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Corporate Legal Services

Higher Education


Higher Education Corporate Legal Services

Our team of specialist education corporate lawyers provide an extensive range of corporate services to our higher education clients. We are committed to working with our clients to provide them with practical, commercial solutions to complex and technical issues.

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How can we help?

We regularly advise HEIs on a wide variety of corporate transactions, including:

  • Setting up and sponsoring new educational institutions, such as University Technical Colleges and Academies.
  • Mergers with other educational institutions, such as Further Education colleges.
  • Partnering with large commercial providers, such as for the provision of student accommodation.
  • Establishing joint venture vehicles to facilitate collaborative projects.
  • Partnering or joint venture arrangements with third parties to deliver capital investment programmes where outside funding is involved, such as student accommodation and major estate refurbishment developments.
  • Insourcing and outsourcing agreements.
  • Advising clients on cross border corporate matters, including partnership projects, collaborations and international franchises.
  • Advising on the full spectrum of taxation issues likely to affect HEIs. Our team can help with the planning process and welcomes the opportunity to be involved at an early stage to assess whether tax efficient structures may be available to minimise cost.
  • Advising HEIs on their relationships with their wholly-owned trading subsidiaries, including intra-group arrangements, loss making operations and tax issues.
  • Advising on university spin-out companies and university business incubation.
  • Advising on the procurement of a wide range of funding, capital and loan facilities.

The team at VWV was professional, responsive and supportive in providing advice in a fast moving and cutting edge area of law. The level of resource made available was exceptional (while competitively priced) and the focus of all the team was unstintingly to support the University and protect its reputation.

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For further information regarding our corporate legal services, please contact Rob Collier on 0117 314 5472.

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