LLM in International Finance & Banking Law LLM in International Finance & Banking Law Modules By the end of the programme, you Core modules cover legal methodology, Each following module is eight weeks in will have an advanced understanding conflict of laws in business and length. By taking one module at a time of the framework that governs commerce, aspects of banking law, you can explore a specific subject in international financial markets international finance law, international depth without distractions. and transactions, and a keen taxation law, international economic awareness of current and likely future law and international law and foreign A. Core modules developments. Whether you are a investment. You can then personalise practising lawyer or have broader your Masters with an elective • Legal methodology responsibilities, this LLM will enable module chosen from law of business • Conflict of law in business you to advance your career in both organisations, EU law and the single and commerce the legal profession and the financial market, corporate governance and services sector. international money laundering regulation. • Aspects of banking law You complete your degree with an • International Financial Services Law Programme outline original dissertation. • International Taxation Law Our LLM in International Finance & • International law and foreign investment Banking Law is a specialist Master of Laws You will graduate with specialist legal degree that will equip you with the skills expertise that is vital to organisations B. Elective modules operating in highly competitive and knowledge to manage the demands international financial markets. Your • Law of business organisations of the global financial industry within a legal context. It provides a firm foundation familiarity with the language and • EU law and the single market in commercial law and the opportunity to operational legal detail of international • Corporate governance pursue your interest in specific areas of finance – securities, loans, bonds and • International money laundering corporate and regulatory legislation. derivatives – will complement your regulation ability to think strategically and untangle highly complex legal requirements. Your • International economic law Our virtual classroom is the ideal advanced qualification will give you a environment for practising lawyers and secure platform on which to develop C. Dissertation finance professionals to learn together your career in a range of legal and Students refine their dissertation topic and from each other. Reflecting the commercial environments. in conjunction with their Personal cross-border and cross-discipline reality Dissertation Advisor, an academic of global markets and organisations, it Programme structure supervisor who will provide support brings together students from around the throughout the writing process. world in a dynamic, collaborative forum. The program is composed of 6 core Together you will discover and debate modules, 2 elective modules and a the nature and development of the legal dissertation (for a total of 180 credit points) context that shapes the world financial industry. This online exchange of different Your first module will be nine weeks in legal and industry perspectives provides length where you begin with a week long new opportunities for learning that a brief introduction to the programme, the traditional classroom cannot match. learning platform and then continue with the module content. † Subject to final approval from the senate. LLM in International Finance & Banking Law LLM in International Finance & Banking Law Modules Core modules Aspects of Banking Law International Taxation Law Legal Methodology Aim: To analyse the role of the Aim: To introduce the fundamental Aim: To provide a comprehensive banking sector and issues relating to legal principles of taxation of grounding in the specialist skills and bank regulation. international income. perspectives necessary for independent This module focuses particularly on the This module examines issues such as legal reading and presentation. shortcomings of banking regulators. You taxation of the income from inbound and The structured exercises that comprise will study the development of the banker/ outbound investment, double taxation, this module will help you develop customer relationship with an emphasis fiscal incentives for investment and appropriate skills and introduce you to on bank confidentiality and money income tax treaties. intellectual perspectives over a range of laundering regimes. You will also look at international, European and domestic mitigating factors in banking transactions, International Law and Foreign legal subject areas. You will work such as undue influence and duress, Investment on reading, writing and presentation with special reference to the impact of third-party behaviour (O’Brien and the Aim: To examine the problems techniques and receive specific subsequent cases). concerning the legal regulation of counselling on legal writing skills. foreign investment. This module examines responses to Conflict of Law in Business and International Financial Services Law these problems at the national, bilateral Commerce Aim: To provide a basic overview of and multilateral level. You will study legal Aim: To introduce the theoretical basis financial services law by identifying frameworks as well as the law and policy of conflict of laws and the purpose of and developing issues regarding issues involved. You will also examine the rules in law. regulation of financial services in the concerns of developed and developing 21st century. countries. In addition, you will address This module provides an introduction to conflict of laws, including its theoretical This module introduces the importance the interrelationships between foreign basis, the purpose of the rules and of the increasing internationalisation investment regulation and environmental issues of particular relevance to business. and globalisation of financial markets and social concerns, and consider the You will study issues such as where to and services, and the need to see role of civil society in international law and litigate, and the jurisdiction of the English international financial services law as an policy-making. courts under the common law rules, the important part of international business Brussels Convention/Regulation and law. You will come to appreciate both the the Lugano Convention. You will cover contractual aspects of financial services the choice of law in contract, torts and law, as well as regulatory approaches in relation to movable and immovable that are increasingly international ones. property, including issues such as jurisdiction, renvoi and expropriation. You will develop a view on what system should govern e-commerce and examine the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. LLM in International Finance & Banking Law LLM in International Finance & Banking Law Modules Elective modules Corporate Governance Dissertation Law of Business Organisations Aim: To examine different systems of Aim: To undertake a piece of original Aim: To analyse the relationships corporate governance. research to demonstrate your mastery arising out of different business On completing this module, you will be and integration of knowledge you have organisations and in particular the able to describe, analyse and critique acquired during the programme. legal effects of establishing limited key matters of process and structure You will choose your dissertation topic liability companies. that constitute systems of corporate in conjunction with your personal This module introduces different forms governance on an international scale.dissertation advisor, an academic of business organisations, such as supervisor, who will provide support partnerships and LLPs. You will explore International Money Laundering throughout the study and writing the relationships arising out of different Regulation process. Your dissertation will apply your business organisations, including those Aim: To provide a comparative study new knowledge and work experience and between partners; partners and third of UK and international responses to must have merit beyond the narrower parties; contractual obligations; rules of the problems of money laundering and scope of your particular need. agency law as applicable to partners, and economic crime. dissolution of the partnership. You will In this module you will undertake a then look at the limited liability partnership comparative survey of major countries, and the changes to general partnership including the history of financial crimes it has entailed. Finally, you will explore and their regulation, methods of money- the different types of limited liability laundering, the uses and abuses of off- company, the legal effect of establishing shore financial centres, and international such a company, and rules relating to regulation of money movements. You will management and contractual capacity. also learn about the increasing role that tax counsel plays in compliance and due EU Law and the Single Market diligence investigations. Aim: To examine the core aspects of the European single market. International Economic Law This module focuses on a range of issues Aim: To examine the role of affecting trade in the single market, such traditional international law in as customs duties and discriminatory economic relations. internal taxation; the free movement of goods and services; treaty derogations In this module you will examine the and mandatory requirements; private principal non-state actors, such as the barriers to movement and relationship World Bank Group, WTO, UNCTAD, with fundamental rights; forms of OECD, and regional trading blocs such harmonisation and their relationship to as the EU. You will also study basic the primary Treaty provisions; market GATT/WTO principles, WTO dispute management by the Commission; and settlement and the treatment of issues theories of regulatory competition and including dumping and subsidies, foreign social dumping. investment, regulation of multinational corporations, protection of the environment and transfer of technology.
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