CC starts Africa Academy for local lawyers

Clifford Chance is to offer what it says will be Magic Circle standards of training to associates in local African firms with which it has a relationship.

Anton Balazh

The training, in a structured programme, will be given by the 'Clifford Chance Africa Academy', according to Legal Week. The move is another demonstration of the firm's commitment to the continent. CC finance partner Edmund Boyo, co-head of the Africa group, said: 'Our African colleagues have shared with us that they lack ready access to legal training, particularly for their associates, in their home country. We hope to help fulfill some of their needs.'

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