University of Zurich: Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Law

InstitutionUniversity of Zurich
Department Faculty of Law View department profile
Telephone + 41 44 634 48 90
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The program includes a General Course and a Specialization Courses, comprising approximately 400 lectures. The program is completed with the submission of a thesis. Students will profit from our LL.M. program specially designed and developed for lawyers working in an international field.

The General Course lectures build the foundation for the subsequent Specialization Course. After an introduction to the economic and legal foundations of the international economy and important foreign areas of law, the emphasis shifts to European and international business (e.g., EU Common Market, Competition Law, WTO, Corporate Law, Tax and Corporate Criminal Law).

The aim of this specialization is to acquire the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to carry out M & A processes successfully. Students should be able to analyze and deal with the challenging legal, economic and fiscal problems of M & A transactions. The first module focuses on the basics of M & A transactions, the possible strategies and the management of the deal. Company valuations and accounting are also in the center of this module. The second module deals with the legal aspects of M & A processes. In addition to stock exchange issues, Corporate Acquisition Law, the Law of Takeo-vers and the Financing of Acquisitions are in focus.


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 ...

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