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Careers at STA

Welcome to STA’s online recruitment.

An ambition to be a premier law firm underpins our business strategy. We aim to achieve this goal through sustained investment in managing knowledge and information and by creating a work culture that enables our human asset to offer consistently high standards of client service.

STA is well known for diversity across three areas- geography, language and culture, and practice. Every position displayed on STA’s recruitment site clearly anticipates that every applicant is accustomed to people management, networking and a desire to grow professionally combined with unquestioned professional and personal integrity. Each candidate is not only judged by their academic laurels or their work experience alone, we take every effort to understand and analyze each applicant’s motivation to be a part of STA. In doing so, every application undergoes careful examination under microscopic lens of our recruitment team and senior partners. We value and respect every applicant’s spirited desire to join the firm and each of our offices’ receive an inestimable number of applications. We do inform shortlisted candidates as to steps that will follow further down in their recruitment process. Given the large number of applications, our recruitment team cannot revert to every application.

Our Culture

At STA, we are proud of our diverse culture and supportive environment we maintain. Today, providing a high quality service to our clients means advancing our position as knowledgeable, multi-disciplinary service providers with global competence. We recognize and understand the importance of our human asset and are committed to strengthening our community and work force. We have a positive, fun environment that aims to satisfy the individual’s career aspirations. We encourage our people to become an integral part of the team, while striving for personal and professional development.

Internship Opportunities for 2016-17

STA is well known for diversity in geography and practice areas, providing law students with excellent opportunities at the start of their legal careers. In addition to legal training, our law graduates receive training in personal, business and commercial skills. We look for students who have not only shown excellent academic credentials and communication skills, but also a strong determination of getting the job done in the right way. If chosen for Dubai office, you will have the opportunity to work with a great team of more than 45 professionals who speak over 15 different languages. Click here for Internship Opportunities

Current Job Vacancies

Position Practice Area Closing Date Office Location Reporting

Candidates with the below qualifications and skills can apply:

1) Min 2-3 years Dubai court experience

2) Bilingual candidates only- Arabic is a must

3) UAE driving license is a must

4) Should be aware of the UAE court system

5) Responsible for registering cases in courts and follow-ups

6) Coordinating with court staff regarding cases and clients

7) Assisting senior litigation lawyers in drafting legal documents and submitting the approved one in courts

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Candidates should have the following skills and qualifications: 

  • Good with numbers
  • Educational background- Charted accountants or company secretary
  • Must be immediately available
  • Minimum 6 to 12 months internship

 

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It is an exciting time to join this company due to growth and development plans, an ideal time for a young local lawyer to experience the wide-ranging aspects of legislation and given the support and training to excel in a career that is truly rewarding.

We are looking for a bilingual litigator to join our firm. Candidates should have at least one year of experience in UAE. Freshers can also apply.

SKILLS:

Hold a bachelor degree in law

Bilingual in Arabic and English

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Job Responsibilities:-
 
Provides support on general operations, defense of claims and litigation (including personal injury, commercial, property damage and fair housing matters), and other corporate initiatives.
Coordinates activities, internally and externally, including advocacy and strategy for litigated and investigative matters, internal communications and remediation efforts, discovery initiatives and related disclosures. 
Manages litigation and regulatory proceedings, including pre-litigation dispute resolution, management of active litigation, responsibility for discovery and other litigation requests and procedures, review of pleadings and other court documents.
Advises Senior and General Counsels and management on strategy and resolution of cases.
Provides guidance regarding regulatory and risk management issues.
Oversees the receipt of subpoenas and other information requests and inquiries from third parties.
Provides risk management and other general advice to the legal department, business partners and customers. 
Deals with all matters regarding attending court, police station and so on.
Drives strategy, execution and management of outside counsel on litigation and government investigation matters.
Works cross-functionally with teams to mitigate litigation risk and to ensure compliance with litigation and regulatory obligations.
Supports internal investigations with risk of litigation related exposure.
Stays abreast of legal and claims activities.
Travels as needed for depositions, meetings, training, and/or company events.  
Performs other related duties as assigned to meet the needs of the business.
 
 
Required Skills
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
 
Substantive knowledge and experience in litigation, including experience on premises liability and/or fair housing defense in both state and federal court in a multitude of states and  jurisdictions
Must be well aware and efficient with prosecution system and court system.
Familiarity with legal issues and regulations relating to multifamily housing
Critical thinking and problem-solving skills applied to complex legal challenges
Executive presence and relationship management skills, including influencing and negotiation
Professional and effective verbal and written communication skills, including presentations and advocacy
Accuracy and attention to detail with qualitative and quantitative data
Computer skills with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
Ability to prioritize, manage multiple tasks and projects, and meet deadlines within a fast-paced environment
Skill and ability to collaborate within a team as well as operate independently
Ability to maintain confidentiality and maintain appropriate discretion
 
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Speculative Applications

STA invites speculative application for various positions including legal, administration, social media manager, company formation specialists, intellectual property associates, and other related applicants. The firm expects applicants to demonstrate sizable experience in respective field. Excellent English language skills are desirable. You will assist STA's team of lawyers in Dubai or respective office where you may be assigned.
 
Please ensure that your CV is saved in the following format:
 
For instance Keith Berry, aged 27, Native American, with 4 years of experience as Office Manager and residing in Abu Dhabi will save his file as NLSP-KB-27US-4AUH-17 (NLSP is an internal code, KB being his first and last name initials, 27 his age, US for American citizenship, 4 is the total years of experience, AUH for Abu Dhabi and 17 is a fixed code). If you are applying for a legal application, please ensure you remove NLSP from file name.
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STA is currently inviting applications from senior corporate lawyers for its Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah office. This position is a varied role that will suit someone who is client driven and who is comfortable working on corporate, commercial and finance transactions, albeit we are happy to consider applicants who to this point have specialized. The firm is looking for candidates who can run matters and take the lead with the clients, so you are likely to need at least five years relevant experience, although more senior candidates are encouraged to apply. Bilingual candidates are encouraged. You must demonstrate excellent English language proficiency.

Lawyers with a minimum of 5+PQE and experience with top law firms in the UAE are invited to apply for this position. Please ensure that you submit the CV file in below format.  

Please save your resume in the following format before submitting your application:

For instance, John Doe, aged 34, British, having 5 years of experience as Senior Lawyer and residing in Dubai will save his file as JD-34BRI-5DU-16 (JD being his first and last name initials, 34 being his age, BRI for British, 5 is the total experience, DU for Dubai and 16 is a fixed code.

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STA is currently hiring Senior Corporate Lawyers in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Ras Al Khaimah. Candidates with 5+ years of experience in Dubai or UAE are encouraged to apply. The diversity of job requires a strong background in a variety of areas. The role anticipates you to handle all complex legal matters and projects.

he diversity of job requires a strong background in a variety of areas. The role anticipates you to handle all complex legal matters and projects.

To be considered you must exhibit the following:

  • Proven comparable UAE law firm experience
  • Proven background in corporate law matters
  • excellent negotiation and communication skills
  • Analytical anability and strong attention to details

Please save your CV file as below before submitting your application:-

For instance, Jamie Davis, aged 34, British, having 3 years of experience as Senior Associate and residing in Dubai will save his file as JD-34BRI-3DU-16 (JD being his first and last name initials, 34 being his age, BRI for British, 3 is the total experience, DU for Dubai and 16 is a fixed code.

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We are seeking a strong and dynamic Business Development Manager to lead the existing sales team. The Manager will closely work with the attorneys and the business development team to develop potential clients, grow the client relationships and make our presence strong in the legal industry.

Primary Duties:

·         To develop and implement marketing and business development

·         To oversee the budget for the marketing, making strategic plans and assure best practices

·         Pitching of potential clients and arranging meetings with them

·         Identify and assess business development and marketing opportunities such as events, memberships, sponsorships, awards, press releases, presentations, etc.

·         Mentoring the business development team

 

Requirements:

·         Bachelors or Master's degree in Business Administration

·         3 years + experience. Law firm experience is a must.

·         Must have leadership qualities, critical thinking and the ability to make strategic plans for the business development.

·         European nationalities are preferred.

Note:Applicants are required to save their CV file in the below format before uploading them to this page.

 

For instance, John Doe, aged 34, British, having 3 years of experience as Business Development Manager and residing in Sharjah will save his file as JD-34BRI-3SJ-16 (JD being his first and last name initials, 34 being his age, BRI for British, 3 is the total experience, SJ for Sharjah and 16 is a fixed code.

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It is an exciting time to join this company due to growth and development plans, an ideal time for a young local lawyer to experience the wide ranging aspects of legislation and given the support and training to excel in a career that is truly rewarding.

We are looking for a bilingual litigator to join our firm. Candidates should have at least one year of experience in UAE. Freshers can also apply.

SKILLS:

Hold a bachelor degree in law

Bilingual in Arabic and English

Apply for this position