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Careers at STA

Welcome to STA’s online recruitment.

Our ambition to be the most successful and goal-oriented law firm underpins our business strategy. We aim to succeed in this by making a significant amount of investment into managing and developing our knowledge and information, thereby creating a work culture that enables our team to offer consistently high standards of client service.

STA is known for its diversity across four integral areas – geography, language, culture, and practice. Every position displayed on STA's recruitment site foresees that each applicant should possess illustrious managerial and organizational skills, as well as a drive to grow professionally with the STA team. A successful candidate will have an unparalleled professional expertise, experience, and personal integrity. In consideration of new recruitment, we take pride in understanding the candidate's motivation to be a part of STA as well as their desire the make a difference at our firm. In doing so, every application will be carefully examined by our recruitment team. We value and respect each candidate's spirited desire to join the firm, and each of our offices receives several numbers of applicants.  Please note that we will only get in touch with successful and shortlisted applications and we wish you a very successful and fruitful career.

Core Values

At STA, we are proud of the multicultural environment we offer, providing legal professionals from a variety of jurisdictions. This, in turn, provides all professionals at our firm with an excellent stepping stone for further growth and development.

In return, we promise whoever joins us will never be disappointed and will continuously feel proud of the personal growth and career development gained through their STA experience. A career with STA is an opportunity to become a part of an international law firm, spanning many jurisdictions and international matters, as well as being rooted firmly in the United Arab Emirates with the exceptional expertise of the local law and customs.

Our Culture

At STA, we are focused on engaging, creating and maintaining the best individuals for our training and business administrations gatherings. Our continued results depend on our capacity to give a steady, comprehensive and inspiring working environment where everybody has a task to carry out in supporting the delivery of exceptional support to our customers. We are looking for very skilled individuals who can exhibit an affinity with our qualities to enable us to accomplish our vision of turning into a leading worldwide Law Firm. 
 

Prospects for New Budding Interns for 2018-19

STA is well known for providing law students working opportunities to kick-start their legal career. Additionally, our law graduates receive training on their limited skill set to enable them to move onto the next step of their legal journey confidently. We look for students who are not only academically well versed but also carry excellent communication and analytical skills. By working in the Dubai office, you will get a firm grounding in international law by working with over 70 professionals speaking more than 30 languages.

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Current Job Vacancies

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STA houses an experienced and efficient corporate team and is now looking to grow this team. Therefore, we are looking for a suitable corporate associate to come on board with our Lawyers in Portugal – we are open to a candidate with various corporate backgrounds, but a strong understanding of M & A is preferred. The ideal candidate should:

  • Hold an LLB/LLM or equivalent degree in law;
  • Have 5 – 7 years PQE;
  • Be qualified to practice;
  • Be proficient in English; and
  • Have a firm understanding of the region;

We will not contact any persons whose resumes fail to meet the criteria. Please name your CV as follows when submitting your application:

The initials of your name, age and country code, years of experience and office you are applying. For example, Mr Mark Gomes, 15 years of experience, age 50, from the USA and you are looking to join the Dubai office, and the application should be saved as:

 “MG-50USA-15DU.” 

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 This is a pivotal role and will support our lawyers in Saudi Arabia in respect of all aspects of technology licensing, sales support, dispute resolution, and law practice management.

What you will do?

  • Assist with drafting and negotiating software license agreements and other contractual documents
  • Assist in the resolution of contentious matters
  • Collect and maintain databases of precedent documents and sales related information
  • Coordinate and following through on ad hoc projects

Education and expertise

  • Business/Accounting/ Law degree or equivalent experience
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing
  • Entrepreneurial and problem-solving mindset.
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills 

We will not contact any persons whose resumes fail to meet the criteria. Please name your CV as follows when submitting your application:

The initials of your name, age and country code, years of experience and office you are applying. For example, Mr Mark Gomes, 15 years of experience, age 50, from the USA and you are looking to join the Dubai office, and the application should be saved as:

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The Contract Manager will form an integral part of the STA team. He or She will report to the senior partner in corporate and commercial. The Contract Manager provides clear and professional advice associated with contract risk and to advise on all contractual terms and will work closely with our Lawyers in Dubai

Responsibilities: 

  • Drafting, commenting and analyzing contracts.
  • Negotiation of contracts with customers
  • Collaboration with the business counterparts for evaluation of potential legal risks during sales and execution phase
  • Drafting and reviewing the claim strategy for the respective projects.
  • Identification of availability for outgoing claims, support/preparation of notifications /correspondence and production of such claims
  • Analysis of incoming requests, support/preparation of response/correspondence in respect of defense against such claims
  • Assist in various aspects of claim negotiation and agreement

Qualifications  

  • University degree (Law)
  • Minimum 6 years’ experience as Contract Manager, or lawyer
  • Experience of working in foreign countries
  • Experience of working in culturally diverse teams and customers.
  • Excellent understanding of contract law and market standard legal forms; an experience of local legislation would be an advantage
  • Demonstrate a flexible approach with excellent interpersonal, organizational and presentation skills
  • Excellent command of both the spoken and written English language
  • Spoken and written Arabic is of advantage
  • Solid computer skills

We will not contact any persons whose resumes fail to meet the criteria. Please name your CV as follows when submitting your application:

The initials of your name, age and country code, years of experience and office you are applying. For example, Mr Mark Gomes, 15 years of experience, age 50, from the USA and you are looking to join the Dubai office, and the application should be saved as:

“MG-50USA-15DU.”

 

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As a Paralegal your primary responsibilities will consist of the following:

  • Managing the preparation and circulation of meeting minutes and following up on actions from previous meetings
  • Dealing with general inquiries via the website and telephone and ensuring the adequate inquiries are transferred to the attorneys
  • Arranging for notarization and attestation of documents when necessary 
  • Research on a range of legal requirements as presented by the attorneys
     

As a Paralegal at STA Law Firm your skills and qualifications must include:

  • Relevant degree – Legal/Business
  • The ideal candidate will be qualified in their relevant jurisdiction
  • Will possess relevant knowledge and experience
  • Experience in a top tier law firm/one of equivalent size
  • Flexible and ability to adapt to new deadlines
  • Capable of working in a team or individually
  • Organized and demonstrating attention to detail
  • Engaged, Practical, Diplomatic, Versatile
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This is an exciting position for persons looking to join one of the most established firms in the region.

The Role:

  • Production of all documents (audio, copy, manuscript) as required and in line with my client's guidelines and house style
  • Support Partners and a number of Solicitors in providing high-quality secretarial support
  • Prioritize workload and meet requirements of the role promptly
  • Communicates with clients on the phone in a friendly, efficient and professional manner
  • Makes appointments, arranges meetings/conference calls, business travel arrangements and maintains an up to date diary as appropriate
  • Keeps Partners/Solicitor(s) aware of any changes to their log and ensures they are aware of all arrangements

The Candidate:

  • Previous Legal secretarial/executive experience
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office, ie Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Previous experience working with a CRM and document management systems, time recording system and digital dictation
  • Strong client service focus, showing willingness, flexibility, and commitment where appropriate to follow through with work obligations

We will not contact any persons whose resumes fail to meet the criteria. Please name your CV as follows when submitting your application:

The initials of your name, age and country code, years of experience and office you are applying. For example, Mr Mark Gomes, 15 years of experience, age 50, from the USA and you are looking to join the Dubai office, and the application should be saved as:

“MG-50USA-15DU.”

 

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Role responsibilities:

  • lose collaborate with clients to ensure a thorough understanding of client requirements
  • Review and prepare third-party contracts in accordance with client policy
  •  Perform steps in primary contract cycle:
  • Understanding and implementing client requirements
  • Contract drafting: Once the scope is defined and all information has been gathered, the Contracts Associate will draft any and all relevant contracts.  
  • Review Process: The Contracts manager will present the draft contract to their senior and the client for review and approval (in that order). Incorporates any requested changes, then routes to client's Legal for final review/stamping, then to the supplier for signature.

We will not contact any persons whose resumes fail to meet the criteria. Please name your CV as follows when submitting your application:

The initials of your name, age and country code, years of experience and office you are applying. For example, Mr Mark Gomes, 15 years of experience, age 50, from the USA and you are looking to join the Dubai office, and the application should be saved as:

-          “MG-50USA-15DU.” 

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STA is seeking a junior associate to join our dispute resolution team – this role will be an exciting one for persons who are looking to expand their knowledge in the ADR field exponentially and will be afforded the opportunity to work closely with our lawyers in Oman.

What the role includes:

  • Participating in all aspects of the dispute resolution process while being guided by the senior associate of the team;
  • Prepare documentation for the matters;
  •  Attend all client meetings with the rest of the group;
  • Conduct legal research;
  • Drafting and preparing of relevant documents.

What we are looking for:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in law;
  • Two years PQE;
  • Proficiency in English (Arabic too is preferable but not a requirement)

We will not contact any persons whose resumes fail to meet the criteria. Please name your CV as follows when submitting your application:

The initials of your name, age and country code, years of experience and office you are applying. For example, Mr Mark Gomes, 15 years of experience, age 50, from the USA and you are looking to join the Dubai office, and the application should be saved as:

“MG-50USA-15DU.” 

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Due to continued commercial growth and success, STA is currently seeking a senior partner to join our corporate team. This role is the most senior role within the division, and you will be working alongside the other senior partners and our lawyers in Portugal. 

Role requirements

  • Mergers and acquisitions;
  • Venture Capital Investments;
  • Start-ups;
  • Restructuring;
  • Commercial Contracts and Corporate Transactions;
  •  Delivery of sound day to day commercial advice

Qualifications

  • You have 8 or more years' experience working on corporate transactions in a medium or large firm;
  • The ability to use your initiative as well as cooperate with the group;
  • A strong work ethic;
  • Excellent academic background and references;
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Experience working under pressure
  •  the ability to contribute to the continued development of the firm;

We will not contact any persons whose resumes fail to meet the criteria. Please name your CV as follows when submitting your application:

The initials of your name, age and country code, years of experience and office you are applying. For example, Mr Mark Gomes, 15 years of experience, age 50, from the USA and you are looking to join the Dubai office, and the application should be saved as:

“MG-50USA-15DU.” 

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STA provides an excellent opportunity to suitably qualified individuals who have relevant experience in these three broad categories; regulation of business insurance, regulating the content of insurance policies, especially about consumer policies; and provisions of claim handling. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a great team of our lawyers in Saudi Arabia

The candidate will be expected to handle all transactional and advisory work will be in respect of

  • The ideal candidate will ideally have:
  • Insurance sector M&A’s
  • Reinsurance of agreements (including captive programs)
  • Insurance business transfers
  • To advise on private and commercial development.
  • Outsourcing agreements.
  • Drafting and negotiating distribution.
  • 5-7 years PQE;
  • Extensive knowledge of local insurance laws;
  • English and Arabic speakers will be given preference.

We will not contact any persons whose resumes fail to meet the criteria. Please name your CV as follows when submitting your application:

The initials of your name, age and country code, years of experience and office you are applying. For example, Mr Mark Gomes, 15 years of experience, age 50, from the USA and you are looking to join the Dubai office, and the application should be saved as:

“MG-50USA-15DU.”

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There is an undeniable scope for much potential growth for the right candidate. Prerequisites to be selected are:

  • Law degree specializing in maritime law
  • Experience in a law firm in the UAE
  • Minimum 8-10 years’ experience in maritime law
  • Knowledge of contract law and marine regulations.

Key responsibilities

  • To administer the legal framework and compliance requirements of customers.
  • To support senior advocates in Dubai in all high-level negotiations with external parties including international agreements and deals of high net worth.
  • To draft and to review and to provide expert opinion on maritime matters.
  • Providing legal advice, legal opinions and clarify queries of clients of operations and matters related to maritime transactions and related issues. 

We will not contact any persons whose resumes fail to meet the criteria. Please name your CV as follows when submitting your application:

The initials of your name, age and country code, years of experience and office you are applying. For example, Mr Mark Gomes, 15 years of experience, age 50, from the USA and you are looking to join the Dubai office, and the application should be saved as:

“MG-50USA-15DU.”

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