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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

This is an excellent opportunity for professionals who are confident and passionate about the legal profession. We are inviting applications with a minimum of 2 PQE experience in this field.

Transactional and advisory work will regard to:

  • Commercial and contractual disputes
  • Provide advice and help incorporate investigations into the code and conduct of individuals detecting cases of fraud.
  • Provide guidance in dealing with civil injunctions’, freezing orders, and orders for disclosure of information.
  • To assist with a large amount of cross-border and international disputes.
  • Insolvency, corporate negligence, and asset tracking.

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, and the application should be saved as :

“MG-50USA-15DU.” 

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STA Law firm is looking to hire a legal manager to play a vital role to provide management for its Dubai based firm.

 The job role would be to work in a well-established business with a wide range of legal matters covering drafting legal documents and reviewing of the commercial contract, IP, IT and procurements of agreements, etc.

 Requirements are:

  •  The ideal candidate should have relevant UAE experience
  •  Should be fluent in English and Arabic
  •  Candidates in UAE will be preferred
  •   Minimum 2years PQE required.
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STA is looking for Associate – International Tax Laws

Key Accountabilities:

  • Assisting with group tax reporting on a quarterly basis
  • Responding to general Corporate Tax queries across various business units
  • Assisting in the completion of regulatory Tax Audits and other ad hoc queries from Tax Authorities
  • Supporting the Tax team on ad hoc tax projects such as transfer pricing, legal entity rationalization
  • Indirect Tax Reporting with a strong capability across MENA region
  • Act as a business partner for the operating units of the Group.
  • Contribute to Group strategic planning and tax risk management.

Desired qualifications, skills and experience:  

  • At least two years’ experience working in the tax department of a multi-national corporation
  • ERP experience ideally SAP
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills in a range of situations
  • Ability to present in a clear and concise manner
  • Commitment to delivering high-quality work
  •  Ability to prioritize tasks works independently and manage projects

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, and the application should be saved as:

“MG-50USA-15DU.” 

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STA Law Firm is looking for a Maritime Associate, to join our international law firm based in Dubai. It would be a rewarding opportunity for those who are practicing in maritime law.

Candidate will be joining a globally known law firm which provides top of the line services in every aspect of law such as Civil, Construction, Shipping, Space, Mining, Logistics, Insurance, Energy, Aviation and many more. With offices spread across the globe, this indeed is a fantastic opportunity for a Shipping Litigation Associate to join our experienced team.

  •  Should have a minimum of 6 years’ PQE having practiced in maritime law and preferably be fluent in Arabic.
  • A candidate who can hit the ground running and work independently from the start will take 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, and the application should be saved as :

“MG-50USA-15DU.” 

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STA law firm is seeking a junior editor to perform legal analysis and legal writing for assigned publications. Skills needed for the same would be:

  • Ability to carry out assigned research, writing projects within deadlines, proficient editing and organizational skills.
  • 1-2 years of experience in a combination of legal writing and legal practice.
  • Ability in legal research, legal analysis, writing federal and state regulatory processes.

Key responsibilities

  • Participating in special projects and undertake other duties as assigned by the editorial team and senior associates.
  • Know the complete effective use of MS Office and tools to perform efficiently
  • To develop and maintain knowledge of issues in relevant legal fields.
  • Participate in the production of the firm's publication.
  • To develop and maintain sources and professional contacts in the government and private sectors.
  • Screen cases, legislation, regulations, analyze issues, edit reports, update and write legal content, etc.

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, and the application should be saved as:

“MG-50USA-15DU.” 

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STA Law Firm is looking to hire an Associate, and their work will cover a wide variety of local, regional and international client matters, including civil, energy, corporate, construction, infrastructure, power, oil and gas, aviation, security and a vast number of different areas.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Previous experience in an International law firm is essential. Practice areas are construction, projects, energy and corporate.
  • A candidate should have 2-5 PQE and should be available in UAE.
  • Our team is looking to invest in an Associate Lawyer two years of experience in Energy and Infrastructure sector.
  • The ideal candidate should have experience in Energy & Infrastructure sectors.
  • Should have substantial exposure to projects, downstream work, and international joint ventures will be heavily valued.

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, and the application should be saved as :

“MG-50USA-15DU.” 

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Due to high demand, STA Law Firm one of the region’s leading law firms is looking to expand its team. We are seeking a highly experienced Hospitality Associate to join our Dubai office. The job would include close legal ties with hotels and other hospitality outlets inside the U.A.E.

The job may cover all aspects of hotel acquisition, licensing, financing and so forth. Additionally, work would include day to day operational issues, providing advice on employment, property renovation, dispute resolution, etc.

Requirements:

  • Candidate should have minimum 7+ PQE with substantial experience in the hospitality sector.
  • Candidates should have a new perspective and the right attitude to succeed.
  • Interested in hard-working, charismatic and diligent candidates.

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, and the application should be saved as :

“MG-50USA-15DU.” 

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STA Law Firm is looking for a senior associate with extensive trust management specialization with an aggressive client focus.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Seeks and recognizes sales opportunities for developing new & existing trust accounts.
  • Develops, expands and maintains multiple, stable relationships with clients and intermediaries.
  • Meeting with customers and potential clients where applicable, demonstrating Americorps capability towards achieving the optimal solution.
  • Analyze and provides backup support to clients to work out a profitable solution for tax and compliance needs.
  • Should know important trust, tax imposition & legal developments for issues facing by clients.
  • Proactively sense of urgency for client services and completion of projects tasks.
  • Draft trust agreement and trust products for marketing and training purposes.
  • To provide advice on personal trust areas, tax planning, private banking, and investments.

Requirements:

Qualifications and Required Skills:

  • Sales or Business Development experience in a preferably trust related field and or in the financial services fiduciary structures sector.
  • Experience in advising and handling a portfolio of clients Knowledge of FATCA is desirable.
  • Working knowledge of Fiduciary Law and Estate Planning is required.
  • Excellent English communication skills and preferred additional languages.
  • Working knowledge in designing trust structures is preferred.
  • Excellent social and interpersonal skills (a team player);
  • Proven track record of sales capacity and customer relationships skills.
  • Willing to travel.

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, and the application should be saved as :

“MG-50USA-15DU.” 

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STA is seeking a Spanish intern to be a part of our team.

Key responsibilities are:

  • Assisting lawyers in legal research
  • Drafting legal notices
  • Drafting POA’s
  • Writing legal articles
  • Reviewing and editing legal documents and marketing materials
  • Contacting clients and liaising with clients on the matter assigned to you
  • Attending client meetings with seniors
  • Taking minutes of meetings
  • Filing case documents
  • Visiting governmental ministries to complete relevant tasks-submissions, etc.

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, and the application should be saved as:

“MG-50USA-15DU.” 

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Reporting directly to one of the firms Litigation Partners, this is a very busy, hands-on role at one of the world’s top international firms.

With a flexible, forward-thinking approach to work, we are looking for a Legal Executive who will also take ownership of some PA duties when the Partner is not on the office.

Responsibilities of this role:

  • Preparing and updating briefs for Counsel and court papers
  • Liaising with barristers, Courts Service, stenographers, summons servers, opposing solicitors and clients, as applicable
  • Attending at Central Office to file pleadings and lodge papers for Court hearings
  • Arranging for service of court documents
  • Managing the production of materials (produced in-house and externally), coordinating changes made, including taking responsibility for the consistency of those documents
  • Opening client files, completing conflict searches and money laundering checks in conjunction with lawyers.
  • Preparation of client engagement letters, collating all the relevant information required, maintaining client files on a day to day basis and filing
  • Production of pre-bills,
  • Management and scheduling of daily calendar appointments, including booking appointments, meeting facilities, and transport

Requirements

  • Minimum 1-2 years' previous Legal Executive or PA experience within a litigation team
  • Knowledge of IP/IT Law would be helpful but is not a requirement

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, and the application should be saved as:

“MG-50USA-15DU.”

 

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