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.
We provide commercial, pragmatic and innovative advice to education sector clients on all aspects of their business. Our depth of understanding of the education sector means that we understand our clients’ operating environment and commercial needs, and is a direct result of a long standing track record of advising clients in this sector. The global education practice spans our network of more than 50 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 global education practice is led by Ross Barfoot and David Hansom who are 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.