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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

Position Practice Area Closing Date Office Location Reporting

STA is an international law firm with a global legal practice. Our attorneys have solid transactional and dispute resolution capabilities and specialize in corporate, commercial and civil legal services. STA is hiring an administrative assistant. The position will house the following tertiary responsibilities:

  • Welcomes visitors by greeting them in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries. 
  • Work with advocates to maintain file order of the centralized filing cabinets. 
  • Responsible for keeping records of appearances in court and prepare the extranet. 
  • Scheduling meetings, create physical files for new cases including creating file labels and prepare shipping labels and letters. Keep calendars and record of supplies inventory for the office.

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 looking for a personal legal assistant to join our team based in Dubai to support our consultants.

The Requirements are:

  • UAE experience required for this role.
  • To provide secretarial support to our team
  • The candidate should support in coordinating all the legal documents
  • Help in coordinating with governmental ministries
  • Should have excellent organizational skills
  • Supporting with another admin work
  • Should have good communication skills
  • Qualification: should have minimum LLB degree

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Should have good communication skills
  • Should be computer literate
  • Minimum 1 years of experience in the law 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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This job role will be to work closely with the Partners, about undertaking a broad range of dispute resolution and litigation work, covering sectors such as commercial, banking, real estate and insurance sectors, along with contentious regulatory matters.

Requirements are:

  • Capable of representing the firm in the UAE courts;
  • Must have the relevant qualification to perform as above mentioned
  • Arabic language skills are required.
  • Candidates should have extensive litigation experience as well as a thorough understanding of the various alternative dispute resolution procedures
  • Should have strong interpersonal skills, Team player, Transactional experience, Ability to draft to a high standard.
  •  Should have an understanding of the GCC laws and court system, combined with experience and an interest in Arbitration work is ideal.
  • It is an excellent career progression on offer to attract a high caliber candidate.

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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The Intellectual property team provides specialist advise on aspects of intellectual property rights including protection and exploitation of patents, Trademarks, copyrights, designs, know-how and trade secrets. STA is entirely dedicated to the importance of expertise within the legal profession, as well as workplace environments and encourages strong candidates to apply for this role.

Qualities ideal for this role:

  • Knowledge of the trademark registration procedure for both local and international trademarks;
  • Specialist knowledge about IPR
  • Extensive expertise in the market and can provide commercial advice on complex issues including franchising and licensing,
  • Arabic language,
  • Global brand strategy counseling from a regional perspective
  • Managing international IP disputes involving registration and civil court actions across multiple jurisdictions.

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 has an impressive finance team which advices on matters relating to all things finance including, Islamic economics, structured finance, leveraged and acquisition finance, lending and restructuring, and asset finance. STA law firm is looking for a candidate to join their banking and finance team in Dubai.

The ideal candidate:

  • Candidate should have full knowledge of banking and finance laws outside and within the UAE
  • Candidate should be well-versed with leverage and acquisition finance or restructuring and insolvency
  • Should have a thorough understanding of Islamic finance
  • Regional experience will be preferred
  • Must have 2+ years PQE in a law firm or financial institution

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 giving an excellent chance for professionals who are passionate about the legal practice to join our team. We are inviting applicants with a minimum of 2PQE experience in a law firm. The candidate should be bilingual with a good command over the Arabic and English language.

Key responsibilities:

  • To handle the client files
  • To manage communication with clients
  • Following -up the process in Court hearings and Court proceedings.
  • Report to the lawyers with all the files updates
  • To assist the lawyers in preparing for trials and hearings.
  • To draft legal documents.
  • Keeping the record for all file’s status

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 looking for a Corporate legal secretary to join the Dubai office to provide secretarial and administrative support to advocates and the Senior Partner.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties are:

  • Work as part of the secretarial and administrative team
  • Drafting minutes, articles and letters.
  • Dictation of meetings
  • Submitting monthly reports, file notes, etc.
  • Work with the Corporate lawyers to aid on Corporate Governance
  • The arranging of the Board meeting and Annual General meetings

Qualification:

  • Bachelors in Law or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 3 years PQE experience in
  • Extensive knowledge of Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Should be fluent in Arabic and English

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 an esteemed law firm is looking to enhance their team by recruiting a litigation lawyer.

Responsibilities are:

  • Provide guidance and advice to a staff of paralegals and legal assistants as well as our court officers.
  • To maintain and develop their own significant litigation caseload in court.
  • Should be primarily responsible for a diverse range of litigation matters in an extensive practice area.
  • Monitor all attorney’s work.
  • Administer litigation, including all aspects of legal research, discovery, depositions, motion practice, brief writing, trial work, appellate work, and amicus briefing.
  • Review pleadings, briefs, letters, presentations, and another lawyer work project.
  • Ensure that lawyers are seeking professional fees.

Leadership and Supervision:

  • Provide guidance, day-to-day direction and supervision to lawyers on all aspects of work, including civil suit and economic justice programming.
  • Conduct bi-weekly supervision meetings with each lawyer to supervise their work, and to give guidance and feedbacks.
  • Ensure that all the lawyers are well versed in substantive areas of the law.
  • Participate in traditional media appearances (TV and radio); social media activities; and other communication efforts, including drafting press releases and newsletters.

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 the perfect opportunity for fresh new trainee associates specializing in IT and data protection to learn from practiced associates, the in’s and outs of the field as well as becoming essential and crucial components of the IT and data protection STA team. 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Specialized in the field during their training contract;
  • Has at least one additional year PQE focusing on IT and data protection;
  • Has a law degree – any specialization in the relevant field is a bonus.

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 administrator is responsible for a significant number of Administrative duties where the most critical focus would be on business support in areas of client retention, recruitment, file management, support to HR team and their clients, as well as general administrative duties.

Responsibilities of this role include:

  • Support our lawyers, attorneys, managers, and all staff.
  • Coordinate with suppliers, vendors, and distributors from time to time and maintain its smooth functioning.
  • Clerical duties.
  • Filing/Drafting of documents.
  • To Keep a reminder on expiry of rental contracts and Trade licenses.
  • Scheduling and project management.
  • Should maintain the confidentiality of all internal and personal affairs.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Must be aware of all UAE Labor laws and procedures for the administrative paperwork 
  • Must be a multitasker and should be open-minded and accept all responsibilities if given by any department within the organization.
  • Must be excellent at working under pressure.
  • Must be independent in task management.

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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