LLM International Arbitration and Business Law

General

Program Description

International Arbitration and Business Law LL.M. provides its graduates with a unique set of international arbitration skills together with a solid expertise in international business law. The programme is tailored to cover both procedural and substantive law aspects of the international dispute resolution.

What aspects does the programme cover?

International Arbitration

After successfully concluding the research and writing skills module, you will fully immerse in the world of international arbitration. During the second block of the academic year, you will be confronted not only with the fundamental aspects of arbitration law but you will also be challenged to understand principles of international arbitration from the comparative law perspective. In the spring term, you will also be exposed to distinctive futures of investment arbitration. You will also be given a chance to participate in one of numerous international moot courts.

The courses are taught by academics and professionals active in the field of international arbitration. You can expect to explore the world of international arbitration both from legal counsels’ and from arbitrators’ perspective.

Business Law

The programme has also a strong focus on the transactional facet of international business. The 10 ECTS International Business Law course gives a comprehensive overview of both international company law as well as international contract law. Moreover, you will have a chance to apply your knowledge (and improve your legal writing skills) during the course of Contract Drafting. In addition, by choosing one of the electives (such as Intellectual Property Law or Law of the Ship), you will have a chance to acquire expertise in the field of your interest.

Why choose this programme?

  • This LL.M. programme offers you a comprehensive view on international arbitration (including investment arbitration) and legal aspects of international transactions;
  • You are educated by excellent teaching straff. Teachers in the programme have both a solid (international) academic background as well as a wealth of experience from commercial the and legal practice. Additionally, throughout the programme, you will learn about international arbitration from the legal counsels’ as well as from the arbitrators’ perspective;
  • You will study in one of the leading commercial centres and largest ports of Europe, which means you will often go “on-site” to see how things work in practice. These outings will include visits to the leading arbitration institutions such as the Permanent Court of Arbitration and the Netherlands Arbitration Institute.

Why Erasmus School of Law?

Erasmus School of Law offers you high quality education in an international learning environment. Our Law School applies an interdisciplinary approach that combines legal, economic, social and political thinking.

In addition Erasmus School of Law is located in Rotterdam. With the largest port in Europe, Rotterdam is one of the most important drivers of the Dutch economy. As a result, Rotterdam today is a vibrant cosmopolitan and multicultural city that is home to over 160 nationalities and a host of multinational and local enterprises, like Unilever and Shell.

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Last updated Nov 2019

About the School

Erasmus School of Law is one of the schools of Erasmus University Rotterdam: a world-class university ranked 71th in the Times Higher Education World Universities Ranking. Our LLM programmes combine a ... Read More

Erasmus School of Law is one of the schools of Erasmus University Rotterdam: a world-class university ranked 71th in the Times Higher Education World Universities Ranking. Our LLM programmes combine academic thinking with practical training. Read less