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

JERSEY - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - NQ-1 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT PACKAGE, LOW TAX
This leading offshore law firm is seeking a further junior Associate to join their market leading Commercial Litigation Group on Jersey. The rol...

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JERSEY - TRUSTS / PRIVATE CLIENT - 3 - 8 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - £EXCELLENT, LOW TAX

This leading offshore law firm are seeking a further Associate to join their top flight Trusts / Private Client team on Jersey. The role wil...

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HONG KONG - BANKING - 3+ PQE

Location: Asia
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT PACKAGE & PROSPECTS
This premier offshore law have an excellent opportunity for a Banking Associate to join their leading team in Hong Kong. For the right p...

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HONG KONG - CORPORATE & FUNDS - 5+ PQE

Location: Asia
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT PACKAGE & PROSPECTS
This premier offshore law have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Corporate & Funds Associate to join their leading team in Hong Kong....

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BVI - CORPORATE - 3-7 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM - £EXCELLENT
A great opportunity has arisen for an additional Associate to join this leading offshore law firm in the British Virgin Islands. The role presents a fantastic chanc...

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CORPORATE RECOVERY - 0 - 2 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NATIONAL FIRM

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a corporate recovery associate to join the London office of this national firm that is rapidly growing in its recognition. The successfu...

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CORPORATE - 2 - 5 YEARS + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

WEST END FIRM

This West End law firm is looking to recruit an additional associate to join its leading Corporate team. The role will embrace all aspects of corporate work for a variety of ...

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RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP WEST END FIRM

This leading West End law firm is looking to recruit a residential property lawyer to join their outstanding team. The role will embrace all aspects of residential propert...

Reference:42832G

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PROPERTY LITIGATION - 1 - 3 YEARS + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

WEST END FIRM

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this highly regarded Property Litigation team in London. They are very well known and sit exceptionally...

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EQUITY CAPITAL MARKETS 5 YEAR'S + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LONDON - MAJOR INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM
Our global law firm client is looking to recruit at an unusual level in their highly regarded London practice. ECM experience is essential for this role and ...

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M&A - 3 + YEAR'S PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LONDON - MAJOR INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM
Our global law firm client is looking to recruit at an unusual level in their highly regarded London practice. The team act on all types of transactions on s...

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REAL ESTATE - 4 + YEAR'S PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LONDON - MAJOR INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM
Our global law firm client is looking to recruit at an unusual level in their highly regarded London practice. The transactional London Real Estate team are ...

Reference:42862G

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CONTENTIOUS CONSTRUCTION - 4 + YEAR'S PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice


Our global law firm client is looking to recruit at an unusual level in their highly regarded London practice. Following significant reinvestment in the team, significant growth and further proj...

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FINANCIAL SERVICES LITIGATION - 2 + YEAR'S + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice


Our global law firm client is looking to add to its well regarded Financial Services team in London. They are experienced in handling large and complex investigations and claims, both domestic a...

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AUSTRALIAN OPPORTUNITIES

Location: Australia / NZ
Sector: Private Practice

The areas that are currently hot are Corporate, Banking & Finance, Insurance and Real Estate. At least 2 years PQE is generally needed and the range of experience sought goes up to Senior Associate l...

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CORPORATE - 1 - 5 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NICHE CITY FIRM

Our highly regarded boutique client is looking to recruit an ambitious corporate lawyer to join their closely knit team. The range of work on offer is very broad with a dive...

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CHARITIES/ART NQ - 1 YEAR 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 Charity and Social Enterprise Team. Whilst much of the work will be within a broad c...

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HONG KONG - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - 5+ PQE

Location: Asia
Sector: Private Practice


This premier offshore law have an excellent opportunity for a Litigation Associate to join their leading team in Hong Kong. For the right person there are excellent career prospects, which comb...

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FUNDS - 3 - 5 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-SIZE CITY LAW FIRM - HIGHLY REGARDED PRACTICE

An opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this highly rated Funds team in London. The practice is expanding rapidly and...

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FINANCIAL SERVICES - 3 - 5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-SIZE CITY FIRM
This highly rated mid-size City law firm is seeking an additional associate to join their Financial Services Regulatory team. The role will encompass both non-contentious and ...

Reference:41105G

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BANKING - NQ - 6 YEARS PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP JERSEY PRACTICE
This premier International law firm is now looking to recruit additional Banking Associates to their highly rated team on Jersey. Strong academics and experience from a top o...

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JERSEY - CORPORATE - 2 - 6 YEARS PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

HIGHLY RATED PRACTICE
This premier International law firm is now looking to recruit an additional Corporate Associate lawyer to join its highly rated team in Jersey. Strong academics and experien...

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DUBAI - CORPORATE LAWYER - 1-3 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / INT'L LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE PACKAGE
This leading law firm in the Middle East is seeking to grow their team in Dubai and would like to hear from Corporate Associates interested...

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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...

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SAUDI - CONSTRUCTION LAWYER - 2-5 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM - £EXCELLENT, TAX FREE
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Associate to join this major UK / ME law firm in its Riyadh office. The firm's Middle Eastern offices have...

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DUBAI - SENIOR CORPORATE / ENERGY LAWYER 5 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

(IRAN FOCUS; FARSI SPEAKING) - MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a senior lawyer to join this leading UK / international law firm in the UAE. With the Iranian legal...

Reference:42891R

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BANKING LITIGATION - 2-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING CITY / INT'L FIRM - SALARY FROM £87,000
This top City / international law firm is seeking to recruit an additional Associate to join their market leading Banking & Regulatory Disputes te...

Reference:42988R

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CORPORATE - BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS - 2 - 4 YEARS' PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

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

Reference:42984G

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JERSEY - PRIVATE CLIENT - 3 YEARS' PLUS PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Senior Associate to join this highly rated offshore law firm on Jersey. They are looking for someone with excellent inter-personal and presentation skills and...

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JERSEY - FUNDS - 2- 4 YEARS PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING OFFSHORE FIRM
This leading offshore firm are now looking to an Associate to join their offices in Jersey. The Funds group are growing and offer exceptional career prospects along with cu...

Reference:42569GG

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JERSEY - FUNDS - 2 - 4 YEARS PQE POSITION

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This top tier offshore law firm is seeking a lawyer to join their market leading Funds team on Jersey. The firm has long-established relationships with many of the world's leading international financ...

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JERSEY - CORPORATE - 2 - 4 YEARS PQE ROLE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This top tier offshore law firm is looking for additional associates to join their team on Jersey. The firm is keen to speak to candidates who have top tier experience in Corporate and who are interes...

Reference:42934GG

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JERSEY - BANKING - 2 - 4 YEARS PQE VACANCY

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This major offshore law firm is seeking additional associates to join their market leading Banking & Finance group on Jersey. The firm has long-established relationships with many leading internationa...

Reference:42933GG

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JERSEY - BANKING - LAWYER - NQ VACANCY

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This major offshore law firm is seeking additional associates to join their market leading Banking & Finance group on Jersey. The firm has long-established relationships with many leading internationa...

Reference:42880G

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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 relations...

Reference:42983G

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CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice


An excellent opportunity has arisen for a further Associate to join the highly rated Construction Litigation team at this leading City / international law firm. As part of the on-going expansion...

Reference:42960R

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LITIGATION (ENERGY / INT'L FOCUS) - 1-3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £65,000

This leading national UK law firm are seeking to recruit a Commercial Litigation Associate to join their highly rated Dispute Resolution group in Lo...

Reference:42982R

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FINANCIAL SERVICES - NQ-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER US LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £92,000
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 th...

Reference:42794R

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BANKING / STRUCTURED FINANCE - 1-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - SALARY FROM £77,500
This market leading structured finance group is a fast growing practice within one of the world's foremost law firms. The group is unique in combining the ...

Reference:41135R

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TAX / SHARE SCHEMES - 1-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - SALARY FROM £77,500
This market leading Employment, Pensions and Benefits team is a fast growing practice within one of the world's foremost law firms. They are currently se...

Reference:42727RR

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CONSTRUCTION LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING US LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £110,000
We're presently working with a top US law firm who are seeking to recruit a further Associate to join their very highly rated Construction team in Londo...

Reference:42858R

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CONSTRUCTION DISPUTES LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING US LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £110,000
We're presently working with a top US law firm who are seeking to recruit a further Associate to join their very highly rated Construction Disputes team...

Reference:42736R

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BANKING 2 - 4 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 Banking & Finance group in London. The team offer a...

Reference:42198G

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PROJECT FINANCE - NQ - 2 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR CITY / INT'L FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this highly rated Infrastructure practice. The team are active in all infrastructure sectors acros...

Reference:42118G

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CORPORATE TAX - 2 - 5 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR CITY / INT'L FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this highly rated corporate tax team. The team advise on issues for ultra high net-worth individua...

Reference:41940G

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BANKING 2 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

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

An excellent opportunity has arisen for two associates to join this market leading Banking & Finance group in London The team's wo...

Reference:41423G

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FINANCIAL SERVICES - 1 YEAR + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL FIRM
The London financial services department of this major international firm is in expansion mode. It is now seeking first class qualified lawyers at all levels to join its...

Reference:40028G

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TELECOMS & DIGITAL TECH LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £80,000

This leading UK and international law firm is seeking an additional Associate to join their highly rated Commerce & Technology group in Londo...

Reference:42917RR

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DISPUTE RESOLUTION LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £87,000

This top international law firm is seeking a further Associate to join their market leading international Dispute Resolution team in London. ...

Reference:42915RR

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CORPORATE REAL ESTATE / FUNDS - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £87,000
This top international law firm is seeking an additional Associate to join their market leading Corporate Real Estate team in London. The team has ...

Reference:42298R

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