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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 which provides our people with the cutting-edge education and formal development opportunities needed to provide the best possible service to our clients.

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.

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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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Learn from experts

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.

Every year, several Counsel from the Paris office join senior colleagues from other offices within the firm's network to complete an innovative programme entitled "Broadening Business Perspectives", organised in partnership with the prestigious business school, INSEAD.

Continuous learning

While more general technical training for lawyers is provided by The Academy through the practice areas on a regional and global basis, the practice areas in Paris organise locally accredited legal training to allow lawyers to further enhance their legal knowledge and to meet their Paris Bar continuous education obligations.

Business skills courses for both lawyers and business professionals are integrated within the applicable competency framework 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 in which office they work.