Since 20 years the LL.M. International Banking, Finance and Insurance Law offers a unique and valuable further education for lawyers taking into account the complex legal needs of the global economy wishing to pursue advanced studies. With over 200 years of experience the Faculty of Law at the University of Zurich is known worldwide for the excellence of its faculty and its legal education programs. The school’s location, Zurich is the economic capital and most vibrant city of Switzerland and is situated in the heart of Europe allowing students to easily discover the European countries and explore Switzerland’s stunning nature.
The ongoing demand and positive feedback from program graduates reflect the attractiveness and practical applicability of this graduate program. The specially designed LL.M. program will entail a highly challenging, practice-related work study program. An international team of lecturers ensures that course subject matter is not limited to national issues, but encompasses a growing body of international business law. Academic modules conducted in the USA, as well as in China and Geneva, contribute to the international nature of the program.
Among the strength that graduate students find at the University of Zurich are the opportunity to pursue a broad course of study, and the possibility to explore their areas of interest in the Specialization Courses. Students will profit from our LL.M. program specially designed and developed for lawyers working in an international field.
The LL.M. is conducted either on a Part-Time or Full-Time basis. The program includes a General Course and a Specialization Courses, comprising approximately 420 lectures. The program is completed with the submission of a thesis.
The General Course lectures build the foundation for the subsequent Specialization Course. After an introduction to the economic and legal foundations of the international economy and important foreign areas of law, the emphasis shifts to European and international business (e.g., EU Common Market, Competition Law, WTO, Corporate Law, Tax and Corporate Criminal Law).
In the Specialization Course you will focus on International Banking and Finance Law:
- Module 1: Institutional framework for banking, investment services and insurance
- Module 2: Market participants, products and marketing
Module 1 incorporates the Swiss, European and international financial market framework for banking, investment services and insurance. This module also focuses on international organizations and their regulations, the basis for regulation, and the characteristics of the most important financial markets.
Module 2 consists of an in-depth study of the regulation of market participants, financial services, and the marketing of financial products as well as the relevant treaties.
Students who are interested in only taking the Specialization Course can be awarded a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS).
Summary of key points:
- Part-Time: 4 Semester in German (and partly English), classes take part Friday in the afternoons and Saturday in the morning
- Full-Time: 1 year on a full-time base, classes are held in English (7month presence time)
Degree: LL.M. International Banking and Finance Law
Application form: www.LLM.uzh.ch
Application deadline: Please check our website
Application and Eligibility
The following requirements must be met for admission to the program of study:
- Degree in Law at a Master’s level (exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
- Professional experience
- Good verbal and written knowledge of the teaching language (English)
CHF 32,800.– Included in tuition costs are the costs for course materials, examination fees as well as all intensive weekends and certain additional events. Not included are costs for excursions, additional literature and living costs.
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