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 - FUNDS & PRIVATE EQUITY - 5+ PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM

This premier offshore law firm are seeking an experienced Investment Funds and Private Equity associate to join their market leading Corporate & Commercial team on Jer...

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DOHA - CONSTRUCTION - 3-4 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING UK / INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM

This top international law firm is seeking an additional associate to join their market leading Middle Eastern Construction team. The role will focus on...

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DOHA - CORPORATE- 3 - 5 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

UK MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - SALARY FROM £86,000 (TAX FREE)

This leading global law firm is expanding in the Middle East and is seeking an additional Corporate associate to join their highly rate...

Reference:40751R

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OMAN - BANKING - 3-5 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / INT'L LAW FIRM
This top international firm is looking for additional associate to join the Omani arm of their market leading Middle Eastern Finance practice. The team forms part of a...

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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...

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DUBAI - BANKING / ISLAMIC FINANCE - NQ - 3 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £65,000 (TAX FREE)

This major UK / international law firm are seeking an associate to join their highly rated Banking team in Dubai. The ro...

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DUBAI - FINANCIAL SERVICES - 3 - 6 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / INT'L LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE, SALARY PACKAGE

This top law firm is seeking to recruit an associate to join their market leading Corporate Insurance team in Dubai on a regu...

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DUBAI - CORPORATE - 2 - 5 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

UK MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - £EXCELLENT (TAX FREE)

This magic circle law firm is seeking to build on its already highly successful Middle-Eastern practice by recruiting an additional lawyer to j...

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ABU DUBAI - CONSTRUCTION - 3-5 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

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

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional Construction associate to join this major UK / ME law firm in its Abu Dub...

Reference:40928R

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ABU DHABI - FINANCIAL SERVICES - 3 - 5 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - FANTASTIC PROSPECTS - £EXCELLENT (TAX FREE)

This major global law firm have an excellent new opportunity for a senior Financial Services Regulatory associate to join the...

Reference:40897R

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ABU DHABI - TMT / CORPORATE - 3 - 7 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - £EXCELLENT (TAX FREE)

This top international law firm is seeking to recruit a high-calibre lawyer who has extensive top-level experience in big-ticket TMT and Corporate...

Reference:40895R

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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 ...

Reference:38482GG

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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:38204GG

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CORPORATE TAX- 2 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-SIZED CITY FIRM

This Silver Circle law firm is looking to recruit an additional associate to join its highly regarded team in London. Our client's practice includes a discrete contentio...

Reference:41088GG

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CORPORATE NQ - 2 YEARS PQE - MAGIC CIRCLE LAW FIRM

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE LAW FIRM
This is a rare opening in one of the world's leading teams. Our client's top tier practice advises the world's leading businesses, financial institutions, governments and pr...

Reference:41311GM

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BANKING/FINANCE - 4 - 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 covers a broad range of...

Reference:41308GG

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TECHNOLOGY / OUTSOURCING - 2 YEARS' + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING UK LAW FIRM

This top national UK law firm is seeking to recruit am additional associate specialising in large scale Technology and Outsourcing projects to join their top flight Lo...

Reference:40959RB

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PRIVATE CLIENT PARTNER

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

GREENFIELD SITE

If you are looking for a successful small to medium sized practice that has a depth of ultra high net worth clients waiting to be tapped; that has a tried and tested counter...

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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:41149GG

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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...

Reference:41241G

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REAL ESTATE 5 YEARS PLUS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE LAW FIRM
This is a rare opening in one of the world's leading teams. Our client's top tier practice advises the world's leading businesses, acting for public and private companies, p...

Reference:41307GG

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JERSEY CORPORATE / FUNDS / CAPITAL MARKETS - NQ-5 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This leading offshore law firm is has opportunities for further associates to join their market leading Corporate & Commercial group on Jersey. Their team is friendly and focussed on providing pragmat...

Reference:41328R

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WHITE COLLAR CRIME (US QUAL/ EXPERIENCE)3-5 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP NY LAW FIRM

Our client, a premier NY law firm, is seeking to recruit an additional lawyer to join their White Collar Crime group in London. They are an internationally recognised leader...

Reference:41329R

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EXETER - REAL ESTATE - 2 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this highly regarded team in Exeter. This role will provide the opportunity to become an integral part of the team and undertake...

Reference:41179GG

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GUERNSEY - CORPORATE / FUNDS - NQ - 3 YEARS' PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a junior associate, who wishes to specialise in offshore Corporate and Finance work, to join this leading offshore law firm on Guernsey. Applicants must have ex...

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BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS - CORPORATE - 3 - 5 YEARS' PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM

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 vari...

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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 ...

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CORPORATE - 2 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NICHE CITY FIRM

Our highly regarded boutique client is looking to recruit an ambitious corporate lawyer to join their closely knit team. The range of work on offer is very broad with a dive...

Reference:40883GM

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JERSEY - FUNDS - NQ-6 YEARS' PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER OFFSHORE LAW FIRM
This top ranked offshore law firm is seeking two further associates to join their market leading Funds team on Jersey. The firm is looking for people who have trained / ...

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TRADEMARK ATTORNEY - 3 + YEAR'S + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL FIRM

Our global law firm client is looking to add to its well regarded Intellectual Property and Technology team in London. This is a time of growth for the practice an...

Reference:41327G

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ABU DHABI - BANKING & FINANCE - 2 - 4 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM

Our client is seeking to recruit an additional associate to join their highly rated Banking & Finance team in Abu Dhabi. The team offers an expansive bread...

Reference:41323R

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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...

Reference:41321R

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PLANNING - 2 - 4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP NATIONAL UK FIRM
This leading national UK law firm are seeking an additional associate to join their highly rated Planning team in London. The group prides itself on providing commercially so...

Reference:41320R

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DUBAI - DEBT CAPITAL MARKETS - 3 - 6 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK FIRM
This major international law firm is seeking an associate to join their team in Dubai to focus particularly on debt capital markets work (with some banking work included). Applicant...

Reference:41326G

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DUBAI - 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 th...

Reference:40690R

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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:41137RR

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ABU DHABI - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - 1 - 3 YEARS PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR GLOBAL LAW FIRM
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an associate to join this top firm's growing Abu Dhabi office. A bilingual (English and Arabic) lawyer is sought to join the highly r...

Reference:41324G

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FUNDS 2 - 6 YEARS PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This top tier offshore law firm is seeking an additional associate to join their highly regarded and growing funds team on Jersey. They are a relatively new practice that is making waves in the market...

Reference:41318G

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CORPORATE 2 - 6 YEARS PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This top tier offshore law firm is seeking an additional associate to join their highly regarded and growing corporate team on Jersey. They are a relatively new practice that is making waves in the ma...

Reference:41319G

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CORPORATE 5 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP US FIRM
This top energy firm is seeking an additional corporate lawyer to join its premier team in London. In addition to top level energy related corporate deals the team works with clients ...

Reference:41263GG

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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:41290GG

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CORPORATE - 5 - 6 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NICHE CITY FIRM

Our highly regarded boutique client is looking to recruit an ambitious corporate lawyer to join their closely knit team. The range of work on offer is very broad with a dive...

Reference:41158GM

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CORPORATE AND CORORATE FINANCE - 2 - 5 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - SALARY FROM £78,200

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this leading team in London. The practice advise on the world's largest and m...

Reference:40412G

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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:41314GG

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CORPORATE FINANCE 2 - 6 YEARS PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This top tier offshore law firm is seeking additional associates to join their highly regarded and growing corporate finance team on Jersey. They are a relatively new practice that is making waves in ...

Reference:41316G

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JERSEY - PRIVATE CLIENT / OFFSHORE TRUSTS - 5+ PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

EXCELLENT PROSPECTS
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a senior associate to join this leading offshore law firm on Jersey. Their Private Client & Trusts group provides trust services to hig...

Reference:41304RR

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GUERNSEY - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - NQ-6 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM
This premier offshore law firm is seeking a further associate to join their market leading Commercial Litigation team on Guernsey. Their work is extremely high-level and intern...

Reference:41264RR

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GUERNSEY - CORPORATE / FINANCE / FUNDS - 0 - 6 YEARS' PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING OFFSHORE LAW FIRM

Due to further growth, this highly rated offshore law firm is looking to recruit an additional associate to join their market leading team on Guernsey. This is a ...

Reference:40524RB

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GUERNSEY - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - NQ-3 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an associate to join this leading offshore law firm on Guernsey. Our client's pre-eminent litigation practice in the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey advises...

Reference:41223R

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - COMMERCIAL / INSOLVENCY LIT - 2-3

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER OFFSHORE LAW FIRM
This top offshore law firm's market leading litigation group are involved in a broad array of high-level work, including big-ticket insolvencies and international asset...

Reference:39115R

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