Global education expertise across the entire sector
Combining local expertise with international reach, we help clients in the education sector make the most of opportunities in growing economies and emerging markets with sector focused, pragmatic legal advice.
The global education practice spans our network of 47 offices across 6 continents including the UK, North and South America, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. We have particular strength in depth in advising UK independent schools and universities expanding to the Middle East. We regularly advise such institutions on their arrangements with investors and local partners to establish branded campuses in the UAE, Qatar, KSA and the wider region.
The practice is led by Ross Barfoot who is responsible for overseeing and building capability in our education practices not just in the Middle East but across our 3 offices in China (Shanghai, Beijing and Chongqing), in Hong Kong, Singapore and the wider Asia region, India, Africa, Europe and Australia. We regularly advise investors and international operators on education investments, corporate M&A deals and regulatory matters.