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

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...

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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...

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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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(LAWYER) 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 ...

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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...

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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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CORPORATE - EQUITY CAPITAL MARKETS 4 YEARS PLUS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-SIZED CITY FIRM £85,000 UPWARDS

This Silver Circle law firm is looking to recruit an additional associate to join its highly regarded team in London. Our clients are one of the market l...

Reference:41314GM

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PLANNING -2 - 4 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 planning team in London. The team is involved in some of the most prestigious project...

Reference:41261G

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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...

Reference:41258G

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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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GUILDFORD - CONSTRUCTION - 2 - 3 YEARS' + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING REGIONAL LAW FIRM
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this leading regional firm in their highly regarded construction team. Successful candidates shou...

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GUILDFORD - CONSTRUCTION / PROJECTS PARTNER

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING REGIONAL LAW FIRM

Our client is looking to recruit an additional partner to join its leading construction team in Guildford. The team acts for national and international developers...

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GUILDFORD - REAL ESTATE PARTNER

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING REGIONAL LAW FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional partner to join this leading regional law firm. This firm and team have an excellent track record of attracting ca...

Reference:39324G

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GUILDFORD - EMPLOYMENT PARTNER

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING REGIONAL LAW FIRM
This leading regional law firm is looking to recruit an additional partner to join its calibre employment team. The team advises on all aspects of employment law from em...

Reference:39319GG

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BANKING - 2 - 6 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

SOUTHERN HOME COUNTIES - HUGELY IMPRESSIVE FIRM

This leading regional law firm is looking to recruit a banking lawyer to join its highly rated finance team. The team spend all or a signific...

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EU & COMPETITION - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP NATIONAL UK FIRM
This leading national UK law firm is seeking an additional associate to join their highly rated EU & Competition group in London. The role will entail advising on merger con...

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REAL ESTATE - NQ - 5 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP NATIONAL UK FIRM
This leading national UK law firm is seeking additional associates to join their highly rated Real Estate team in London. The group are involved in substantial UK wide prope...

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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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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, ra...

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SHIPPING / AVIATION FINANCE - 2-5 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

HIGHLY RATED CITY LAW FIRM

This mid-size law firm have one of the leading Asset Finance practices within the City, and are currently hiring for their team at the 2 to 5 PQE levels. They are...

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BANKING - 3-5 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP NATIONAL UK LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £80,000
This top UK law firm is seeking an additional Associate to join their highly rated Banking team in London. The group acts for all of the UK clearing...

Reference:41403R

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SAUDI ARABIA - CORPORATE - 2-6 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE, SALARY PACKAGE

Our client is seeking a further associate lawyer to join their market leading Corporate team in Riyadh. The group has established a ...

Reference:41400R

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DOHA - EMPLOYMENT - 1-2 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM - £EXCELLENT (TAX FREE)
Due to continuing growth of their top-level practice, this major UK / Middle Eastern law firm is seeking an additional Employment lawyer to join t...

Reference:41399R

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ABU DHABI - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - 1-2 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE, SALARY PACKAGE
Our client, a major UK / Middle East law firm, is looking to recruit an associate to join their market leading Commercial Litigation team ...

Reference:41398R

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ABU DHABI - CORPORATE - 2-4 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE, SALARY PACKAGE

Our client is looking to recruit a lawyer to join their market leading corporate team in Abu Dhabi. The group has established a rep...

Reference:41397R

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ABU DHABI - EMPLOYMENT - 4-6 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM - £EXCELLENT (TAX FREE)
Due to continuing growth of their top-level practice, this major UK / Middle Eastern law firm is seeking an additional Employment lawyer to join th...

Reference:41396G

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DUBAI - COMMERCIAL IP / FRANCHISING - NQ-2 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE, SALARY PACKAGE

This top international law firm is seeking to recruit a junior associate to join its highly rated team in Dubai. The range of w...

Reference:41395R

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DUBAI - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION / ARBITRATION - 2-4 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE, SALARY PACKAGE
Our client, a major UK / Middle East law firm, is looking to recruit an associate to join their market leading Dispute Resolution team in...

Reference:41393R

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DUBAI - SHIPPING LITIGATION - 1-3 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE, SALARY PACKAGE

This major UK / Middle Eastern law firm is looking to recruit a shipping litigation lawyer to join their team in Dubai. Applicants...

Reference:41394R

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DUBAI - EMPLOYMENT (LITIGATION FOCUS) - 1 - 2 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM - £EXCELLENT (TAX FREE)
Due to continuing growth of their top-level practice, this major UK / Middle Eastern law firm is seeking an additional Employment lawyer to join t...

Reference:41392R

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LEAD NON-CONTENTIOUS CONSTRUCTION PARTNER SOUGHT

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

BOUTIQUE REAL ESTATE PRACTICE

This highly respected practice is on the lookout for a Non-Contentious Construction lawyer with a good name in the market to join their ranks and take up an i...

Reference:41391G

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CONTENTIOUS CONSTRUCTION PARTNER SOUGHT

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NICHE LONDON PRACTICE

This very reputable Real Estate boutique firm are on the lookout for a well regarded contentious construction lawyer to join their ranks and to take a lead in growing...

Reference:41390G

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REAL ESTATE - RURAL FOCUS 2+ YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Real Estate Lawyer to join this leading specialist team. Their Agriculture, Farm and Estates team lead the field in terms of the bespoke advice they offer to ...

Reference:41389G

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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...

Reference:40826RR

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LONDON - CORPORATE - 2-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

OFFSHORE / CAYMAN FOCUS
This top offshore law firm is seeking an additional associate to join their highly rated Corporate team in London. The role will entail working closely with a senior partn...

Reference:41151RR

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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...

Reference:41272GM

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(LAWYER) DUBAI - ISLAMIC FINANCE 2 - 6 YEARS PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING DUBAI FIRM

Our client is looking to substantially invest in their Islamic Finance practice. The practice is evolving and broadening its scope and targeting new elements of the marke...

Reference:41074GG

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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 industry...

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(LAWYER) BANKING - 1-4 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR CITY LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £70,000

A fantastic new opportunity has arisen for a solicitor to join this leading Banking and Finance team in London. The group does top quality, high p...

Reference:40863RB

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(LAWYER) FINANCIAL SERVICES / FUNDS - 2-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

INT'L LAW FIRM

Our client is seeking to recruit a further Associate to join their highly rated Financial Services & Funds team in London. The role will offer great client contact, a lot o...

Reference:40962RB

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(LAWYER) CONSTRUCTION - 2-3 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING CITY PRACTICE
This top UK / international law firm is seeking to recruit an additional associate to join their market leading Construction team in London. This particular role will focus...

Reference:41166RB

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REAL ESTATE - 2-5 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

BOUTIQUE WEST-END PRACTICE
A well regarded West-End law firm is seeking to recruit a further associate to join their busy and highly rated Real Estate team. Their impressive client list includes ...

Reference:40978RR

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FINANCE (LAWYER) 2 - 5 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP US FIRM
This top energy focused firm is seeking an additional finance lawyer to join its premier team in London. The work involves acting on the lender and borrower side on a broad range of f...

Reference:41386G

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REAL ESTATE - 0 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NATIONAL PRACTICE
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this well regarded real estate team in London. The team has an outstanding reputation for its technical a...

Reference:41383G

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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:41020RB

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DCM / PROJECT FINANCE - 4 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

SILVER CIRCLE LAW FIRM

This Silver Circle law firm is seeking to recruit an additional associate to join its highly rated team in London. The role will involve assisting a partner and senio...

Reference:40796R

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RESTRUCTURING / INSOLVENCY - 4+ YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

SILVER CIRCLE FIRM - SALARY FROM £90,000

An excellent new opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this top City law firm. Applicants will need to have extensive non-conte...

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