their pract...

Reference:43072R

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RESTRUCTURING & INSOLVENCY LAWYER - 1-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP US FIRM - SALARY FROM £100,000 + BONUS
We're presently working with a leading US law firm, who have one of the premier Restructuring teams in the City, and are seeking a further Associate to ...

Reference:43067R

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AVIATION LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £78,500
One of the leading aviation law firms in London are seeking a further Associate to join their highly rated and very well established team. What i...

Reference:43078R

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DUBAI - CORPORATE LAWYER - 1-4 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / INT'L LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE PACKAGE
This leading law firm in the Middle East is seeking to grow their team in Dubai and would like to hear from Corporate Associates interested...

Reference:42897R

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MUSCAT - CORPORATE LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / INT'L FIRM - £EXCELLENT (TAX FREE)
This top UK / International law firm is seeking to recruit a further Associate to join their top-ranked Corporate team in Muscat. Their lawyers work ...

Reference:43026RR

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DOHA - CORPORATE LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This top international law firm is seeking a further Associate to join their market leading Corporate team in Doha. Their lawyers work on the full spectrum of big-ticket regional transactions, while t...

Reference:43024RR

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SINGAPORE - CORPORATE & FUNDS - 5+ PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - £EXCELLENT
With the recent opening of their Singapore office, this leading offshore law firm is seeking to recruit a senior Cayman qualified lawyer with a strong Funds an...

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JERSEY - FUNDS & PRIVATE EQUITY - 2-5 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM

This premier offshore law firm are seeking an experienced Investment Funds and Private Equity associate to join their market leading Corporate & Commercial team on Jer...

Reference:41337R

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JERSEY - CORPORATE - NQ-1 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - £EXCELLENT
This premier offshore law firm is seeking to recruit a junior Corporate Associate to join their market leading practice on Jersey. The successful applicant wi...

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JERSEY - BANKING & FINANCE - 2-6 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

EXCELLENT, LONDON-LEVEL (AFTER TAX) PACKAGE, PLUS BONUS
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Banking solicitor to join this market leading off-shore law firm. Their Banking & Finance team is ...

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GUERNSEY - CORPORATE / FUNDS LAWYERS - NQ-4 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM - £EXCELLENT (WITH LOW TAX)
This premier offshore law firm is keen to hear from Corporate & Funds lawyers interested in joining their top-flight practice on Guernsey. The firm i...

Reference:42857R

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GUERNSEY - OFFSHORE TRUSTS - NQ-5 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER OFFSHORE FIRM - EXCELLENT PACKAGE, INCL. BONUS
This leading offshore law firm are seeking associates to join their market leading Fiduciary Law Group on Guernsey. The firm provides focuse...

Reference:42373R

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - CORPORATE LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

SALARY FROM USD 150,000 PLUS BONUS
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Corporate lawyer, who wishes to specialise in offshore corporate and finance, to join this leading offsho...

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