Establishing a school or university overseas - a workshop on how to get it right


Date: 20 June 2018
Time: 15:30 - 19:30    Venue: Bird & Bird, 12 New Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1JP


There have never been more opportunities for British schools and universities to establish themselves internationally. There have never been more British schools and universities interested in establishing themselves in other markets. However, there is a significant  gap between the opportunities and the ability of educational institutions to take advantage of them. 

To mark the publication of "Educational Institutions: A Legal and Regulatory Handbook for Setting up Overseas" - edited by Dr Mark Abell and published by Globe Law & Business - Bird & Bird and HSBC invite you to join them and other experts at an invitation-only workshop on how to successfully prepare a school or university for an international project, how to structure the deal and how to get it over the line. 

The speakers will include:
  • Dr Mark Abell, Head of International Education, Bird & Bird
  • Suzy Verma, Head of Education Public Sector and Education, HSBC
  • Edoardo Monopoli, CEO, Baseline 
  • David Field, Senior Manager, Tax and China Britain Services Group for Grant Thornton UK LLP
About the workshop 

There have been many seminars about the high level advantages and challenges of educational institutions becoming involved in international projects, the general choice of markets and the general issues involved.

This workshop is different. It is designed to help schools and universities prepare for an international project in a structured and business-like manner so that they can get it over the line and feel comfortable that they have entered into a deal that will stand the test of time, not only financially but also in terms of achieving the school or university's strategic objectives. 

It deals not with the "Why" but with the "How" to do a deal. We also intend to invite a number of the educational institutions that attend the workshop to join Bird & Bird and HSBC on a delegation to China to meet potential partners later in the year.

For any enquiries, please contact Kiran Jugpal by clicking here. To RSVP, please click here.

The programme

15:30 - 16:00

Registration and refreshments

16:00 - 17:00

Workshop part one
 
17:00 - 17:15

Coffee break
 
17:15 - 18:15

Workshop part two
 
18:15 - 19:30

Networking drinks reception

Location map