The LL.M in Business Law of the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences at Saint-Joseph University is a one-year postgraduate degree (with a possibility to extend the program over 2 years in some instances). It aims at providing a solid academic background to students and legal professionals, fluent in both French and English, who specialize in the field of business law and wish to enhance their skills and career in law firms, banks or major companies in the Arab countries and abroad.
The program is designed to familiarize the candidates with the rules and practices of business law in both domestic and international relations, and to adapt to various legal systems.
The program provides dynamic and comprehensive training for the practice of Business Law. The courses are in the form of interactive seminars, with a combination of theoretical contents and practical case studies. They also aim at providing the skills and techniques required when drafting and negotiating legal documents.
Conditions of Admission
The LL.M. is open to students who hold (i) a Law Degree or a diploma considered equivalent thereto (ii) a primary degree at University level in another subject with professional or other experience in law.
The candidates are selected on the basis of their university file and/or their professional experience as well as, where necessary, upon an interview with the selection board.
Fluency in both English and French is a must to all applicants.
All applications must be submitted to the Faculty of Law between July 15 and July 30 or, between September 1st and September 15.
For any information, please call : +9611 421 425/ 9611 421 423.
The program includes 4 fundamental courses and a six-week internship.
The LL.M. is structured on the European credit system. The courses totalize 50 credits. The remaining 10 credits are earned by writing the training report.
The courses covered the main areas of international business law. Students will benefit from small classes, close relations with the teaching staff and group camaraderie amongst the LL.M. students.
Contracts Law (16 ECTS)
Master the process of contract negotiation and drafting.
Getting familiarized with the contracts’ structure used in business law.
Contract negotiation techniques
Contract drafting techniques
Financing projects and public-private partnerships (PPP)
Oil and gas contracts
Intellectual property Contract
Banking and financial markets (15 ECTS)
Understand the financial needs of companies and the methods used to fulfill these needs, while ensuring compliance with laws and regulations.
Assess the legal risks of financial arrangements and transactions undertaken by companies.
Understand the principles of Islamic finance and the financial structures used in the GCC countries.
Banking LawCorporate finance techniques*Factoring*Leasing*Syndicated loans
Islamic FinancePrinciples of the Islamic FinanceContracts of the Islamic Finance
Financial Markets Law*Introduction to the Financial markets Law*Financial markets contracts
Corporate Law (9 ECTS)
Familiarize candidates with key issues in corporate law, merger and acquisition transactions, and companies legal structuring through the use of holding and offshore companies.
Mergers and acquisitions
Holdings and offshore companies
Corporate criminal Law
Alternative Dispute Resolution (10 ECTS)
Advising and assisting in conflict resolution.
Optimizing the conflict resolution by choosing the appropriate procedure.
Training (10 ECTS)
Candidates must follow a six-week internship under the supervision of professionals and submit a training report.