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

FUNDS LAWYER - 4+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP CITY / INT'L PRACTICE - £EXCELLENT

Our premier law firm client is seeking to recruit an additional Associate or Senior Associate to join their market leading Funds practice in London. T...

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PENSIONS LAWYER - NQ-1 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP CITY PRACTICE
This top City law firm has an excellent new opportunity for a Junior Associate to join their highly rated Pensions team. Their work includes the setting up, reorganisation and...

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BVI - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM
The BVI office of this premier offshore law firm is seeking to recruit a further talented Associate to join their highly rated Commercial Litigation team. Applicants will need...

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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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GUERNSEY - CORPORATE LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING OFFSHORE FIRM - SALARY FROM £70,000 (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 & ...

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CORPORATE TAX LAWYER - 7+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £125,000
Our global law firm client is seeking a Senior Associate to join their very highly rated Corporate & International Tax team in London. Their p...

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TAX (CUSTOMS + VAT) - 2+ 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...

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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...

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US CORPORATE TAX - NQ-1 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL FIRM - SALARY FROM £70,000
Our global law firm client is seeking a further junior Associate to join their highly rated Corporate & International Tax team in London. Their prac...

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LITIGATION / ARBITRATION LAWYER (RUSSIAN SPEAKING) - 2-4 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 Litigation & Arbitration team in London. Applicants will need to hav...

Reference:43350R

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GUERNSEY - PRIVATE CLIENT / TRUSTS - 5+ PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER OFFSHORE FIRM - EXCELLENT PACKAGE + BONUS
This leading offshore law firm are seeking an Associate or Senior Associate to join their market leading Fiduciary Law Group on Guernsey. The fir...

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REAL ESTATE FINANCE LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP CITY / INT'L PRACTICE - £EXCELLENT

Our premier law firm client is seeking to recruit an additional associate to join their market leading Real Estate Finance team in London. Their team ...

Reference:41799R

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DUBAI - CORPORATE LAWYER - 1-2 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE, SALARY PACKAGE
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a junior lawyer to join this leading Corporate / M&A practice in Dubai. Their team has establi...

Reference:43349R

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GUERNSEY - 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 Guernsey practice. The role will cover a divers...

Reference:43347R

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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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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. ...

Reference:43346R

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MILTON KEYNES - TMT 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING LAW FIRM

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Associate to join this market leading TMT team in Milton Keynes. Here you will benefit from working with some of the leading play...

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DUBAI - CORPORATE LAWYER (WITH ARABIC) - 3-6 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / INT'L LAW FIRM
Based in the Middle Eastern head-quarters of this leading international firm, you will join a market leader with an enviable reputation, and will have the opportunity to...

Reference:43339R

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COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - 1-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING PRACTICE - SALARY FROM £85,000
This is a superb opportunity to join a premier City Litigation team which can offer an impressive breadth of work coupled with extremely high levels of resp...

Reference:43340R

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FINANCIAL SERVICES LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP NATIONAL UK FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Payments and Financial Products Lawyer to join the highly rated Financial Services Group at this leading national firm in London. T...

Reference:43341R

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CONSTRUCTION LAWYER - 1-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR WEST- END LAW FIRM

Our client is seeking to recruit a further Associate to join their highly regarded Construction team in London. This particular role will have a bias towards conte...

Reference:43342R

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IP / DATA PROTECTION PSL - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

FTC - LEADING PRACTICE
Our major law firm client is seeking to recruit a lawyer to join their Data Protection team in a PSL role for a 12-month / maternity cover period starting in next March. T...

Reference:43337R

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GUERNSEY - PRIVATE CLIENT / TRUSTS - 5+ PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER OFFSHORE FIRM - EXCELLENT PACKAGE + BONUS
This leading offshore law firm are seeking an Associate or Senior Associate to join their market leading Fiduciary Law Group on Guernsey. The fir...

Reference:43338R

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