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Learning and development


Our topical seminars provide an excellent way of sharing knowledge with our clients and our global footprint enables us to do this in a wide range of regions. 

For more information browse our Global events.

Global Webinar Program

We deliver regular interactive webinars on topical subjects of interest to our clients. These are available online or after the event.

For more information visit our Global Webinar Program.

Legal training

We offer an extensive program of open training sessions for our clients, covering legal and regulatory issues and industry sector trends and developments. We are also able to offer bespoke sessions tailored to your needs, please contact Amanda Stoner if you would like to discuss this further.

We offer legal training across a wide range of topics, including:

  • Anti trust and competition
  • Banking and Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Contractual Interpretation
  • Corporate, M&A and Securities
  • Dispute Resolution and Litigation
  • Employment and Labour
  • Financial Services
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Pensions
  • Real Estate
  • Tax
  • WTO and international trade

Professional business skills training

We offer an extensive programme of open training sessions for our clients, covering a wide range of professional business skills. We are also able to offer bespoke sessions tailored to your needs, please contact Carolann Edwards if you would like to discuss this further.

Training programs we have recently designed and delivered for clients include:

  • Be an outstanding presenter
  • Delegating, supervising and delivering feedback
  • Energise your time at work
  • Flexing your communication style to get results
  • Managing your manager
  • Personal brand
  • Persuade and influence for success
  • Take control of difficult situations
  • Write effective emails

Industry and legal academies

We share our industry and legal insights with clients through a comprehensive and innovative program of academies. The scope of our academies ranges from standalone seminars, multi-day workshops to bespoke programmes tailored specifically to meet our clients’ needs.

Our industry and legal academies include:

  • Energy Academy
  • Technology Academy
  • Banking Academy
  • Security and Insolvency Course
  • Insurance Academy
  • MiFID II Academy
  • Private equity Academy

Energy Academy

Our Energy Academy is a comprehensive and innovative programme of industry-focused legal training designed to assist clients in adapting and developing in an ever-changing global energy market. The courses we offer as part of the Energy Academy are:

Foundation courses
Our foundation courses are aimed at junior to mid-level executives and designed to introduce them to the fundamentals of oil and gas, thermal power, renewables and financing energy projects. We run our foundation courses either as standalone one day programs or consecutively in one week in our major offices.

Expert courses
Our expert courses, known as Energy Academy Masterclasses, focus on development in specific areas of energy, including LNG; offshore wind; offshore oil & gas equipment; and project bonds.  We run our expert courses either as standalone one day programs or consecutively in one week in our major offices.

Since the launch of the Energy Academy, we have held more than 35 different programmes in numerous locations, including London, Houston, Paris, Dubai, Amsterdam, Dar es Salaam, Egypt, Sydney, Melbourne and Singapore. The Energy Academy was shortlisted for “Best client-facing business development campaign” by The Lawyer - Business Leadership awards 2015.

Technology Academy

Our Technology Academy covers a range of business and legal issues of relevance to companies in the technology sector, including:

  • recent developments in contract law
  • managing risk in relation to Big Data projects
  • strategies for multi-jurisdictional patent litigation
  • M&A in EMEA, US and emerging markets
  • how to deal with investigations and regulations

The Academy is structured around informative, interactive sessions and provides an excellent opportunity to engage with leading technology peers and lawyers. Academy speakers include partners from across our offices, all of whom are experienced practitioners in the area of technology and business law.

Every session is CPD accredited; delegates are welcome to attend part or all of the day. Attendance for the full day is 6.25 CPD hours.

Banking Academy

The Banking Academy is designed for our junior finance lawyers and those of our banking clients interested in a greater understanding of LMA style facility agreements and associated key debt finance legal topics. More information

Security and Insolvency Course

This five-day course on security and insolvency issues builds on the basic elements covered in the Banking Academy (our foundation course for junior finance lawyers and clients held every year in Spring and Autumn). More information

MiFID II academy

Our MiFID II academy comprises a series of webinars and seminars exploring MiFID II and MiFIR and the impact the new regime will have on different types of firms in Europe.

MiFID II Academy 2017: London, Amsterdam

Private equity and funds academy

The aim of our  private equity and funds academy is to deliver industry focussed training sessions to help investment professionals and in-house counsel enhance their understanding of the ever-changing global private equity and funds markets.

Our sessions are streamed live so our clients across the globe can join via webinar.