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Lovells has joined forces with Peking University to develop new legal training courses for Chinese lawyers.
The courses are intended to help Chinese legal practitioners, in-house lawyers and government legal officials become more acquainted with how business is conducted internationally.
Lovells Beijing managing partner Robert Lewis said: "Peking University is obviously the leading law school in China and they came to us with the idea of wanting to team up with a leading international law firm to work on the practical aspects of legal training."
Full details of the joint venture have not yet been finalised, but courses are expected to cover areas such as issue-spotting in foreign jurisdictions' laws, which are important to Chinese multinationals.
Lovells ;has ;focused heavily on China, recently announcing the addition of Chengdu-based Tahota Law Firm to take the total number of its Chinese alliance firm partners to 10 (TheLawyer.com, 22 May).