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 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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INVESTMENT FUNDS - 2-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP INT'L FIRM - SALARY FROM £80,000
This top international law firm is seeking additional associates to join their market leading Investment Funds practice in London. The firm has more than 100...

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FINANCIAL SERVICES - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING CITY / INT'L FIRM - SALARY FROM £80,000

This leading City / international law firm is looking to recruit an additional associate to join their team in London. The successful candida...

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DUBAI - CORPORATE - NQ + PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

TOP TIER UK / INT'L FIRM - SALARY FROM £59,000 (TAX FREE)

This major international firm is seeking to further develop its presence in the Middle Eastern region and has a great opportunity f...

Reference:40830GM

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DUBAI - CORPORATE - 0 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

TOP TIER UK / INT'L FIRM - SALARY FROM £59,000 (TAX FREE)

This major firm is seeking to further develop its presence in the Middle Eastern region and has a great opportunity for an addition...

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DUBAI - CORPORATE - NQ + PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING US / INT'L FIRM - EXCELLENT TAX FREE PACKAGE

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a newly qualified lawyer to join this premier US law firm in Dubai. The successful applicant mus...

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DUBAI - CORPORATE - 2 - 4 YEARS + PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING US / INT'L FIRM - EXCELLENT TAX FREE PACKAGE

This premier US firm is rapidly growing its Middle Eastern practice, and seeks an additional associate with top flight corporate experi...

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DUBAI - M&A TRANSACTIONAL 6 - 8 YEARS 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...

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REAL ESTATE FINANCE - 5+ YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NATIONAL FIRM - EXCELLENT PROSPECTS
This leading national UK law firm are seeking an additional senior associate to join their highly rated Banking and Real Estate Finance team in London. On the ...

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DUBAI - CONSTRUCTION/ARBITRATION 5 YEARS PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING DUBAI FIRM

This top construction team is looking to further enhance their construction team with this substantial hire. The construction Group is recognised as one of the leading co...

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DUBAI - BANKING 3 - 5 YEARS PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING DUBAI FIRM

This leading force in the region is looking to further enhance their banking team with this substantial hire. The team are recognised as leaders in this field having work...

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DUBAI - M&A CONSTRUCTION 2 - 3 YEARS PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING DUBAI FIRM

This leading corporate force in the region is looking to hire at this busy time for the team and the location. The M&A instructions are on the increase and this unusual ...

Reference:41270G

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FINANCIAL SERVICES PSL - 4+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM
This top law firm is seeking an associate to join their highly rated Financial Services Group in a PSL capacity. Their team handles a full range of regulatory work, wit...

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CONSTRUCTION PARTNER SOUGHT

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NICHE US LAW FIRM
This very well established London office has an unusually strong domestic and international Real Estate and Construction practice. This is a time of growth for them and they are...

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CORPORATE - 4 - 6 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-SIZE CITY LAW FIRM
This well respected City / international law firm is looking for a senior corporate associate to join their busy London team. The work they undertake is highly varied, ran...

Reference:41131R

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IP/PATENT LITIGATION - 4+ YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING UK LAW FIRM

This top national UK law firm has an excellent new opportunity for an associate to join their highly rated Patent Litigation team in London. The role will focus partic...

Reference:41020R

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY - 0 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

CITY BORDERS

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this well regarded real estate team with a difference in London. The team undertake a wide range of comm...

Reference:41149GM

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REAL ESTATE - 2 - 6 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

SILVER CIRCLE FIRM

This Silver Circle law firm is looking to recruit a senior associate to join its top tier Real Estate team in London. If you are considering a move in this benign market...

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REAL ESTATE - 1 - 2 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

SILVER CIRCLE FIRM

This Silver Circle law firm is looking to recruit an associate to join its top tier Real Estate team in London. If you are considering a move in this benign market this...

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REAL ESTATE - 4 + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

SILVER CIRCLE FIRM

This Silver Circle law firm is looking to recruit a senior associate to join its top tier Real Estate team in London. If you are considering a move in this benign market...

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EXETER - REAL ESTATE - 1 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This highly regarded law firm is looking to recruit an additional associate to join its team in Exeter. The work on offer is of the highest quality and involves working closely with the lead partner a...

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COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - 1 - 3 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING BOUTIQUE FIRM
Our client is looking to recruit an additional associate to join its highly regarded team in London. Candidates will work on a broad range of commercial matters involving ar...

Reference:41294G

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CORPORATE - 3 - 5 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR CITY / INT'L FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this highly rated corporate team. The team work on the full spectrum of corporate transactions an...

Reference:41133GG

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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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MATRIMONIAL PARTNER

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING WEST END FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a family partner to join this leading West End law firm. The successful candidate must have extensive experience with high net worth ...

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EMPLOYMENT PARTNER SOUGHT

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING WEST END FIRM - GREENFIELD SITE
This highly regarded law firm is finally letting the market know the secrets of its unique success. Their profile is growing and is starting to match the h...

Reference:38204GM

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MUSCAT - CORPORATE / COMMERCIAL - 3-5 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

UK / INT'L FIRM
This top UK / International law firm is seeking to recruit au further Corporate lawyer to join their top-ranked Corporate team in Muscat. Their lawyers work on the full spectrum o...

Reference:41102RB

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EXETER - REAL ESTATE - 1 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This highly regarded law firm is looking to recruit an additional associate to join its team in Exeter. The work on offer is of the highest quality and involves working closely with the lead partner a...

Reference:40763GG

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DUBAI - FINANCIAL SERVICES - 3-5 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

UK MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM

This premier international law firm is looking to recruit a financial services regulatory lawyer to join their top-tier team in Dubai. They concentrate on regulatory wo...

Reference:41137R

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REAL ESTATE FINANCE - 2 - 4 YEARS PQE - SILVER CIRCLE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

SILVER CIRCLE

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this Silver Circle law firm in their first tier rated team. Here you will gain exposure to some of the...

Reference:41002G

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CORPORATE / M&A - NQ-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER US LAW FIRM - NY SALARY
This leading NY law firm is looking to recruit an additional associate to join their highly rated London UK Corporate team. Applicants will need to have strong Co...

Reference:39855RB

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REAL ESTATE FINANCE - 5+ YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NATIONAL FIRM - EXCELLENT PROSPECTS
This leading national UK law firm are seeking an additional senior associate to join their highly rated Banking and Real Estate Finance team in London. On the ...

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BANKING / LEVERAGED FINANCE - NQ-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING US FIRM - NY SALARY
This is a fantastic opportunity to take your banking career to the next level. This premier league US firm is steadily growing their team of top-notch lawyers in Londo...

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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:41040R

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INSOLVENCY 3 - 5 YEARS

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR CITY FIRM - LEADING TEAM

This major City law firm is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed insolvency lawyer to join its well regarded team. Their expertise spans turnaroun...

Reference:41061GM

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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:39628G

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RESTRUCTURING / CORPORATE RECOVERY PARTNER SOUGHT

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

US / UK LAW FIRM
As this market clearly starts to pick up in 2012, this London based upper mid-market team is very well placed to harness the expected further growth in this sector in the UK and ...

Reference:38288GM

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RAINMAKING M&A PARTNERS SOUGHT

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING US LAW FIRM PROPOSITION
This top tier US law firm in London is leading the charge in the City in corporate activity and growth and is entering a major second wave of growth in London. The...

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ANOTHER ENERGY PARTNER SOUGHT

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This global energy player has something different to offer in London. Like others they have a good name in the market, have an impressive track record, boast leading names in the industry in the UK an...

Reference:38080GM

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CORPORATE - 4 - 8 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen at this internationally focussed practice for an ambitious and entrepreneurial associate. This is a broad ranging role with the opportunity to take considerable res...

Reference:40271G

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CORPORATE - 5 YEARS + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

HIGHLY REGARDED GLOBAL FIRM

Our international client is looking to recruit a senior associate to join its highly regarded London corporate practice. A range of public and private M&A work a...

Reference:40733G

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M&A PARTNERS SOUGHT

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

GROWING INTERNATIONAL PRESENCE
This rapidly expanding national and international practice is bulking up in corporate in the London office. This offers a great opportunity for an entrepreneurial p...

Reference:40710G

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BANKING - 0 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE

This Magic Circle law firm is looking to recruit an additional associate to join its banking team in London. Their banking group combines a multi disciplinary practice which s...

Reference:41169GM

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CORPORATE - PARTNER / TEAM

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING WEST END FIRM
Our real estate focused client is looking to recruit a corporate partner or team to build out their practice. They have been exceptionally successful in recent years and are...

Reference:41290G

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JERSEY - CORPORATE / FINANCE - NQ-6 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER OFFSHORE LAW FIRM
This top tier offshore law firm has a number of excellent opportunities for further associates to join their market leading Corporate and Finance team on Jersey. The ro...

Reference:41043RB

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JERSEY - CORPORATE / BANKING - NQ

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a junior associate to join this major off-shore law firm on Jersey. The firm are seeking individuals with strong Corporate and ...

Reference:40223RB

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JERSEY - FUNDS - 1 - 3 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM
This firm has an outstanding reputation in the offshore market and is now seeking a further Funds lawyer to join their thriving Jersey practice. Their Funds team deals with ...

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