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

BAHRAIN - CORPORATE LAWYER - 4-6 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This major law firm in the Middle East is seeking to grow their team in Bahrain and is keen to hear from Corporate lawyers interesting in joining their practice. The role will entail being involved in...

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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:43731_1534847634

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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:43398_1534847498

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DUBAI - BANKING & ISLAMIC FINANCE LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a further Associate or Senior Associate to join this leading international law firm in Dubai. Their highly rated Banking & Finance team handle a broad spectrum...

Reference:43725_1534847266

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DOHA - CORPORATE/COMMERCIAL LAWYER - 3-6 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This top UK law firm is seeking a further Associate to join their highly regarded Corporate & Commercial team in Doha. Their practice focuses particularly on advising major clients (often household n...

Reference:42971_1534845307

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TMT ASSOCIATE (TELECOMS FOCUS) - 3-6 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This leading City and international law firm has an excellent new opportunity for a further Associate to join their highly rated TMT practice in London. Their TMT group comprises an international tea...

Reference:43759_1533228661

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RESTRUCTURING & INSOLVENCY LAWYER - 0.5-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

The market leading Restructuring and Insolvency practice at this premier UK and international law firm has an excellent new opportunity for an Associate to join them. The international nature of thei...

Reference:36403R_1533228334

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TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA & TELECOMS LAWYERS - NQ-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

A fabulous opportunity exists for TMT Associates to join this premier international law firm in London. Their thriving TMT group specialises in advising the world's leading companies, financial instit...

Reference:41242_1533228241

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CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE LAWYER - NQ-1 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This boutique City law firm is seeking a further junior Associate to join their busy and highly rated claimant Clinical Negligence practice. The role will be to work working within a specific team of...

Reference:43249R_1533228029

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CAYMAN - CORPORATE/FINANCE/FUNDS LAWYERS - 3-7 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

This leading offshore law firm have an excellent new opportunity for a further Associate or Senior Associate to join their top-flight transactional practice in the Cayman Islands. Applicants will nee...

Reference:42688_1533227727

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BVI - CORPORATE LAWYER - 2-5 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

This top tier offshore law firm is looking for an additional Associate to join their thriving Corporate team in the BVI. The firm is keen to speak to candidates who have top tier experience in a broad...

Reference:42984R_1533226252

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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:42711RB_1533226086

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HONG KONG - CORPORATE / FUNDS LAWYER - 3-5 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:43626RB_1533145351

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GUERNSEY - CORPORATE / FUNDS LAWYER - 1-2 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This is an excellent new opportunity for an additional Associate to join one of the leading Corporate & Funds practices at this top offshore law firm on Guernsey. The role will entail a highly varied ...

Reference:43221_1533145201

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JERSEY - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER - NQ-3 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:43755_1533145026

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REAL ESTATE LAWYER (RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT) - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

Consistent workflows and strong growth of their leading Real Estate practice has created an exciting opportunity for a further Associate to join this highly respected UK firm. The role will focus par...

Reference:43395RB_1533144483

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IT / COMMERCIAL LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

Due to continuing growth this UK & international law firm is looking to recruit an additional Associate to join their thriving IT & Commercial team in London. The role offers a broad diet of commercia...

Reference:40772RB_1533144336

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CORPORATE LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

Our mid-tier UK/international law firm client is seeking to recruit a Senior Associate to join their highly regarded and thriving Corporate practice in London. Their busy team advises on a broad range...

Reference:43526RB_1533144177

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DOHA - CORPORATE LAWYER - NQ-2 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This major UK and international law firm have an excellent new opportunity for a junior Associate to join their well-established and thriving practice in Qatar. Working closely with a lead Partner in...

Reference:25696R_1533143204

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DUBAI - CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION LAWYER - 2-3 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

Based in the Middle Eastern head-quarters of this leading international firm, you will join a market leader with an enviable reputation, and will have the opportunity to be involved in high profile wo...

Reference:43432RB_1533142950

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DUBAI - CONSTRUCTION DISPUTES LAWYER - 3-4 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent new opportunity has arisen for a further Associate to join one of the leading Construction Disputes practices in Dubai. Working closely with their non-contentious Construction/Projects s...

Reference:42801_1533136574

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CORPORATE / FUNDS LAWYER - 1-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

The highly-rated Asset Management & Funds team at this leading UK / international law firm has an excellent new opportunity for an Associate to join them. The group deals with a full range of top-lev...

Reference:39283_1533048357

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COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER - 2-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This is a superb opportunity to join a premier City Litigation team which can offer an impressive breadth of work coupled with extremely high levels of responsibility and client contact. Their work in...

Reference:43340RB_1533047301

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EMPLOYMENT LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This leading UK and international law firm has an excellent new opportunity for a further Associate to join their leading Employment law team. Their practice covers employment law aspects of some of t...

Reference:43705_1533046805

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JERSEY - FUNDS LAWYER - NQ-2 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

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

Reference:43213_1533046576

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BVI - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER - 1-2 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has a risen for a further Associate to join the market leading Commercial Litigation team at this top offshore law firm in the BVI. The firm's pre-eminent practice spans gene...

Reference:43646_1533045835

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BVI - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER - 4-6 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has a risen for a further Associate or Senior Associate to join the market leading Commercial Litigation team at this top offshore law firm in the BVI. The firm's pre-eminent...

Reference:42404RB_1533045633

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DUBAI - PROJECTS LAWYER - 3-4 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This leading UK & international law firm have an excellent new opportnity for an Associate to join their highly rated Energy, Transport & Infrastructure practice in Dubai. Their practice focusses on ...

Reference:43690RB_1533045049

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DUBAI - COMMERCIAL/CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION LAWYER - NQ-1 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This firm's thriving Middle Eastern dispute resolution practice is looking to recruit a junior lawyer with top quality experience to join their team. They are especially keen to hear from UK qualified...

Reference:34018R_1533044900

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DUBAI - DEBT CAPITAL MARKETS LAWYER - 4-6 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

One of the top UK / international law firms has an excellent opportunity for a Capital Markets associate to join their market leading team in Dubai. The team handles a broad range of regional and int...

Reference:43716RB_1533044838

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CORPORATE LAWYER - 2+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This leading City law firm is seeking to recruit a further Associate to join their market leading Corporate team in London. Their practice is organised into groups that undertake a general spread of ...

Reference:43653_1532970065

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PENSIONS LAWYERS - NQ-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This premier City law firm is actively seeking further Associates to join their highly rated and thriving London Pensions team. Their practice covers the full range of top-level work in this area, in...

Reference:43400_1532969911

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BANKING LAWYER - NQ-3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This top City law firm's highly rated Banking & Finance team continue to go from strength to strength with the firm offering one of the best career platforms globally. You will receive top end work fr...

Reference:40999RB_1532969771

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JERSEY - BANKING/CAPITAL MARKETS LAWYER - NQ-4 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a further Banking Associate to join this market leading off-shore law firm in their Jersey practice. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work o...

Reference:43713R_1532969523

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JERSEY - CORPORATE / M&A LAWYERS - NQ-4 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This premier offshore law firm is seeking to recruit two further Corporate Associates to join their market leading practice on Jersey. The successful applicants will need high-level M&A deal experien...

Reference:42837R_1532969099

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BVI - INVESTMENT FUNDS LAWYER - 3-6 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

This leading offshore law firm is seeking a further Associate to joint their market leading Investment Funds team in the British Virgin Islands. The role will be highly varied and challenging, workin...

Reference:39222_1532968880

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DOHA - CORPORATE/COMMERCIAL LAWYER - 2-3 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This top UK law firm is seeking a further Associate to join their highly regarded Corporate & Commercial team in Doha. Their practice focuses particularly on advising major clients (often household n...

Reference:43717RB_1532968470

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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:43398RB_1532968301

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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:43731RB_1532968005

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TAX LITIGATION LAWYER - 4-6 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent new opportunity has arisen for a further Associate to join the large and highly rated contentious tax team at this top UK national law firm. The team are seeking an experienced litigator ...

Reference:43700R_1532619946

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HONG KONG - COMMERCIAL / INSOLVENCY LITIGATION LAWYER - 7+ PQE

Location: Asia
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Senior Associate to join this top offshore law firm in their thriving Hong Kong practice. The position will entail working on a variety of high-l...

Reference:43563R_1532617985

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HONG KONG - COMMERCIAL / INSOLVENCY LITIGATION LAWYER - 4-7 PQE

Location: Asia
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Associate to join this top offshore law firm in their thriving Hong Kong practice. The position will entail working on a variety of high-level co...

Reference:43497_1532617974

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - CORPORATE LAWYER - 2.5-4 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

This top offshore law firm is seeking a further Associate, with experience in high level Corporate transactional work, to join their thriving practice in the Cayman Islands. They are particularly see...

Reference:43565R_1532617918

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BVI - BANKING LAWYER - 3-6 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

This leading offshore law firm is seeking a further Associate to joint their market leading Banking & Finance team in the British Virgin Islands. The role will be highly varied and challenging, worki...

Reference:39571_1532617819

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EMPLOYMENT LAWYER - 3-6 PQE - 6-MONTH FTC

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This leading West-End law firm is seeking an Associate or Senior Associate to join their highly regarded Employment law team on an initial 6-month contract basis. This is an interesting and challengin...

Reference:35140_1532616264

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EMPLOYMENT LAWYER - 4-6 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This major West-End law firm is seeking to recruit a further Associate or Senior Associate to join their highly regarded Employment law team. This is an exciting new role to work closely with their Em...

Reference:43585_1532615256

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BANKING / REAL ESTATE FINANCE LAWYER - NQ-2 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This is a superb opportunity to escape the City hum-drum and move to a firm that can offer you top quality work within a completely different environment. This extremely well-regarded Banking and Fina...

Reference:42707_1532613207

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

This top offshore law firm is seeking a further Associate, with experience in high-level Commercial Litigation work, to join their leading team in the Cayman Islands. They are particularly seeking so...

Reference:43645R_1532527521

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - FINANCE / DCM LAWYER - 2.5-4 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

This top offshore law firm is seeking an additional Associate to join their market leading Finance & Capital Markets team in the Cayman Islands. Their practice advises financial institutions, private...

Reference:43407R_1532527387

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BVI - CORPORATE LAWYERS - 3-6 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_1532527243

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