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 REAL ESTATE / FUNDS - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £87,000
This top international law firm is seeking an additional Associate to join their market leading Corporate Real Estate team in London. The team has ...

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GUERNSEY - CORPORATE / FINANCE / FUNDS - NQ - 3 YEARS' PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a junior associate, who wishes to specialise in offshore Corporate and Finance work, to join this leading offshore law firm on Guernsey. Applicants must have ex...

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GUERNSEY - CORPORATE / FINANCE / FUNDS - NQ-2 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - £EXCELLENT, WITH LOW TAX

Due to further growth, this highly rated offshore law firm is seeking to recruit a further junior associate to join their market leadin...

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JERSEY - CORPORATE - NQ-4 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM - EXCELLENT SALARY PACKAGE WITH 20% TAX
This top offshore law firm is actively seeking to hire further Associates to join their market leading Corporate team on Jersey. The ro...

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - FUNDS - 2.5 - 3 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

SALARY FROM USD 150,000 (TAX FREE)
This top offshore law firm is seeking a further Associate, with experience in high level Funds to join their Grand Cayman team. They are particularly seeking s...

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ABU DUBAI - FINANCIAL SERVICES 2-4 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

(ARABIC SPEAKING) MAJOR UK / I LAW FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a lawyer to join the Financial Services / Regulatory department of this leading UK / international law firm in Abu ...

Reference:42256RR

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DUBAI - REAL ESTATE - NQ - 3 YEARS PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

UK MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - SALARY FROM £70,000 (TAX FREE)
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a junior to mid level Real Estate Lawyer to join this market leading practice in Dubai. The team adv...

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INSURANCE & REINSURANCE - 1-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING CITY / INT'L FIRM - SALARY FROM £74,000
This top City / international law firm is seeking to a further Associate to join their market leading Insurance & Reinsurance Disputes team in Lond...

Reference:42294R

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ABU DHABI - ENERGY M&A + PROJECTS (OIL & GAS FOCUS) - 3-6 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR US / INT'L FIRM - EXCELLENT US SALARY PACKAGE
This leading US law firm are seeking an additional Associate to join their highly rated Energy Group in Abu Dhabi. The firm are seeking a US, ...

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LITIGATION (ARBITRATION & CONSTRUCTION FOCUS) - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR US / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £100,000
This leading US law firm are seeking an additional Associate to join their highly rated International Dispute Resolution Group in London. The fir...

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DOHA - CONSTRUCTION - 1+ YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING UK / INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £70,000 (TAX FREE)
This top international law firm is seeking an additional lawyer to join their market leading Middle Eastern Construction team...

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OMAN - BANKING - 4-5 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £85,000 (TAX FREE)
This top international firm is looking for additional associate to join the Omani arm of their market leading Middle Eastern Finance pra...

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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...

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GUERNSEY - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - NQ-8 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM
This premier offshore law firm is seeking two further associates to join their market leading Commercial Litigation team on Guernsey. Their work is extremely high-level and int...

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GUERNSEY - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - 2-4 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT, LOW TAX, SALARY PACKAGE

This top law firm on Guernsey are seeking an additional Associate to join their highly rated Dispute Resolution team. They'v...

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ABU DHABI - CONSTRUCTION (NC) - NQ-4 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE LAW FIRM
This leading global law firm continue to grow their Middle Eastern practice, and are looking for a further Construction lawyer to join their team, who advise on a number of...

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - CORPORATE - 2.5 - 3 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

SALARY FROM USD 150,000 (TAX FREE)
This top offshore law firm is seeking a further Associate, with experience in high level Corporate transactional work to join their Grand Cayman team. They are...

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INVESTMENT FUNDS - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP CITY FIRM - SALARY FROM £95,000 - EXCELLENT PROSPECTS

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Senior Associate to join this highly rated and busy City Funds team. They are particularl...

Reference:41148R

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CORPORATE / FUNDS - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING CITY / INT'L FIRM - SALARY FROM £85,000
This top City / international law firm is seeking to recruit additional Associates to join their market leading Corporate Investment Funds team in ...

Reference:41781R

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PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES - 2 - 6 YEARS PLUS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP 20 LAW FIRM
This highly regarded Professional Practices Group is looking to recruit an Associate to work within its expanding team. The Group sits in the Corporate and Commercial Division an...

Reference:42264G

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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 industr...

Reference:38993R

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REAL ESTATE - 2 - 7 YEARS PLUS PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

JERSEY ROLE
This top tier offshore law firm is seeking an additional associate to join their highly regarded and growing real estate team on Jersey. There is a high degree of flexibility about th...

Reference:41776G

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DUBAI - CORPORATE - 4 - 5 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE, SALARY PACKAGE
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a lawyer to join this leading Corporate department in Dubai. Their team has established a reputat...

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - BANKING & FINANCE - 3+ PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

SALARY FROM USD135,000 PLUS BONUS (TAX FREE)
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Banking & Finance solicitor to join this leading offshore law firm. Their Banking & Finance team is a leading...

Reference:41476R

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ABU DHABI - BANKING / ISLAMIC FINANCE - 1-3 PQE - MAJOR UK FIRM

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

Applicants will need to have broad Banking experience, ideally encompassing some Islamic Finance, but this is not a pre-requisite as long individuals are interested in learning about Islamic Finance a...

Reference:42122R

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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:41492GM

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - 2.5 - 3 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

SALARY FROM USD 150,000 (TAX FREE)
This top offshore law firm is seeking a further Associate, with experience in high-level Commercial Litigation work, to join their Grand Cayman team. They are ...

Reference:41797R

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GUERNSEY - CORPORATE / FINANCE / FUNDS - NQ - 3 YEARS' PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a junior associate, who wishes to specialise in offshore Corporate and Finance work, to join this leading offshore law firm on Guernsey. Applicants must have ex...

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - CORPORATE & FUNDS - 3+ PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

US$130,000 - US$200,000 (TAX FREE)
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this leading offshore law firm in the Cayman Islands. The role will need the ideal candid...

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BVI - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - 3-6 YEARS' PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

EXCELLENT, LOW TAX, SALARY PACKAGE

A fantastic new opportunity has a risen for a litigation associate to join this market leading offshore law firm in the BVI. The firm's pre-eminent dispu...

Reference:42047R

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GUERNSEY - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - NQ-8 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM
This premier offshore law firm is seeking two further associates to join their market leading Commercial Litigation team on Guernsey. Their work is extremely high-level and int...

Reference:41264R

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GUERNSEY - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - 2-4 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT, LOW TAX, SALARY PACKAGE

This top law firm on Guernsey are seeking an additional Associate to join their highly rated Dispute Resolution team. They'v...

Reference:41626R

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DUBAI - CORPORATE - 4 - 5 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE, SALARY PACKAGE
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a lawyer to join this leading Corporate department in Dubai. Their team has established a reputat...

Reference:42015RR

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REAL ESTATE NQ - 2 YEARS

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This top tier US law firm is looking to recruit an associate to join the London arm of their international Real Estate practice. You should have a broad range of investment, development and landlord a...

Reference:41596G

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LIBYAN NATIONAL / LAWYER - CORPORATE, PROJECTS & LITIGATION

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

ABU DHABI - MAJOR LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE PACKAGE

Our client is a major law firm that is active across the Middle Eastern region. They have any excellent new opportunity for a Libya...

Reference:41879R

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ABU DHABI - BANKING / ISLAMIC FINANCE - 1-3 PQE - MAJOR UK FIRM

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

Applicants will need to have broad Banking experience, ideally encompassing some Islamic Finance, but this is not a pre-requisite as long individuals are interested in learning about Islamic Finance a...

Reference:42122RB

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OMAN - BANKING - 4-5 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £85,000 (TAX FREE)
This top international firm is looking for additional associate to join the Omani arm of their market leading Middle Eastern Finance pra...

Reference:41285R

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LONDON - CONSTRUCTION - NQ - 2 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT CAREER PROSPECTS
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an associate to join this market leading Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance team in London...

Reference:42285G

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DUBAI - CAPITAL MARKETS - 2 - 4 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / INT'L LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE PACKAGE
One of the top UK / international law firms has an excellent opportunity for a Capital Markets associate to join their market leading team ...

Reference:42206R

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DUBAI / ABU DHABI - TRANSACTIONAL (IRAN FOCUS; FARSI SPEAKING)

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a lawyer to join this leading UK / international law firm in the UAE. With the Iranian legal market developing quickly, they have a...

Reference:42255RR

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ABU DHABI - ENERGY, INFRASTRUCTURE & PROJECT FINANCE - 1-2 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This top international law firm are seeking a further junior Associate to join their market leading Middle Eastern Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance team in Dubai. The role will cover a broa...

Reference:42033R

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DUBAI - CONTENTIOUS CONSTRUCTION 2 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

Our client boasts one of the leading Dispute Resolution practices in Dubai with an extensive history in the region. Their lawyers are experienced in handling high value, complex, multi-jurisdictional ...

Reference:42169G

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - 2 - 4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR INT'L LAW FIRM
This major law firm is seeking to recruit an additional associate to join their IP team in London. Their IP lawyers work for clients seamlessly in creating, developing, and ...

Reference:42274G

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JERSEY - PRIVATE CLIENT - NQ-2 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

EXCELLENT (LOW TAX) SALARY PACKAGE
This top offshore law firm is seeking to recruit a junior lawyer to join their market leading Private Client Tax & Trusts team on Jersey. The group provides top...

Reference:42102RB

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JERSEY - FUNDS - NQ - 2 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:42177G

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - CORPORATE - 2.5 - 3 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

SALARY FROM USD 150,000 (TAX FREE)
This top offshore law firm is seeking a further Associate, with experience in high level Corporate transactional work to join their Grand Cayman team. They are...

Reference:41798R

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ARBITRATION - 2 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 is able to act in arbitrations arising anywhere in the world, under any national l...

Reference:42112G

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DUBAI - US FIRM - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - 2 - 4 YEARS + PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

£EXCELLENT
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a junior associate to join this understated US law firm. The successful candidate must have strong litigation experience, ideally from a top-tie...

Reference:42129GG

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REAL ESTATE - 0 - 3 YEAR PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NICHE CITY PRACTICE

This niche City practice is looking to recruit an additional associate to join its closely knit 4 partner Real Estate team. The role offers a lot of variety acting for ...

Reference:41802G

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ENERGY - FINANCE & COMMERCIAL - 4+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-TIER CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM 85,000
This highly rated mid-tier City law firm is seeking a further experienced Associate to join their thriving Energy group in London. Their team...

Reference:41807R

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