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

FINANCE (LAWYER) 2 - 5 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP US FIRM
This top energy focused firm is seeking an additional finance lawyer to join its premier team in London. The work involves acting on the lender and borrower side on a broad range of f...

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COMPETITION - 2 - 3 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM

Our Magic Circle law firm client is looking to recruit two to three additional lawyers to their leading competition regulatory practice. Their highly experienced team hand...

Reference:41504G

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ADVERTISING / MARKETING LAWYER - 3 YEARS PLUS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LONDON HIGHLY REGARDED FIRM

This is a very unusual opportunity in the London Commercial team. They provide strategic advice to help their clients get their contracts into shape, to improv...

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CORPORATE - NQ - 5 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR LONDON / INT'L LAW FIRM

Due to continuing growth, this major international law firm is looking to recruit a number of lawyers to join its International Corporate Group in London. On o...

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CORPORATE - NQ - 5 YRS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

INTERNATIONAL FIRM

This highly international law firm is looking for an associate to join their International Corporate Group in London. They offer the full range of specialist corporate le...

Reference:41410G

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CONSTRUCTION PSL - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

SILVER CIRCLE FIRM

This Silver Circle law firm is looking to recruit a senior associate to join its top tier PSL Group in London. The successful candidate will have significant experience ...

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CHARITY PSL 3 + YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NICHE CITY FIRM

Our leading sector focused client is looking to recruit an ambitious PSL to work in its professional support team. Candidates should have solid charity law experience and, ...

Reference:41605G

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CORPORATE NQ - 1 YEAR PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP US FIRM
This top energy focused firm is seeking an additional corporate lawyer to join its premier team in London. In addition to top level energy related corporate deals the team works with ...

Reference:41299G

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CORPORATE - 2 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NICHE CITY FIRM

Our highly regarded boutique client is looking to recruit an ambitious corporate lawyer to join their closely knit team. The range of work on offer is very broad with a dive...

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CROWD FUNDING ASSOCIATE 3 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING UK TEAM

Our client is looking to recruit an ambitious solicitor to take a lead in this sector and build on the success of their leading Social Finance practice and secure their lea...

Reference:41561GG

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FINANCIAL SERVICES - 3 - 5 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NICHE CITY FIRM

Our client is looking to recruit an ambitious solicitor to work in its Charities department. The role will cover a broad range of charity work undertaken by the team but wit...

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CORPORATE 5 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP US FIRM
This top energy firm is seeking an additional corporate lawyer to join its premier team in London. In addition to top level energy related corporate deals the team works with clients...

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EMPLOYMENT- 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING NATIONAL UK LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT PROSPECTS

This top national UK law firm is seeking to recruit an associate to join their market leading Employment Group in London. The London pract...

Reference:41348R

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EU / COMPETITION - 3 - 6 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TRANSATLANTIC FIRM

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional Anti - Trust Associate to join this highly regarded team in London. The role requires good, technical knowledge of ...

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BRUSSELS - EU/COMPETITION - 1 - 3 YEARS PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

MID-SIZED CITY FIRM

This is a fantastic opportunity to join this expanding Competition team at a top City firm in Brussels. The successful candidate will have advised on all aspects of EU ...

Reference:41090G

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FUNDS 2 - 6 YEARS PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This top tier offshore law firm is seeking an additional associate to join their highly regarded and growing funds team on Jersey. They are a relatively new practice that is making waves in the market...

Reference:41318GG

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IT / OUTSOURCING - 1.5 - 3 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING US FIRM - £NY RATES
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional IT / Outsourcing lawyer to join this leading NY law firm in London. The successful candidates must have relevant ...

Reference:39528RR

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PLANNING 1 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

BOUTIQUE PRACTICE
This planning team works primarily with developers on major residential and mixed use schemes, local authorities driving large and complex mixed-use regeneration and development...

Reference:41707G

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CORPORATE - 3 - 4 YEARS' + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING US LAW FIRM - FULL NY SALARY
The well-established London office of this premier US firm is interested in speaking to top calibre corporate associates from leading City practices with a v...

Reference:39830RR

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RESTRUCTURING / INSOLVENCY - 3 - 4 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING US FIRM - £NY RATES
This leading US law firm is seeking an additional Insolvency / Restructuring lawyer to join its highly rated London team. Their practice deals with some of the most c...

Reference:39529R

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INVESTMENT FUNDS - 2 - 7 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - SALARY FROM £82,000
A fabulous opportunity exists for a experienced Investment Funds lawyers to join this premier international law firm in London. Their team advise on the s...

Reference:41682RR

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COMMERCIAL LITIGATION PSL - 2 - 4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM
A fabulous opportunity exists for an experienced lawyer to join this premier international law firm in London in a PSL role supporting the Dispute Resolution team. The role wil...

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STRUCTURED FINANCE PSL - 2 - 4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM

This top City / International law firm is seeking to recruit a further PSL to join their market leading Finance team in London. The role will be to support the fee-earners...

Reference:41617RB

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CORPORATE INSURANCE PSL - 4+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM
A fabulous opportunity exists for an experienced lawyer to join this premier international law firm in London. Their creative approach leads to involvement in the largest and mo...

Reference:41531R

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US BANKING HIGH YIELD - 3-6 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM
A fabulous opportunity exists for an experienced lawyer to join this premier international law firm in London. Candidates should have a background in US federal securities laws...

Reference:41384R

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CORPORATE TAX - 1-6 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM

This premier international law firm is seeking to recruit two further Associates to join their market leading Corporate Tax team in London. The group successfully integra...

Reference:41297R

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TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA AND TELECOMS - 1-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - SALARY FROM £70,000
A fabulous opportunity exists for an experienced lawyer to join this premier international law firm in London. Their Technology, Media & Telecoms group sp...

Reference:41242R

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REAL ESTATE - 4 YEARS PLUS PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This top tier offshore law firm is seeking an additional associate to join their highly regarded and growing real estate team on Jersey. They are a relatively new practice that is making waves in the ...

Reference:41492G

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CORPORATE 2 - 6 YEARS PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This top tier offshore law firm is seeking an additional associate to join their highly regarded and growing corporate team on Jersey. They are a relatively new practice that is making waves in the ma...

Reference:41319GG

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CORPORATE FINANCE 2 - 6 YEARS PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This top tier offshore law firm is seeking additional associates to join their highly regarded and growing corporate finance team on Jersey. They are a relatively new practice that is making waves in ...

Reference:41316G

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JERSEY- COMMERCIAL - 1 - 4 YEARS' PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a junior associate to join this well regarded offshore law firm in Jersey. Applicants should have an excellent academic background and training/experience with...

Reference:41456G

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LEVERAGED FINANCE - 2 - 3 & 5+ YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING US LAW FIRM - £NY RATES
The highly-rated London banking team at this major NY firm represents a variety of top-level lender and borrower clients in a diverse range of big-ticket transact...

Reference:37579RR

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SAUDI - CONSTRUCTION - 5 YEARS' + PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM - £EXCELLENT, TAX FREE
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Senior Associate to join this major UK / ME law firm in its Riyadh office. The firm's Middle Eastern office...

Reference:41718R

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DUBAI - GENERALIST PSL - 5+ PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME FIRM - £EXCELLENT, TAX FREE
This major UK / Middle Eastern law firm is seeking to recruit a Generalist PSL to join their team in Dubai. Applicants should have experience of being a...

Reference:41717R

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DUBAI - SHIPPING LITIGATION - 4 + PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM - £EXCELLENT, TAX FREE
This major UK / Middle Eastern law firm is seeking to recruit a shipping litigation lawyer to join their market leading team in Dubai. Applicants sh...

Reference:41716R

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CORPORATE / FINANCE / FUNDS / LITIGATION - NQ - 4 YEARS

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

GUERNSEY - LEADING OFFSHORE FIRM
This award-winning offshore firm is leading the pack in the Channel Islands and is in growth mode. They are currently looking to recruit a talented corporate, fin...

Reference:41478G

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GUERNSEY- COMMERCIAL - 1 - 4 YEARS' PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an associate to join this well regarded offshore law firm on Guernsey. Applicants should have an excellent academic background and training/experience with a t...

Reference:41455GG

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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:41074GM

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CAYMAN - BANKING & FINANCE - 3 - 5 YEARS' PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM
This top tier offshore law firm is looking for an additional associate to join their team on Cayman. The firm is keen to speak to people who have top tier experience in the are...

Reference:41640GM

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RESTRUCTURING / INSOLVENCY - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP US FIRM - £NY RATES
This leading US law firm is seeking an additional Insolvency / Restructuring lawyer to join their very highly rated London team. Their practice deals with some of the mo...

Reference:41591RR

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CORPORATE TAX - NQ- 4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP INT'L FIRM - SALARY FROM £65,000
This top international law firm is seeking an additional Associate to join their market leading Corporate Tax team in London. Their practice focuses primarily...

Reference:41684RR

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INVESTMENT FUNDS - 2-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP INT'L FIRM - SALARY FROM £80,000
This top international law firm is seeking additional associates to join their market leading Investment Funds practice in London. The firm has more than 100...

Reference:41266R

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CONSTRUCTION & REAL ESTATE - 4 - 6 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

SALARY FROM £86,000

Our client is seeking to recruit a senior associate to join their highly rated Commercial Real Estate team in London. This particular role will entail a 50/50 split of h...

Reference:41430RR

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CORPORATE - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £80,000
This major law firm is seeking to recruit an additional associate to join their Corporate team in London. The team advises on the full range of Corporat...

Reference:41416R

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FINANCIAL SERVICES - 3 - 5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-SIZE CITY FIRM
This highly rated mid-size City law firm is seeking an additional associate to join their Financial Services Regulatory team. The role will encompass both non-contentious and ...

Reference:41105RR

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PARIS - CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION / ARBITRATION - 6+ PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP UK LAW FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Arbitration Construction lawyer to join this leading Construction Advisory and Disputes group in Paris. The successful applicant will ...

Reference:41715R

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REAL ESTATE PSL - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP NATIONAL UK FIRM
This leading national UK law firm is seeking a PSL Associate to join their highly rated Real Estate team in London. The role will require a good general commercial real es...

Reference:41714R

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CORPORATE / PRIVATE EQUITY - 3 - 6 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP UK / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £90,000
This top tier international law firm is seeking to recruit a further Associate to assist in the development of their leading Private Equity practice ...

Reference:41711R

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ENERGY & PROJECT FINANCE - 3 - 5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP UK / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £90,000
This top tier international law firm is seeking to recruit a further Associate to assist in the development of their leading Energy finance practice ...

Reference:41710R

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ENERGY & PROJECT FINANCE - 1 - 3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP UK / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £70,000
This top tier international law firm is seeking to recruit a further Associate to assist in the development of their leading Energy finance practice...

Reference:41709R

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