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 - NQ-1 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - £EXCELLENT
This premier offshore law firm is seeking to recruit a junior Corporate Associate to join their market leading practice on Jersey. The successful applicant wi...

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SINGAPORE - CORPORATE & FUNDS - 5+ PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - £EXCELLENT
With the recent opening of their Singapore office, this leading offshore law firm is seeking to recruit a senior Cayman qualified lawyer with a strong Funds an...

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ABU DHABI - BANKING / ISLAMIC FINANCE LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

US LAW FIRM - $EXCELLENT + BONUS
This top-flight US law firm are seeking a further Associate with experience of the full range of Banking / Islamic Finance matters to join their thriving practic...

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GUERNSEY - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - 3-4 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM - EXCELLENT, LOW TAX, SALARY PACKAGE

Due to growth of their top-flight Guernsey litigation practice, this highly rated offshore firm is seeking to recruit an additional As...

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CONSTRUCTION LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £80,000
This leading UK and international law firm is seeking a further Associate to join their highly rated Construction team in London. Their Constructio...

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LEVERAGED FINANCE / DCM ASSOCIATE 2 - 5 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

US / NY LAW FIRM (LONDON OFFICE)
This outstanding and well established London office is actively looking to recruit a UK qualified associate with a particular focus on Leveraged Finance and Debt ...

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AVIATION LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £78,500
One of the leading aviation law firms in London are seeking a further Associate to join their highly rated and very well established team. What i...

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CORPORATE - 4-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-TIER CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £87,500
This highly rated mid-tier City & international law firm is seeking an experienced Associate to join their thriving Corporate practice in Lond...

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COMMERCIAL / ENERGY LITIGATION LAWYER - 1-2 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-TIER CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £65,000
This highly rated mid-tier City law firm is seeking an Associate to join their thriving Litigation group in London. The work of the team cover...

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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 - CORPORATE / FUNDS LAWYERS - NQ-4 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM - £EXCELLENT (WITH LOW TAX)
This premier offshore law firm is keen to hear from Corporate & Funds lawyers interested in joining their top-flight practice on Guernsey. The firm i...

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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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JERSEY - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - NQ-4 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING OFFSHORE FIRM - EXCELLENT, LOW TAX SALARY PACKAGE
One of the leading offshore law firms is seeking to recruit an energetic and motivated lawyer to join their market leading Commercial Lit...

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GUERNSEY - BANKING & ASSET FINANCE - 2-4 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING OFFSHORE FIRM - EXCELLENT, LOW TAX SALARY PACKAGE
This leading offshore law firm is seeking to recruit an energetic and highly motivated Associate to join their market leading Banking & A...

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GUERNSEY - CORPORATE / FINANCE - NQ-4 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - £TOP LONDON LEVEL (AFTER TAX)
This leading and global offshore law firm has two excellent opportunities for further Associates to join their market leading Corporate a...

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LITIGATION / ARBITRATION LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

US LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £130,000 + BONUS
This top-flight US law firm is seeking to recruit a further Associate with solid experience of the full range of Commercial Litigation and Arbitration m...

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INVESTMENT FUNDS LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This top-flight US law firm is seeking to recruit a further Associate to join their thriving Investment Funds practice in London. The role offers an exciting challenge for someone seeking high levels ...

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CAPITAL MARKETS LAWYER - 2- 4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

US LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £130,000 + BONUS
This top-flight US law firm is seeking to recruit a further Associate with solid experience of the full range of Debt and Equity Capital Markets work. ...

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RESTRUCTURING & INSOLVENCY LAWYER - 1-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP US FIRM - SALARY FROM £100,000 + BONUS
We're presently working with a leading US law firm, who have one of the premier Restructuring teams in the City, and are seeking a further Associate to ...

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RESTRUCTURING ASSOCIATE 3 - 5 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

US / NY LAW FIRM (LONDON OFFICE)
This outstanding and well established London office is actively looking to recruit a UK qualified associate with a particular focus on Restructuring at this time ...

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CORPORATE - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR US LAW FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Associate to join the highly rated Corporate group at this leading US law firm in London. Their team handles everything from start-up...

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EMPLOYMENT LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP US LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £100,000 + BONUS
One of the premier US law firms is seeking to recruit a further Associate to focus on top-level Employment work within their highly rated London tea...

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CORPORATE / PRIVATE EQUITY LAWYER - 1+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LONDON OFFICE OF PREMIER NY FIRM - £EXCELLENT
This premier law firm has a well established London office, with a mix of both UK and US lawyers focusing on major cross-border M&A, capital markets...

Reference:33130R

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FUNDS LAWYER (MANDARIN SPEAKING) - 3 - 6 YEARS' PQE

Location: Asia
Sector: Private Practice

HONG KONG - TOP OFFSHORE FIRM

This major offshore law firm is seeking an Associate to join their market leading Investment Funds group in Hong Kong. The firm has long-established relationsh...

Reference:42983R

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GUERNSEY - FUNDS - NQ - 4 YEARS' PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This top tier offshore law firm is seeking additional associates to join their market leading Funds team on Guernsey. The firm has long-established relationships with many of the world's leading inter...

Reference:42711R

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CORPORATE - BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS - 2 - 4 YEARS' PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM
This top tier offshore law firm is looking for an additional Associate to join their team in the BVI. The firm is keen to speak to candidates who have top tier experience in a ...

Reference:42984R

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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 ...

Reference:43124R

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COMMERCIAL LITIGATION PSL - 3+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP LITIGATION BOUTIQUE - EXCELLENT PACKAGE
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Litigation Associate to join this highly-rated Litigation focussed law firm in a PSL position. T...

Reference:43122R

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JERSEY - BANKING LAWYER - NQ-2 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT, LOW TAX SALARY PACKAGE
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a junior Associate to join one of the premier offshore law firms on Jersey. Their Banking & Finan...

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JERSEY - COMMERCIAL PROPERTY LAWYER - 4-6 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER OFFSHORE FIRM - EXCELLENT, LOW TAX, PACKAGE
This leading offshore law firm is seeking an Associate to join their market leading Commercial Property team on Jersey. The firm provides focus...

Reference:43120R

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWYER - 4-6 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - SALARY FROM £100,000 + BONUS
A fabulous opportunity has arisen for a further Associate lawyer to join this premier international law firm in London to focus on top-level Intel...

Reference:42813R

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FINANCIAL REGULATION LAWYER - 2+ 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...

Reference:40832R

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PROJECTS & ENERGY - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - SALARY FROM £82,500
A fabulous opportunity exists for a further lawyer to join this premier international law firm in London. Within their market leading Projects & Energy tea...

Reference:41953R

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TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA AND TELECOMS - 1-7 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - SALARY FROM £72,500
A fabulous opportunity exists for TMT Associates to join this premier international law firm in London. Their TMT group specialises in advising the world's...

Reference:41242R

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JERSEY - BANKING & FINANCE - 2-6 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

EXCELLENT, LONDON-LEVEL (AFTER TAX) PACKAGE, PLUS BONUS
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Banking solicitor to join this market leading off-shore law firm. Their Banking & Finance team is ...

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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 focuse...

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - CORPORATE LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

SALARY FROM USD 150,000 PLUS BONUS
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Corporate lawyer, who wishes to specialise in offshore corporate and finance, to join this leading offsho...

Reference:42372R

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - 3-5 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM - SALARY FROM USD 150,000 PLUS BONUS
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Litigation solicitor to join this leading offshore law firm. Their Litigation team in the Cayman Is...

Reference:42370R

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DOHA - CORPORATE LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This top international law firm is seeking a further Associate to join their market leading Corporate team in Doha. Their lawyers work on the full spectrum of big-ticket regional transactions, while t...

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JERSEY - CORPORATE / FINANCE - NQ-3 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:41043R

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JERSEY - FUNDS LAWYER - NQ-3 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 Investment Funds team on Jersey. The firm is particularly looking for in...

Reference:41152R

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DOHA - CONSTRUCTION - 1+ YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING UK / INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £70,000 (TAX FREE)
This top international law firm is seeking an additional lawyer to join their market leading Middle Eastern Construction team...

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DUBAI INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWYER - 4-6 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

DUBAI -(MIXED ROLE, SOFT IP FOCUS) - MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM
This top international law firm is seeking to recruit a further Associate to join their market leading IP team in Dubai. They undertake...

Reference:43018RR

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DUBAI - EMPLOYMENT LAWYER - NQ-1 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME PRACTICE - £EXCELLENT (TAX FREE)
Due to a recent hire and growing work load, this major UK / Middle East practice is seeking an additional Employment lawyer to join their team in D...

Reference:43009RR

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ABU DHABI - FINANCIAL SERVICES LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / INT'L LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT PROSPECTS - SALARY FROM AED600K / £115K (TAX FREE)
This top UK / international law firm is seeking to recruit a UK qualified Senior Associate to join their ...

Reference:42868RR

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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:42835RR

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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...

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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....

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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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