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

JERSEY - PRIVATE CLIENT / TRUSTS LAWYER - 5-7 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...

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BVI - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER - 2-3 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent new opportunity has arisen for a Commercial Litigation Associate to join this highly regarded offshore law firm in their BVI practice. Their Cayman and BVI team have acted in many of the...

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - TRUST LITIGATION LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Litigation lawyer to join this leading offshore law firm in their thriving Cayman Trust Litigation practice. With an emphasis on disputes in the highly lucrati...

Reference:43712_1549811215

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CAYMANS - CORPORATE / FUNDS / FINANCE LAWYER - 3-6 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Associate, who wishes to be involved in a range of top-level offshore corporate, funds and finance work, to join this leading firm in their thriv...

Reference:43410_1549811163

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JERSEY - CORPORATE / FINANCE LAWYER - NQ-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

A fantastic new opportunity has arisen for a further Associate to join this market leading off-shore law firm in their Corporate & Finance transactional practice on Jersey. The successful applicant wi...

Reference:43713R_1549810979

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JERSEY - CORPORATE / FINANCE LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This leading international offshore firm has an excellent new opportunity for a Senior Associate to join their market leading Corporate and Finance practice on Jersey. Working for a highly dynamic gr...

Reference:37525R_1549810649

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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_1549810524

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BVI - COMMERCIAL / INSOLVENCY LITIGATION LAWYER - 7+ PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

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

Reference:43403_1549810316

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CAYMANS - CORPORATE INSURANCE - SENIOR ASSOCIATE / COUNSEL

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

This premier offshore and international law firm has a stand-out new opportunity for an experienced Corporate lawyer (with Insurance sector expertise) to join their team in the Cayman Islands. Their ...

Reference:43784_1549810226

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - FUND FINANCE - SENIOR COUNSEL / PARTNER

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

This premier offshore and international law firm has a stand-out new opportunity for an experienced Fund Finance lawyer to join their market leading Banking & Finance team in the Cayman Islands. Both...

Reference:43783_1549810152

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - BANKING & FINANCE ASSOCIATE - 3-6 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

This premier offshore and international law firm has an excellent new opportunity for a further Associate to join their market leading Banking & Finance team in the Cayman Islands. Their practice is ...

Reference:41745_1549807224

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JERSEY - PRIVATE CLIENT / TRUSTS LAWYER - 5-7 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:43014R_1549806870

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JERSEY - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER - NQ-2 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This premier offshore law firm is seeking a further junior Associate to join their market leading Commercial Litigation team on Jersey. The firm has long-established relationships with many of the wor...

Reference:43755R_1549806614

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HONG KONG - CORPORATE / FUNDS LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: Asia
Sector: Private Practice

This major offshore law firm is seeking a further Associate to join their market leading Corporate & Funds group in Hong Kong. The firm has long-established relationships with many leading internation...

Reference:43626_1549806437

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GUERNSEY - CORPORATE / FUNDS LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

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

Reference:42711_1549806337

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ISLE OF MAN - CORPORATE / FUNDS LAWYER - NQ-5 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

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

Reference:40748_1549806194

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BVI - CORPORATE LAWYER - 2-7 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_1549806128

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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_1549806060

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BVI - TRUSTS / PRIVATE CLIENT LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

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

Reference:35573_1549805968

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - TRUSTS / PRIVATE CLIENT LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

This leading offshore law firm is seeking a Trusts / Private Client Associate to join and help develop their thriving top-level international practice in these areas. Their Cayman Islands team works c...

Reference:43776_1549805890

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GUERNSEY - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER - 2-4 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_1549805780

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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_1549805657

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DUBAI - CORPORATE / FUNDS LAWYER - 5-7 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This leading international law firm has an excellent new opportunity for a Senior Associate to join their well-established and thriving Corporate & Funds practice in Dubai. Their highly rated team ha...

Reference:37977_1549646562

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DUBAI - BANKING & FINANCE LAWYER - 4-6 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This top US law firm has an excellent new opportunity for a further banking & finance Associate to join their thriving transactional practice in Dubai. Applicants should ideally have extensive experi...

Reference:32328_1549645128

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DUBAI - PROJECT FIN / ENERGY & INFRA LAWYER - 1-3 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This major UK and international law firm has an excellent new opportunity for a further Associate to join their highly-rated and thriving Finance & Projects practice in Dubai. Their team are involved ...

Reference:32863_1549565585

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DUBAI - DISPUTE RESOLUTION LAWYER - NQ-2 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This major UK and international law firm is seeking a further junior Dispute Resolution Associate to join their thriving Dubai practice. Applicants should ideally have experience in commercial arbitr...

Reference:38136_1549562021

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DOHA - CONSTRUCTION / PROJECTS LAWYER - 1-5 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This leading UK & international law firm have an excllent new opportunity for an Associate to join their highly rated Energy, Transport & Infrastructure practice in Doha. Their practice focusses on t...

Reference:40140_1549475616

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ABU DHABI - CONSTRUCTION LAWYER (CONT. BIAS) - 3-6 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

A stand-out new opportunity has arisen for a Construction Associate to join this premier UK & International law firm in their thriving Abu Dhabi practice. Their Middle Eastern offices (which incl. Dub...

Reference:42893_1549474776

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ABU DHABI - ENERGY & INFRASTRUCTURE LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This leading US and international law firm have an excellent new opportunity for an Associate to join their thriving Energy & Infrastructure practice in the UAE. Their team acts at top-level for spon...

Reference:40442R_1549392191

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DUBAI - CONSTRUCTION & ENERGY DISPUTES LAWYER - 7+ PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This respected international law firm has an excellent new opportunity for a Senior Associate to join their thriving Middle Eastern practice in Dubai. The firm as a whole have a fantastic internationa...

Reference:43775R_1549392083

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DUBAI - ENERGY & INFRASTRUCTURE LAWYER - 5-7 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional Associate or Senior Associate to join the highly rated Energy & Infrastructure team of this major international law firm in Dubai. Their practice...

Reference:43774R_1549391948

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DUBAI - CONSTRUCTION & ENERGY DISPUTES LAWYERS - 1-6 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This highly respected international law firm is seeking two further Associates to join their market leading Middle Eastern Construction & Energy Disputes practice in Dubai. The firm as a whole have a ...

Reference:43773R_1549391874

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ABU DHABI - CORPORATE LAWYER (WITH ARABIC)

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

The Abu Dhabi office of this major law firm has expanded its Corporate practice significantly over the last two years and carries out significant work for an impressive range of local and internationa...

Reference:42896_1549391744

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ABU DHABI - TRANSACTIONAL CONSTRUCTION LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This leading international law firm have an excellent new opportunity for a transactional Construction lawyer to join their thriving practice in Abu Dhabi. Their team advise on the region's largest a...

Reference:39147R_1549391591

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DUBAI - BANKING / PROJECT FINANCE LAWYER - 1-3 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This premier global law firm continue to grow their Middle Eastern practice, and are looking for a further Banking / Project Finance Associate to join their leading team in Dubai. Their practice advi...

Reference:43567R_1549391497

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DUBAI - COMMERCIAL PROJECTS LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This leading UK and international law firm has an excellent new opportunity for an ambitious mid-level Projects Associate to join their market leading practice in Dubai. Their clients include a stell...

Reference:36880R_1549391421

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DUBAI - CORPORATE LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

Due to continuing growth of this large international firm's Middle East practice, they have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Associate to join their thriving Corporate team in Dubai. The successf...

Reference:34016R_1549305263

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DUBAI - BANKING & FINANCE LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This leading UK & international law firm are seeking a further Associate to join their highly rated Banking & Finance team in Dubai. Acting for a variety of top level lenders and some prominent borro...

Reference:43502R_1549305204

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MUSCAT, OMAN - BANKING LAWYER - 3-4 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This highly rated UK law firm have an excellent new opportunity for a further Associate to join their thriving Banking & Finance team in Oman. Working closely with colleagues in Dubai and across the ...

Reference:43788R_1549305053

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MUSCAT, OMAN - CORPORATE LAWYER - 5-7 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This major UK law firm have an excellent new opportunity for an Associate or Senior Associate to join their thriving Corporate practice in Muscat, Oman. Working closely with their lawyers in Dubai an...

Reference:43652_1549304975

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DUBAI - PROJECT FIN / ENERGY & INFRA LAWYERS - 2-4 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This premier international law firm is actively seeking further Associates to join their market leading Middle Eastern regional Projects practice in Dubai. Their practice spans top-level Project Fina...

Reference:43787R_1549304876

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DOHA - CONSTRUCTION LAWYER - NQ-2 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

The Doha office of this top UK law firm is seeking an additional junior Associate to join and help contribute to grow their top-level regional Construction practice. Applicants should have up to 2 ye...

Reference:43512R_1549304754

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DOHA - CONSTRUCTION DISPUTES LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

The Doha office of this top UK law firm is seeking a Construction Senior Associate to join their small but well-established local team and help contribute to the continued growth of their market leadi...

Reference:43301R_1549304688

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DUBAI - COMMERCIAL / TMT LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This major UK and international law firm is seeking an additional Associate to join their market leading Commercial / TMT practice in Dubai. The role will focus on drafting and negotiating a range of...

Reference:43731R_1549304628

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DUBAI - IP / TRADEMARK LAWYER - NQ-2 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

Due to a recent hire and growing case load, this leading UK / Middle Eastern law firm is seeking a recently qualified Trademark Attorney or junior Solicitor with Trademark experience to join their mar...

Reference:43011R_1549304540

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DUBAI - CONSTRUCTION DISPUTES LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Construction Associate or Senior Associate to join this leading UK and international law firm in Dubai. Their team is involved in both contentious and non-co...

Reference:43398R_1549304453

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RURAL PROPERTY / LANDED ESTATES LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This leading West-End Private Client and Real Estate firm have an excellent new opportunity for an Associate with experience and/or interest in Rural Property work to join their thriving practice in t...

Reference:43792_1549037419

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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:43586_1549035803

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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:43791_1549033595

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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_1549032577

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