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 COMMERCIAL - 5 PLUS YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NICHE CITY FIRM
This niche City practice is keen to attract an associate to work closely with the head of the corporate practice. Our client also boasts good profits, a healthy bank balance and l...

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CORPORATE PARTNER - BOUTIQUE US LAW FIRM

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LONDON

This highly regarded and very internationally facing US / UK practice is keen to attract a further UK corporate partner to the small London team. This firm has one of the most estab...

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JERSEY - CORPORATE - NQ - 6 YEARS' PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This top tier offshore law firm is seeking additional associates to join their market leading Corporate team on Jersey. The firm has long-established relationships with many of the world's leading int...

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DUBAI - CORPORATE - 0 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

TOP TIER UK / INT'L FIRM - SALARY FROM £59,000 (TAX FREE)

This major firm is seeking to further develop its presence in the Middle Eastern region and has a great opportunity for an addition...

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DUBAI - M&A TRANSACTIONAL 6 - 8 YEARS PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING DUBAI FIRM

This leading corporate force in the region is looking to further enhance their corporate team with this substantial hire. The M&A instructions are on the increase and thi...

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CORPORATE - 4 - 7 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-SIZE CITY LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £83,500

This well respected City / international law firm is looking for a senior corporate associate to join their busy London team. The work they unde...

Reference:40592R

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JERSEY - CORPORATE / FINANCE - NQ-6 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 r...

Reference:41043RB

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DUBAI - CORPORATE - 3+ YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

UK MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - SALARY FROM £90,000 (TAX FREE)

This leading global firm is expanding in the Middle East and looking for a further Corporate lawyer to join their top-flight practice i...

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STRUCTURED FINANCE / SECURITISATION - 2-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

INT'L LAW FIRM

Our client is seeking to recruit a further Associate to join their highly rated Structured Finance & Asset Securitisation team in London.

The team's lawyers work ...

Reference:41136R

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CORPORATE - 3 - 5 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR CITY / INT'L FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this highly rated corporate team. The team work on the full spectrum of corporate transactions an...

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY - 0 - 1 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

HIGHLY RESPECTED LONDON FIRM

Our boutique City client is looking to add to its highly regarded commercial property team. The main focus of the role will be on acting for private property c...

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REAL ESTATE - 1 - 7 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

GLOBAL LAW FIRM
Our client is one of the few leading global law firms that remain fully committed to the real estate sector in the City. They advise a wide range of impressive institutional lende...

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REAL ESTATE - 0 - 5 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL FIRM

Our client is looking to recruit an additional associate to join its highly regarded real estate team in London. This is arguably the dominant global practice. They...

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REAL ESTATE 5+ YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NICHE PRACTICE
A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join our client's highly regarded and quietly growing property team. In addition to an excellent entrepreneurial client base and a busy deal ...

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REAL ESTATE / PLANNING - 1 YEAR+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL FIRM

Our client is looking to recruit an additional associate to join its highly regarded real estate team in London. The team supports their clients through all phases ...

Reference:41083GG

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REAL ESTATE FINANCE - 2 YEARS + AND 4 YEARS + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL FIRM

Our client is looking to recruit two additional associates to join its highly regarded real estate team in London. The team has many years' experience acting for ma...

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REAL ESTATE - 1 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE - SALARY FROM £69,500

This Magic Circle law firm is looking to recruit an additional associate to join its real estate team in London. The team specialise in providing commerci...

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GAMBLING - 3+ YEAR'S + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL FIRM

Our global law firm client is looking to add to its well regarded gambling team in London. Their lawyers understand the way the industry works and are trusted key ...

Reference:41130G

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FUNDS - 3+ YEAR'S + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL FIRM

Our global law firm client is looking to add to its well regarded Funds team in London. The team deals on a regular basis with all parts of the fund management uni...

Reference:41129G

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REAL ESTATE - NQ-2 YEARS PQE - TOP WEST END FIRM

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

Our client is a leading West End law firm who are particularly highly regarded for their specialisation in real estate. The ideal candidate will have a good range of investment, development and landlo...

Reference:40898GG

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ASSET FINANCE - 1 - 3 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

GLOBAL LAW FIRM

Our client is one of the few leading global law firms that remain fully committed to the asset finance sector in the City. The group is involved in international transactio...

Reference:41124G

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DUBAI - BANKING - NQ - 2 YEARS PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

A fabulous opportunity now exists for an experienced lawyer to join this increasingly dominant international firm in the dynamic economic hub of the UAE. Our client specialises in advising the world's...

Reference:41116G

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ABU DHABI - BANKING - 1- 2 YEARS

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

A fabulous opportunity now exists for an experienced lawyer to join this increasingly dominant international firm in the dynamic economic hub of the UAE. Our client specialises in advising the world's...

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EXETER - REAL ESTATE - 1 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This highly regarded law firm is looking to recruit an additional associate to join its team in Exeter. The work on offer is of the highest quality and involves working closely with the lead partner a...

Reference:40763G

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EXETER - REAL ESTATE - 4 YEARS + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this highly regarded team in Exeter. This growing team has a highly-developed practice, and requires a mid-level solicitor who c...

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REAL ESTATE FINANCE - 3-5 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR INT'L LAW FIRM
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a lawyer to join our client's busy and growing top flight Real Estate Finance team. The group has a long and impressive history of re...

Reference:40885RB

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REAL ESTATE - 2 - 4 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE LAW FIRM
This premier international law firm is seeking a further associate to join their market leading Real Estate team in London. They are part of a truly first-rate internation...

Reference:41025R

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FINANCIAL REGULATION - 1 - 3 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING UK LAW FIRM

This top UK law firm is seeking to recruit an associate to join their highly rated financial services team in London. The team provides regulatory advice to financial ...

Reference:41123R

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OMAN - CORPORATE 0 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

Our international law firm client is looking to recruit an additional associate to join its highly regarded team in Oman. Working as part of a high-performing and growing team, the new recruit will ad...

Reference:41122G

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JERSEY - TRUST LITIGATION - 0 - 6 YEARS' PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM

This major offshore law firm is seeking an additional associate to join their market leading practice on Jersey to focus on Trust Litigation work. Our client has long-esta...

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JERSEY - PRIVATE CLIENT - NQ - 6 YEARS' PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM

This major offshore law firm is seeking an additional associate to join their market leading Banking & Finance group on Jersey. The firm has long-established relationships...

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JERSEY - FUNDS - NQ - 6 YEARS' PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This top tier offshore law firm is seeking additional associates to join their market leading Funds team on Jersey. The firm has long-established relationships with many of the world's leading interna...

Reference:40696GM

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JERSEY - CORPORATE - NQ - 6 YEARS' PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This top tier offshore law firm is seeking additional associates to join their market leading Corporate team on Jersey. The firm has long-established relationships with many of the world's leading int...

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HONG KONG - CORPORATE / FINANCING - 2 YEARS + PQE

Location: Asia
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM
This leading international firm is looking to recruit an experienced Corporate/Financing associate. They are keen to hear from people with experience gained in the UK, Austra...

Reference:37384G

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GUILDFORD - REAL ESTATE PARTNER

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING REGIONAL LAW FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional partner to join this leading regional law firm. This firm and team have an excellent track record of attracting ca...

Reference:39324G

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GUILDFORD - EMPLOYMENT PARTNER

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING REGIONAL LAW FIRM
This leading regional law firm is looking to recruit an additional partner to join its calibre employment team. The team advises on all aspects of employment law from e...

Reference:39319GG

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REAL ESTATE - 2-5 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING UK / INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM

This top tier international law firm is seeking to recruit a further associate to assist in the development of their leading Real Estate practice in Lon...

Reference:40989RR

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PENSIONS - 1 - 3 YEARS' PQE - LEADING CITY / INT'L FIRM

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

SALARY FROM £68,500

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this leading City / international law firm. Their Pensions group advises employers, trustees, fin...

Reference:40842RR

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GUERNSEY - PRIVATE CLIENT NQ - 2 YEARS' PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this highly rated offshore law firm on Guernsey. You will be working alongside the Head of Fiduciary and a Senior Trust & Pensio...

Reference:41119GM

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DUBAI - CORPORATE - 0 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

TOP TIER UK / INT'L FIRM - SALARY FROM £59,000 (TAX FREE)

This major firm is seeking to further develop its presence in the Middle Eastern region and has a great opportunity for an addition...

Reference:40734GM

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DUBAI - ISLAMIC FINANCE 2 - 6 YEARS PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING DUBAI FIRM

Our client is looking to substantially invest in their Islamic Finance practice. The practice is evolving and broadening its scope and targeting new elements of the mark...

Reference:41074GG

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DUBAI - M&A TRANSACTIONAL 6 - 8 YEARS PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING DUBAI FIRM

This leading corporate force in the region is looking to further enhance their corporate team with this substantial hire. The M&A instructions are on the increase and thi...

Reference:41073GM

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JERSEY - FUNDS - NQ - 6 YEARS' PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This top tier offshore law firm is seeking a Funds Lawyer to join their market leading Funds team on Jersey. The firm has long-established relationships with many of the world's leading international ...

Reference:40910G

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ABU DHABI - CORPORATE - 1 - 3 YEAR PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL FIRM - SALARY FROM £69,000

This major international law firm is looking to recruit an associate to join its corporate team in Abu Dhabi. Our client has one of the widest...

Reference:40864GG

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DUBAI OR ABU DHABI - FIN/ SERVICES/ REGULATORY 3-5 YRS'

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - £EXCELLENT (TAX FREE)

This major global law firm have an excellent new opportunity for a Financial Services Regulatory associate to join their market leading Corporate a...

Reference:40896RR

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DUBAI - CORPORATE - 2 - 5 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

UK MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - £EXCELLENT (TAX FREE)

This magic circle law firm is seeking to build on its already highly successful Middle-Eastern practice by recruiting an additional lawyer to jo...

Reference:40894RR

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CORPORATE - 2 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP US LAW FIRM

Our client, a premier US law firm, is looking to recruit an additional corporate lawyer to join its team. They provide a wide array of legal services to the corporate, indus...

Reference:41117G

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US SECURITES - 2 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

SILVER CIRCLE FIRM

This highly regarded US Securities team is looking to recruit an experienced regulatory associate. Our client's team regularly advise a wide range of investment banks, co...

Reference:41120G

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GUERNSEY - PRIVATE CLIENT NQ - 2 YEARS' PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this highly rated offshore law firm on Guernsey. You will be working alongside the Head of Fiduciary and a Senior Trust & Pensio...

Reference:41119G

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EQUITY CAPITAL MARKETS PSL - 7+ YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL FIRM

This Magic Circle firm is seeking to recruit an experienced Professional Support Lawyer with broad ranging Capital Markets work including ECM elements from a simi...

Reference:41109G

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