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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 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.
  • Organize 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 prioritize 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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Our busy law firm is currently seeking a qualified applicant to fill the position of Legal Assistant. The Legal Assistant will be responsible for managing day-to-day operations of the law firm, including carrying out administrative services, providing support to the legal team and ensuring that the firm remains in compliance with state legal regulations. The ideal candidate for this position has a strong work ethic, exceptional problem-solving skills and is comfortable working in a fast-paced and dynamic workplace.

Requirements

  • 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
  • Should have good communication skills English/Arabic
  • Minimum 1 years of experience in the law firm
  • 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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The Intellectual property team provides specialist advice on aspects of intellectual property rights including protection and exploitation of patents, Trademarks, copyrights, designs, know-how and trade secrets.

Qualities 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.

 

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The basic duty of a law office manager is to ensure the office is running smoothly. They coordinate and monitor all activities within the law office. During a typical day a manager may check over completed documents for accuracy and quality, hold a staff meeting and ensure a lawyer has the all necessary paperwork to take to court.

Responsibilities

  • Handling legal research
  • Preparing subpoenas and other legal documents
  • Preparing memos and other correspondence
  • Creating client files
  • Training new staff
  • Scheduling attorney and client meetings

Requirements

  • Bachelor's in law office administration or master's in law office management.
  • More than 5 years’ Experience in the position
  • Good communication skills (English/Arabic.)

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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Senior Associate Consultants are responsible for ensuring the meeting of milestones and deadlines by communicating clearly with clients on topics such as overall engagement objectives, work plan and key findings; managing internal project teams; delegating project tasks; supervising the work of Associates and Project Assistants; and, coordinating with firm principals.

Responsibilities

  • Working with clients to identify key strategic questions facing the organization.
  • Conducting in-depth financial analyses of income statements and balance sheets to clarify the organization’s financial model and current state of financial health.
  • Building financial models, and identifying and modeling scenarios and their implications.
  • Designing and implementing a research agenda to inform a strategic or business planning process. Such research agendas may include interviews, focus groups, audience surveys, organizational benchmarking and statistical analysis of client data.
  • Analyzing and synthesizing all research findings – qualitative and quantitative – to identify key market implications and strategic challenges.
  • Collaborating closely with key client staff members to develop organizational business plans, including financial projections and detailed operational strategies, and identifying risks within the business plan and any mitigating strategies.
  • Leading the process of developing major client deliverables, including writing and editing reports as well as presentations for clients.
  • Facilitating meetings of clients’ board, staff, and other stakeholders as needed.
  • Contributing to sector reach and the firm’s learning objectives.
  • Participating in business development, including writing project proposals and attending meetings with potential clients.             

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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As a manager in the organization, the IT Manager job description should ask for several years' industry experience, and qualification or degree in one of the following fields: Information Technology, Science or Computer Science Management.

Responsibilities

  • Running regular checks on the network and data security
  • Identifying and acting on opportunities to improve and update software and systems
  • Developing and implementing IT policy and best practice guides for the organization
  • Designing training programs and workshops for staff
  • Conducting regular system audits
  •  Running and sharing regular operation system reports with senior staff

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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Responsibilities

  • Assists in the preparation of patent evaluation reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information.
  • Keeps records and maintains a database of documents as they are translated and evaluated
  • Reading through original material and rewriting it in the target language, ensuring that the meaning of the source text is retained.
  • Using specialist dictionaries, thesauruses, and reference books to find the closest equivalents for terminology and words used.
  • Researching legal, technical and scientific phraseology to find the correct translation.
  • Proofreading and editing the final translated and edited documents.
  • Providing grammatically correct, the well-expressed final version of the translated text, usually as a word-processed document.
  • Prioritizing work to meet deadlines.
  • Retaining and developing knowledge of nurse-call systems.

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 currently looking for a finance assistant to be a part of the Finance department. The role of the finance assistant are:

Responsibilities

  • Report to local finance and operations manager and assist in the areas of billing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and daily accounting tasks.
  • Day to day responsibilities are:
  • Liaising with administrative staff and clients to manage the billing matters
  • Obtain VAT details from the client
  • Incorporate any amendments received from the fee earners to the bill
  • Maintain electronic and physical billing file for each client, including engagement letter, invoice and receipts
  • Prepare and maintain the summary sheet of the principal matter billing details
  • Contacting clients for chasing for cash collection
  • Resolve any discrepancies of the client
  • Assist with bank reconciliation
  • Liaising with other members of the finance departments to ensure all the queries are actioned and settled.

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 currently have very excellent opportunities for junior and senior construction lawyer to join our team.

Qualities for this Role

  • The Candidate should have a minimum of two years of experience in back-end construction work.
  • Should know the rules and formalities of arbitration proceedings in UAE jurisdiction and have examples of construction dispute cases you have worked on previously.
  • Prior UAE experience or language skills are required
  • Should have a minimum of two years of PQE
  • Should be reliable, smart enough to work independently
  • English and Arabic speakers are preferred.

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 real estate associate with excellent negotiation and analytical skills. Real estate lawyers are required to display fantastic research and communication skills. We are inviting candidates who are willing to perform the following tasks:

  • Advising clients and monitoring legal risk in real estate documentation.
  • Drafting real estate agreements and negotiation documents.
  • Managing compliance and regulatory services.
  • Supporting general and legal advisory needs associated with the real estate.
  • Interpretation of laws, rules, and regulations relating to the real estate sector.

Qualifications:

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

The Ideal Candidate:

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