The UAE’s education sector is one of the fastest growing across the region, with over 1 million students enrolled in private and public schools. This trend continues across the wider region given the youthful population. Educational institutes therefore have an opportunity to expand and continue leveraging its local footprint, for which strategic structuring advice is required.

We provide our clients, including education providers, training academies, schools and universities, with advice drawn from our corporate and dispute resolution practices. Our lawyers advise on structuring, financing, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and employment litigation.

The Practice handles a multitude of matters across the education legal spectrum. When it comes to setting up entities, we provide advice on structuring and restructuring both onshore and in the free zones. The team advise on raising finance and refinancing for both establishing new entities and expansion.

Our education practitioners work closely with our employment team to ensure HR policies are in place and to assist in contract review and immigration issues.

The corporate expertise our firm holds serves the team well when advising on joint ventures and mergers & acquisitions of education establishments. We provide due diligence, document review, negotiation of contracts, advice on regulatory approvals, financing and restructuring for entities onshore and in the free zones.

Our range of services ensure the successful structuring and restructuring of education facilities, which includes advice involving debt restructuring, directors’ duties, mediation between debtors and creditors, disposals and consolidations, and if required, advising on bankruptcy.

We offer comprehensive solutions, which include but are not limited to:

  • Structuring
  • Financing
  • M&A
  • JV’s
  • Employment
  • Litigation