University of Zurich: Faculty of Law

University Zurich
Faculty of Law

For more than 20 years, the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich has offered the LL.M. in International Business Law, a highly attractive continuing education program that is based on the exchange of knowledge and experience from theory and practice, meets the complex legal needs of the global economy and focuses on cross-border business activities.

With almost 200 years of experience the Faculty of Law of 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 which allows students to easily discover other European countries and enjoy Switzerland’s spectacular environment.

Among the advantages 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 benefit from our executive LL.M. program specially designed and developed for lawyers working in an international field.

Our LLM range
We offer full-time and part-time LL.M. programs:

Full-Time program:

  • 1 year program in English
  • Starting point every 2 years
  • Degree: LL.M. International Business Law with the following possible specializations:
  • International Banking, Finance and Insurance Law
  • Asian Business Law
  • International Sports Law

Part-Time program:

  • 2 year program in German
  • Entry is possible every semester
  • Degree: LL.M. Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht with the following possible specializations:
  • Internationales Banken-, Kapitalmarkt- und Versicherungsrecht
  • International Business Transactions and Technologietransfer
  • Asian Business Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions und Gesellschaftsrecht
  • International Sports Law

The Specialization section can also be attended as a certification (CAS) course.

Why Switzerland?
Switzerland has a lot to offer in terms of cultural diversity, languages, stunning scenery and, of course, its people. There are approximately 8.1 million people living in Switzerland and the country has four official languages: German, French, Italian and Romansh.
Switzerland has enjoyed economic stability over the past decades. Despite Switzerland’s lack of natural resources and the fact that the Swiss economy is highly dependent on exports, its GDP per inhabitant is higher than in most other industrialized countries. The Swiss population on the whole enjoys a high standard of living and Switzerland has a strong reputation for high-quality services in many sectors including health, industry, public transport, education, etc. In the Global Competitiveness Report released by the World Economic Forum in 2017/2018 Switzerland tops the overall ranking. “Brainforce” is also highly valued in Switzerland and this is reflected by Switzerland‘s leading position on the “European Innovation Union Scoreboard 2018”.

Why study at the University of Zurich?
The University of Zurich (UZH) with its 26,000 enrolled students is Switzerland’s largest university. Founded in the year 1833, UZH was Europe’s first university to be established by a democratic political system; today, UZH is one of the foremost universities in the German-speaking world. Made up of seven faculties covering some 100 different subject areas, the University offers a wide variety of Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programs. In addition, UZH’s continuing education programs offer excellent learning opportunities. Fully integrated into the life of the student body, graduate students can benefit from the University’s infrastructure and use the sports center, canteen, various libraries, etc. (CAS participants are not enrolled at the University of Zurich).

Contact Details
LL.M. International Business Law
University of Zurich
Hirschengraben 56
CH-8001 Zürich
Tel. + 41 44 634 48 90
Fax + 41 44 634 43 59


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