Case study

London Business School chooses Farrers for overseas programmes

Posted by : Peter Wienand

We see the benefits that the time reaps in terms of Farrer’s understanding of our priorities but also what our longer term objectives are. It also helps that they’re a likeable bunch.

Client

Farrers has been assisting London Business School by providing legal advice on a number of programme projects relating, for instance, to the licensing and launch of the Dubai-London EMBA and the EMBA-Global Asia programmes.

Other work has included advice on a number of fund-raising initiatives and building an endowment for the School – a key strategic goal.

We have also advised on a number of major sponsorship agreements for high-profile lecture programmes for a variety of financial, legal and other institutions based in the UK and abroad, such as Deloitte and Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Much of the advice to London Business School involves constitutional issues relating to corporate joint ventures with other higher education institutions, the School’s trading subsidiary and student association, and their relationship with the main charity.

We have also advised on procedures relating to student discipline and appeals, issues relating to intellectual property, as well as a review of contracts for courses and facilities.

London Business School is a flagship client in our HE practice and reflects the value of time spent in understanding the School’s issues, attending regular client review meetings and providing a secondee to the School on a day-per-week basis.

“We really value the strategic planning time that we spend with our team at Farrers and understand that for relationships to work well they need investment on both sides,” says London Business School Secretary Richard Frost. “The secondment is just one example of this approach. We see the benefits that the time reaps in terms of their understanding of our priorities but also what our longer term objectives are. It also helps that they’re a likeable bunch.”