We work with schools to ensure that all commercial arrangements and requirements are properly in place, represent best practice and value for money. This includes advising on contracts with suppliers and parents, data protection, IT , Health & Safety and protecting the reputation of the school brand and intellectual property issues. We also have wide experience of advising on joint ventures and collaborations, corporate finance and debt management.
A merger between two schools, particularly when one or both are charities, can be a very different transaction to a conventional merger of businesses. Our expert team advises on the full process of merger and acquisition and through experience and knowledge of the sector is able to offer a service tailored to the needs of independent schools.
Our full range of advice includes:
- corporate and regulatory issues, including statutory interpretation and guidance
- IP/IT and related matters
- Health & Safety issues
- operational advice on data protection and information management
We have advised individual schools and interest groups on international development projects and the establishment of offshore campuses, joint ventures and collaborations.