At Al Tamimi & Company, we believe education is the founding stone of every community. Which is why we have made it one of our key areas of focus and advise education providers including colleges, universities, training academies, schools and pre-schools, on all matters that pertain to setting up and running successfully. We are able to advise on all legal concerns including but not restricted to:

  • Setting up of entities onshore and in free zones across the MENA including advising on structuring and restructuring of education-related businesses
  • Mergers and acquisitions including due diligence, advising on optimal structure for acquiring businesses, seeking regulatory approvals, negotiating and finalising all transaction documents and implementing the restructure and acquisition for companies acquiring education sector assets
  • Joint ventures including establishment of joint venture entities onshore and in free zones
  • Financing such as advising an international funds specialising in student accommodation and creating legal documentation in relation to funds for establishment and expansion of education businesses
  • Real estate including, advising generally on land law, development and leasing requirements as well as more specifically on tenant and landlord obligations, assessment of building standards and arrangement of musataha agreements with government entities and developers
  • Construction and infrastructure including construction, operation and maintenance of new campuses
  • Employment issues including contracts, review of HR policies and general HR matters
  • Intellectual property including copyright assignment, ownership advice and model agreements
  • Technology covering all aspects of technology procurement (including Edtech) including IT and non-IT outsourcing arrangements.
  • R&D and innovations, patent protection and commercialisation of inventions

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