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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

As a senior associate in STA, the candidate will be expected to handle arbitration disputes. This is a pivotal position for an experienced lawyer who has already been practicing at a senior level in the practice of arbitration. The firm is looking for a highly motivated and driven senior associate who can tackle complex and high-value disputes under pressure. The senior associate shall directly report to the partner or the head of the arbitration.


  • UAE experience is required for this role;
  • Common Law jurisdiction is preferred;
  • 15 years of experience in the field of arbitration is ideal;
  • Fluent English Language Skills;
  • Excellent business development skills/ability to forge new business relationships;
  • Excellent client-facing and meeting skills;
  • Preparation of opinions papers and reports etc.;
  • Degree in law is a must.


Please note that the candidates who do not meet the prerequisite criteria will not be contacted. The submission of your application (CV) should be named as under:

The application name must contain 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 James dean with 15 years of experience, age 38, from the USA, and is looking to join the Dubai office, then the application should be named as:



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