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

FINANCIAL SERVICES REGULATORY LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: Asia
Sector: Private Practice

HONG KONG OR SINGAPORE - EXCELLENT PACKAGE + PROSPECTS
Due to the high level of complexity of regulation, both in and affecting the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands and Bermuda, this to...

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JERSEY - PROPERTY LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT PROSPECTS
This mid-size Jersey / offshore law firm have an excellent new opportunity for an English or Jersey qualified lawyer to take on a leading role within thei...

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SINGAPORE - BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - 6+ YRS

Location: Asia
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT PACKAGE
A competent and versatile Business Development Manager is sought to support the Asia business development and marketing activities of this top offshore ...

Reference:43639R_1511439512

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JERSEY - CORPORATE, BANKING & FUNDS LAWYERS - 2-5 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

SALARY FROM £70,000 (TAX 20%)
This premier international law firm is presently seeking additional Associates to join their top flight transactional practice on Jersey. They are particularly seek...

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JERSEY - SENIOR CONVEYANCER LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM
This premier offshore law firm have one of the market leading Property teams on Jersey and are seeking a Senior Conveyancer to join them. The firm is keen to speak to peopl...

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JERSEY - FUNDS LAWYER - NQ-2 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM - SALARY FROM £60,000 (20% TAX)
This top tier offshore law firm is seeking a further junior Associate to join their market leading Funds team on Jersey. The firm has long-estab...

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GUERNSEY - REAL ESTATE LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM - SALARY FROM £85,000 (20% TAX)
A great new opportunity has arisen for a further Associate or Senior Associate to join this major offshore law firm on Guernsey. The role will en...

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BVI - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM USD140K + BONUS
This leading offshore law firm is seeking to add to their complement of highly-skilled litigators in their BVI office. The role is to work pri...

Reference:43633R_1511336299

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CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION LAWYER - 3-7 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP NATIONAL UK FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Associate to join one of the UK's leading Construction Disputes teams at this top national UK law firm. The group are widely rec...

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TRANSACTIONAL CONSTRUCTION LAWYER - 4-7 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP NATIONAL UK FIRM - EXCELLENT PACKAGE & PROSPECTS
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a transactional / non-contentious Construction Associate or Senior Associate to join the Projects tea...

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FINANCIAL REGULATION LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE LAW FIRM - SALARY + BONUS PACKAGE FROM £90,000
A fabulous new opportunity has arisen for a Financial Regulation Associate to join one of the market leading teams in London at this pr...

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CORPORATE LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-SIZE UK/INT'L LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT PROSPECTS
Our UK/international law firm client is seeking to recruit a Senior Associate to join their highly regarded Corporate team in London. Their busy p...

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GUERNSEY - CORPORATE / FUNDS LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

SALARY FROM £70,000 (20% TAX)
This is an excellent new opportunity for an additional Associate to join one of the leading Corporate & Funds practices at this top offshore law firm on Guernsey. Th...

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JERSEY - CORPORATE / FUNDS LAWYER (BVI PRACTICE) - 3-5 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM
This top tier offshore law firm is keen to hear from Associates with BVI Corporate/Funds experience who are interested in joining their top flight BVI practice on Jersey. ...

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JERSEY - CORPORATE / BANKING / FUNDS PSL (BVI SUPPORT) 4+PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM
This top tier offshore law firm is seeking an Associate with BVI transactional experience to join their team on Jersey in a Professional Support Lawyer role. This firm has lon...

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HONG KONG - COMMERCIAL / INSOLVENCY LITIGATION LAWYER - 7+ PQE

Location: Asia
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT PACKAGE
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Senior Associate to join this top offshore law firm in their thriving Hong Kong practice. The ...

Reference:43563R_1511175561

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - INVESTMENT FUNDS LAWYER - 2.5-4 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM USD150,000 + BONUS (TAX FREE)
This top offshore law firm is seeking a further Associate, with experience in high level Investment Funds work to join their thri...

Reference:41796RR_1511175274

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DUBAI - CORPORATE LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

UK / INT'L LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE PACKAGE
This major law firm in the Middle East is seeking to grow their team in Dubai and would like to hear from Corporate Associates interested in furt...

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DUBAI - LITIGATION LAWYER (CONSTRUCTION EMPHASIS) - 1-2 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT TAX FREE PACKAGE
Our law firm client has a great opportunity for a junior Associate to join their highly regarded Arbitration and Dispute Resolution practice i...

Reference:43611RR_1510932006

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MILTON KEYNES - TMT LAWYER 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING LAW FIRM

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Associate to join this market leading TMT team in Milton Keynes. Here you will benefit from working with some of the leading play...

Reference:42680R_1510931938

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DUBAI - BANKING & FINANCE LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / INT'L LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE PACKAGE
This leading UK & international law firm are seeking a further Associate to join their highly rated Banking & Finance team in Dubai. The r...

Reference:43502R_1510931618

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RIYADH - CONSTRUCTION LAWYER - 5 YEARS' + PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT PACKAGE & PROSPECTS
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Senior Associate to join this major UK / ME law firm in their busy Riyadh office. The firm's Middl...

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COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER - 1-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER CITY PRACTICE - SALARY FROM £80,000
This highly rated niche Commercial Litigation team in London is in the market for a further Associate to join their very high-calibre team. Their impre...

Reference:43632R_1510931032

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GUERNSEY - TRUSTS / FIDUCIARY LAWYER - NQ-5 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM - SALARY FROM £60,000 (20% TAX)
This premier offshore law firm has an excellent new opportunity for a further Associate to joint their market leading Trusts & Fiduciary team on...

Reference:43630R_1510930718

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JERSEY - CORPORATE / FUNDS LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £75,000 (20% TAX)
This premier offshore law firm has an excellent new opportunity for a further Associate to joint their market leading Investment Funds team o...

Reference:43629R_1510930328

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GUERNSEY - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER - NQ-2 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £60,000 (20% TAX)
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional Associate to join this leading offshore law firm in their Guernsey office. Their Litiga...

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HONG KONG - COMMERCIAL / INSOLVENCY LITIGATION LAWYER - 4-7 PQE

Location: Asia
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT PACKAGE
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Associate to join this top offshore law firm in their thriving Hong Kong practice. The positio...

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - FINANCE / CAPITAL MARKETS LAWYER - 2.5-4 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

EXCELLENT, TAX FREE PACKAGE
This top offshore law firm is seeking an additional Associate to join their market leading Finance & Capital Markets team in the Cayman Islands. Their practice advis...

Reference:43407RR_1510780843

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - CORPORATE LAWYER - 2.5-4 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM USD150,000 (TAX FREE)
This top offshore law firm is seeking a further Associate, with experience in high level Corporate transactional work, to join their ...

Reference:43565RR_1510780773

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DUBAI - CORPORATE LAWYER (IRAN FOCUS; FARSI SPEAKING) - 5+ PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Farsi speaking Corporate Senior Associate to join this leading UK / international law firm in Dubai. With the Iranian legal mark...

Reference:43436R_1510780696

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DUBAI - CORPORATE / FDI LAWYER - 3-6 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE, SALARY PACKAGE
The Corporate Group of this leading UK / international law firm has established a reputation as one of the leading practices within the Mi...

Reference:43575RB_1510780374

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DUBAI - CORPORATE TAX LAWYER - 3-6 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE, SALARY PACKAGE
The Dubai-based Corporate team of this leading UK & international law firm is one of the largest and most recognised legal teams in the Mi...

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HONG KONG - CORPORATE FINANCE LAWYER - 2-5 PQE

Location: Asia
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM - £EXCELLENT + BONUS
Our top law firm client is internationally recognised as having one of the premier offshore Corporate practises. They are seeking to further expand their t...

Reference:43627R_1510779554

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TRANSACTIONAL CONSTRUCTION LAWYER - NQ-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

RESPECTED SOUTH-EAST FIRM
This highly respected South-East regional law firm are seeking a further Associate to join the busy Construction team in their London office. Applicants should ideally ...

Reference:43628R_1510745752

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JERSEY - CORPORATE LAWYER - 5-8 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM - SALARY FROM £90,000 (20% TAX)
This top tier offshore law firm is seeking an additional Senior Associate to join their market leading Corporate team on Jersey. The firm has lo...

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JERSEY - BANKING LAWYER - NQ-1 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING OFFSHORE FIRM - SALARY FROM £60,000 (20% TAX)
This major offshore law firm is seeking an additional junior Associate to join their market leading Banking & Finance team on Jersey. The fir...

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JERSEY - CORPORATE, BANKING & FUNDS LAWYER - NQ-4 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

SALARY FROM £60,000 (20% TAX)
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional Associate to join this highly rated offshore law firm in their Jersey practice. The role will cover a diverse ...

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INVESTMENT FUNDS LAWYER (CAYMAN & BVI FOCUS) - 1-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £75,000
An excellent new opportunity has arisen for a Funds Associate to join this leading offshore law firm in their London office. The firm is one of th...

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HONG KONG - CORPORATE / FUNDS LAWYER - 1-3 PQE

Location: Asia
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM - EXCELLENT PACKAGE + BONUS
This major offshore law firm is seeking a further Associate to join their market leading Corporate & Funds group in Hong Kong. The firm has long-est...

Reference:43626R_1510659411

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DUBAI - INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - 2-4 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 further Associate to join their market leading IP team in Dubai. The range of ...

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CORPORATE / FINANCE LAWYER (CAYMAN / BVI FOCUS) - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £75,000
This top tier offshore law firm is seeking a further Associate to join their busy London office to work mainly on high-level Cayman and BVI transactio...

Reference:43609RR_1510573673

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ABU DHABI - COMMERCIAL, IP & IT LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / INT'L LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE PACKAGE
This major UK and international law firm has an excellent new opportunity for a Senior Associate to join them in a broad Commercial, IP and...

Reference:43608RR_1510573465

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DOHA - CONSTRUCTION / ARBITRATION LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE, SALARY PACKAGE
The Doha office of this top UK law firm is seeking a further Construction Associate to join their small but well-established local tea...

Reference:43301RR_1510573404

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HONG KONG - CORPORATE LAWYER - 4-6 PQE

Location: Asia
Sector: Private Practice

TOP UK / INT'L LAW FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Senior Associate to join the stand-out Corporate team within the Hong Kong office of this top-tier global firm. The role will in...

Reference:43579R_1510322527

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HONG KONG - BANKING / DERIVATIVES LAWYER 2-6 PQE

Location: Asia
Sector: Private Practice

TOP UK / INT'L LAW FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional Associate or Senior Associate to join the stand-out Banking and Finance team within the Hong Kong office of this top...

Reference:43580R_1510322283

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HONG KONG - BANKING & RESTRUCTURING LAWYERS - 1-7 PQE

Location: Asia
Sector: Private Practice

TOP UK / INT'L LAW FIRM
Our top-tier global law firm client has a number of opportunities for Associates to join their market leading Banking & Restructuring team within their thriving Hong Kong ...

Reference:43581R_1510322065

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HONG KONG - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER - 5-8 PQE

Location: Asia
Sector: Private Practice

TOP UK / INT'L LAW FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Senior Associate to join the leading Dispute Resolution team within the Hong Kong office of this top-tier global firm. Applicant...

Reference:43582R_1510321801

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FINANCIAL SERVICES LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-TIER UK / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £75,000
This well-liked and highly rated City / international law firm are seeking a further Associate to join their Financial Services team in London. ...

Reference:43623R_1510321600

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DUBAI / ABU DHABI - PROJECT FINANCE LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

TOP INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT TAX FREE PACKAGE
This global law firm continue to grow their Middle Eastern practice, and are looking for a further Project Finance Associate to join thei...

Reference:43567R_1510228702

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DUBAI - BANKING / ISLAMIC FINANCE LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

TOP UK / INT'L LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT TAX FREE PACKAGE
An excellent new opportunity has arisen for a Finance lawyer to join this premier international law firm, to be involved in a mix of cutting e...

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