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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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We are looking for a Public Relations (PR) Officer to ensure STA International Law Firm establishes and maintains goodwill and understanding between the firm and the public. The Public Relations Officer will use all forms of media and communication to build, maintain and manage the reputation of STA International Law firm. The PR officer will monitor publicity and conduct research to find out the concerns and expectations of STA International Law firm’s clients then report and explain such findings to the senior associates and partners of STA International Law firm.

Requirements

  • A degree in Communications, Media studies, Public Relations or Journalism. Applicants with degrees in one of the following areas will be considered if they have the relevant working experience Business or Management, English and creative writing, Marketing and Social sciences. A Public Relations postgraduate qualification is an added advantage.
  • Work experience gained within PR, marketing, SEOs, or similar field in UAE for at least 3 years.
  • Applicant should have knowledge of online and social media marketing;
  • Familiarity with project management software. Video and photo editing is an added advantage
  • Event planning experience

Skills

The skills required for this position are:

  • excellent communication, interpersonal and writing skills
  • drive, resilience, competence, flexibility, adaptability
  • fast learner
  • good IT Skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Ability to priorities and plan effectively
  • excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to multitask
  • the ability to cope with pressure
  • creativity, imagination and initiative
  • good teamwork, analytical and problem-solving skills
  •  awareness and a good knowledge of current affairs and different media agendas.

Responsibilities

  • planning, developing and implementing publicity strategies and campaigns
  • collaborate with internal teams and maintain open communication with senior management
  • liaising with, and answering enquiries from media, individuals and other organisations, often via telephone and email
  • Liaise with media platforms
  • organise PR events
  • writing and producing presentations
  • Draft media and press releases
  • Contact media outlets
  • collating and analysing media coverage
  • dealing with enquiries from the public, the press and related organisations
  • writing and editing in-house articles and annual reports
  • preparing and supervising the production of publicity brochures, handouts, direct mail leaflets, promotional videos, photographs, films and multimedia programmes.
  • devising and coordinating photo opportunities
  • maintaining and updating information on the organisation's website
  • managing and updating information and engaging with users on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook
  • sourcing and managing speaking and sponsorship and partnership opportunities
  • managing the PR aspect of a potential crisis situation.
  • commissioning or undertaking relevant market research
  •  attending networking and media events as well as meetings with clients.
  • Prepare and submit PR reports.

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; the application should be saved as:

“MG-50USA-15DU.”

 

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Legal research assistants help lawyers prepare for court cases by conducting relevant research. They also help lawyers prepare for hearings, trials, and corporate meetings by maintaining and organising case files. They must be organised, capable of working on a team, and tech-savvy. Specific duties may vary depending on the area of law in which they work, but may including gathering evidence, scheduling meetings, drafting legal documents, and writing reports.

Responsibilities

  • Keep up to date with legal news
  • Read legal opinions by judges to make sure you are up to speed with changes in legislation or case law
  • As a paralegal, use these opinions and research to provide relevant and timely information to the qualified practitioner responsible for the case
  • Prepare research schedules, so work runs smoothly, and deadlines are clear
  • Use the internet and/or libraries to source material
  • Analyse material to ascertain its trustworthiness
  • Write reports, notes and maintain databases on all the research carried out
  • Plan meetings and interviews
  • Foster productive relationships with contacts for future use

Skills

  • The ability to take large amounts of information and sift it for what is important
  • Excellent writing skills
  • A robust, systematic and energetic approach
  • A superb attention span and high levels of concentration
  • An aptitude for and/or interest in the law
  • An eye for detail and for making connections
  • Strong IT skills, including databases
  • Clear communication skills, including interviewing skills
  • A strong command of English and editing ability
  • The ability to foster and promote productive professional relationships with people around the globe

 

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The role will be demanding, supporting multiple Lawyers and only suitable for those with previous legal experience. You must be an excellent communicator, a natural organiser and someone who can work with minimum supervision. Knowledge of finance law/corporate would be an advantage. You must be flexible to work longer hours when required.

Responsibilities

  • To support a Partner of the firm who handles general legal work.
  • You will be tasked with organising the diary, travel arrangements, visa acquisition, document production and dealing with clients when required.
  •  To support 2 - 3 associates with general secretarial duties.
  • Perform Legal Research: Legal assistants perform legal research specific to the case currently being worked. They gather information in an organised manner and present it to the managing attorney.
  • Provide Administrative Support: Legal assistants provide general administrative support to the legal team. This support includes organising schedules, arranging meetings, and setting up travel arrangements.
  • Write Legal Reports: Legal assistants write legal reports based on the data gathered from research and initial interviews. They write clear and concise reports so that all involved parties can understand them.

Skills

  • Legal knowledge – legal executive assistants are knowledgeable in the type of law that their firm practices, applying it to specific cases
  • Research skills – legal executive assistants are research experts, knowing where to look for new data and how to interpret it
  • Project and case management experience – legal executive assistants are adept at managing the administrative aspects of a case
  • Organisational skills – successful legal executive assistants are well organised, keeping track of everything happening
  • Perceptiv– legal executive assistants are observant, often finding details pertinent to a case that others may have missed

 

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Construction Dispute Resolution Lawyer needed.

The Successful Applicant Candidates who apply must meet all of the following criteria:

  • 2-4 years Post Qualifying Experience within a Construction Disputes/Commercial Disputes practice of a recognised law firm
  • LLB from a recognised international institute
  • Show a passion for business development and demonstrated client service and delivery

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; the application should be saved as:

  • “MG-50USA-15DU.”

 

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The role of a Business Development and Marketing Assistant is to support STA International Law Firm in implementing sector and practice business plans through coordinating and assisting with the full spectrum of marketing and business development activities. The primary responsibilities are as follows: 

  • Working with the BD and Communications managers to create client mailings.
  • Managing distribution and reporting on engagement statistics.
  •  Uploading content to the firm's website.
  •  Supporting social media campaigns.
  • To coordinate and communicate the internal marketing diary on a bi-monthly basis.
  •  Taking responsibility for and maintaining team resources such as experience and CV databases, liaising with the broader business and other support functions as necessary.
  • To proactively manage and monitor the printing and filing of marketing materials, working with the design team to update as required.
  • Overseeing general team filing and digital storage of.

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; the application should be saved as:

  • “MG-50USA-15DU.”

 

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The Associate must be well versed in handling litigation, mediation and arbitration as well as advisory services. The successful candidate will be able to draw from a highly diversified, and multi-cultural team who each have specialised skills to apply to each project. This firm offers more exposure to multinational clients and Associates. Associates are given more autonomy and freedom to work with clients entirely.

The Successful Applicant Candidates who apply must meet all of the below criteria:

  •  4 + years' post qualifying experience in Disputes Resolution/Commercial Litigation practice of a law firm
  • Experience working in the United Arab Emirates

Responsibilities

  • Provide Legal support by completing extensive case-related research into relevant laws and regulations, negotiate on behalf of clients, draft and interpret contracts and legal documents, and oversee compliance to these documents. They must plan and present arguments and counter-arguments in a court of law.
  • Maintain Client Relationships, throughout any legal process, creating and maintaining a good rapport with a firm's clients is a crucial task for Associate Attorneys. This includes communicating often and explaining complex legal proceedings and concepts.
  • Prepare reports:  The Associate Attorney is responsible for keeping all stakeholders – from their senior colleagues to clients – abreast of the progress of a case by creating reports and communicating verbally.

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; the application should be saved as:

  • “MG-50USA-15DU.”

 

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We are looking for a reliable, diligent and hardworking receptionist to

Job Responsibilities:

  • Serves visitors by greeting, welcoming, and directing them appropriately
  • notifies company personnel of visitor arrival; maintains security and telecommunications system.
  • Maintains safe and clean reception area by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.

Receptionist Job Duties:

  • Welcomes visitors by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries.
  • Directs visitors by maintaining employee and department directories; giving instructions.
  • Maintains security by following procedures; monitoring logbook; issuing visitor badges.
  • Maintains telecommunication system by following manufacturer's instructions for house phone and console operation.
  • Maintains safe and clean reception area by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Receptionist Skills and Qualifications:

  • Telephone Skills
  • Verbal Communication
  • Microsoft Office Skills
  • Listening
  • Professionalism
  • Client Focus
  • Organisational Skills
  • Copes with High-Pressure Situations
  •  Supply Management
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We are looking for a responsible Administrative Assistant to perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks. Duties of the Administrative Assistant include providing support to our managers and employees, assisting in daily office needs and managing our company’s general administrative activities.

Responsibilities

  • Answering and direct phone calls.
  • Organise and schedule appointments
  • Plan meetings and take detailed minutes
  • Write and distribute email, correspondence memos, letters, faxes and forms
  • Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports
  • Develop and maintain a filing system
  • Update and maintain office policies and procedures
  • Order office supplies and research new deals and suppliers

Requirements

  • Proven experience as an administrative assistant, virtual assistant or office admin assistant
  • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures
  • Working knowledge of office equipment, like printers and fax machines
  • Proficiency in MS Office (MS Excel and MS PowerPoint, in particular)
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritise work
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High School degree; additional qualification as an Administrative assistant or Secretary will be a plus

Application:

Please note that we will not contact candidates who do not meet the requisite criteria. Please name your CV as the following while submitting your application:

The initials of your name, age and country code, years of experience and the office you are applying for. For example, for a candidate named Mr John Thomas with 10 years of experience, age 36, from the UK, and is looking to join the Dubai office, then the application should be named as:

‘JT-36UK-10DU’.

 

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We are looking to hire a corporate legal associate with excellent negotiation and analytical skills. Corporate lawyers are required to display fantastic research and communication skills. We are inviting candidates who are willing to perform the following tasks:

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare the appropriate legal documents for trial or court proceedings.
  • Evaluate new business partnerships with vendors and subcontractors.
  • Represent the company in legal proceedings.
  • Design and oversee the company’s policy and position on legal matters.
  • Protect the company against legal risks and violations.
  • Examine the legal issues related to new products and services.
  • Negotiate deals on behalf of the company.
  • Guide management on regulatory and compliance issues to ensure compliance with legal regulations.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in law. L.L.M will be an added advantage.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Strong experience as a lawyer in the UAE or other GCC countries.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to handle and maintain confidential matters.
  • Analytical thinker with strong research and conceptual skills.
  • Exceptional managerial and negotiation skills.

Application:

Please note that we will not contact candidates who do not meet the requisite criteria. Please name your CV as the following while submitting your application:

The initials of your name, age and country code, years of experience and the office you are applying for. For example, for a candidate named Mr John Thomas with 10 years of experience, age 36, from the UK, and is looking to join the Dubai office, then the application should be named as:

‘JT-36UK-10DU’.

 

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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.

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

  • Drafting and negotiating distribution.
  • Outsourcing agreements.
  • To advise on private and commercial development.
  • Insurance business transfers
  • Reinsurance of agreements (including captive programs)
  • Insurance sector M&A’s

The ideal candidate will ideally have:

  • 5-7 years PQE;
  • Extensive knowledge of the local 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; the application should be saved as:

“MG-50USA-15DU.”

 

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