Swiss International Scientific School Dubai (SISD) joins Nord Anglia Education

Niederer Kraft Frey acted as lead counsel to the shareholders in Swiss International Scientific School Dubai (SISD) joining Nord Anglia Education in a landmark transaction in the education sector.

Nord Anglia is a leading international schools organisation. Its global network comprises 84 premium schools in 33 countries worldwide.

Founded in 2015, Swiss International Scientific School Dubai is a private premium K-12 day and boarding school. It is the largest Swiss school outside of Switzerland – with 2,150 students, including 100 boarding students – and is connected to its Swiss heritage through its language offering and extracurricular activities.

Based in Dubai, the school has a strong focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) and is considered one of the top International Baccalaureate schools in Dubai. The school has unrivalled facilities in Dubai thanks to its world-class 70,000m2 campus featuring state-of-the-art boarding houses, computer labs, science labs, and numerous sports and music facilities. These include an Olympic sized pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, beach volleyball courts, padel tennis courts, a multi-use sports hall, dance studios, a full gym/cardio suite, and a full-sized football pitch surrounded by a 400m athletics track. There’s also a first-class auditorium seating 600.

Swiss International Scientific School Dubai also has the region’s first ever purpose-built infrastructure in a desert climate to meet Minergie standards – Switzerland’s highest standard for ecological buildings, recognising school facilities that are extremely energy efficient.

The NKF team was led by Corporate/M&A partner Jacques Bonvin, working with partner Andrea Wuerzner (Corporate/M&A).

BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP acted as local counsel.

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