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UAE’s DLA Piper deepens commitment to Arab youth education

Delivers legal education training for third consecutive year.

A team from global business law firm DLA Piper delivered a successful two-day workshop last week in Beirut, Lebanon, on the topics of legal drafting and negotiations skills for Arab law students and trainees, in collaboration with the Beirut Bar Association.

Eight lawyers across offices of the firm’s Middle East network delivered the course on “Legal Drafting and Negotiations Skills”, which focused on how to draft and negotiate corporate and financial transaction documents. Over 90 people attended the sessions which took place at the Beirut Bar Association. DLA Piper has delivered these workshops for three consecutive years in Lebanon.

“As a global business law firm, one of the most important ways that we contribute to our communities is through transferring knowledge and expertise on a pro bono basis. We believe it is our responsibility to invest in the next generation of lawyers from the region and we are delighted to be able to team up with the Beirut Bar Association on such valuable initiatives,” commented Peter Somekh, Regional Managing Partner – Middle East, DLA Piper.

As one of the largest law firms in the world, DLA Piper develops, manages and delivers pro bono and community engagement programs in size, scale, and scope unlike any other global law firm. With more than 4,200 international lawyers to provide pro bono services, DLA Piper is concerned with access to justice, rule of law, education and employment. In 2013, the firm devoted 220,000 hours to corporate responsibility initiatives, which makes it one of the largest providers of pro bono legal and non-legal skills and services in the world.