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

JERSEY - CORPORATE & FINANCE LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR OFFSHORE FIRM - EXCELLENT, LOW TAX PACKAGE
This major offshore law firm is seeking a Senior Associate to join their highly rated Corporate & Finance team on Jersey. The firm are keen to spe...

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FINANCIAL SERVICES - 1-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER US LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £100,000
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 t...

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CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION - NQ-1 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-SIZE CITY / INT' LAW FIRM
Our client offers a broad based practice with a difference - excellent clients in a diverse, relatively small and friendly practice with great client contact and rea...

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EMPLOYMENT LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL FIRM - SALARY FROM £77,500
The London Employment team of this leading international law firm is seeking an additional Associate to join them. The role will encompass a broad m...

Reference:43176R

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BANKING / REAL ESTATE FINANCE LAWYER - 1-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-SIZE CITY / INT'L FIRM - SALARY FROM £62,000
This mid-size City / international law firm are seeking a further Associate to join their busy and thriving Banking team in London. The role will...

Reference:43163R

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PENSIONS 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 Employment & Pensions group in London. The team cov...

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LONDON - SENIOR EDUCATION LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP REGIONAL FIRM
Due to continuing growth of their top-flight practice, this highly rated regional law firm is seeking to recruit a Senior Education Associate to join their team in London. The r...

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LONDON - ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - NQ-2 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP REGIONAL FIRM
This major regional law firm are seeking a further junior Associate to join their highly rated Administrative Law practice in London. Their team deals primarily with the areas o...

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JERSEY - CORPORATE PSL - 5+ PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

£TOP LONDON LEVEL (AFTER TAX)
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Corporate lawyer to join one of the market leading offshore Corporate practices on Jersey in a PSL capacity. The role will...

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GUERNSEY - OFFSHORE TRUSTS - NQ-5 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER OFFSHORE FIRM - EXCELLENT PACKAGE, INCL. BONUS
This leading offshore law firm are seeking associates to join their market leading Fiduciary Law Group on Guernsey. The firm provides focus...

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CORPORATE LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-SIZE CITY / INT'L FIRM - SALARY FROM £65,000
This highly rated City and international law firm seeking to recruit an additional Associate to join their busy and thriving Corporate team in Lon...

Reference:43175R

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LONDON - ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - NQ-2 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP REGIONAL FIRM
This major regional law firm are seeking a further junior Associate to join their highly rated Administrative Law practice in London. Their team deals primarily with the areas o...

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GUERNSEY - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - 2-4 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - £EXCELLENT, LOW TAX

This leading offshore law firm has an excellent new opportunity for a further Associate to join their highly rated Commercial Litigation team on ...

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OFFSHORE PROFFESSIONAL SUPPORT ROLE - 5 YEARS' PLUS PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

GUERNSEY

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Professional Support Lawyer to join this well regarded offshore law firm in Guernsey. The purpose of this role is to provide professional ...

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COMMERCIAL IT & IP LAWYER - 1-3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £68,000
This leading UK and international law firm is seeking a further Associate to join their highly rated Commerce & Technology team in London. They adv...

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EMPLOYMENT LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT PACKAGE & PROSPECTS
This leading UK and international law firm is seeking a Managing Associate to join their highly rated Employment team in London. The tea...

Reference:43157R

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DOHA - CORPORATE LAWYER - 5-6 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / INT'L LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE PACKAGE
This top international law firm is seeking a Senior Corporate Associate to join the Doha office of their market leading regional Corporate ...

Reference:43172R

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DOHA - INVESTMENT FUNDS LAWYER - 2-4PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR MIDDLE EASTERN FUND - EXCELLENT SALARY & BENEFITS
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Funds Associate to join the in-house team of this high-profile significant Middle Eastern fund bas...

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DOHA - SENIOR COMPLIANCE OFFICER - 10+YRS PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

(ASSET MANAGEMENT / FUNDS)MAJOR MIDDLE EASTERN FUND
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Senior Compliance Officer to join the Regulatory team of this high-profile and significant Middle East...

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HONG KONG - BANKING & FINANCE LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: Asia
Sector: Private Practice

TOP US LAW FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a further Banking & Finance Associate to join the Hong Kong office of this leading global law firm. The firm are particularly well-known fo...

Reference:43138R

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DOHA - SENIOR CORPORATE LAWYER -10+ PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR INVESTMENT FUND - EXCELLENT SALARY & BENEFITS
This major Qatar-based fund is seeking to recruit a highly experienced Corporate M&A lawyer to play a leading role within their Doha-based in-h...

Reference:43171R

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ABU DHABI - CONSTRUCTION LAWYER (CONT. BIAS) - 5+ PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING UK / ME LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT PACKAGE & PROSPECTS
A stand-out new opportunity has arisen for a Senior Construction Associate to join this premier UK & International law firm in their Abu D...

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JERSEY - TRUSTS / PRIVATE CLIENT - 4-8 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - £EXCELLENT, LOW TAX

This leading offshore law firm are seeking a further Associate to join their top flight Trusts / Private Client team on Jersey. The role wil...

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HONG KONG - CORPORATE & FUNDS - 5+ PQE

Location: Asia
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT PACKAGE & PROSPECTS
This premier offshore law have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Corporate & Funds Associate to join their leading team in Hong Kong....

Reference:42835R

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HONG KONG - BANKING - 3+ PQE

Location: Asia
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT PACKAGE & PROSPECTS
This premier offshore law have an excellent opportunity for a Banking Associate to join their leading team in Hong Kong. For the right p...

Reference:42836R

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GUERNSEY - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - NQ

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT PACKAGE (20% TAX)
This market leading offshore firm is seeking a newly qualified Solicitor to join their highly-rated Commercial Litigation team on Guernsey....

Reference:42552R

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GUERNSEY - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - 3-5 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT PACKAGE (20% TAX)
This market leading offshore firm is seeking a further Associate to join their highly-rated Commercial Litigation team on Guernsey. The ro...

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HONG KONG - BANKING & FINANCE LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: Asia
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE LAW FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional Associate to join the stand-out Banking & Finance team within the Hong Kong office of this top-tier global firm. The ro...

Reference:43136R

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CAPITAL MARKETS & STRUCTURED FINANCE LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: Asia
Sector: Private Practice

HONG KONG - MAGIC CIRCLE LAW FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional Associate to join the stand-out Finance team within the Hong Kong office of this top-tier global firm. The ...

Reference:43135R

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PROPERTY LITIGATION LAWYER - 1-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR WEST-END FIRM

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional Associate to join the highly-rated Property Litigation team at this major West-End firm. Their practice covers a r...

Reference:43134R

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IMMIGRATION - 0 - 6 YEARS PLUS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NICHE CITY FIRM - LEADING PRACTICE
This niche City law firm is looking to recruit a Corporate Immigration Lawyer to join its top tier practice in London. The team advises both corporate and priva...

Reference:42377R

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REGULATORY ROLE - 0 - 6 YEARS PLUS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NICHE CITY FIRM - LEADING PRACTICE
This niche City law firm is looking to recruit into its top Regulatory team in London. The practice advises individuals, institutions and regulators of all size...

Reference:42378RR

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EMPLOYMENT 2 - 6 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NICHE CITY FIRM
This niche City law firm is looking to recruit an Associate to join its highly regarded Employment practice in London. You will advise and represent household name clients in most...

Reference:42749RR

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CRIMINAL 2 - 4 YEARS PLUS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NICHE CITY FIRM - LEADING PRACTICE
This niche City law firm is looking to recruit into their top tier Criminal Litigation practice in London. Candidates will work closely with the fee-earners and...

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CONSTRUCTION NQ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NICHE CITY FIRM - LEADING PRACTICE
This niche City law firm is looking to recruit into their top tier Construction practice in London. Candidates will work closely with the fee-earners and partne...

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TAX LITIGATION - 3 - 6 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP NATIONAL UK FIRM - SALARY FROM £73,000
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional Associate to join this leading national UK law firm in London in their Corporate Tax Litigation Gr...

Reference:41825R

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IT & OUTSOURCING - 6+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING NATIONAL UK LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £100,000 (EXCELLENT PROSPECTS)
This top national UK law firm is seeking a Senior Associate to join their highly-rated TMT Group in London to focus parti...

Reference:42577R

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INSOLVENCY & RESTRUCTURING LAWYER - 6+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT PROSPECTS
This top national UK law firm is seeking to recruit a further Associate to join their highly rated Restructuring team in London. The group advises an imp...

Reference:43109RR

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LONDON - PROPERTY LITIGATION- 6+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP NATIONAL UK FIRM - SALARY FROM £95,000
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a senior Property Litigation lawyer to join the London office of this leading national UK law firm. The group ha...

Reference:42816R

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EMPLOYMENT LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP NATIONAL UK LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £72,500

This top national UK law firm is seeking to recruit an additional Associate to join their market leading Employment Group in their London offi...

Reference:43000R

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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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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:39830R

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DUBAI - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER - 5-7 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

BOUTIQUE LOCAL / REGIONAL LAW FIRM
This well regarded local and regional law firm is seeking to recruit an Associate to join their busy Dispute Resolution team in Dubai. They deal particularly wi...

Reference:43087R

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COMMERCIAL IT & IP LAWYER - 1-3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £68,000
This leading UK and international law firm is seeking a further Associate to join their highly rated Commerce & Technology team in London. They adv...

Reference:43133R

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DUBAI - REAL ESTATE - 3+ PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

UK MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - SALARY FROM £100,000 (TAX FREE)

A excellent opportunity has arisen for a mid-level or senior Real Estate Lawyer to join this market leading practice in Dubai. The te...

Reference:42053R

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DUBAI - BANKING / ISLAMIC FINANCE LAWYER - 0 - 4 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

TOP UK LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £67,500 (TAX FREE)
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Finance lawyer to join this premier international law firm, to be involved in a mix of cutting edge conv...

Reference:42061R

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DUBAI - BANKING / ISLAMIC FINANCE LAWYER - 1-2 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / INT'L LAW FIRM
This leading UK & international law firm are seeking a further Associate to join their highly rated Banking & Finance team in Dubai. The role will cover a range of bot...

Reference:43132R

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