United Arab Emirates: Clyde & Co Advises On Acquisition Of New World American Private School In Sharjah
Last Updated: 23 September 2016

The Dubai office of global law firm Clyde & Co has advised private investors in respect of their acquisition of New World American Private School (School) in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. 

Clyde & Co advised on all aspects of the deal including the acquisition of the School and the structuring of the overall investment, including in respect of certain real estate aspects.

Founded in 2005, the School covers kindergarten up to high school level and has more than 2,000 students and over 270 staff.  The School has its curriculum based on the Common Core State Standards of America, which is a set of high-quality academic standards which outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade.

Naji Hawayek, Corporate Partner at Clyde & Co, commented: "Clyde & Co's deep experience in advising clients on mergers and acquisitions in the Middle East region, together with our unrivalled expertise in the education sector, made us uniquely placed to advise on this transaction. Our multi-disciplinary team of corporate and real estate lawyers assisted in all facets of the transaction and ensured a smooth and successful closing for the client."

The Clyde & Co team was led by Naji Hawayek (Partner), assisted by Rajiv Nawbatt (Associate) and Ghalya Rashid Ali (Paralegal) from the Corporate team and Lee Celand (Senior Associate) from the Real Estate team.

Clyde & Co is the go-to-firm for the education sector in the Middle East and advises operators, investors and management teams on a wide range of matters across the early years, K-12, higher education and professional training sectors.  The firm has recently been nominated in the legal advisor categories at the Education Investor Awards 2016 to be held in London in November.

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