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

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...

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PRIVATE CLIENT LAWYER - 4-7 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_1540201899

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EMPLOYMENT LAWYER - 4-6 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This leading UK and international law firm has an excellent new opportunity for an Associate or Senior Associate to join their thriving London Employment practice. Their impressive client list ranges...

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FINANCE LAWYER - 1-3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This top 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 team ...

Reference:37584_1540137637

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BANKING / LEVERAGED FINANCE LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This top US law firm is seeking a Senior Associate to join their highly rated and thriving Banking & Finance team in London. The role will entail undertaking a wide variety of work reflecting the spe...

Reference:42793_1540135570

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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:33698R_1540135474

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BANKING / LEVERAGED FINANCE LAWYER - 3-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This top US law firm is seeking a further Associate to join their highly rated Banking & Finance team in London. The role will entail undertaking a wide variety of work reflecting the spectrum of the...

Reference:40351R_1540135395

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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_1540135276

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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_1540135165

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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_1540135067

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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...

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EMPLOYMENT & INCENTIVES LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an additional Associate to join this leading US law firm in their large and well-established London office. Their Employment & Incentives team handles work for...

Reference:38655_1540134828

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FINANCIAL SERVICES LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This leading national UK firm is seeking to recruit a non-contentious Financial Services Senior Associate into the London arm of their leading national FS Regulatory practice. Their ideal candidate w...

Reference:41805R_1540134671

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TAX LITIGATION LAWYER - 1-3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent new opportunity has arisen for a junior Tax Litigation Associate to join the large and highly rated contentious tax team at this top UK law firm. The team are seeking someone with a good ...

Reference:43701R_1540134577

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INSURANCE / REINSURANCE PSL - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This major international law firm has an excellent new opportunity for an experienced Insurance/Reinsurance Associate or Senior Associate to join their thriving London practice in a PSL capacity. The...

Reference:43766R_1540134482

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IP / PATENT LITIGATION LAWYER - 2-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This leading firm are seeking a further IP / Patent litigator to join their top-flight London team. The group deal with all aspects of IP, including patents, copyright, designs and related rights, tr...

Reference:32799_1540134366

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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_1540134279

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INSURANCE / REINSURANCE LAWYER - 2-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

The highly reputable Insurance & Reinsurance practice at this premier City firm is now actively seeking to hire an Additional associate to join their busy contentious team. They are looking for applic...

Reference:33391_1540134195

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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_1540134066

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EMPLOYMENT LAWYER - 1-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

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

Reference:42749R_1540133867

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CORPORATE LAWYER - 1-2 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This highly-rated boutique City firm are seeking an additional Associate to join their thriving London Corporate team. This is an interesting and varied role which will involve working on a wide rang...

Reference:42616_1540133752

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FAMILY LAWYER - 5-8 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This major West-End law firm has an excellent new opportunity for an Associate or Senior Associate to join their busy and thriving Family law practice. Their team act on a full and varied range of hi...

Reference:27816_1540133386

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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:41726R_1539785446

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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_1539785256

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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...

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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_1539537461

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JERSEY - CORPORATE/BANKING/ FUNDS LAWYERS - 2-4 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This premier offshore law firm has a number of excellent opportunities for Associates to join their thriving, top-level transactional practice on Jersey. They are particularly seeking individuals wit...

Reference:43697_1539537352

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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_1539536858

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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_1539536724

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CAYMAN - CORPORATE/FINANCE/FUNDS LAWYERS - 3-5 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

This leading offshore law firm have an excellent new opportunity for a further Associate or Senior Associate to join their top-flight transactional practice in the Cayman Islands. Applicants will nee...

Reference:42688_1539536579

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ISLE OF MAN - CORPORATE / FUNDS LAWYER - 3-6 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

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

Reference:40748R_1539536236

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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_1539536091

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - INVESTMENT FUNDS LAWYER - 4-7 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

This top 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 particu...

Reference:41796R_1539535989

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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_1539535878

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GUERNSEY - CORPORATE LAWYER - NQ-2 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This leading offshore law firm is seeking to recruit a further junior Corporate Associate to join their market leading practice on Guernsey. The firm is one of the largest in the Channel Islands and t...

Reference:43379R_1539535626

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JERSEY - COMMERCIAL PROPERTY LAWYER - 4-6 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_1539535249

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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_1539534981

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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_1539533927

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - KNOWLEDGE LAWYER - 3+ PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

This leading international offshore law firm have an excellent new opportunity for a Corporate or Litigation lawyer to join their thriving top-level Cayman practice in a Knowledge Management capacity....

Reference:43770_1539532793

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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_1539531044

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GUERNSEY - CORPORATE LAWYERS - 2-6 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This highly rated law firm on Guernsey are seeking to recruit two further Associates to join their thriving Corporate practice. These particular positions will focus on mainstream Corporate work, co...

Reference:41438_1539529954

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GUERNSEY - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This top law firm on Guernsey is seeking an additional Associate to join their highly rated Dispute Resolution team. They've acted on some of the largest and most complex cases ever to have taken pla...

Reference:41626_1539522241

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NEWCASTLE - COMMERCIAL LAWYER - 4+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This major North East regional law firm is seeking an additional Associate or Senior Associate to join their highly-rated Commercial practice in Newcastle. The role will focus on drafting and negotia...

Reference:43769_1539521263

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DOHA - CONSTRUCTION LAWYER - NQ-2 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

The Doha office of this top UK law firm is seeking an additional junior Associate to join and help contribute to grow their top-level regional Construction practice. Applicants should have up to 2 ye...

Reference:43512_1539518982

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DUBAI - COMMERCIAL / TMT LAWYER - 6+ PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

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

Reference:43768_1539518136

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BVI - COMMERCIAL / INSOLVENCY LITIGATION LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

A fantastic new opportunity has a risen for a Litigation Solicitor or Barrister to join this market leading offshore law firm in the BVI. The firm's pre-eminent dispute resolution team spans general ...

Reference:42047_1538850354

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INSURANCE / REINSURANCE PSL - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This major international law firm has an excellent new opportunity for an experienced Insurance/Reinsurance Associate or Senior Associate to join their thriving London practice in a PSL capacity. The...

Reference:43766_1538848066

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MUSCAT - CORPORATE LAWYER - 4+ PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

The Muscat office of this major law firm has expanded its Corporate practice significantly over the last two years and carries out significant work for an impressive range of local and international c...

Reference:42335_1538845906

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DUBAI - CORPORATE LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

Due to continuing growth of this large international firm's Middle East practice, they have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Associate to join their thriving Corporate team in Dubai. The successf...

Reference:34106_1538845118

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DUBAI - CORPORATE LAWYER - 4+ PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This leading global firm is expanding in the Middle East and looking for a further Corporate lawyer to join their top-flight practice in Dubai. The team is widely recognised as one of the market leadi...

Reference:40986_1538843825

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