Joint ventures, partnering and collaboration agreements

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As more and more education providers join forces to attract students – particularly from overseas – it is becoming increasingly important to have expertly drafted agreements to cover the new arrangements. These agreements need to encapsulate commercial and academic aspects, as well as compliance with the immigration rules.

Our commercial team specialises in drafting a range of agreements for higher education providers as they seek new partners to develop market opportunities. These include arrangements which meet the Home Office’s sites and partnerships requirements.

Our team has extensive experience of reviewing and redrafting student terms and conditions for education providers to help protect against student claims. In addition, we check that terms and conditions comply with the laws on distance selling and consumer protection, and the Competition and Markets Authority guidance for the sector.

Stricter regulation is also creating more demand from our education clients for contracts for work placements and internships.

We offer expert advice on:

  • sites and partnerships arrangements
  • student terms and conditions
  • work placement contracts
  • distance learning agreements

Recent work highlights

Operational agreements

Advising on operational agreements between private colleges and universities and contracts with international students and providers of internships.

Agreement to provide London campus

Acting on behalf of a private college provider who entered into an agreement with a university to become their London campus.

Advice on work placement agreements

Advising a Tier 4 Sponsor and preparing work placement agreements for their international intermediate students ensuring compliance with Tier 4 requirements.

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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 419867.

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