Since 20 years the LL.M. Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate 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 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).
The aim of this specialization is to acquire the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to carry out M & A processes successfully. Students should be able to analyze and deal with the challenging legal, economic and fiscal problems of M & A transactions. The first module focuses on the basics of M & A transactions, the possible strategies and the management of the deal. Company valuations and accounting are also in the center of this module. The second module deals with the legal aspects of M & A processes. In addition to stock exchange issues, Corporate Acquisition Law, the Law of Takeovers and the Financing of Acquisitions are in focus.
- Module 1: Basics of M&A Processes
- Module 2: Legal Issues of M&A Transactions
Students who are interested in only taking the Specialization Course can be awarded a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS).
Summary of key points:
- 4 Semester in German (and English), classes take part Friday in the afternoons and Saturday in the mornings
Degree: LL.M. Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Law
Application form: www.LLM.uzh.ch
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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 languages (German and English).
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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Last updated December 22, 2016