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

GUERNSEY - COMMERCIAL/BANKING LITIGATION LAWYERS - 1 - 8 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM
This leading offshore law firm are seeking to recruit further Commercial/Banking Litigation Associates to join their market leading practice on Guernsey. Their pre-eminent litig...

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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 ...

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CORPORATE PSL (FULL/PART-TIME) - 3+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-SIZE CITY / INT'L FIRM
This highly rated City and international law firm are seeking an Associate to join their busy and thriving Corporate team in London in a Professional Support capacity. ...

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PROPERTY LITIGATION LAWYER - 4-6 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR WEST-END FIRM

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional Associate to join the highly-rated Real Estate Litigation team at this major West-End law firm. The team handle a w...

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CORPORATE TAX LAWYER - 6+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING NATIONAL FIRM - EXCELLENT PROSPECTS
Our major law firm client is seeking a Senior Associate to join their very highly rated Corporate & International Tax team within their Leeds office. ...

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REAL ESTATE LAWYER - NQ-6 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

BOUTIQUE PRACTICE
This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious Solicitor to join a busy Real Estate Investment Team in London with a large and expanding workload. The team specialises partic...

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - FUNDS LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING OFFSHORE FIRM - SALARY FROM $160K PLUS BONUS (TAX FREE)
This top offshore law firm is seeking a further Associate to join their market leading Investment Funds practice in the Cayman Isla...

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HONG KONG - FUNDS LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: Asia
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM

This major offshore law firm is seeking a further Associate to join their market leading Investment Funds group in Hong Kong. The firm has long-established relationships w...

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JERSEY - CORPORATE LAWYER - 1-4 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £60,000 (20% TAX)
This premier offshore law firm have one of the market leading Corporate teams on Jersey and are seeking a further Associate to joint them. ...

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CORPORATE LAWYER 4+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

6 MONTH CONTRACT - BOUTIQUE CITY PRACTICE
This is a great contract role - with the possibility of being extended / becoming permanent - with a truly friendly team and a firm committed to work-lif...

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - BANKING LAWYER - 3-4 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

EXCELLENT, TAX FREE PACKAGE
This top offshore law firm is seeking an additional Associate to join their market leading Finance & Capital Markets team in the Cayman Islands. Their practice advi...

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - BANKING LAWYER - 3-4 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

EXCELLENT, TAX FREE, SALARY PACKAGE
This top offshore law firm is seeking an additional Associate to join their market leading Banking & Finance team in the Cayman Islands. Their practice advi...

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FAMILY LAWYER - 4-6 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

BOUTIQUE CITY FIRM
This is a fabulous opportunity to join a truly friendly team and a firm which is committed to a healthy work-life balance. The firm are looking for a solicitor who have a minim...

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IN-HOUSE LEGAL COUNCEL - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £65,000
This leading UK and international law firm is seeking a further Associate to join their busy and thriving team of in-house lawyers based in their ...

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BVI - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION PARTNER

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING OFFSHORE FIRM

This highly rated offshore law firm is seeking to recruit a Partner to join their Dispute Resolution team in the BVI. The team has an enviable client base which incl...

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JERSEY - CORPORATE, BANKING & FUNDS - 1-3 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

SALARY FROM £60,000 (20% TAX)
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional Associate to join this highly rated offshore law firm in their Jersey practice. The role will cover a diverse ...

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BVI - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION BARRISTER - 7+ YEARS' PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

This highly rated offshore law firm is seeking to recruit a Senior Associate to join their Dispute Resolution team in the BVI. The firm has an enviable client base which includes major international a...

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JERSEY - CORPORATE, BANKING & FUNDS LAWYER - 6+ PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP PRACTICE
An excellent new opportunity has arisen for a Senior Associate to join the growing Jersey Commercial practice of this top 10 offshore law firm. Working with leading lawyers in this ...

Reference:43402R

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GUERNSEY - CORPORATE LAWYER - 1-5 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING OFFSHORE FIRM - SALARY FROM £60,000 (20% TAX)
The Guernsey office of this top offshore law firm is looking to recruit a further talented Associate to join their highly rated Corporate & C...

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HONG KONG - LITIGATION LAWYER (WITH MANDARIN) - 2-3 PQE

Location: Asia
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM

This premier offshore law firm is seeking a further Associate to join their market leading Commercial Litigation group. The role will initially be based in their BVI ...

Reference:43401R

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PENSIONS LAWYER - 1+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP CITY PRACTICE - SALARY FROM £85,000
This premier City law firm has an excellent new opportunity for an Associate to join their highly rated and thriving Pensions team. Their practice covers ...

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JERSEY - REAL ESTATE LAWYER - 6-10 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM - EXCELLENT PACKAGE & PROSPECTS
A superb opportunity has arisen for a Senior Associate to join one of the market leading Jersey Real Estate practices at this top offshore law f...

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GUERNSEY - INVESTMENT FUNDS LAWYER - 1-5 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING OFFSHORE FIRM - SALARY FROM £60,000 (20% TAX)
The Guernsey office of this top offshore law firm is looking to recruit a further talented Associate to join their highly rated Investment Fu...

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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...

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REAL ESTATE LAWYER - 2-3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

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

Reference:43399R

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SECURITISATION LAWYER - 4-6 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP CITY / INT'L PRACTICE - SALARY FROM £92,500
This premier international law firm are seeking a further Associate to join their market leading Securitisation practice. Their London debt capita...

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ASSET / SHIP FINANCE PSL (PART-TIME) - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP SHIPPING FIRM
This highly rated mid-tier City / int'l law firm is seeking an experienced Associate / PSL to support their thriving Asset / Ship Finance practice in London. This will be a br...

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CORPORATE PSL (PART-TIME) - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-TIER CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM
This respected mid-tier City & international law firm is seeking an experienced Associate to join their thriving Corporate practice in a PSL position. Their team ...

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DUBAI - BANKING / CAPITAL MARKETS - 2-5 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

UK / INT'L LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE PACKAGE
This UK / Int'l law firm enjoys a long-standing presence in the Middle East and is now seeking to grow their Banking team in Dubai. They are kee...

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DOHA - CONSTRUCTION LAWYER - NQ-2 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

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

The Doha office of this top UK law firm is seeking an additional junior Associate lawyer to join and help contribute to the grow...

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DOHA - CONSTRUCTION / ARBITRATION LAWYER - 4-6 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE, SALARY PACKAGE
The Doha office of this leading UK law firm is seeking an experienced Construction Associate to join its small but well-established lo...

Reference:43301RB

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DUBAI - CORPORATE LAWYER (MANDARIN SPEAKER) - 4-6 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / INT'L LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE, SALARY PACKAGE
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Corporate Associate who has fluency in Mandarin to join this leading UK & Int'l law firm ...

Reference:43300RB

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DUBAI - CORPORATE LAWYER (MANDARIN SPEAKER) - 4-6 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / INT'L LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE, SALARY PACKAGE
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Corporate Associate who has fluency in Mandarin to join this leading UK & Int'l law firm ...

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DUBAI - CONSTRUCTION LAWYER - 3-4 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM - SALARY CIRCA £100-120K TAX FREE
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional Construction Associate to join this leading UK / Middle Eastern law firm in Dubai....

Reference:43398R

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DERIVATIVES LAWYER -3-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP CITY / INT'L PRACTICE - SALARY FROM £85,000
This premier international law firm are seeking a further Associate to join their market leading Derivatives practice. Their London debt capital ma...

Reference:43318RB

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COMPLIANCE / RISK LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP CITY LAW FIRM
This premier City law firm has an excellent new opportunity for an Associate to join their large and very well-established Compliance team in London. The role will entail help...

Reference:43397R

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LITIGATION & ARBITRATION LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING BOUTIQUE FIRM
Our boutique law firm client is seeking to recruit an additional Associate to join their highly regarded Commercial Litigation & Arbitration team in London. This is a broad...

Reference:43350RB

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BVI - CORPORATE LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

£EXCELLENT (LOW TAX)
This top offshore law firm is seeking an additional Associate to join their market leading Corporate team in the BVI. The firm has one of the oldest and most established lega...

Reference:43368RB

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CORPORATE PSL (PART-TIME) - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-TIER CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM
This respected mid-tier City & international law firm is seeking an experienced Associate to join their thriving Corporate practice in a PSL position. Their team ...

Reference:43396R

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REAL ESTATE LAWYER (RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT) - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR LAW FIRM
Consistent workflows and strong growth of their leading Real Estate practice has created an exciting opportunity for a Senior Associate to join this highly respected UK firm. The...

Reference:43395R

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FINANCE TAX LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL FIRM - SALARY FROM £77,500
Our global law firm client is seeking a further Associate to join their highly rated Corporate & International Tax team in London. Their practice pr...

Reference:43334

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CONSTRUCTION (NON-CONTENTIOUS) 2 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID CITY FIRM

An excellent opportunity has arisen at this internationally focussed practice for an ambitious and entrepreneurial associate. A good proportion of the work will be project bas...

Reference:41725R

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DERIVATIVES LAWYER -3-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP CITY / INT'L PRACTICE - SALARY FROM £85,000
This premier international law firm are seeking a further Associate to join their market leading Derivatives practice. Their London debt capital ma...

Reference:43318RR

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SECURITISATION LAWYER - 4-6 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP CITY / INT'L PRACTICE - SALARY FROM £92,500
This premier international law firm are seeking a further Associate to join their market leading Securitisation practice. Their London debt capita...

Reference:43319RR

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LITIGATION & ARBITRATION LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING BOUTIQUE FIRM
Our boutique law firm client is seeking to recruit an additional Associate to join their highly regarded Commercial Litigation & Arbitration team in London. This is a broad...

Reference:43350RR

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CORPORATE INSURANCE LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP NATIONAL UK LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £67,500

This leading national law firm are seeking to recruit a non-contentious Insurance Associate to join their highly rated Corporate Insurance tea...

Reference:43393R

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DOHA - CONSTRUCTION LAWYER - NQ-2 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

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

The Doha office of this top UK law firm is seeking an additional junior Associate lawyer to join and help contribute to the grow...

Reference:43394R

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COMMERCIAL IT & IP - NQ-2 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

WEST END FIRM

This well regarded West End law firm is looking to recruit an additional Associate to join their Commercial team. The role is extremely varied and will provide exposure to a b...

Reference:43392R

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - FUNDS LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING OFFSHORE FIRM - SALARY FROM $160K PLUS BONUS (TAX FREE)
This top offshore law firm is seeking a further Associate to join their market leading Investment Funds practice in the Cayman Isla...

Reference:43391R

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EMPLOYMENT LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

HIGHLY-RATED COMMERCIAL REGIONAL FIRM

This highly-rated commercial regional law firm have an excellent opportunity for an Employment Associate to join their team in London. You will be invo...

Reference:43388R

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