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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

Looking for Corporate Lawyers having 3-5 years of experience. 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 law firm experience
  • Proven background on corporate law
  • 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, John Doe, 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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Senior Associates - Banking and Finance

This position anticipates that you have minimum 6-7 years POE for senior role with well established law firms. A core of transportable clients is desirable for senior position.

You will be exposed to leading large multi-disciplinary teams in complicated debt restructuring, work out and refinancing transactions including Ismalic finance. To be considered you must exhibit the following:

- excellent academics;

- ability to build strong relationship with clients;

- ability to work and perform autonously and work well as team member; and

- excellent communication skills both - verbal and written.

You will report to Partners. Please save your CV file as below before submitting your application:-

For instance, John Doe, aged 34, British, having 6 years of experience as Senior Associate and residing in Dubai will save his file as JD-34BRI-6DU-16 (JD being his first and last name initials, 34 being his age, BRI for British, 6 is the total experience, DU for Dubai and 16 is a fixed code.

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Looking for International Dispute Resolution lawyer having more than 5 years of PQE.

STA is looking for a senior lawyer who has analytical and tactical mind, ability to work in a team , attention to detail. The candidate must have 5 years of PQE. Arabic fluency shall be given priority.

You will be working with major regional and international clients and advising in relation to a wide range of commercial disputes, which will include arbitration (DIAC and international), DIFC tribunals and litigation (local or DIFC) matters. 

 

Please save your CV file as below 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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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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STA is looking for a senior lawyer who has analytical and tactical mind, ability to work in a team , attention to detail. The candidate must have 5 years of PQE. Arabic fluency shall be given priority.

You will be working with major regional and international clients and advising in relation to a wide range of commercial disputes, which will include arbitration (DIAC and international), DIFC tribunals and litigation (local or DIFC) matters. 

Please save your CV file as below 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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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 DUTIES:

To assist the legal team in drafting memos, official letter, all kinds of contracts and other legal documents;

To handle the firm's litigation matters;

To check legal forms of accuracy;

 

SKILLS:

Hold a bachelor degree in law

Previous experience as an in house lawyer or within a law firm;

Bilingual in Arabic and English

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We are looking for a creative graphic designer with up-to-date knowledge to interpret our firm's needs and to design solutions with high visual impact. You will work on websites, newsletters, corporate identity etc. 

Responsibilities

Cultivate a solid body of work

Take the design “brief” to record requirements and needs

Schedule project implementation and define budget constraints

Work with a wide range of media and use graphic design software

Think creatively and develop new design concepts, graphics and layouts

Prepare rough drafts and present your ideas

Amend final designs to comments and gain full approval

 

Requirements

Proven graphic designing experience

Possession of creative flair, versatility, conceptual/visual ability and originality

Demonstrable graphic design skills with a strong portfolio

Ability to interact, communicate and present ideas

Up to date with industry leading software and technologies (In Design, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Photoshop etc)

Highly proficient in all design aspects

Professionalism regarding time, costs and deadlines

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 Graphic Designer 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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Responsibilities:

Evaluationg and copy editing legal articles and publication materials for Court Uncourt newsletters to detect and correect errors in spelling, punctuation and syntax;

Develop story or content ideas, verify facts, dates and statistics using standard reference sources;

Read, evaluate and edit articles submitted for the publication and confer with the senior partner regarding the changes in content and style;

Plan the content of the publication, assign topics to lawyers;

Read material to determine the index items and arrange them alphabetically or topically, indicating page or article location.

 

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 Junior Editor 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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We are looking for an editor, with a good sense of what makes an interesting angle to a story, to juggle all the moving parts of publications. You will plan, coordinate, review and edit content. The successful candidate will be able to decide which ideas should be pursued  and which should get dropped in order to meet quality and accuracy standards. The goal is to provide exceptional, informative and engaging content.

Responsibilities:

Coordinate print publishing cycle (which is monthly) and manage content areas

Set publication standards and establish goals and expectations

Suggest stories and generate headline ideas in alignment with targeted audience’s preferences

Oversee layout (artwork, design, photography) and check content for accuracy and errors

Proofread, edit and improve stories or pieces

Comply with media law and ethical guidelines

Meet deadlines and budget requirements

Requirements:

Proven working experience as an editor

Strong writing/editing/proofreading skills and an excellent portfolio

Hands on experience with MS Office and InDesign, Photoshop or other publishing tools

Proven familiarity with SEO and social media best practices

Excellent written skills in English

An eye for detail along with critical thinking

Prioritizing and multitasking

BS degree in Journalism or in related field

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 Editor 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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