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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

Position Practice Area Closing Date Office Location Reporting

Description:

You will be a part of a full-service legal team at STA. This is a Ras Al Khaimah based position, and you will be working alongside our experienced team of lawyers. The candidate should be comfortable working under pressure. Lawyers with regional experience would be preferable; however, strong lawyers with good experience from the UK, US, Aus, NZ are encouraged to apply. We at STA believe in providing quality services to our clients from around the globe.  

Requirements:

  • Must have between 7-8 years of post-qualification experience
  • Must be Common Law qualified (UK, AUS, US & IND)
  • Experience working on data privacy, telecoms, strategic sourcing and IT advisory matters
  • Knowledge and understanding of blockchain and cryptocurrencies would be helpful
  • Excellent academic record
  • Arabic language skills would be advantageous, but not necessary
  • Must have experience working in an international law firm and ideally be based in UAE

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. For instance, for a candidate named Ms 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 then the application should be named as: ‘JD-23USA-02AD’.

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

 

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Description:

STA’s finance department is looking for a duly qualified Accounts Manager for its ADGM/ Abu Dhabi (Reem Island office)office. The candidate will be required to start immediately. The duties of an accounts manager will be primarily of managing the accounts team and its functioning and monitoring all the accounts related issues (bills, payments, approvals etc.) in the firm.

Requirements:

  • Must have an accounting degree from an accredited Western institution
  • Must have relevant 5-6 years of accounting experience
  • The candidate must have Computer skills and Organizational skills
  • The candidate must be detail-oriented and have analytical skills
  • The candidate should be able to prioritize multiple tasks Experience of working in a genuinely multicultural setting and adaptability and resourcefulness are definite advantages.

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. For instance, for a candidate named Ms 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 then the application should be named as: ‘JD-23USA-02AD’.

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

 

 

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Description:

  • the candidate will be required to create and maintain all employee files
  • Monitor expiry dates of employee labour cards, residence permits, passports, permits, licenses, NOC's and their renewals to ensure processing on time
  • Maintain total confidentiality at all times
  • Coordinate with Finance department for monthly payroll
  • Manage office announcements
  • Prepare official letters and handle incoming and outgoing correspondence
  • Process weekly reports and expense claims

Requirements:

  • An ideal candidate will have a relevant PQE of 2-3 years
  • Bachelor's degree in a similar field
  • Able to work methodically, accurately and neatly
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • should be able to work as part of a team
  • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures
  • Time management skills and ability to multi-task
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills

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. For instance, for a candidate named Ms 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 then the application should be named as: ‘JD-23USA-02AD’.

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

 

 

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Description:

The candidate will be required to assist in major international arbitrations along with cross border commercial litigation matters. This position is based in Dubai and you will be working alongside our team of lawyers from various nationalities. We are looking for a team leader who has prior experience in dealing with arbitration matters. The candidate should be comfortable working under pressure and must be fluent in English.

Requirements:

  • The candidate must have a minimum of 4-5 years post qualification experience
  • Experience of having worked with an international law firm
  • A solid grounding in either construction or international arbitration
  • Must have a masters degree from a law institute in common law jurisdiction
  • Arabic speaking is a plus

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. For instance, for a candidate named Ms 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 then the application should be named as: ‘JD-23USA-02AD’.

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

 

 

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Description:

You will be a part of a full-service legal team at STA. Our firm is looking for a suitable Associate to add to our full-service legal team. He/she should be willing to perform work involving a wide range of work. This position is based in Dubai where the candidate will be working alongside our experienced team of lawyers.

Requirements:

  • 3-4 years of experience of work in a similar position
  • through knowledge of the law
  • Experience of working on sensitive matters
  • Willingness to engage in project work with other teams and functions
  • Should have strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable with quickly moving projects and meeting deadline
  • Ability to interact professionally with clients
  • Arabic speaking is a plus

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. For instance, for a candidate named Ms 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 then the application should be named as: ‘JD-23USA-02AD’.

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

 

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Description:

The candidate will be assisting lawyers in conducting legal research, drafting legal documents, communicating with clients etc. the candidate will also be responsible for administrative tasks. Although appropriate supervision will be provided, applicants must be confident in their own ability to perform complex tasks with minimal supervision.

Requirements:

  • The candidate must have a keen attention to detail and organisational skills,
  • The candidate must have the ability to prioritise and multi-task 
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Must have excellent writing, analytical and communication skills
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  • Must have 3-4 years of experience of working as a paralegal
  • An ideal candidate must have a bachelor’s degree from a reputed university
  • Must be fluent in English and Arabic

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. For instance, for a candidate named Ms 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 then the application should be named as: ‘JD-23USA-02AD’.

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

 

 

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Description:

We are currently working looking to expand our billing and revenue team by recruiting a billing coordinator. The billing coordinator will be working closely with our lawyers to generate bills for the clients and will also be working closely with the accounts department. The candidate must have keen attention to detail to be eligible for this position.

Requirements:

  • The candidate will be required to draw up draft bills to be sent to Partners for review and on approval to clients
  • The candidate will be required to write cover letters to be sent along with the bills
  • The candidate will have to keep up to date with new and updated billing instructions from clients and following these procedures
  • The candidate will be working closely with the finance team
  • An ideal candidate will have 3-4 years of working experience with billing, revenue and collections within a law firm
  • The candidate should have advanced skills in various financial systems, excel and word
  • Must have a bachelor degree in finance, accounting or business

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. For instance, for a candidate named Ms 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 then the application should be named as: ‘JD-23USA-02AD’.

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

 

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Description:

Our firm is looking for a self-driven, qualified tax consultant to work out of our Dubai office. The candidate must be self driven with attention to detail. The candidate must have through knowledge of tax matters in UAE. The candidate will be working closely with both lawyers and the accounts team.

Requirements:

  • 2-3 years of relevant working experience as a tax consultant
  • through knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping procedures.
  • Must have good analytical and time management skills
  • Must have keen attention to detail. 
  • Applicants should be able to prepare the necessary paperwork for tax payments and returns.

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. For instance, for a candidate named Ms 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 then the application should be named as: ‘JD-23USA-02AD’.

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

 

 

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Description:

We are seeking a Legal Secretary to join our busy and prestigious office in ADGM.  The secretary will be responsible for providing the required support to the lawyers. The work of a secretary will include scheduling appointments, meetings, managing travel of the lawyers etc. The duties of a secretary with also include minor front dest duties and administrative as well.

Requirements:

  • Document typing, analysis and proofing, amending and formatting documents as required.
  • Managing correspondence and emails.
  • Opening new files on the system, preparation of client forms.
  • Scheduling meetings, taking calls from clients, travel arrangements, billing and filing and light reception duties.
  • Taking and transcribing oral dictation
  • Receiving queries from clients and distributing them to relevant lawyers
  • Entering and editing timesheets.
  • The successful candidate should have at least two years' experience in the legal sector.

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. For instance, for a candidate named Ms 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 then the application should be named as: ‘JD-23USA-02AD’.

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

 

 

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Description:

Our firm is looking for a suitable Compliance Assistant to add to our legal and compliance team. The candidate should be willing to perform a wide range of work. This position is based in Dubai where the candidate will be working alongside our commercial team of lawyers.

Requirements:

  • The candidate will deal with a variety of legal matters
  • Assisting with the development of joint venture and consortium agreements.
  • Law degree and admission to the bar in the relevant common law jurisdiction is a must
  • 2-3 years of relevant experience
  • Experience of construction and engineering projects in the oil and gas, energy, or maritime industries
  • Self-motivated, excellent organizational and communication skills and strong academic background
  • Proficient in spoken and written English language

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. For instance, for a candidate named Ms 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 then the application should be named as: ‘JD-23USA-02AD’.

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

 

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