Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London: International Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation and Economic Law

InstitutionInstitute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London
Department Legal Studies
Telephone 020 7862 8835
Study type Taught


This innovative programme builds on the Institute's research expertise in the area of company law, corporate governance, international economic law, financial regulation, and financial law. It has been designed to appeal to law graduates as well as those who come from other disciplines such as business studies, international relations, finance and economics, and would like to learn more about the legal side of international economic relations particularly international financial markets and services and develop a specialised understanding of corporate governance concepts and the role of financial regulation in today's globalised financial markets. The Institute is uniquely qualified and situated to offer this academic law degree programme in London - the world's leading international financial centre.

The ever-changing nature of international financial markets and new challenges and crises associated with this dynamic sector of the global economy require an interdisciplinary and international approach. For this reason, we offer this LLM which combines law and economics of financial markets and services and should meet the needs of law and business graduates who wish to pursue a career in financial services and develop their knowledge and skills in this important, complex and overgrowing field.

The programme offers courses that analyse corporate governance, financial regulation and international economics and financial law from a European and comparative perspective. Some of the main themes include the role of international economic organisations in globalised financial markets and the emerging legal and regulatory institutions that govern European financial markets. The United Kingdom's legal and regulatory regime is an important area of focus, including the various institutional models of regulation. Although the programme's core courses focus mainly on an academic analysis of the relevant legal and regulatory concepts and principles, there are optional courses offered by legal and regulatory practitioners that address the practical aspects of corporate governance and financial regulation. The courses are taught by leading academics from the University of London and other European and North American universities.


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