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The Academy

The Academy represents Clifford Chance's global commitment to invest in talent by training and developing all our people to the maximum of their potential, whatever their role and location.

The Academy is a virtual global training centre that seeks to distinguish Clifford Chance from its competitors by promoting a worldwide learning culture and providing our people with the cutting-edge education and formal development opportunities needed to provide the best possible service to our clients. It achieves this through a framework of hundreds of courses that are organised in a class-room format in cities in which Clifford Chance has a presence or that are made available to you online at your desk via e-Learning.

The Academy's goal is to enable our people at all levels to achieve excellence in the technical aspects of their work and, at the same time, hone their business and commercial skills.

While more general technical training for lawyers is provided by the Academy through the practice areas on a regional and global basis, specific, domestic legal training is imparted locally in our Moscow office.

Business skills courses for both lawyers and business professionals are integrated within the applicable competency framework. 

This is to ensure that all our people, at every level of development and stage in their careers, have the opportunity to reach the same standards of skills and knowledge, no matter which office they work in.

Our trainers will generally be professionals from the relevant legal, academic or business arena, but some will be partners, senior lawyers or business professionals from Clifford Chance itself.

Legal training

Our practice-specific training programmes combine with programmes from the Clifford Chance Academy to provide the core of your formal training.These traditional programmes are supplemented by our unique global business skills curriculum, which focuses on presentation, business development, client communication, and people-management skills. From your first day you will find our non-stop learning environment fundamental to your development as a sophisticated, successful, and well-rounded lawyer.


Partners and senior lawyers in the firm work alongside external experts to develop the tailored curriculum not only to help expand our associates' legal and business knowledge, but to enhance their cultural awareness and global perspective as well. Growth will come from both in and outside the classroom, on the job, and online with the help of our extensive interactive e-Learning courses and knowledge-sharing videos.

Tech Academy

Our global Tech Academy is a technology focused element of the firm's central learning and development function, the Clifford Chance Academy, which is dedicated to the Technology space. The Tech Academy provides our people with online training and resources and a global programme of face to face workshops, ensuring we remain on top of the latest technology trends and issues our clients are facing.

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