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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

Position Practice Area Closing Date Office Location Reporting

We are looking to hire a trademark associated with sound knowledge on the laws relating to Intellectual property. This position is suitable for those having a passion and experience in the field of Intellectual property law. We are inviting applications from the candidates who are willing to perform the following tasks:

  • Advising clients on matters relating to IPR.
  • Handling disputes on matters relating to intellectual property in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Interpretation and application of laws relating to IPR.
  • Assisting and supporting the senior trademark associate on matters relating to IPR.

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.
  • Expertise in drafting contracts and agreements.
  • 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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We are looking to hire a litigation executive to assist and support our litigation team. The primary role of a junior litigation executive is to assist the senior litigators with case management. We are inviting applications from the candidates who are willing to perform the following tasks:

  • Management of claims and interaction with the clients.
  • Representing the firm in a professional manner while dealing with internal and external parties.
  • Reviewing documents and preparing reports.
  • Drafting and conducting legal research.

Qualifications:

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

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Previous litigation experience.
  • Expertise in drafting contracts and agreements.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  •  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to handle and maintain confidential matters.
  • Ability to work with case management 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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An outstanding opportunity has arisen at STA for the position of a banking associate. The candidates seeking to join in this position should have in-house experience with banks or other financial institutions. We are inviting applications from the candidates who are willing to perform the following tasks:

  • Drafting, negotiating and reviewing all documents and contracts.
  • Professionally representing the firm while dealing with internal and external parties.
  • Review/Revision of prepaid/third party agreements and disclosures.

Qualifications:

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

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Previous experience of commercial contracts and banking services agreement.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to handle and maintain confidential matters.

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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STA provides an excellent opportunity to suitably qualified individuals who have relevant experience in these three broad categories; regulation of business insurance, regulating the content of insurance policies, especially about consumer policies; and provisions of claim handling.

The candidate will be expected to handle all transactional and advisory work will be in respect of

  • Drafting and negotiating distribution.
  • Outsourcing agreements.
  • To advise on private and commercial development.
  • Insurance business transfers
  • Reinsurance of agreements (including captive programs)
  • Insurance sector M&A’s
  • We will not contact any persons whose resumes fail to meet the criteria. Please name your CV as follows when submitting your application:

The ideal candidate will ideally have:

  • 5-7 years PQE;
  • Extensive knowledge of the local insurance laws;
  • English and Arabic speakers will be given preference.

We will not contact any persons whose resumes fail to meet the criteria. Please name your CV as follows when submitting your application:

The initials of your name, age and country code, years of experience and office you are applying. For example, Mr. Mark Gomes, 15 years of experience, age 50, from the USA and you are looking to join the Dubai office, the application should be saved as:

“MG-50USA-15DU.”

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We are looking to hire a paralegal with excellent research and analytical skills. The candidates seeking to join in this position should support the attorneys in matters relating to corporate law. We are inviting applications from the candidates who are willing to perform the following tasks:

  • Drafting, negotiating and reviewing all documents and contracts.
  • Monitoring the contract process to ensure timely delivery of contracts and agreements.
  • Providing legal support for various departments such as Tax and Finance.

Qualifications:

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

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Previous experience working as a paralegal.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to handle and maintain confidential matters.

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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STA provides an excellent opportunity to suitably qualified individuals who have relevant experience in these three broad categories; regulation of business insurance, regulating the content of insurance policies, especially about consumer policies; and provisions of claim handling.

The candidate will be expected to handle all transactional and advisory work will be in respect of

  •  Drafting and negotiating distribution.
  • Outsourcing agreements.
  • To advise on private and commercial development.
  • Insurance business transfers
  • Reinsurance of agreements (including captive programs)
  • Insurance sector M&A’s
  • We will not contact any persons whose resumes fail to meet the criteria. Please name your CV as follows when submitting your application:

The ideal candidate will ideally have:

  • 5-7 years PQE;
  • Extensive knowledge of the local insurance laws;
  • English and Arabic speakers will be given preference.

We will not contact any persons whose resumes fail to meet the criteria. Please name your CV as follows when submitting your application:

The initials of your name, age and country code, years of experience and office you are applying. For example, Mr. Mark Gomes, 15 years of experience, age 50, from the USA and you are looking to join the Dubai office, the application should be saved as:

“MG-50USA-15DU.”

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This role will be given to attorneys who come from a dynamic background. Shipping and marine lawyers in the UAE will enjoy an excellent opportunity at STA to handle clients and to build this specific practice. There is an undeniable scope for a lot of potential growth for the right candidate. Prerequisites to be selected are:

  • Law degree specializing in maritime law
  • Experience in a law firm in the UAE
  • Minimum 8-10 years’ experience in maritime law
  • Knowledge of contract law and marine regulations.

Key responsibilities

  • To administer the legal framework and compliance requirements of customers.
  • To support senior advocates in Dubai in all high-level negotiations with external parties including international agreements and deals of high net worth.
  • To draft and to review and to provide expert opinion on maritime matters.
  • Providing legal advice, legal opinions and clarify queries of clients of operations and matters related to maritime transactions and related issues. 

We will not contact any persons whose resumes fail to meet the criteria. Please name your CV as follows when submitting your application:

The initials of your name, age and country code, years of experience and office you are applying. For example, Mr. Mark Gomes, 15 years of experience, age 50, from the USA and you are looking to join the Dubai office, the application should be saved as:

“MG-50USA-15DU.” 

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As a Paralegal your main responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:
 

  • Attendance at board and committee meetings and taking minutes
  • Managing the preparation and circulation of board packs and following up on actions from previous meetings
  • Dealing with regular day-to-day queries including AML/KYC information requests
  • Development and management of company secretarial processes and maintenance of corporate governance records
  • Helping to maintain Zurich’s insurance and reinsurance licenses in Ireland, EU and Rest of World
  • Arranging for notarization and apostilling of documents
  • Research on a range of legal issues
     

Your Skills And Experience

As a Paralegal your skills and qualifications will include:
 

  • Relevant degree – Legal/Business
  • The ideal candidate will have qualified as a solicitor or barrister and will have gained some experience in commercial or financial services
  • Experience in a top tier law firm is preferable
  • Flexible and ability to adapt to new deadlines
  • Team orientated individual with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Organized and demonstrating attention to detail
  • Engaged, Practical, Diplomatic, Versatile
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This is an exciting position for persons looking to join one of the most established firms in the region.

The Role:

  • Production of all documents (audio, copy, manuscript) as required and in line with my clients' guidelines and house style
  • Support Partners and a number of Solicitors in providing high-quality secretarial support
  • Prioritize workload and meet requirements of the role promptly
  • Communicates with clients on the phone in a friendly, efficient and professional manner
  • Makes appointments, arranges meetings/conference calls, business travel arrangements and maintains an up to date diary as appropriate
  • Keeps Partners/Solicitor(s) aware of any changes to their diary and ensures they are aware of all arrangements      

The Candidate:

  • Previous Legal secretarial/executive experience
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office ie Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Previous experience working with a document management system, time recording system and digital dictation
  • Strong client service focus, showing willingness, flexibility, and commitment where appropriate to follow through with work obligations

 

We will not contact any persons whose resumes fail to meet the criteria. Please name your CV as follows when submitting your application:

The initials of your name, age and country code, years of experience and office you are applying. For example, Mr. Mark Gomes, 15 years of experience, age 50, from the USA and you are looking to join the Dubai office, the application should be saved as:

“MG-50USA-15DU.” 

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Key Responsibilities / Job Duties:

  • Close collaborate with client business stakeholders to secure a thorough understanding of client business needs for the supplier relationship
  • Review and prepare third-party contracts in accordance with client policy
  • Perform steps in basic contract cycle:
  • Proposal Review: Receives supplier proposals from a Client Sourcing Manager and reviews content for any risk not already identified by the Sourcing Manager
  • Defining Scope & Business Requirements: The Contracts Associate engages with the Requester and Sourcing Manager to define the Requester’s business requirements/needs for the contract.
  • Information Gathering: The Contracts Associate interfaces with the supplier to fill-in information gaps
  • Contract drafting: Once a scope is defined and all requirements have been gathered, the Contracts Associate drafts a Statement of Work using the client template (a.k.a. ‘paper’). Care should be taken to omit terms contained within the proposal that are unfavorable to client, while still writing an accurate description of the work to be performed.
  • Review Process: The Contracts Associate presents the draft contract to the Requester, Sourcing Manager, supplier, and Legal team for review and approval (in that order). Incorporates any requested changes, then routes to client’s Legal for final review/stamping, then to supplier for signature.
  • Facilitation between Legal Teams: Where differences exist between supplier and client’s preferred Legal terms, Contracts Associate may be asked to play the middle-man and exchange information between both parties. Must be able to understand and summarize each party’s position.
  • Driving contract process completion: The Contracts Associate manages each step of the process working with stakeholders to overcome roadblocks and keep the process progressing to completion.

We will not contact any persons whose resumes fail to meet the criteria. Please name your CV as follows when submitting your application:

The initials of your name, age and country code, years of experience and office you are applying. For example, Mr. Mark Gomes, 15 years of experience, age 50, from the USA and you are looking to join the Dubai office, the application should be saved as:

“MG-50USA-15DU.” 

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