IPSEF Speakers

Stephen McKenna

Legal Director, Education, Clyde & Co

Stephen is a corporate lawyer and is a key part of Clyde & Co's core education team. With 12 years' experience, he has advised educational institutions and providers on a wide range corporate/commercial matters.

He specialises in market entry, M&A and restructuring and joint ventures/investor arrangements and all the related regulatory issues. Understanding the education sector means that he understands an education client's operating environment and commercial needs. His clients range from investors, operators and education institutions, both regionally and international, who are involved in nursery, primary, secondary and higher education, as well as vocational training.

He has guided education clients through each stage of the investment cycle. This includes establishing education entities with all of the requisite licences and approvals; forming joint ventures; procuring finance; constructing and/or leasing education facilities; protecting IP rights; preparing HR documentation; implementing group restructurings; and effecting divestments.