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

HONG KONG - CORPORATE / FUNDS - 1 - 5 YEARS PQE

Location: Asia
Sector: Private Practice

MARKET LEADING OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - $HIGHLY COMPETITIVE
This leading offshore law firm has developed excellent relationships with international clients doing business in Hong Kong and China and t...

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - FUNDS - 2.5 - 3 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

SALARY FROM USD 150,000 (TAX FREE)
This top offshore law firm is seeking a further Associate, with experience in high level Funds to join their Grand Cayman team. They are particularly seeking s...

Reference:41796R

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COMMERCIAL LITIGATION (BARRISTER / HIGHER RIGHTS) - 4-5 P

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

SALARY FROM USD150,000 (8% TAX)
An excellent opportunity has a risen for a Barrister or Solicitor with Higher Rights of Audience to join the market leading Dispute Resolution Group at this top o...

Reference:42404R

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CONSTRUCTION LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING CITY / INT'L PRACTICE - SALARY FROM £120,000
This top UK / international law firm is seeking to recruit an additional Senior Associate to join their market leading Construction team in Lo...

Reference:41166R

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REAL ESTATE LAWYER - 2-6 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM 77,500
This top international law firm is seeking to recruit a further Real Estate Associate lawyer to join their highly rated Real Estate team in London...

Reference:42275R

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PERSONAL INJURY (ASBESTOS) LAWYER - 6-8 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NATIONAL LAW FIRM
This major national UK law firm is seeking a further Associate to join their busy and growing Asbestos Related Disease (ARD) practice in London. Their team has over 25 years of...

Reference:43212R

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REAL ESTATE LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

BOUTIQUE WEST-END PRACTICE
This highly-regarded West-End law firm is seeking to recruit a further Associate to join their busy and thriving Commercial Real Estate team. Their impressive client l...

Reference:43211R

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COMMERCIAL IT - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING CITY / INT'L PRACTICE - SALARY FROM £100,000
This top UK / international law firm is seeking to recruit an additional Associate to join their market leading Technology & Outsourcing team ...

Reference:43210R

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COMMERCIAL IP & IT LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

BOUTIQUE PRACTICE
Our highly regarded boutique London law firm is seeking an adept multi-discipline Commercial lawyer to join them within their busy and thriving practice. The role will entail ad...

Reference:43207R

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HOUSING / PROPERTY LITIGATION LAWYER - 3+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

12-MONTH CONTRACT
Our client is a well-regarded boutique London law firm, and they are presently seeking an experienced housing management lawyer to work in-house for one of their key housing ass...

Reference:43208R

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CORPORATE TAX - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING CITY / INT'L PRACTICE - SALARY FROM £85,000
This top UK / international law firm is seeking to recruit an additional Associate to join their market leading UK and international Corporate ...

Reference:42883R

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PENSIONS - 1 + YEAR'S + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL FIRM
Our global law firm client is looking to add to its well regarded Pensions team in London. They cover every aspect of pension provision, including the creation, operation...

Reference:42975R

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EMPLOYMENT LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL FIRM - SALARY FROM £77,500
The London Employment team of this leading international law firm is seeking an additional Associate to join them. The role will encompass a broad m...

Reference:43176RR

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LITIGATION & ARBITRATION (FIN SERVS FOCUS) - 4+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice


Our global law firm client is seeking a further Associate or Senior Associate to join their highly-rated Litigation & Arbitration practice in London. Their team are vastly experienced in handlin...

Reference:43115R

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CORPORATE (PRIVATE EQUITY) - 5+ YEAR'S + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL FIRM
Our global law firm client is looking to add to its well regarded Private Equity practice in London. They represent private equity institutions, management teams, debt pr...

Reference:42966R

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BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - 3+ YEARS' PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

EXCELLENT, LOW TAX, SALARY PACKAGE
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Senior Associate to join this highly regarded litigation team in the BVI. The team have substantial experience acting ...

Reference:42720R

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REAL ESTATE (ECCLESIATICAL/CHARITIES) - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

BOUTIQUE PRACTICE
This is a highly unusual opportunity to be part of a team providing for the legal needs of 9 Church of England dioceses and many other charitable clients. It will also involve ...

Reference:43039R

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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....

Reference:40600R

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DUBAI - REAL ESTATE LAWYER - 4-6 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM - £EXCELLENT (TAX FREE)
This major international law firm is seeking an additional Real Estate Associate to join their market leading team in Dubai. Their work involves th...

Reference:43206R

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FINANCIAL SERVICES / FUNDS (FIN TECH FOCUS) - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR NATIONAL FIRM
Our client is looking to recruit an additional Associate to join their highly regarded Financial Services team in London. The group has a high quality practice conducting comp...

Reference:43205R

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EU/COMPETITION - 3 YEARS + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL FIRM

Our client is looking to recruit an Associate to join its highly regarded EU/Competition team in the London practice. The successful candidate will undertake a mix...

Reference:42681R

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CHARITIES/TRUSTS 4 + YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NICHE CITY FIRM

Our boutique law firm client is looking to recruit an ambitious solicitor to work in its Charities/Trusts Team. The role will cover a broad range of charity work undertaken ...

Reference:42853R

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INVESTMENT FUNDS - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP US LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £122,500 + BONUS
A leading US law firm are seeking a further Associate to join their highly rated Investment Management team in London. Their London IM practice foc...

Reference:42885R

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FINANCIAL 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 to join their highly rated Litigation and Arbitration team in London. Their top-le...

Reference:43073R

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EDUCATION LAWYER - NQ-2 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR REGIONAL FIRM
Due to growth of their top-flight Education practice, this highly rated regional law firm is seeking to recruit a further Associate to join them in this area in London. The ro...

Reference:43128R

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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...

Reference:43075R

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SINGAPORE - CORPORATE & FUNDS (CAYMAN QUAL) - 5+ PQE

Location: Asia
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...

Reference:42573R

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - TRUSTS LAWYER / FIDUCIARY ROLE - 5+ PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM USD150K PLUS
Due to continuing growth, this leading offshore law firm is seeking to recruit a Senior Trusts Lawyer to join their busy and thriving Fiduciary bu...

Reference:43111RR

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JERSEY - PRIVATE CLIENT LAWYER - 3 YEARS' PLUS PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

JERSEY - PRIVATE CLIENT LAWYER - 3 YEARS' PLUS PQE

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Associate to join this highly rated offshore law firm on Jersey. They are looking for someone ...

Reference:42985R

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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:42983RR

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JERSEY - CORPORATE & FINANCE LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR OFFSHORE FIRM - EXCELLENT, LOW TAX PACKAGE
This major offshore law firm is seeking a Senior Associate to join their highly rated Corporate & Finance team on Jersey. The firm are keen to spe...

Reference:43130R

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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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CAYMAN ISLANDS - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - 2.5 - 3 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

SALARY FROM USD 150,000 (TAX FREE)
This top offshore law firm is seeking a further Associate, with experience in high-level Commercial Litigation work, to join their Grand Cayman team. They are ...

Reference:41797R

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CORPORATE / PRIVATE EQUITY - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This premier US law firm is seeking to recruit a further Associate to join their leading Private Equity practice in London. In addition to providing best-in-class Corporate transactional advice, the f...

Reference:43114RR

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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 focus...

Reference:42373RR

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FINANCIAL SERVICES - 1-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER US LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £100,000
Our client in this instance is one of the leading global US law firms serving clients in every major financial centre. This particular role is to join t...

Reference:42794RR

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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...

Reference:43099RR

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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 ...

Reference:43067R

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - CORPORATE LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

SALARY FROM USD150,000 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 offshor...

Reference:42372RR

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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 ...

Reference:42236RR

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LONDON - SENIOR EDUCATION LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP REGIONAL FIRM
Due to continuing growth of their top-flight practice, this highly rated regional law firm is seeking to recruit a Senior Education Associate to join their team in London. The r...

Reference:43025RR

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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 ...

Reference:43089RR

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PROPERTY LITIGATION LAWYER - 1-3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR WEST-END FIRM

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional Associate to join the highly-rated Property Litigation team at this major West-End firm. Their practice covers a r...

Reference:43134R

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JERSEY - FUNDS & PRIVATE EQUITY - 2-5 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM

This premier offshore law firm are seeking an experienced Investment Funds and Private Equity associate to join their market leading Corporate & Commercial team on Jer...

Reference:41337R

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SECURITISATION LAWYERS - 2+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £80,000
An excellent opportunity has arisen for two Associates to join one of the market leading Structured Finance groups at this major international la...

Reference:43298R

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JERSEY - REAL ESTATE LAWYER - 3-6 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - £EXCELLENT (WITH LOW TAX)
A superb new opportunity has arisen for an Associate to join one of the market leading Jersey Real Estate practices at this premier offshore law ...

Reference:43201R

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GUERNSEY - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - 2-4 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - £EXCELLENT
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional Associate to join this leading offshore law firm in their Guernsey office. Their Litigation team advise on...

Reference:43185RR

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BERMUDA - COMMERCIAL & INSOLVENCY LITIGATION - 6+ PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM
This leading offshore law firm is looking to add to its complement of highly-skilled litigators in their BVI office. The role is to advise on a wide range of cross-border co...

Reference:43196R

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BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS - BANKING & FINANCE LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM - £EXCELLENT (WITH LOW TAX)
This top tier offshore law firm is seeking an additional Associate to join their highly rated Banking & Finance team in the BVI. The role will inclu...

Reference:43195R

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GUERNSEY - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - 5+ PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING OFFSHORE FIRM - £EXCELLENT (LOW TAX)
The Guernsey office of this premier offshore law firm is seeking to recruit a further talented Associate to join their highly rated Commercial Litigat...

Reference:43198R

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