Europe is an attractive option for those lawyers that have an EU visa or similar eligibility to work in a European country. In recent times many EU jurisdictions boomed, particularly Moscow and various cities in Germany, such as Frankfurt and Munich.

Our clients are typically seeking lawyers with transferable skills/practice areas, who have been trained in top Australian and New Zealand firms. The firms typically have a preference for lawyers who speak the local language, ensuring full integration and the ability to converse with local clients. Backgrounds in banking and finance, competition and international arbitration are sought after. Our consultants can keep you informed with the current “in demand” practice areas.


Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a visa to work in Europe?

Visa requirements vary for each country. For further information about Visas for Australian and New Zealand lawyers, please visit the relevant immigration website for the EU country of interest.

Am I qualified to work in Europe?

Practice requirements vary for each country. For further information about whether you are qualified to work in Europe, please contact the relevant law society in the capital city of interest.

What is my likely salary?

Your salary will vary depending upon whether you are working for a local, US or UK firm.

In general, the European offices of UK and US firms pay very similar salaries to those you would receive in their London/US offices. Given the cost of living in Continental Europe is slightly lower than in London, your salary dollar will go further.

Who are the major firms in Europe?

Mahlab can provide you with up to date information on law firms who are interested in recruiting Australian and New Zealand lawyers.


Still interested?

If you are interested in working in Europe, please contact one of our International Recruitment consultants. 

Our team of consultants can be confidentially contacted:

Melbourne on 61 3 9629 2111

Sydney on 61 2 9241 1199