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

PRIVATE PROPERTY ASSOCIATE 5 YEARS PLUS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-SIZE CITY LAW FIRM

An opportunity has arisen for an additional Private Property Associate to join this highly rated Real Estate team in London. This role comes with plenty of responsibi...

Reference:42217

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REAL ESTATE FINANCE (+ REAL ESTATE) - 0-2 PQE - WEST-END FIRM

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

The role is varied and will provide exposure to a broad range of Real Estate Finance work, on both the Financing and Property aspects, including property due diligence and secured lending work. Applic...

Reference:42190R

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IP / IT - 1 - 3 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM
This Magic Circle law firm is looking to recruit a non-contentious IP and IT associate to join its team. The team is led by 4 highly regarded partners. Candidates will work with...

Reference:42209G

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BANKING - NQ - 2 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this leading team in London. Their Banking group combines a multi disciplinary practice which stands out...

Reference:42212G

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COMMERCIAL LITIGATION 5+ YEARS PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

NICHE OFFSHORE FIRM
Our mid sized Channel Islands client has an unusual opening at the 5 PQE or higher level in this closely knit team for an ambitious Associate looking for a serious career trac...

Reference:41971GG

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ENERGY LITIGATION - 1-3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-TIER CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £65,000
This highly rated mid-tier City law firm is seeking an Associate to join their thriving Energy Litigation group in London. The work of the tea...

Reference:42204RB

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GUERNSEY - FUNDS - NQ - 4 YEARS' PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This top tier offshore law firm is seeking additional associates to join their market leading Funds team on Guernsey. The firm has long-established relationships with many of the world's leading inter...

Reference:41546GM

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GUERNSEY - IN HOUSE - FINANCIAL REGULATOR - 2 - 5 YEARS' PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

EXCELLENT SALARY + BENEFITS

This is a key and newly created role at the Financial Regulator on Guernsey to perform a pivotal role in the investigation and progression of domestic and intern...

Reference:42188GG

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GUERNSEY - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - 3-4 YEARS' PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

Due to continuing growth, this highly rated offshore firm is looking to recruit an additional associate to join their Dispute Resolution team in Guernsey. The team has an enviable client base which in...

Reference:42093G

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JERSEY - FUNDS - NQ-6 YEARS' PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER OFFSHORE LAW FIRM
This top ranked offshore law firm is seeking two further associates to join their market leading Funds team on Jersey. The firm is looking for people who have trained / ...

Reference:41152R

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LONDON /BRISTOL - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION 1 - 4 YEARS PLUS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

HIGHLY REGARDED FIRM

Due to their expanding Commercial Litigation team in Bristol and London our client is seeking associates. You will have the opportunity to work on an exciting and vari...

Reference:42210G

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SHIPPING FINANCE (SUPERYACHT) - 1-2 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING SHIPPING FIRM - SALARY FROM £65,000
This highly rated mid-tier City law firm is seeking a junior Associate to join their thriving transactional Shipping practice in London. The role will ...

Reference:42123RB

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ENERGY - FINANCE & COMMERCIAL - 4+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-TIER CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM 85,000
This highly rated mid-tier City law firm is seeking a further experienced Associate to join their thriving Energy group in London. Their team...

Reference:41807RR

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CORPORATE / FINANCE / FUNDS / LITIGATION - NQ - 4 YEARS

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

GUERNSEY - LEADING OFFSHORE FIRM
This award-winning offshore firm is leading the pack in the Channel Islands and is in growth mode. They are currently looking to recruit a talented corporate, fin...

Reference:41478G

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GUERNSEY - BANKING - NQ - 4 YEARS' PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM

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

Reference:41545GG

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LONDON - REAL ESTATE FINANCE - 4 YEARS PLUS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

HIGHLY REGARDED FIRM

Due to a growing team, this top practice would now like to recruit a mid-level real estate finance lawyer. The London banking team currently consists of 6 partners (of...

Reference:42208G

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DUBAI - BANKING/ISLAMIC FINANCE 4 YEARS PLUS PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This leading force in the region is looking to further enhance their banking team with this substantial hire. The team are recognised as one of the leaders in this field having worked on innovative an...

Reference:42166GG

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EMPLOYMENT - NQ - 1 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR US FIRM - NY SALARY
This major US law firm is looking to recruit an additional associate to join its employment team in London. The candidate's role typically consists of high value, compl...

Reference:42194G

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TAX 0 - 2 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR US FIRM - NEW YORK RATES
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a junior tax lawyer to join this major US firm. Experience is sought in a corporate transactional tax practice, with an emp...

Reference:42196G

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CORPORATE/REAL ESTATE - 4 - 5 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR US FIRM - NEW YORK RATES
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a real estate associate to join this major US firm. Successful candidates will have experience in or a desire to specialize...

Reference:42193G

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JOHANNESBURG - US FIRM - PROJECT FINANCE - 4 - 6 YEARS PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

£EXCELLENT
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an associate to join this understated US law firm. The successful candidate must have strong project finance experience, ideally from a top-tier...

Reference:42130GG

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COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - (2 - 6) YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR US FIRM - NEW YORK RATES
An excellent opportunity has arisen for two commercial litigation associates (2-3 and 5-6 pqe) to join this major US firm. The successful candidates must come with...

Reference:42195G

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DUBAI - CORPORATE 4 YEARS PLUS PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING DUBAI FIRM

This leading corporate force in the region is looking to further enhance their corporate team with this substantial hire. The M&A instructions are on the increase and th...

Reference:42164GG

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DUBAI - INSURANCE - 4 YEARS PLUS PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING DUBAI FIRM

Our client's high profile Dubai-based disputes practice continues to grow and an opportunity has now arisen for an additional contentious insurance lawyer. The practice ...

Reference:42165GG

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BANKING - 0 - 5 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR US FIRM - NEW YORK RATES
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a finance associate to join this major US firm. The team undertakes a range of work from mainstream leverage finance to inv...

Reference:42191G

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DUBAI - CORPORATE PSL - 3+ PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / INT'L LAW FIRM - £EXCELLENT (TAX FREE)
Based in the Middle Eastern head-quarters of this leading international firm, you will join a market leader with an enviable reputation, and will...

Reference:42124RR

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CAPITAL MARKETS - 2 - 4 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / INT'L LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE PACKAGE
One of the top UK / international law firms has an excellent opportunity for a Capital Markets associate to join their market leading team...

Reference:42206R

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OMAN - LITIGATION / ARBITRATION - 5+ PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM
This well respected and highly rated international law firm is seeking to recruit a Senior Associate to join their leading Disputes team in Muscat, Oman. Working closely ...

Reference:41931R

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DOHA - CORPORATE - NQ - 2 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

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

This top law firm is seek to recruit a junior UK qualified associate to join their highly regarded Corporate team in Doha. Idea...

Reference:40930RR

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MEDIA LITIGATION - 2 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NICHE CITY FIRM

Our highly regarded boutique client is looking to recruit an ambitious Media Law
Solicitor to join their closely knit team. The team advises a huge range of organisati...

Reference:42023G

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DUBAI - PROJECT FINANCE - 3 - 4 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join one of the market leading infrastructure and project finance practice in Dubai. The team advises both private and public sector ...

Reference:42137G

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - INVESTMENT FUNDS - 3 - 5 YEARS PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

This premier International law firm is now looking to recruit an additional Funds Associate lawyer to join its leading team in the Cayman Islands. Strong academics and experience from a top offshore o...

Reference:41748GG

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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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OMAN - BANKING - 4-5 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £85,000 (TAX FREE)
This top international firm is looking for additional associate to join the Omani arm of their market leading Middle Eastern Finance pr...

Reference:41285R

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GUERNSEY - CORPORATE / FINANCE / FUNDS - NQ-2 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - £EXCELLENT, WITH LOW TAX

Due to further growth, this highly rated offshore law firm is seeking to recruit a further junior associate to join their market leadin...

Reference:40524R

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SINGAPORE CORPORATE - 4 - 6 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR US FIRM - NEW YORK RATES
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a corporate associate to join this major US firm. The successful candidate will have the ability to work autonomously but w...

Reference:42197G

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CORPORATE - 2 - 5 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR US FIRM - NEW YORK RATES
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a corporate associate to join this major US firm. Successful candidates will have good M&A and/or Private Equity experience...

Reference:42192G

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GENERAL BANKING - 5 - 7 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-SIZE LONDON / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £95,000 - EXCELLENT PROSPECTS
Our client is seeking to recruit a Senior Associate to join their highly rated Banking & Finance team in London. App...

Reference:42207R

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REAL ESTATE ROLE WITH PROSPECTS 8 - 10 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NICHE CITY FIRM

Our unique City law firm client has a structural opening in its highly regarded Real Estate practice. On offer is a rare role with prospects in this ready made leadership po...

Reference:41888G

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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:41796RB

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CHARITY 0 - 3 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NICHE CITY FIRM

Our client is looking to recruit two ambitious solicitors to work in its Charities Team. The role will cover a broad range of charity work undertaken by the team but with a ...

Reference:41317G

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CORPORATE / M&A - NQ-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER US LAW FIRM - NY SALARY
This leading NY law firm is looking to recruit an additional associate to join their highly rated London UK Corporate team. Applicants will need to have strong Co...

Reference:39855R

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DUBAI - CORPORATE (FDI FOCUS) - 1 - 2 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE, SALARY PACKAGE
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a junior lawyer to join the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) group within this leading Corporate d...

Reference:42017R

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BVI - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - 3-6 YEARS' PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

EXCELLENT, LOW TAX, SALARY PACKAGE

A fantastic new opportunity has a risen for a litigation associate to join this market leading offshore law firm in the BVI. The firm's pre-eminent dispu...

Reference:42047R

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HOUSING & LOCAL GOVERNMENT NQ-1 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

BOUTIQUE PRACTICE
This leading Housing and Local Government team is looking to recruit an additional associate. The team work closely on property, banking, governance and constitutional matters....

Reference:42202G

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JERSEY - BANKING & FINANCE - 2-6 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

EXCELLENT, LONDON-LEVEL (AFTER TAX) PACKAGE, PLUS BONUS
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Banking solicitor to join this market leading off-shore law firm. Their Banking & Finance team is ...

Reference:41608R

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JERSEY - CORPORATE - NQ-4 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM - EXCELLENT SALARY PACKAGE WITH 20% TAX
This top offshore law firm is actively seeking to hire further Associates to join their market leading Corporate team on Jersey. The rol...

Reference:41649R

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GUERNSEY - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - 2-4 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT, LOW TAX, SALARY PACKAGE

This top law firm on Guernsey are seeking an additional Associate to join their highly rated Dispute Resolution team. They'v...

Reference:41626RB

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FUNDS 2 - 6 YEARS PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This top tier offshore law firm is seeking an additional associate to join their highly regarded and growing funds team on Jersey. They are a relatively new practice that is making waves in the market...

Reference:41318G

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PLANNING 3 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

BOUTIQUE PRACTICE
This planning team works primarily with developers on major residential and mixed use schemes, local authorities driving large and complex mixed-use regeneration and developmen...

Reference:42203G

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