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 / COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATE - 2-3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

Our niche City law firm client is looking to recruit an Associate to join its highly regarded Corporate & Commercial Practice in London. The role will be to assist on a variety of corporate transactio...

Reference:42657_1529517394

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REAL ESTATE LAWYER (HIGH-LEVEL RESIDENTIAL) - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

Consistent workflows and strong growth of their leading Real Estate practice has created an exciting opportunity for a further Associate to join this highly respected UK firm. The role will focus par...

Reference:43395_1529516829

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LONDON OR EDINBURGH - FUNDS LAWYER - 3-8 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This top national UK law firm is seeking to recruit a bright and ambitious private investment funds lawyer into either the London or Edinburgh team of their highly-rated national Funds team. Their la...

Reference:43695_1529515997

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FINANCIAL SERVICES LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This well-liked and highly rated City / international law firm are seeking a further Associate to join their Financial Services team in London. The role will offer great client contact, a lot of resp...

Reference:43623_1529515625

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TAX LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This well liked mid-size City and international law firm are seeking a further Associate to join their highly rated Corporate Tax team in London. They work with a wide range of departments in the Lon...

Reference:43756_1529514900

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COMMERCIAL IT / IP / TELECOMS ASSOCIATE - 3-6 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This leading City and international law firm has an excellent new opportunity for a further Associate to join their highly rated TMT practice in London. Their TMT group comprises an international tea...

Reference:43759_1529514582

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FINANCIAL SERVICES LAWYER - NQ-3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional Financial Services Associate to join this leading UK and international law firm in London. There is a strong advisory element to their practice, o...

Reference:43654_1529511954

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CORPORATE LAWYER - 2-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This leading City law firm is seeking to recruit a further Associate to join their market leading Corporate team in London. Their practice is organised into groups that undertake a general spread of ...

Reference:43653_1529511208

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EMPLOYMENT LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This leading UK and international law firm has an excellent new opportunity for a further Associate to join their leading Employment law team. Their practice covers employment law aspects of some of t...

Reference:43705_1529510887

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PENSIONS LAWYERS - NQ-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This premier City law firm is actively seeking further Associates to join their highly rated and thriving London Pensions team. Their practice covers the full range of top-level work in this area, in...

Reference:43400_1529510549

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BVI - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER - 1-2 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has a risen for a further Associate to join the market leading Commercial Litigation team at this top offshore law firm in the BVI. The firm's pre-eminent practice spans gene...

Reference:43646_1529424837

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HONG KONG - CORPORATE / FUNDS LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: Asia
Sector: Private Practice

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-established relationships with many leading internation...

Reference:43626_1529424054

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GUERNSEY - REGULATORY LAWYER - 3+ PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This leading international offshore firm has an excellent opportunity for a Regulatory Associate to join their thriving Litigation team on Guernsey. They are keen to see applicants who have relevant ...

Reference:43745RR_1529423673

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BVI - CORPORATE LAWYER - 2-5 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

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

Reference:42984_1529423275

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GUERNSEY - EMPLOYMENT LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This leading international offshore firm has an excellent opportunity for an Employment Associate to join their market leading team on Guernsey. Their practice focusses mainly on acting for employers...

Reference:43728_1529422825

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JERSEY - FUNDS LAWYER - NQ-2 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

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-established relationships with many of the world's leading in...

Reference:43213_1529422300

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GUERNSEY - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER - NQ-3 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This top offshore firm is seeking a further junior Associate to join their market leading Commercial Litigation team on Guernsey. The position will cover an interesting and varied range of high-level...

Reference:43566_1529421907

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GUERNSEY - CORPORATE / FUNDS LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This top tier offshore law firm is seeking a talented and ambitious Senior Associate to join their market leading Corporate & Funds team on Guernsey. The firm has long-established relationships with m...

Reference:42711_1529421507

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JERSEY - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER - NQ-3 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This premier offshore law firm is seeking a further junior Associate to join their market leading Commercial Litigation team on Jersey. The firm has long-established relationships with many of the wor...

Reference:43755R_1529419980

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GUERNSEY - CORPORATE / FUNDS LAWYER - 1-2 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

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. The role will entail a highly varied ...

Reference:43221_1529419462

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DOHA - CORPORATE LAWYER - NQ-2 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This major UK and international law firm have an excellent new opportunity for a junior Associate to join their well-established and thriving practice in Qatar. Working closely with a lead Partner in...

Reference:25696_1529407040

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DOHA - BANKING & FINANCE LAWYER - 3+ PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This leading UK & international law firm are seeking a further Associate to join their highly rated Banking & Finance practice in Doha. The role will cover a range of both top-level conventional and ...

Reference:25694_1529406628

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DUBAI - CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION LAWYER - 2-3 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

Based in the Middle Eastern head-quarters of this leading international firm, you will join a market leader with an enviable reputation, and will have the opportunity to be involved in high profile wo...

Reference:43432_1529343372

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DUBAI - DEBT CAPITAL MARKETS LAWYER - 4-6 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

One of the top UK / international law firms has an excellent opportunity for a Capital Markets associate to join their market leading team in Dubai. The team handles a broad range of regional and int...

Reference:43716_1529342991

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DOHA - CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This is an exceptional opportunity for a Construction Associate with high-level Construction Litigation experience to join this leading international law firm in Doha. Their top-ranked Engineering & ...

Reference:43527_1529342347

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DOHA - CORPORATE/COMMERCIAL LAWYER - 2-3 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This top UK law firm is seeking a further Associate to join their highly regarded Corporate & Commercial team in Doha. Their practice focuses particularly on advising major clients (often household n...

Reference:43717_1529341830

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DUBAI - COMMERCIAL / TMT LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This major UK and international law firm is seeking an additional Associate to join their market leading Commercial / TMT practice in Dubai. The role will focus on drafting and negotiating a range of...

Reference:43731_1529341289

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DUBAI - CONSTRUCTION DISPUTES LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Construction Associate or Senior Associate to join this leading UK / Middle Eastern law firm in Dubai. Their team is involved in both contentious and non-con...

Reference:43398_1529341077

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DUBAI - SHIPPING / INSURANCE LITIGATION ASSOCIATE - 3-5 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This major UK / Middle Eastern law firm is seeking to recruit a further Associate to join their market leading Shipping / Insurance Litigation practice in Dubai. Their top-level work has a particular...

Reference:41716_1529340719

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DUBAI - CONSTRUCTION DISPUTES LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional Associate to join this leading UK / Middle Eastern law firm in Dubai. The firm have one of the region's premier Construction practices, providing ...

Reference:42597_1529338802

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