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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

PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

Deliver the HR Strategy for the business, reflecting both continuous improvement and best practice, and ensuring alignment with the other areas in a law firm;

Ensure the implementation of that strategy follows a pragmatic approach, aligned with business priorities, is palatable for the business and supports the firms on-going development

 

HR PRIORITIES:

  • Supporting Business Growth
  • Embedding culture and values
  • Strategic resource and talent management
  • Employee Engagement

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Working with Senior Partners, ensure that the HR service aligns to priorities, underpins and drives both the success and profitability of the firm's business
  • Drive professional excellence in People Management, Leadership, Talent Management, and People Engagement
  • To support the team to build their capabilities and to provide constructive feedback.
  • Proactively deliver support and advise the management on all operational HR matters including absence management, performance management, disciplinary, policy interpretation and application;
  • Lead talent planning and succession planning discussions
  • Design, propose and implement HR initiatives to support business objectives.
  • Manage HR risks to mitigate exposures.

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

 

Essential Relevant UAE Experience of 3-4 years 

  • Demonstrated experience in a comparable role
  • Involvement in HR projects
  • Worked within Professional/Financial services
  • Experience of working with Senior Managers / Partners

 

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 HR and residing in Dubai and will save his file as JD-34BRI-5DU-16 (JD being his first name and last name initials, 34 being his age, BRI for British, 5 is the total years of experience, DU for Dubai and 16 is a fixed code.

 

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Lawyers in Singapore - Multiple Roles

STA is looking to hire senior associates and junior associates for varied roles. These are new positions and call for exposure in specific practice areas. Please ensure that you read through the entire posting and submit your CV in the form and manner prescribed in the end of this description.  

  • Senior associate positions anticipates that you have a minimum of five year experience in a reputed law firm within Singapore. You must have significant experience in handling client matters, dealing with clients, handling assignments (start until completion) and manage a team within your previous law firm. Mandarin language skills for this positions will be preferred but this is not a pre-requisite. This position will report to senior partners and head of respective division. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in a complex and diverse market. This is a key hire and you will help shape the team going forward and develop firm's presence and business across Asia. CVs are invited from attorneys having experience and proven capability in the field of corporate law, banking and finance, maritime, and dispute resolution.
  • Junior associates:- we are currenly looking to recruit and fill approximately 4-5 junior associate positions. Mandarin language skills are highly preferred and you should have a minimum of 1-2 years of experience with a reputed law firm within Singapore. This position is open to Singaporean nationals and permanent residents only.  CVs are invited from attorneys having experience and proven capability in the field of corporate law, banking and finance, maritime, and dispute resolution.
  • Trainees and Interns:- please apply through STA's internship page but ensure that the CV is submitted in form and manner prescribed below.

Please save your CV file as below before submitting the application.

For instance, John Doe, aged 34, having 5 years of experience as Corporate Lawyer and residing in Singapore will save his file as JD-34Sin-5Sin-55) (JD being his first and last name initials, 34 being his age, Sin for Singaporean National, 5 is the years of experience, Sin for residence in Singapore and 55 is a fixed code).

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This role includes maintaining relations with governmental and semi-governmental authorities and external services providers Meets with prospective and existing clients. The role requires:

  • Overseeing and managing the handling of – clients’ and prospective clients’ inquiries – via phone, email or mail – with
  • Drafting and also reviewing, draft responses to clients’ and prospective clients’ inquiries;
  • Drafting and also reviewing, drafting of various incorporation forms and procedure summaries towards the setup of
  • offshore and onshore UAE free zones and UAE mainland entities, including visa processing and substantiation;
  • Undertaking and guiding the team for ongoing corporate services and other related services to clients, including
  • incorporating, ongoing administration (drafting and preparation of minutes of meetings, resolutions, power of attorneys), renewing and liquidating for review by the Team Head;
  • Arranging the incorporation and allocation of Shelf companies

Please save your CV file as below before submitting your application:-

For instance, John Doe, aged 34, British, having 2 years of experience as Business Consultant and residing in Abu Dhabi will save his file as JD-34BRI-2AUH-16 (JD being his first and last name initials, 34 being his age, BRI for British, 2 is the total experience, AUH for Abu Dhabi and 16 is a fixed code.

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Candidates with strong practical credentials and experience in the related filed and a willingness to work in a fast paced environment. Ideal candidate should be able to establish and lead the department procedures and work flow.

Responsibilities will include a wide variety of tasks associated with debt collection. Successful candidates will have strong communication skills, and a passion in related filed.

·         Experience in litigation and collections law

·         Handles caseload and provides analysis and advice on legal and regulatory risks;

·         Provides legal counsel concerning escalated complaints

·         Arabic skills are required.

 

For instance, John Doe, aged 34, British, having 3 years of experience as Lawyer and residing in SHJ will save his file as JD-34BRI-3SHJ-16 (JD being his first and last name initials, 34 being his age, BRI for British, 5 is the total experience, SHJ for Sharjah and 16 is a fixed code.

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You will advise a mix of public and private sector clients and the role will involve a broad spectrum of work across the health and social care sector to include regulatory issues, healthcare law, information governance, inquests, mental health,clinical and corporate governance.

Applicants must have healthcare regulatory experience with experience in a range of practice areas such as mental health, public law, coronial law or Local Authority work. 

Arabic skills will be an advantage. 

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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A senior level transaction lawyer is required for our ADGM office. This is a varied role that will suit someone who is client driven and who is cpmfortable working across corporate, investment funds and finance transactions, albeit we are happy to consider applicants who to this point have specialised. The firm is looking for someone who can run matters and take lead witht he cleints so you are likely to need at least five years relevant experience, although more senior candidates are encouraged to apply. Bilingual candidates are encouraged. You must demonstrate excellent English language proficiency.

Please save your resume in the following format 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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This position anticipates that you have minimum 2-3 years POE  with well established law firms. 

  • A great opportunity at international law firm
  • Pivotal role with tight-knit team
  • Top transactional work

Please save your CV file as below before submitting your application:-

For instance, John Doe, aged 34, British, having 2 years of experience as  Associate and residing in Dubai will save his file as JD-34BRI-2DU-16 (JD being his first and last name initials, 34 being his age, BRI for British, 2 is the total experience, DU for Dubai and 16 is a fixed code.

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