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 NQ - 2 YEARS PQE - MAGIC CIRCLE LAW FIRM

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE LAW FIRM
This is a rare opening in one of the world's leading teams. Our client's top tier practice advises the world's leading businesses, financial institutions, governments and pr...

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REAL ESTATE - 4 - 6 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP NATIONAL UK FIRM
This top national UK law firm is seeking an additional associate to join their highly rated Real Estate team in London. They act for investors, developers and corporate occu...

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PRIVATE EQUITY - 5+ PQE - TOP UK FIRM

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP UK FIRM - EXCELLENT PROSPECTS

This leading national UK firm has a very highly rated Corporate practice, acting for an impressive list of major clients, on a variety of top-level work, b...

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BANKING - 1-4 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP NATIONAL UK FIRM
This top national UK law firm is seeking an additional associate to join their highly rated Banking team in London. The role will cover a varied and interesting range of hi...

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REAL ESTATE - 2 - 4 YEARS' PQE - HIGHLY RATED CITY LAW FIRM

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This mid-size City law firm are currently hiring for their highly regarded 3-Partner Commercial Real Estate team at the 2 to 9 PQE levels. They are seeking individuals with broad-ranging Commercial R...

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INSURANCE - 3-4 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP NATIONAL UK LAW FIRM

This leading national law firm are seeking to recruit a Non-contentious Insurance lawyer to join their highly rated Insurance team in London. The role will mainly ...

Reference:41150R

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PRIVATE CLIENT PARTNER / PARTNER DESIGNATE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

WEST LONDON
This leading HNW practice offers a unique opportunity for a highly regarded private partner or stellar senior associate to join the practice and take up some of its management respons...

Reference:39654GG

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AUSTRALIA - CORPORATE / OIL & GAS- SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Location: Australia / NZ
Sector: Private Practice

Our client is looking to recruit a senior associate to join its highly regarded and growing team. The successful candidate must have extensive corporate and M&A experience with a focus on the oil and ...

Reference:40255GG

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ENERGY PARTNERS SOUGHT

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

EMERGING MARKETS
This niche London based energy practice boats an emerging markets practice that ranks alongside the leading City players. They offer their boutique product across the Middle East...

Reference:39903GG

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FINANCIAL SERVICES - 2 - 5 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER CITY PRACTICE

This highly rated niche financial services team in London is looking to recruit additional associates to join them at this busy and successful time. The partners are w...

Reference:40817GM

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REAL ESTATE - 1 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER CITY PRACTICE

This premier City law practice is looking to recruit additional associates to join its highly regarded and busy real estate team. The team focus is primarily on invest...

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*NEW* - CORPORATE TAX - 2-3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

EXPOSURE TO HEADLINE M&A DEALS
If working on headline grabbing corporate M&A deals in a friendly, collegiate and hugely impressive team of lawyers is what you are looking for in your next move, t...

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CORPORATE - 1 YEAR + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER CITY PRACTICE
This premier City practice is looking to recruit an additional associate to join its well regarded team. They offer a unique combination - high quality work for excellent cl...

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PERTH - BANKING/FINANCE 2 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: Australia / NZ
Sector: Private Practice

Our top tier client is looking for an Associate to join their Perth Banking & Finance team. The team acts for financiers, borrowers, issuers, originators, servicers and arrangers in the Australian, As...

Reference:41184GG

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PERTH - BANKING 3 - 5 YEARS PQE

Location: Australia / NZ
Sector: Private Practice

Our global client has an exciting opportunity for a broad ranging banking lawyer to join one of the top teams in Perth. The role will include project financing, resources financing, property financing...

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AUSTRALIA - LITIGATION / ARBITRATION

Location: Australia / NZ
Sector: Private Practice

CANDIDATES SOUGHT

We have a number of excellent opportunities at the associate level to work with leading names in the Australian market on top tier complex cross-border litigation and arbi...

Reference:40309GM

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MILTON KEYNES - PRIVATE CLIENT - SENIOR / PARTNER

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

Due to continuing growth this well regarded law firm is looking for a senior associate and partner to join its Wills, Probate & Wealth Protection Team team in Milton Keynes. Applicants will be expecte...

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MILTON KEYNES - REAL ESTATE 2 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This firm's Milton Keynes based Real Estate team is consistently rated as one of the top practices in the region. It works with major blue chip clients including banks, retailers, developers and signi...

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CORPORATE AND CORORATE FINANCE - 2 - 5 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - SALARY FROM £78,200

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this leading team in London. The practice advise on the world's largest and m...

Reference:40412GG

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SHIPPING / AVIATION FINANCE - 2-5 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

HIGHLY RATED CITY LAW FIRM

This mid-size law firm have one of the leading Asset Finance practices within the City, and are currently hiring for their team at the 2 to 5 PQE levels. They are...

Reference:40571RB

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REAL ESTATE FINANCE - NQ-5 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP UK / INT'L LAW FIRM

This top tier international law firm is seeking further associates to assist in the development of their market leading Real Estate Finance practice in London. The ...

Reference:41195R

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CONSTRUCTION - 2-3 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING CITY PRACTICE
This top UK / international law firm is seeking to recruit an additional associate to join their market leading Construction team in London. This particular role will focus...

Reference:41166RR

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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:40989R

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CORPORATE (M&A / ECM) - 2 - 5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING UK / INT'L LAW FIRM
This top UK / international law firm is seeking to recruit an additional associate to join their Corporate team in London. The group specialises in international cap...

Reference:40595R

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BANKING/FINANCE - 4 - 6 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

SOUTHERN HOME COUNTIES - HUGELY IMPRESSIVE FIRM

This leading regional law firm is looking to recruit a banking lawyer to join its highly rated finance team. The team covers a broad range of...

Reference:41308G

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REAL ESTATE 5 YEARS PLUS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE LAW FIRM
This is a rare opening in one of the world's leading teams. Our client's top tier practice advises the world's leading businesses, acting for public and private companies, p...

Reference:41307G

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GENERAL BANKING & FINANCE - 4 - 6 YEARS' 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 Banking team. This is an excellent career opportunity, offering a collegiate and suppo...

Reference:41105RR

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PROJECT FINANCE - 6+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP UK FIRM - EXCELLENT PROSPECTS

This top national UK law firm is seeking an additional associate to join their highly-rated an Energy & Infrastructure Finance team in London. The team car...

Reference:41040RB

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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:37384GG

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JERSEY - PRIVATE CLIENT / OFFSHORE TRUSTS - 5+ PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

EXCELLENT PROSPECTS
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a senior associate to join this leading offshore law firm on Jersey. Their Private Client & Trusts group provides trust services to hig...

Reference:41304R

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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:41117RR

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BANKING/LEVERAGED FINANCE - 1 YEAR' + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER US LAW FIRM - $NY SALARY

Our client is looking to recruit a junior associate to join their highly regarded Banking team in London. The team is responsible for advising the firm and...

Reference:37455RR

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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:39529RR

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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:39528R

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PROJECT FINANCE - 3 - 4 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING US LAW FIRM - £NY RATES

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...

Reference:38993RB

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CORPORATE 6 YEARS PLUS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

GLOBAL LAW FIRM
Our client is competing with the magic circle in terms of credibility, size and international capability. They are also on a sustained growth path across the corporate practice. S...

Reference:41303G

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CORPORATE 6 YEARS PLUS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE LAW FIRM
This is a rare opening in one of the world's leading teams. Our client's top tier practice advises the world's leading businesses, financial institutions, governments and pr...

Reference:41302G

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CORPORATE 6 YEARS PLUS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

US LAW FIRM
This top international law firm has established itself in London as a serious player in cross-border M&A work. This is particularly so in the TMT and life sciences sectors where the ...

Reference:41301G

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CORPORATE PARTNER

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

BOUTIQUE LAW FIRM
This boutique sports and media focussed law firm is looking to recruit a corporate partner who wants be part of a new and exciting venture as it enters its next stage of develop...

Reference:37080GG

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LEAD PRIVIATE CLIENT PARTNER SOUGHT

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING NATIONAL PRACTICE
This highly regarded national law firm and private client practice is keen to attract an established London based partner or an outstanding senior associate to spearhead...

Reference:39628GG

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CORPORATE 4 - 6 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

BOUTIQUE CITY FIRM

This is an outstanding role for an ambitious broad based corporate associate looking to be part of a highly successful focused niche City team at a time of continued succ...

Reference:41283GM

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CORPORATE 2 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

BOUTIQUE CITY FIRM

This is an outstanding role for an ambitious broad based corporate associate looking to be part of a highly successful focused niche City team at a time of continued succ...

Reference:41155G

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JERSEY - PRIVATE CLIENT/ TRUSTS - 2 - 3 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 undertake a mix of private client trusts and EBT work. The fir...

Reference:41232GM

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JERSEY - CORPORATE - 3 - 6 YEARS' PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM

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 m...

Reference:41160GM

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GUERNSEY - CORPORATE- 1 - 3 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. Applicants should have a strong background in corporate law, and ideally finan...

Reference:41280GM

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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 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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RESTRUCTURING & INSOLVENCY - NQ-3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP NATIONAL LAW FIRM
This leading national UK law firm is seeking an additional associate to join their highly rated restructuring & Insolvency team in London. The role will entail advising len...

Reference:41215RB

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WHITE COLLAR CRIME / FRAUD 2+ YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING NATIONAL UK LAW FIRM

This top national UK law firm is seeking an additional associate to join their highly-rated white collar crime team in London. They provide legal advice on mone...

Reference:41000RB

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RESTRUCTURING - 2 - 4 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING UK LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £67,500

This top national UK law firm is seeking to recruit a Restructuring lawyer to join their highly rated team in London. The group advises financial i...

Reference:40826RB

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