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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 legal professionals with experience and passion in Finance Law. We are inviting candidates who will be able to perform the following tasks:

  • Tackle legal matters surrounding general banking and finance transactions especially on major bilateral, syndicated, project, and asset finance.
  • Advice clients on corporate lending, leverage, project finance, and RE.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, forward thinking, and collaborative team.
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills.
  • Capable of handling all aspects of commercial and financial litigation and dispute resolution.
  • Providing advice and assistance for incorporating investigations in matters relating to fraud.

Qualification

Bachelors’ of Law. LLM in related field will be an advantage

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Minimum 5 years’ PQE in Portugal.
  • Awareness of developments within the financial sector.
  • Proficiency in English and Portuguese.
  • Good IT skills (MS-Office).
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive material.
  • Ability to obtain necessary information from relevant sources through research
  • Flexibility to work additional/out of hours according to the necessity

Application

  • Please note that we will not contact candidates who do not meet the requisite criteria. Please name your CV as follows when 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.Mark Gomes, 12 years of experience, age 35, from the UK, and is looking to join the Dubai office; then the application sent should be named as :

·         ‘MG-35UK-15DU’

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STA is seeking a business development expert who will be able to perform the following tasks:

  • Work with the legal team to obtain potential clients.
  • Receive, review, and direct inquiries to the right department and associates.
  • Discuss and set up meetings with potential clients and the relevant legal department.
  • Maintain follow-ups with potential clients following meetings.
  • Remain updated and represent STA in relevant conferences and meets in Portugal.
  • Develop innovative business development plans to create awareness and generate new sales to target companies.
  • Devise strategies for marketing, business development, and communication activities.

Qualification

  • College degree or related experience
  • Four years' PQE in Sales and Marketing (preferably Saudi Arabia or another GCC country).
  • Proficiency in English (written and spoken)

Application

Please note that we will not contact candidates who do not meet the requisite criteria. Please name your CV as follows when 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.Mark Gomes, 12 years of experience, age 35, from the UK, and is looking to join the Dubai office; then the application sent should be named as :

‘MG-35UK-15DU’

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STA is looking for an administrative assistant to join our team based in Bahrain to provide support to our legal team.

The Requirements are:

  • Bahrain or GCC experience in related role.
  • Prioritize and organize essential tasks and streamline operations to the appropriate personnel.
  • Assistance in preparing and coordinating legal documents.
  • Should be able to create and maintain the filing systems.
  • Liaise with clients and entities including ministries.
  •  Assist with marketing functions including scheduling meetings.
  • Prepare, review, and revise business presentations.

Qualification

  • College degree or related experience

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Minimum 5 years' recent experience as an administrative assistant in the legal or consulting field.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English. Proficiency in Arabic or other foreign language is an advantage.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of computer programs like MS Office.

Application

Please note that we will not contact candidates who do not meet the requisite criteria. Please name your CV as follows when 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.Mark Gomes, 12 years of experience, age 35, from the UK, and is looking to join the Dubai office; then the application sent should be named as :

‘MG-35UK-15DU’

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STA is seeking legal interns who will be able to perform the following tasks:

  • Assisting lawyers with legal research.
  • Proficiency in English and Arabic.
  • Reviewing and vetting of legal documents.
  • Draft legal documents such as notices, contracts, and POAs.
  • Contribute legal articles to Court Uncourt.
  • Assist seniors in client meetings and liaise with clients.

Qualification

Bachelors’ of Law (completed or pursuing).

Application

Please note that we will not contact candidates who do not meet the requisite criteria. Please name your CV as follows when 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.Mark Gomes, 12 years of experience, age 35, from the UK, and is looking to join the Dubai office; then the application sent should be named as :

‘MG-35UK-15DU’

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STA is looking for a knowledgeable legal secretary to join our team based in Saudi Arabia to provide support to our legal team.

The Requirements are:

  • Liaise with clients, other employees, and other individuals in compliance with the requests from the concerned legal associate.
  • Receive, screen, and respond appropriately to telephone calls, requests, and inquiries.
  • Perform follow-ups with clients and other individuals in accordance with the directions provided by the legal associate.
  • Draft memos, letters, correspondence, and reports
  • Type and transcribe documents as necessary.
  • Maintain updated legal documents and files.
  • Act as the point of contact between other employees and branches of STA.

Qualification

  • College degree

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Minimum 4 years’ PQE of Secretarial Experience in Saudi Arabia or other GCC countries.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • IT skills (MS-Office).
  • Interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive material.
  • Ability to produce minutes of meetings.
  • Capable of drafting or editing written documents and correspondence independently.
  • Ability to obtain necessary information from relevant sources through research.
  • Flexibility to work additional hours according to necessity.

Application

Please note that we will not contact candidates who do not meet the requisite criteria. Please name your CV as follows when 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.Mark Gomes, 12 years of experience, age 35, from the UK, and is looking to join the Dubai office; then the application sent should be named as :

‘MG-35UK-15DU’

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STA is seeking a receptionist to provide assistance to the Abu Dhabi office. The ideal candidate will be able to perform the following tasks:

  • Welcoming visitors and directing them to the appropriate department.
  • Manage telephone calls or email.
  • Maintain inquiry list to be transferred to the respective departments and ensure follow-ups.
  • Maintain records such as incoming calls, visitors list, and correspondences sent.
  • Maintain a schedule of meetings with the respective associates or departments.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Minimum 2 years’ PQE in the related field.
  • Fluency in Arabic and English.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products.

Application

Please note that we will not contact candidates who do not meet the requisite criteria. Please name your CV as follows when 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.Mark Gomes, 12 years of experience, age 35, from the UK, and is looking to join the Dubai office; then the application sent should be named as :

‘MG-35UK-15DU’

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At STA, we are looking to expand our litigation team by recruiting a Junior Litigation Associate. The candidate must be capable of handling the following responsibilities:

  • Assistance in general banking and finance transactions especially on the major bilateral, syndicated, project, and asset finance.
  • Provide legal advice to clients on corporate lending, leverage, project finance, and RE.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, forward thinking, and collaborative team.
  • Capable of handling all aspects of commercial and financial litigation and dispute resolution.

Qualification

Bachelors’ of Law. LLM in related field will be an advantage

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Minimum 3 years PQE in UAE or other GCC countries.
  • Awareness of developments within the corporate sector.
  • Mandatory proficiency in written and spoken Arabic and English. Proficiency in a foreign language is an advantage.
  • IT skills (MS-Office).
  • Interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive material.
  • Ability to obtain necessary information from relevant sources through research
  • Flexibility to work additional/out of hours according to the necessity

Application

Please note that we will not contact candidates who do not meet the requisite criteria. Please name your CV as follows when 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.Mark Gomes, 12 years of experience, age 35, from the UK, and is looking to join the Dubai office; then the application sent should be named as :

‘MG-35UK-15DU’

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STA is seeking legal interns who will be able to perform the following tasks:

  • Assisting lawyers with legal research.
  • Proficiency for the English Language with a flair for writing articles. Proficiency in  Portuguese or a foreign language is an added advantage,
  • Draft legal documents such as notices, employment contracts, and POAs.
  • Review and edit legal documents.
  • Assist seniors in client meetings and liaise with clients.

Qualification

Bachelors’ of Law (completed or currently pursuing).

Application

Please note that we will not contact candidates who do not meet the requisite criteria. Please name your CV as follows when 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.Mark Gomes, 12 years of experience, age 35, from the UK, and is looking to join the Dubai office; then the application sent should be named as :

‘MG-35UK-15DU’

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STA is seeking a business development expert who will be able to perform the following tasks:

  • Obtain prospective clients by working closely with the Business Development team and the Legal team.
  • Direct inquiries to the right department and associates.
  • Discuss and set up meetings with potential clients and the relevant legal department.
  • Represent STA in conferences and meets.
  • Develop innovative business development plans to create awareness and generate new sales to target companies.
  • Devise strategies for marketing, business development, and communication activities.

Qualification

  • College degree or related experience
  • Seven years' PQE in Sales and Marketing (preferably Saudi Arabia or another GCC country).
  • Proficiency in English (written and spoken)

Application

Please note that we will not contact candidates who do not meet the requisite criteria. Please name your CV as follows when 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.Mark Gomes, 12 years of experience, age 35, from the UK, and is looking to join the Dubai office; then the application sent should be named as :

‘MG-35UK-15DU’

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STA is seeking a Human Resources Administrator who will be able to perform the following tasks:

  • Provide administrative support for the HR Manager.
  • Process payroll, and maintain the system tracking of sick leave and vacation.
  • Process visa applications, cancelation, and transfer.
  • Undertake new-hire orientation and prepare and maintain new employee files.
  • Update relevant job vacancies and schedule job interviews.
  • Collecting employee information.
  • Record and report employee concerns

Qualification

  • College degree or related experience
  • Four years’ PQE in human resources

Application

Please note that we will not contact candidates who do not meet the requisite criteria. Please name your CV as follows when 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.Mark Gomes, 12 years of experience, age 35, from the UK, and is looking to join the Dubai office; then the application sent should be named as :

‘MG-35UK-15DU’

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