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Advanced Master European and International Business Law  - Leiden University

European and International Business Law (Advanced LL.M.)

The European Union is one of the most influential international organisations in the world. But how does it impact on governance, enterprise and innovation within a global economy, in the area of business law? And how does EU law interact with that of other international organisations?”

Victor Durovski, Macedonia

International Alumni Ambassador in Macedonië

Victor Durovski, Macedonia

"I chose Leiden because its history and international reputation are proof of this institution’s dedication to academic excellence. I wasn’t wrong―the skill set I developed and the global network of friends I made at Leiden Law School have elevated my career path to a higher level."

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Guillaume Fabre, France


Guillaume Fabre, France

“Now that I’m seeing competition law in practice, I find that everything I learned in my classes is coming in handy. I still often refer to the notes I took during this programme. I feel so grateful to have been taught by professors who were able to distill the core substance and methodology of business law so well for me."

What does this master's programme entail?

As the EU passes a growing number of economic regulations, these mandates increasingly interact with global trade regulations and with those of its Member States. Businesses that operate internationally are faced with various layers of jurisdiction that sometimes have an unclear hierarchy. In the European and International Business Law programme, you will learn how to decipher the complex hierarchy of European and international business law.

You will learn to:

  • apply your knowledge of the law, your experience and your skills in a professional environment
  • formulate research questions and appropriate strategies for answering these questions and testing hypotheses
  • apply adequate legal scientific research methods and tools and to present and communicate results and findings, both in an academic as well as in professional context

Reasons to choose European and International Business Law at Leiden University?

As a student of the advanced master’s European and International Business Law, you will benefit from:

  • Excellent reputation: This programme has more than two decades of history and is offered through Leiden Law School’s Europa Institute. The teaching is grounded in the Law School’s distinguished research programme ‘The progression of EU law: accommodating change and upholding values.
  • Expert instructors: Courses are taught by expert staff with an international reputation as well as by guest lecturers who hold senior positions with legal firms, international courts or business organisations.
  • Moot court skills: You will have the possibility of participating in the European Law Moot Court (ELMC), the most renowned competition in the field of EU law. If you advance to the oral round of the ELMC competition, you will receive training in research, analysis, legal writing and pleading in a simulation of an EU law case. If interested, you may have the opportunity to present at the ELSA Moot Court, which relates to the field of WTO law.

Find more reasons to study European and International Business Law at Leiden University.

Is European and International Business Law the right programme for you?

Are you interested in learning how to navigate conflicts between international trade law and European laws as they reflect on global businesses? This programme will provide you with all the tools to strengthen your keen commercial and business sense.

  • You should have a law degree or a sufficient background in law to qualify for admission.
  • You can either complete this programme in one year as a full-time student or in two years as a part-time student.

Read more about the entry requirements for European and International Business Law.

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