Establishing an International Campus or Program in the UAE and Qatar: Corporate, Regulatory, Immigration, and Labour Law Considerations

Date(s) of Presentation
Wednesday, September 9, 2015

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Webinar Description:

This webinar, presented by the ELA Higher Education Council, will provide an overview of the corporate, regulatory, immigration, and labour law considerations, as well as the opportunities and challenges in setting up an overseas program, campus, or other higher education establishment in the UAE and Qatar. On-the-ground lawyers with extensive higher education experience from both jurisdictions will offer practical guidance and insight on the following:

  • The best options available to international colleges and universities that are considering expanding into the region, including working with local partners and investors
  • The regulatory framework applicable to foreign institutions and campuses in the UAE and Qatar
  • An overview of the immigration rules -- and the challenges they pose to higher education entities
  • The key aspects of UAE and Qatari labour law and the interplay with other employment provisions


  • Rebecca Ford, Moderator, Clyde & Co, Dubai, UAE
  • Ross Barfoot, Clyde & Co., Dubai, UAE
  • Emma Higham, Clyde & Co., Doha, Qatar
  • Samantha Ellaby, Clyde & Co., Dubai, UAE