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

RIYADH - BANKING LAWYER - 5+ PQE - MAJOR INT'L LAW FIRM

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

The firm have long standing presence and very well established top-level reputation in the Middle East and are seeking to further grow the Banking & Finance arm of their Saudi practice with a key and ...

Reference:31052.R

Apply | Add To Basket
COMPANY COMMERCIAL - 2-4 PQE - MID-SIZED WEST END FIRM

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This highly regarded firm, steeped in history, is looking for a bright co-co lawyer to focus on M&A and general commercial contracts. Servicing their blue chip client base, consisting of successful en...

Reference:29996.R

Apply | Add To Basket
JERSEY - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER - 3+ PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

You will be working closely with respected partners in a fast-paced environment on a wide range of top-level Jersey / international commercial litigation matters. Their practice spans a broad range o...

Reference:42729.R

Apply | Add To Basket
ASSET FINANCE NQ

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL FIRM
Our global law firm client is looking to add to its well regarded asset finance team in London. They work on a variety of structures and products, including operating lea...

Reference:43029G

Apply | Add To Basket
EXETER - REAL ESTATE - 1 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

The work on offer is of the highest quality and involves acting for a range of UK clients from SME's through to larger corporates including retailers, developers, charities, investors and renewable en...

Reference:42653GG

Apply | Add To Basket
EXETER - REAL ESTATE - 2 - 4YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional Associate to join this highly regarded team in Exeter. They provide the comprehensive property service required for real estate transactions, enco...

Reference:42496GG

Apply | Add To Basket
DUBAI - CONSTRUCTION - 4 + PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

TOP PRACTICE
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional Associate to join this leading Dubai construction practice. They service an excellent international client base with a strong co...

Reference:42916GG

Apply | Add To Basket
CONSTRUCTION - 1 YEAR + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR CITY FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this major City law firm. The construction group offers specialist advice on all aspects of domestic, inter...

Reference:42247GG

Apply | Add To Basket
DUBAI - PROJECT FINANCE - 3 - 4 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join one of the market leading infrastructure and project finance practice in Dubai. The team advises both private and public sector ...

Reference:41237GG

Apply | Add To Basket
DUBAI - FUNDS - 2 - 6 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR US FIRM - NY SALARY
This major US law firm is looking to recruit an additional associate to join its Funds team in Dubai. Candidates should have extensive experience in private equity fund...

Reference:42427G

Apply | Add To Basket
DUBAI - INSURANCE - 4 YEARS PLUS PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING DUBAI FIRM

Our client's high profile Dubai-based disputes practice continues to grow and an opportunity has now arisen for an additional contentious insurance lawyer. The practice ...

Reference:42345G

Apply | Add To Basket
BANKING/ISLAMIC FINANCE LAWYER 4 YEARS PLUS PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This leading force in the region is looking to further enhance their banking team with this substantial hire of a Banking and Finance Lawyer. The team are recognised as one of the leaders in this fiel...

Reference:42166G

Apply | Add To Basket
DUBAI - CORPORATE 4 YEARS PLUS 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:42164G

Apply | Add To Basket
COMMERCIAL LITIGATION/ARBITRATION- 2-3 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MUSCAT, OMAN - (WITH ARABIC) - 2-3 PQE - MAJOR UK / INT'L LAW FIRM
This top international law firm is seeking an additional Associate to join the Muscat arm of their market leading Middle Easter...

Reference:43027R

Apply | Add To Basket
MUSCAT - CORPORATE LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / INT'L FIRM - £EXCELLENT (TAX FREE)
This top UK / International law firm is seeking to recruit a further Associate to join their top-ranked Corporate team in Muscat. Their lawyers work ...

Reference:43026R

Apply | Add To Basket
BVI - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - 2 - 4 YEARS +

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a commercial litigator/banking litigator to join this highly regarded off shore firm. The firm have acted in many of the BVI's leading commercial cases, and off...

Reference:41726GM

Apply | Add To Basket
DOHA - CORPORATE LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice


This top international law firm is seeking a further Associate to join their market leading Corporate team in Doha. Their lawyers work on the full spectrum of big-ticket regional transactions, w...

Reference:43024R

Apply | Add To Basket
LONDON - EDUCATION

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

SENIOR ASSOCIATE
Due to continuing growth this well regarded law firm is looking to recruit an education specialist to join its highly rated team in London. The role will be to work with the firm...

Reference:43025G

Apply | Add To Basket
CORPORATE INSURANCE - 1-3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP US LAW FIRM - £NY SALARY PACKAGE

Our client, a premier US law firm, is looking to recruit an additional Associate to focus on top-level Corporate Insurance work within their highly rate...

Reference:41569R

Apply | Add To Basket
FINANCIAL SERVICES - NQ-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER US LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £92,000
Our client in this instance is one of the leading global US law firms serving clients in every major financial centre. This particular role is to join th...

Reference:42794RR

Apply | Add To Basket
CONSTRUCTION DISPUTES LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING US LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £110,000
We're presently working with a top US law firm who are seeking to recruit a further Associate to join their very highly rated Construction Disputes team...

Reference:42736RR

Apply | Add To Basket
CONSTRUCTION LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING US LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £110,000
We're presently working with a top US law firm who are seeking to recruit a further Associate to join their very highly rated Construction team in Londo...

Reference:42858RR

Apply | Add To Basket
REAL ESTATE LITIGATION - 4-6 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £90,000
This top international law firm is seeking a further Associate to join their market leading Real Estate Litigation team in London. They advise prop...

Reference:43023R

Apply | Add To Basket
REAL ESTATE LITIGATION - NQ - 1 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £64,000
This top international law firm is seeking a junior Associate to join their market leading Real Estate Litigation team in London. They advise prope...

Reference:43022R

Apply | Add To Basket
PRIVATE CLIENT NQ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NICHE CITY FIRM

This niche City law firm is looking to recruit a junior associate to join its highly regarded private client team in London. The role will require candidates to work with al...

Reference:43021G

Apply | Add To Basket
REAL ESTATE NQ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NICHE CITY FIRM

This niche City law firm is looking to recruit a junior associate to join its highly regarded real estate team in London. Candidates will be handling predominantly commercia...

Reference:43020G

Apply | Add To Basket
CORPORATE TAX (REAL ESTATE SECTOR) - NQ-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £64,000
This major international law firm is seeking two additional Associates to join their market leading Corporate Tax team in London. Their practice of...

Reference:42267RB

Apply | Add To Basket
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 ...

Reference:42298RR

Apply | Add To Basket
TELECOMS & DIGITAL TECH LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £80,000

This leading UK and international law firm is seeking an additional Associate to join their highly rated Commerce & Technology group in Londo...

Reference:42917RB

Apply | Add To Basket
CORPORATE - 4-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-TIER CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £87,500
This highly rated mid-tier City & international law firm is seeking an experienced Associate to join their thriving Corporate practice in Lond...

Reference:43019R

Apply | Add To Basket
CORPORATE - BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS - 2 - 4 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 in the BVI. The firm is keen to speak to candidates who have top tier experience in a ...

Reference:42984GG

Apply | Add To Basket
BVI - BANKING LITIGATION - BARRISTER - 8 YEARS + PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

This premier international law firm is now looking to recruit a senior associate to join its team in the BVI. They are looking for a Barrister with excellent academics and credentials. On offer is com...

Reference:42516G

Apply | Add To Basket
AUSTRALIAN OPPORTUNITIES

Location: Australia / NZ
Sector: Private Practice

The areas that are currently hot are Corporate, Banking & Finance, Insurance and Real Estate. At least 2 years PQE is generally needed and the range of experience sought goes up to Senior Associate l...

Reference:42992GG

Apply | Add To Basket
ABU DHABI - CORPORATE 2 - 5 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This team sits high up in the Global rankings and has a very busy and growing practice with a wide range of clients and excellent career opportunities on offer. The team has a large and diverse client...

Reference:43005GG

Apply | Add To Basket
FINANCIAL SERVICES REGULATION - 2-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - SALARY FROM £85,000
A fabulous opportunity exists for a Financial Regulation lawyer to join this premier international law firm in London. The team have extensive experience i...

Reference:40832R

Apply | Add To Basket
TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA AND TELECOMS - 1-7 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - SALARY FROM £72,500
A fabulous opportunity exists for TMT Associates to join this premier international law firm in London. Their TMT group specialises in advising the world's...

Reference:41242R

Apply | Add To Basket
PROJECTS & ENERGY - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - SALARY FROM £82,500
A fabulous opportunity exists for a further lawyer to join this premier international law firm in London. Within their market leading Projects & Energy te...

Reference:41953RR

Apply | Add To Basket
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - SALARY FROM £85,000
A fabulous opportunity has arisen for a further Associate lawyer to join this premier international law firm in London to focus on top-level Intellectual P...

Reference:42813RR

Apply | Add To Basket
DUBAI INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWYER - 4-6 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

DUBAI -(MIXED ROLE, SOFT IP FOCUS) - MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM
This top international law firm is seeking to recruit a further Associate to join their market leading IP team in Dubai. They undertake...

Reference:43018R

Apply | Add To Basket
CORPORATE PSL (FULL OR PART TIME) - 6+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £95,000
This major international law firm is seeking to recruit an additional Senior Associate to join their Corporate team in London in a PSL position. Their t...

Reference:43007R

Apply | Add To Basket
CORPORATE - 1 - 3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NATIONAL FIRM

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a corporate associate to join the London office of this national firm that is rapidly growing in its recognition. They are a full servic...

Reference:43016G

Apply | Add To Basket
DUBAI - BANKING - 1 - 2 YEARS PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK FIRM
This major international law firm is seeking an associate, with general banking experience of working on a range of Conventional Finance, Islamic Finance and Project Finance transa...

Reference:43015G

Apply | Add To Basket
BANKING - LEVERAGED FINANCE - 5 - 7 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP US FIRM
This top rated team is seeking to recruit a Leveraged Finance Lawyer to join its top tier Finance department due to their ongoing growth and level of cutting edge instructions. The te...

Reference:43012G

Apply | Add To Basket
RESIDENTUAL PROPERTY - 1 - 3 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

INTERNATIONAL FIRM
Our unique internationally focussed client is looking to recruit an additional associate to join its leading team in London. The responsibility is high and the career track is...

Reference:43013G

Apply | Add To Basket
JERSEY - PRIVATE CLIENT - NQ - 2 - 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 broad range of private client trusts work. T...

Reference:43014G

Apply | Add To Basket
DUBAI - TRADEMARK ATTORNEY - NQ-1 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME PRACTICE - £EXCELLENT (TAX FREE)
Due to a recent hire and growing work load, this leading UK / Middle Eastern law firm is seeking a recently qualified Trademark Attorney to join th...

Reference:43011R

Apply | Add To Basket
DUBAI - EMPLOYMENT LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME PRACTICE - £EXCELLENT (TAX FREE)
Due to a recent hire and growing work load, this major UK / Middle East practice is seeking an additional Employment lawyer to join their team in D...

Reference:43010R

Apply | Add To Basket
DUBAI - EMPLOYMENT LAWYER - NQ-1 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME PRACTICE - £EXCELLENT (TAX FREE)
Due to a recent hire and growing work load, this major UK / Middle East practice is seeking an additional Employment lawyer to join their team in D...

Reference:43009R

Apply | Add To Basket
FINANCIAL SERVICES / FUNDS 2 - 4

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £75,000
The highly rated Financial Services & Funds team at this mid-sized City and international firm are seeking a further Associate to join their busy and growing ...

Reference:43004R

Apply | Add To Basket
FINANCIAL SERVICES REGULATORY - NQ - 1 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING PRACTICE - MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this leading UK and international magic circle practice. There is a strong advis...

Reference:42625G

Apply | Add To Basket

Refer a Friend

To receive £400 of vouchers.