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

PERTH - CORPORATE / COMMERCIAL - 3 YEARS' + PQE

Location: Australia / NZ
Sector: Private Practice

MARKET LEADING FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this market leading law firm in Perth. Candidates will be providing strategic and cutting edge advice ...

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PERTH - ENERGY / RESOURCES - 4 YEARS' + PQE

Location: Australia / NZ
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING FIRM
This leading national firm has a strong Perth office and an up market practice. It is actively seeking a returning Perth lawyer to add to its dynamic team. Working on a range of loca...

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FUNDS - 3-4 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER OFFSHORE LAW FIRM
An excellent new opportunity has arisen for a further Funds associate to join this leading offshore law firm in their London office. The firm is one of the out and out ...

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BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS - CORPORATE - 3 - 5 YEARS' PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM

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 vari...

Reference:40647R

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BVI - INVESTMENT FUNDS - 2 - 4 YEARS' PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

This top offshore law firm is seeking a senior associate to joint its market leading Funds team in the British Virgin Islands. The role will be highly varied and challenging, working at the top level...

Reference:39222R

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BRISBANE - CORPORATE - 3-5 YEARS PQE

Location: Australia / NZ
Sector: Private Practice

COMPETITIVE SALARY
The Corporate team is growing rapidly and as such an opportunity exists for a General Corporate Solicitor. Candidates will be working with Partners who are approachable and mo...

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BRISBANE/CONSTRUCTION/INFRASTRUCTURE - 3 YRS + PQE

Location: Australia / NZ
Sector: Private Practice

Our client is seeking an Associate - Senior level lawyer to join their well regarded and high profile construction team. The work will comprise premium construction and infrastructure deals nationally...

Reference:35470R

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BANKING / SECURITISATION - 1-2 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP NATIONAL UK LAW FIRM
This leading UK law firm is seeking an additional Associate to join their highly rated Banking team in London. The group acts for all of the UK clearing banks and a grow...

Reference:41413R

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CORPORATE - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £80,000
This major law firm is seeking to recruit an additional associate to join their Corporate team in London. The team advises on the full range of Corporat...

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INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS - 2+ YEARS' PQE

Location: Australia / NZ
Sector: Private Practice

This top tier law firm is looking for an Associate to join their Brisbane Projects & Real Estate team. They advise on all facets of projects in the building, engineering and resources sectors. The suc...

Reference:41415R

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STRUCTURED FINANCE - 3+ YEARS' PQE

Location: Australia / NZ
Sector: Private Practice

This top tier law firm is looking for an Associate to join their Brisbane Banking & Finance team. Their team acts for financiers, borrowers, issuers, originators, servicers and arrangers in the Austra...

Reference:41414R

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LITIGATION & ARBITRATION - 1-3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER US LAW FIRM - £NY SALARY PACKAGE

Our client is one of the largest law global law firms, and the scope of their disputes practice is incredibly broad, covering top-level work for sov...

Reference:41411R

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PRIVATE CLIENT PARTNER SOUGHT

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

An outstanding opportunity has arisen for a private client partner to join this highly regarded firm's tax and private client team. The successful person will have first class technical skills, excell...

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EMPLOYMENT PARTNER

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

HIGHLY REGARDED TEAM
Great career move for an established partner looking for a team with plenty of scope for further growth. Our client is looking to recruit a partner who is seeking a move to ...

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REAL ESTATE PARTNERS SOUGHT

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

WEST END FIRM
This well known broad based practice is on a concerted growth drive in the commercial property sector and are keen to bolster their property partnership. They represent an active ba...

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CORPORATE PARTNER

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

RESPECTED WEST-END FIRM
This major West-End firm's corporate team is looking to hire a further Partner to join them. Applicants will need to have strong practice building experience, along with ...

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CORPORATE ENERGY PARTNER SOUGHT

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

BOUTIQUE INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM
This very successful energy practice has not had the time to catch its breath over the last year or so. But what is becoming clear is a need to add to the corpora...

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ENERGY 6 YEARS'+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT CAREER PROSPECTS

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a senior associate to join this market leading Energy, Transport & Infrastructure group in L...

Reference:41198GG

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ENERGY 3 - 5 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT CAREER PROSPECTS

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an associate to join this market leading Energy and Infrastructure group in London. This top...

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CONSTRUCTION - NQ - 4 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE

Our client is unique in operating at the top tier of all industry sectors and having exceptional opportunities for first rate non-contentious construction lawyers considering ...

Reference:40902GG

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CORPORATE INSURANCE - 2 -4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE - SALARY FROM £69,500

Our client is looking to recruit an additional associate to join its corporate insurance team in London. The ideal candidate must have experience of lea...

Reference:40846G

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ASSET FINANCE - 2 -4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MARKET LEADER - SALARY FROM £69,500

Arguably the market leading firm in this area is looking to recruit a strong finance lawyer to join its highly regarded and growing asset finance team. T...

Reference:40815GG

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REAL ESTATE - 1 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE - SALARY FROM £69,500

This Magic Circle law firm is looking to recruit an additional associate to join its real estate team in London. The team specialise in providing commerci...

Reference:40785GM

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FINANCIAL SERVICES / FUNDS - 1 - 3 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE - SALARY FROM £69,500

This Magic Circle law firm is looking to recruit an outstanding financial regulatory/funds lawyer to join its top-ranked Financial Regulatory group. The t...

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CORPORATE AND CORORATE FINANCE - 2 - 5 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - SALARY FROM £78,200

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this leading team in London. The practice advise on the world's largest and m...

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MATRIMONIAL PARTNER

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING WEST END FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a family partner to join this leading West End law firm. The successful candidate must have extensive experience with high net worth ...

Reference:38482G

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FAMILY PARTNER

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADERSHIP ROLE
Our client is looking to recruit a family partner to head up this successful and established practice. Family is core to the business of this discreet Westminster firm. So are col...

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EMPLOYMENT PARTNER SOUGHT

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING WEST END FIRM - GREENFIELD SITE
This highly regarded law firm is finally letting the market know the secrets of its unique success. Their profile is growing and is starting to match the h...

Reference:38204G

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PRIVATE CLIENT PARTNER

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

GREENFIELD SITE

If you are looking for a successful small to medium sized practice that has a depth of ultra high net worth clients waiting to be tapped; that has a tried and tested counter...

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY - 0 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

CITY BORDERS

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this well regarded real estate team with a difference in London. The team undertake a wide range of comm...

Reference:41149GM

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CORPORATE TAX- 2 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-SIZED CITY FIRM

This Silver Circle law firm is looking to recruit an additional associate to join its highly regarded team in London. Our client's practice includes a discrete contentio...

Reference:41088G

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INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT - 3+ YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

SUBSTANTIAL CITY FIRM

Our international client is a leading global law firm they are seeking a financial services associate to join their top ranked Investment Management team. They are rec...

Reference:41085GG

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CAPITAL MARKETS - 1 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-SIZED CITY FIRM

Our client is a leading mid-sized international law firm with a thriving finance and capital markets practice. Their Finance practice advises many of the world's leading...

Reference:41029GG

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REAL ESTATE FINANCE - 2 - 4 YEARS PQE - SILVER CIRCLE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

SILVER CIRCLE

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this Silver Circle law firm in their first tier rated team. Here you will gain exposure to some of the...

Reference:41002G

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CORPORATE 5 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP US FIRM
This top energy firm is seeking an additional corporate lawyer to join its premier team in London. In addition to top level energy related corporate deals the team works with clients ...

Reference:41263G

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DOHA - CONSTRUCTION - 3-4 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING UK / INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM

This top international law firm is seeking an additional associate to join their market leading Middle Eastern Construction team. The role will focus on...

Reference:40600R

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DOHA - EMPLOYMENT - 1-2 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM - £EXCELLENT (TAX FREE)
Due to continuing growth of their top-level practice, this major UK / Middle Eastern law firm is seeking an additional Employment lawyer to join t...

Reference:41399RB

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DOHA - CORPORATE- 3 - 5 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

UK MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - SALARY FROM £86,000 (TAX FREE)

This leading global law firm is expanding in the Middle East and is seeking an additional Corporate associate to join their highly rate...

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OMAN - BANKING - 3-5 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / INT'L LAW FIRM
This top international firm is looking for additional associate to join the Omani arm of their market leading Middle Eastern Finance practice. The team forms part of a...

Reference:41285R

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MUSCAT - CORPORATE / COMMERCIAL - 3-5 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

UK / INT'L FIRM
This top UK / International law firm is seeking to recruit au further Corporate lawyer to join their top-ranked Corporate team in Muscat. Their lawyers work on the full spectrum o...

Reference:41102RB

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JERSEY - CORPORATE / FINANCE - NQ-6 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:41043RB

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JERSEY - FUNDS & PRIVATE EQUITY - 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:41337RB

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JERSEY - PRIVATE CLIENT / OFFSHORE TRUSTS - 5+ PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

EXCELLENT PROSPECTS
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a senior associate to join this leading offshore law firm on Jersey. Their Private Client & Trusts group provides trust services to hig...

Reference:41304R

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GUERNSEY - CORPORATE / FUNDS - NQ - 3 YEARS' PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a junior associate, who wishes to specialise in offshore Corporate and Finance work, to join this leading offshore law firm on Guernsey. Applicants must have ex...

Reference:40531RB

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GUERNSEY - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - NQ-6 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM
This premier offshore law firm is seeking a further associate to join their market leading Commercial Litigation team on Guernsey. Their work is extremely high-level and intern...

Reference:41264RB

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ENERGY PSL 2 YEARS PLUS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT CAREER PROSPECTS

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an associate to join this market leading Energy, Transport & Infrastructure group in London....

Reference:41407G

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DUBAI - COMMERCIAL IP / FRANCHISING - NQ-2 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE, SALARY PACKAGE

This top international law firm is seeking to recruit a junior associate to join its highly rated team in Dubai. The range of w...

Reference:41395RB

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DUBAI - SHIPPING LITIGATION - 1-3 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE, SALARY PACKAGE

This major UK / Middle Eastern law firm is looking to recruit a shipping litigation lawyer to join their team in Dubai. Applicants...

Reference:41394RR

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DUBAI - FINANCIAL SERVICES - 3-5 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

UK MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM

This premier international law firm is looking to recruit a financial services regulatory lawyer to join their top-tier team in Dubai. They concentrate on regulatory wo...

Reference:41137R

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ABU DHABI - EMPLOYMENT - 4-6 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM - £EXCELLENT (TAX FREE)
Due to continuing growth of their top-level practice, this major UK / Middle Eastern law firm is seeking an additional Employment lawyer to join th...

Reference:41396GG

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