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

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...

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DUBAI - TRADEMARK ATTORNEY - NQ-2 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

Due to a recent hire and growing case load, this leading UK / Middle Eastern law firm is seeking a recently qualified Trademark Attorney to join their market leading IP team in Dubai. The group advise...

Reference:43011_1544466857

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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 and international law firm in Dubai. Their team is involved in both contentious and non-co...

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DUBAI - INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWYER - 5-7 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This top international law firm is seeking to recruit a Senior Associate to join their market leading IP team in Dubai. They undertake all aspects of top-level IP work across the Middle Eastern region...

Reference:42624R_1544466581

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DUBAI - ASSET / AVIATION FINANCE LAWYER - 3-6 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This leading UK / Middle Eastern law firm is seeking a further Associate to join their highly-rated Aviation Finance team in Dubai. The firm as a whole has a pre-eminent reputation in Aviation, world...

Reference:42867_1544466434

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IP / IT / DATA PROTECTION LAWYER - 1-3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This top US law firm has an excellent new opportunity for a transactional IP / IT and Data Protection Associate to join their thriving practice in this area in London. The firm's IP / IT and data pro...

Reference:32314R_1543765164

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CORPORATE / M&A LAWYERS - 2-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This premier US and international law firm is seeking to recruit further Associates to join their top-flight UK Corporate team in London. Their high-level practice focusses particularly on major, cros...

Reference:43688R_1543765009

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CAPITAL MARKETS LAWYER - 1-3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This premier US and international law firm is seeking to recruit a further Associate to join their thriving, top-level Capital Markets practice in London. The role offers an exciting challenge for som...

Reference:43074R_1543764868

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INVESTMENT FUNDS LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This premier US and international law firm is seeking to recruit a further Associate to join their busy UK Investment Funds practice in London. The role offers an exciting challenge for someone lookin...

Reference:43070R_1543764689

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FINANCE & RESTRUCTURING LAWYER - 1.5-3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This premier US and international law firm is seeking to recruit a further Associate to join their top-flight UK Finance & Restructuring team in London. Their high-level practice focusses particularly...

Reference:36723R_1543764557

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PROJECT FINANCE LAWYER - 4-6 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This is an excellent opportunity for an Associate to join a top US / international Project Finance team where the quality of their work is exceptional. Their team advises the most sophisticated sponso...

Reference:43780R_1543764401

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CORPORATE REAL ESTATE LAWYER - 2-3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This top US firm's thriving London Real Estate team is seeking an ambitious mid-level Associate to join them. Applicants will need to have excellent academics and ideally be working at a top law fir...

Reference:42193_1543764329

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RESTRUCTURING LAWYER - 3-7 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

As a result of continuing successes in the London Restructuring market, this top-level US firm has an excellent new opportunity for an Associate to join their thriving practice. Their team represents...

Reference:33698_1543764226

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TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA & TELECOMS LAWYERS - NQ-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

A fabulous opportunity exists for TMT Associates to join this premier international law firm in London. Their thriving TMT group specialises in advising the world's leading companies, financial instit...

Reference:41242_1543763881

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TMT ASSOCIATE (TECH & TELECOMS FOCUS) - 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_1543763723

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ASSET / SHIPPING FINANCE LAWYER 1-3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This is an excellent opportunity for a junior lawyer with structured/asset finance experience to join a dynamic City team where the quality of work unrivalled. Their practice is broad ranging, and whi...

Reference:43777R_1543763345

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COMMERCIAL IP LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This highly respected mid-size City and international law firm is seeking a Senior Associate to join their busy and thriving IP practice in London. Their team are particularly seeking someone with hi...

Reference:43508_1543763142

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PROJECT FINANCE LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This is an excellent opportunity for an Associate to join a top City / international Project Finance team where the quality of their work is unrivalled. Their team advises the most sophisticated spons...

Reference:43779R_1543758508

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PROJECTS, ENERGY & INFRASTRUCTURE LAWYER - 2-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This is an excellent opportunity for an Associate to join a top City / international Projects, Energy & Infrastructure team where the quality of work unrivalled. Their team advises the most sophistica...

Reference:43778R_1543758372

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COMPETITION LAWYER - 2-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This top-flight UK and international law firm is seeking to recruit a further Associate to join their highly rated Competition team in London. Their top-level practice focusses particularly on antitru...

Reference:33232_1543758238

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FUNDS / INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATE - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This leading City law firm have an excellent new opportunity for a further Funds or Corporate Associate to join their thriving London Investment Management team. Training from a top UK or internation...

Reference:40257R_1543758083

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TAX LAWYER - 4-6 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

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

Reference:43756_1543757937

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AVIATION FINANCE LAWYER - 0.5-3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

The highly rated Aviation Finance team at this mid-sized City and international firm are seeking a further Associate to join their busy and growing practice. The role will focus particularly on sale ...

Reference:42767R_1543757816

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CORPORATE (PUBLIC & 3RD SECTOR) LAWYER - 1-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This well-liked mid-size UK law firm have an excellent new opportunity for a further Associate to join their leading Public & Third Sector Corporate practice in London. Working within a market leadin...

Reference:43765_1543757659

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IT / COMMERCIAL LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

Due to continuing growth this UK & international law firm is looking to recruit an additional Associate to join their thriving IT & Commercial team in London. The role offers a broad diet of commercia...

Reference:40772_1543757522

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EMPLOYMENT LAWYER - 1-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This niche City law firm is looking to recruit two further Associates to join their highly regarded Employment practice in London. You will advise and represent household name clients in most areas of...

Reference:42749R_1543757302

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PRIVATE CLIENT LAWYER - 3-6 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This highly rated West End law firm is looking to recruit an Associate or Senior Associate to join their thriving and leading international private client team. The role will embrace all aspects of pr...

Reference:40455_1543757119

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CORPORATE LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This well liked and highly rated West-End law firm is seeking to recruit a further Associate to join their thriving mid-market London Corporate practice. The role will embrace all aspects of corporate...

Reference:42875R_1543756739

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TRANSACTIONAL CONSTRUCTION LAWYER - 1-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This well liked and highly rated West-End law firm is seeking to recruit a further Associate to join their thriving London Construction practice. This particular role will have a non-contentious focus...

Reference:43754R_1543756608

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PUBLIC PROCUREMENT LAWYER - 1-3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This well-liked mid-tier UK firm has an excellent new opportunity for an Associate to join their highly rated Public Procurement team in London. The role will entail working closely with a Chambers-ra...

Reference:42144_1543755411

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - TRUST LITIGATION LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Litigation lawyer to join this leading offshore law firm in their thriving Cayman Trust Litigation practice. With an emphasis on disputes in the highly lucrati...

Reference:43712_1543159684

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BVI - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER - 2-3 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent new opportunity has arisen for a Commercial Litigation Associate to join this highly regarded offshore law firm in their BVI practice. Their Cayman and BVI team have acted in many of the...

Reference:41726_1543158440

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BVI - CORPORATE LAWYER - 2-7 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

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 varied and challenging, working at th...

Reference:40647R_1543158261

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FINANCE LAWYER - 1-3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This leading offshore firm has been consistently growing their London practice for over a decade and now has one of the largest offices here among the offshore law firms. Their highly-rated Finance t...

Reference:37584_1543158134

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - INVESTMENT FUNDS LAWYER - 4-7 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

This premier offshore law firm is seeking a further Associate or Senior Associate, with experience in high level Investment Funds work, to join their thriving team in the Cayman Islands. They are par...

Reference:41796R_1543157971

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HONG KONG - CORPORATE / FUNDS LAWYER - 2-4 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_1543157764

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JERSEY - PRIVATE CLIENT / TRUSTS LAWYER - 4-6 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This major offshore law firm is seeking an additional Associate or Senior Associate to join their market leading practice on Jersey to undertake a broad range of high-level private client and trusts r...

Reference:43014R_1543157619

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JERSEY - COMMERCIAL / TRUST LITIGATION LAWYER - 4-7 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This major offshore law firm is seeking a further Associate or Senior Associate to join their market leading Commercial & Trust Litigation team on Jersey. The firm has long-established relationships w...

Reference:43689R_1543157466

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JERSEY - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER - NQ-2 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:43755_1543157158

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ISLE OF MAN - CORPORATE / FUNDS LAWYER - NQ-5 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This top offshore law firm is seeking two further Associates to join their market leading Corporate & Funds practice on the Isle of Man. The roles will cover the full range of top-level offshore work ...

Reference:40748R_1543157018

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GUERNSEY / JERSEY - OFFSHORE PSL ROLE - 5+ PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a senior lawyer to join this highly rated offshore law firm in a Professional Support Lawyer capacity. The position could be based in either their Guernsey or ...

Reference:42919_1543156656

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BVI - COMMERCIAL / INSOLVENCY LITIGATION LAWYER - 7+ PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

This highly rated offshore law firm is seeking to recruit an experienced Barrister or Solicitor to join their thriving Commercial & Insolvency Litigation practice in the BVI. The firm has an enviable ...

Reference:43403_1543156527

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DUBAI - INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWYER - 5-7 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This top international law firm is seeking to recruit a Senior Associate to join their market leading IP team in Dubai. They undertake all aspects of top-level IP work across the Middle Eastern region...

Reference:42624_1543155284

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GUERNSEY - COMMERCIAL PROPERTY LAWYER - 2-6 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This top international offshore law firm has one of the most respected commercial property practices in the offshore world. Their highly rated team acts for a stellar client list of developers, inves...

Reference:35818_1543153435

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BVI - TRUSTS / PRIVATE CLIENT LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

This leading offshore law firm is seeking an experienced Trusts / Private Client Associate or Senior Associate to help develop their top-level international practice in these areas. Their team works c...

Reference:35573_1543151987

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - CORPORATE/BANKING/FUNDS LAWYERS - 3-7 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

Two excellent new opportunities have arisen for an Associate and Senior Associate to join the thriving transactional practice at this highly rated offshore law firm in the Cayman Islands. Applicants ...

Reference:43681R_1543151811

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - TRUSTS / PRIVATE CLIENT LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

This leading offshore law firm is seeking a Trusts / Private Client Associate to join and help develop their thriving top-level international practice in these areas. Their Cayman Islands team works c...

Reference:43776R_1543151696

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Commercial Litigation Barrister or Solicitor to join this leading offshore law firm. Their Litigation team in the Cayman Islands is a relatively recent additio...

Reference:41607R_1543151525

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JERSEY - COMMERCIAL PROPERTY LAWYER - 3-6 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This leading offshore law firm is seeking an Associate to join their market leading Commercial Property team on Jersey. The firm provides focused legal services of the highest quality to a variety of ...

Reference:43120R_1543151403

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JERSEY - BANKING/CAPITAL MARKETS LAWYER - NQ-4 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a further Banking & Capital Markets Associate to join this market leading off-shore law firm in their Jersey practice. The successful candidate will have the opp...

Reference:43713R_1543150827

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