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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 2019-20

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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Description: STA is an international law firm, that has garnered multiple awards, and is recognized for having one of the most collaborative and cohesive working cultures in the UAE. This practice powerhouse is now looking for a Commercial Associate to join their team. This role is offered on a full-time basis.

To be considered, you must possess excellent academics; training and a minimum of 3-5 years' post-qualification experience from a well-regarded city or international law firm; strong legal and analytical skills, a proactive and confident attitude with a high level of initiative; excellent communication, professionalism and interpersonal skills. It goes without saying that language skills would be very highly regarded.

As a member of the team, will be responsible for assisting in further developing the department and your own client base, adopting the firm's ethos and working alongside the partners to build the brand further ensuring future success for the existing team and the office as a whole. This is a varied and interesting role involving drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial IP contracts and agreements.

Requirements:

  • 6-7 years PQE
  • Have a background in drafting and negotiating a wide range of different commercial contracts and agreements
  • Assist the business with a range of other legal matters relating to intellectual property (IP), data protection (GDPR) and technology (IT)
  • A track record of business development and strong commercial acumen

Application: While submitting your application, please name your CV in the following way: starting with the initials of your name, age, and country code, years of experience, and the office you are applying for. Let us take for instance, a candidate named Mrs. Jane Doe with two years of experience, age 23, from the USA, looking to join the Abu Dhabi office. In this case, the application sent by Ms. Jane Doe should be named as: JD- 23USA -02AD.

Note that candidates who do not meet the required criteria will not be contacted.

 

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Description: STA is an international law firm, that has garnered multiple awards, and is recognized for having one of the most collaborative and cohesive working cultures in the UAE. This practice powerhouse is now looking for an ambitious, high- caliber Dispute Resolution Associate to join their team. This role is offered on a full-time basis.

To be considered for a role in this very highly regarded team, you must possess excellent academics; training and a minimum of 3-5 years' post-qualification experience from a well-regarded city or international law firm; strong legal and analytical skills, a proactive and confident attitude with a high level of initiative; excellent communication, professionalism and interpersonal skills. It goes without saying that language skills would be very highly regarded.

As a member of the team, you will be working closely with partners, advising corporate, public and private clients on a broad range of contentious commercial matters. These are often high value matters with an international element.

Requirements:

  • 6-7 years PQE
  • Experience in the realms of complex and high value Litigation; international disputes in the Middle East, Africa and other jurisdictions; insolvency; financial services disputes; IT and software disputes.
  • Possessive of demonstrable technical knowledge in the aforementioned domains
  • A track record of business development and strong commercial acumen

Application: While submitting your application, please name your CV in the following way: starting with the initials of your name, age, and country code, years of experience, and the office you are applying for. Let us take for instance, a candidate named Mrs. Jane Doe with two years of experience, age 23, from the USA, looking to join the Abu Dhabi office. In this case, the application sent by Ms. Jane Doe should be named as: JD- 23USA -02AD.

Note that candidates who do not meet the required criteria will not be contacted.

 

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Description: STA is an international law firm, that has garnered multiple awards, and is recognized for having one of the most collaborative and cohesive working cultures in the UAE. This practice powerhouse is now looking for an ambitious, high- caliber Corporate Associate to join their team. This role is offered on a full-time basis.

To be considered for a role in this very highly regarded team, you must possess excellent academics; training and a minimum of 3-5 years' post-qualification experience from a well-regarded city or international law firm; strong legal and analytical skills, a proactive and confident attitude with a high level of initiative; excellent communication, professionalism and interpersonal skills. It goes without saying that language skills would be very highly regarded.

As a member of the team, you will deal with a broad range of Corporate work, ranging from M&A's, joint ventures, shareholder agreements, restructuring and more.

Requirements:

  • 6-7 years PQE
  • Possessive of strong technical knowledge in the aforementioned domains
  • A track record of business development and strong commercial acumen

Application: While submitting your application, please name your CV in the following way: starting with the initials of your name, age, and country code, years of experience, and the office you are applying for. Let us take for instance, a candidate named Mrs. Jane Doe with two years of experience, age 23, from the USA, looking to join the Abu Dhabi office. In this case, the application sent by Ms. Jane Doe should be named as: JD- 23USA -02AD.

Note that candidates who do not meet the required criteria will not be contacted.

 

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Description: STA is an international law firm, that has garnered multiple awards, and is recognized for having one of the most collaborative and cohesive working cultures in the UAE. This practice powerhouse is now looking for an ambitious, high- caliber Construction Associate to join their team. This role is offered on a full-time basis.

To be considered for a role in this very highly regarded team, you must possess excellent academics; training and a minimum of 3-5 years' post-qualification experience from a well-regarded city or international law firm; strong legal and analytical skills, a proactive and confident attitude with a high level of initiative; excellent communication, professionalism and interpersonal skills. It goes without saying that language skills would be very highly regarded.

As a senior member of the team, will be responsible for assisting in further developing the department and your own client base, adopting the firm's ethos and working alongside the partners to build the brand further ensuring future success for the existing team and the office as a whole. Therefore, you are expected to be client-facing, business development-focused and entrepreneurial to increase their Construction offering.

Although this opportunity will be based around your specialist areas, you will be expected to have strong technical knowledge across a broad range of contentious and non-contentious construction, including:

  • Arbitration and Litigation
  • Providing practical and commercial advice at an early stage where projects are in distress
  • Interim and final payments disputes,
  • Issues of delay and defective works to name a few

Requirements:

  • 6-7 years PQE
  • Possessive of strong technical knowledge in the aforementioned domains
  • A track record of business development and strong commercial acumen

Application: While submitting your application, please name your CV in the following way: starting with the initials of your name, age, and country code, years of experience, and the office you are applying for. Let us take for instance, a candidate named Mrs. Jane Doe with two years of experience, age 23, from the USA, looking to join the Abu Dhabi office. In this case, the application sent by Ms. Jane Doe should be named as: JD- 23USA -02AD.

Note that candidates who do not meet the required criteria will not be contacted.

 

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Description: STA is an international law firm, that has garnered multiple awards, and is recognized for having one of the most collaborative and cohesive working cultures in the UAE. This practice powerhouse is now looking for an ambitious, high-performing commercial lawyer.

This role is offered on a full-time basis.

To be considered for a role in this very highly regarded team, you must possess excellent academics; training and a minimum of 3-5 years' post-qualification experience from a well-regarded city or international law firm; strong legal and analytical skills, a proactive and confident attitude with a high level of initiative; excellent communication, professionalism and interpersonal skills. It goes without saying that language skills would be very highly regarded.

Requirements:

  • 6-7 years PQE in the Corporate practice
  • Experience in drafting, reviewing, negotiating and advising on an array of complex commercial contracts to include: licensing agreements, content agreements, software development contracts, services and consulting agreements, and e-commerce agreements
  • Any exposure to IT and/or outsourcing transactions, as well as data privacy/security is desirable
  • Capability to manage multiple time-critical projects in parallel
  • Should be familiar with the intricacies of high value corporate/commercial disputes, regulatory work in the banking & financial services arena and professional liability.
  • A track record of business development and strong commercial acumen

Application: While submitting your application, please name your CV in the following way: starting with the initials of your name, age, and country code, years of experience, and the office you are applying for. Let us take for instance, a candidate named Mrs. Jane Doe with two years of experience, age 23, from the USA, looking to join the Abu Dhabi office. In this case, the application sent by Ms. Jane Doe should be named as: JD- 23USA -02AD.

Note that candidates who do not meet the required criteria will not be contacted.

 

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Description: STA is an international law firm, that has garnered multiple awards, and is recognized for having one of the most collaborative and cohesive working cultures in the UAE. This practice powerhouse is now looking for an ambitious, high- caliber Commercial Litigation Associate to join their high performing, dynamic dispute resolution team.

This role is offered on a full-time basis.

To be considered for a role in this very highly regarded team, you must possess excellent academics; training and a minimum of 3-5 years' post-qualification experience from a well-regarded city or international law firm; strong legal and analytical skills, a proactive and confident attitude with a high level of initiative; excellent communication, professionalism and interpersonal skills. It goes without saying that language skills would be very highly regarded.

Requirements:

  • 6-7 years PQE in the Corporate practice
  • Should be familiar with the intricacies of high value corporate/commercial disputes, regulatory work in the banking & financial services arena and professional liability.
  • A track record of business development and strong commercial acumen

Application: While submitting your application, please name your CV in the following way: starting with the initials of your name, age, and country code, years of experience, and the office you are applying for. Let us take for instance, a candidate named Mrs. Jane Doe with two years of experience, age 23, from the USA, looking to join the Abu Dhabi office. In this case, the application sent by Ms. Jane Doe should be named as: JD- 23USA -02AD.

Note that candidates who do not meet the required criteria will not be contacted.

 

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Description: STA is an international law firm, that has garnered multiple awards, and is recognized for having one of the most collaborative and cohesive working cultures in the UAE. This practice powerhouse is now looking to recruit a Partner with notable Arbitration experience, both domestic and cross-border. This role is offered on a full-time basis.

To be considered for a role in this very highly regarded team, you must possess excellent academics; training and a minimum of 3-5 years' post-qualification experience from a well-regarded city or international law firm; strong legal and analytical skills, a proactive and confident attitude with a high level of initiative; excellent communication, professionalism and interpersonal skills. It goes without saying that language skills would be very highly regarded.

Requirements:

  • 10+ years PQE
  • Must be a Common Law qualified Litigation and Arbitration Solicitor
  • Experience advising clients on arbitrations conducted under the DIFC, ICC, DIAC and ADCCAC regulations
  • Cross-border arbitration experience, especially if acquired in Europe, is desired
  • Established client contacts is a prerequisite

Application: While submitting your application, please name your CV in the following way: starting with the initials of your name, age, and country code, years of experience, and the office you are applying for. Let us take for instance, a candidate named Mrs. Jane Doe with two years of experience, age 23, from the USA, looking to join the Abu Dhabi office. In this case, the application sent by Ms. Jane Doe should be named as: JD- 23USA -02AD.

Note that candidates who do not meet the required criteria will not be contacted.

 

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Description: STA is an international law firm, that has garnered multiple awards, and is recognized for having one of the most collaborative and cohesive working cultures in the UAE. This practice powerhouse is now looking for a seasoned Associate who is experienced in the realm of company formation. This role is offered on a full-time basis.

To be considered for a role in this very highly regarded team, you must possess excellent academics; training and a minimum of 3-5 years' post-qualification experience from a well-regarded city or international law firm; strong legal and analytical skills, a proactive and confident attitude with a high level of initiative; excellent communication, professionalism and interpersonal skills. It goes without saying that language skills would be very highly regarded.

Requirements:

  • 6-7 years PQE is mandatory
  • Should possess a thorough understanding of the business set-up process with regard to offshore, mainland and free zones companies, established in the ADGM/ DIFC jurisdictions.
  • Expertise in company set-up in Singapore, India, and Hong Kong is desired
  • Demonstrable trust and foundation set-up knowledge
  • Experience is marshalling, organizing, and analyzing asset information

Application: While submitting your application, please name your CV in the following way: starting with the initials of your name, age, and country code, years of experience, and the office you are applying for. Let us take for instance, a candidate named Mrs. Jane Doe with two years of experience, age 23, from the USA, looking to join the Abu Dhabi office. In this case, the application sent by Ms. Jane Doe should be named as: JD- 23USA -02AD.

Note that candidates who do not meet the required criteria will not be contacted.

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Description: STA is an international law firm, that has garnered multiple awards, and is recognized for having one of the most collaborative and cohesive working cultures in the UAE. This practice powerhouse is now looking for an Associate capable of handling Commercial Litigation work.  This role is offered on a full-time basis.

To be considered for a role in this very highly regarded team, you must possess excellent academics; training and a minimum of 3-5 years' post-qualification experience from a well-regarded city or international law firm; strong legal and analytical skills, a proactive and confident attitude with a high level of initiative; excellent communication, professionalism and interpersonal skills. It goes without saying that language skills would be very highly regarded.

Requirements:

  • 6-7 years PQE in the Corporate practice
  • Should be possessive of a strong background in complex commercial disputes including litigation and ADR, ideally within the DIFC, DIAC and ADGM jurisdictions
  • Experience in financial crimes and corporate fraud matters is advantageous
  • A track record of business development and strong commercial acumen

Application: While submitting your application, please name your CV in the following way: starting with the initials of your name, age, and country code, years of experience, and the office you are applying for. Let us take for instance, a candidate named Mrs. Jane Doe with two years of experience, age 23, from the USA, looking to join the Abu Dhabi office. In this case, the application sent by Ms. Jane Doe should be named as: JD- 23USA -02AD.

Note that candidates who do not meet the required criteria will not be contacted.

 

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Description: STA is an international law firm, that has garnered multiple awards, and is recognized for having one of the most collaborative and cohesive working cultures in the UAE. This practice powerhouse is now looking for a Senior Associate capable of handling the complexities of corporate work.  This role is offered on a full-time basis.

To be considered for a role in this very highly regarded team, you must possess excellent academics; training and a minimum of 3-5 years' post-qualification experience from a well-regarded city or international law firm; strong legal and analytical skills, a proactive and confident attitude with a high level of initiative; excellent communication, professionalism and interpersonal skills. It goes without saying that language skills would be very highly regarded.

Requirements:

  • 6-7 years PQE in the Corporate practice
  • Should be familiar with the intricacies of a wide range of transactions including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, foreign direct investment and the establishment of operations, restructurings, venture capital and private equity investments.
  • A track record of business development and strong commercial acumen

Application: While submitting your application, please name your CV in the following way: starting with the initials of your name, age, and country code, years of experience, and the office you are applying for. Let us take for instance, a candidate named Mrs. Jane Doe with two years of experience, age 23, from the USA, looking to join the Abu Dhabi office. In this case, the application sent by Ms. Jane Doe should be named as: JD- 23USA -02AD.

Note that candidates who do not meet the required criteria will not be contacted.

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