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Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas


Boost your knowledge in law and legal subjects or touch base with the legal world by enrolling in Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas’ LL.M. International Business Law. Either way you will learn about competition law, arbitration, business law and environmental law amongst others, and get some deep knowledge and hands-on experience.

This program deals mainly with practical case studies and certain key subjects, with a pluridisciplinary focus. It prepares students and professionals for operations such as large acquisitions or market transactions, cross border mergers, complex financing, restructuring, LBOs, financial engineering, and industrial projects.

Master in Laws (LL.M) Master in Laws (LL.M) Master in Laws (LL.M)
Next intake
November 19
12,000 euros


Université Paris II Pantheon-Assas has designed the LL.M. to provide professionals with a multi-faceted view of business law. It is carried out over 200 hours with 10 modules of 10 hours each, and presenting difficulties that often lead to innovative solution seeking.

Diverse backgrounds

Open to all professional profiles of the industry and not exclusive to legal practitioners.


An intelligent mix of disciplines related to international business law: arbitration, environmental etc.


Perfect balance between work and studies with a flexible schedule and hours.

Practical approach

Case studies to promote innovative solutions. Role-playing pedagogies to stimulate controversial debates.

  • To be admitted in the Master in Laws (LL.M.) – International Business Law, a candidate must possess a:

    • Master’s degree in Law (or equivalent)


    • Alternative diploma and four years’ professional experience
    • Fluent English (must be attested by a recognized certificate such as Toeic, Toefl, Erasmus courses… or of course English mother tongue).
    • As the case may be, an interview with the Board of Professors will be organised to ascertain how far the candidate is interested in the LL.M and its adequacy with his career plan.

     All applications must be submitted online

  • LL.M. - 1 year or 2 years (Part time)

    10 courses of 10 hours each. Each course will be paired with a seminar of 10 hours. The program will be scheduled to allow professionals to attend easily all courses. Our ambition is to schedule the program on block periods of three days, two weeks a month.

    The program will concentrate on case studies and deepen key legal subjects from a transversal and pluridisciplinary perspective.

    Case studies are particularly interesting as they raise many difficulties and can lead to innovative solutions. Dealing with case studies and the understanding of the legal, financial and accounting issues they raise can be extremely worthy in terms of education. The students will tackle with different viewpoints, in a very interactive way contracts, guarantees and the funding or settling of international trade dispute, just to quote key areas. When appropriate, role-playing pedagogies will be used to stimulate controversial debates

    Modules ECTS credits No. of Hours Lecturers
    International Contracts 6 20 M. Goré
    Mergers and Acquisitions 6 20 L. Convert
    International Capital Markets 6 20 T. Bonneau
    States and International Trade Law 6 20 S. Braconnier
    Competition Law 6 20 L. Idot
    International Financing 6 20 J.-P. Mattout
    International Environmental Law 6 20 B. Fauvarque
    International Arbitration 6 20 D. Cohen
    International Tax Law 6 20 B. Delaunay
    International IP Law 6 20 F. Barrière

    LL.M.-1 – International Contracts

    Learning Contents: the legal and contractual scope and treatment applicable to international contracts.

    Objectives and skills targeted: acquiring in-depth knowledge of the legal and contractual mechanisms governing the        conclusion and performance of international contracts.

    LL.M.- 2 – Mergers and Acquisitions

    Learning Contents: the various forms of companies and concentrations between enterprises; the rules governing mergers and acquisitions in an international environment.

    Objectives and skills targeted: acquiring the capacity to identify the different types of business mergers and to identify the most efficient legal structure.

    LL.M.- 3 – International Capital Markets

    Learning Contents: the rules governing European and international capital markets.

    Benefits and skills targeted: acquiring up-to-date knowledge of the stakes and mechanisms specific to European and global capital markets.

    LL.M.- 4 – States and International Trade Law

    Learning Contents: main principles and rules of international trade law: international contracts and BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer Contracts); public-private international partnerships; litigation related to State contracts.

    Objectives and skills targeted: acquiring in depth knowledge of legal mechanisms governing international public-private partnerships.

    LL.M.- 5 – Competition Law

    Learning Contents: purpose and characteristics of competition law (excluding the law of unfair competition) at the international and European levels.

    Objectives and skills targeted: acquiring knowledge of European and international competition rules, both with regard to purpose and content, and with regard to application.

    LL.M.- 6 – International Financing

    Learning Contents: characteristics of banking law at international level.

    Objectives and skills targeted: acquiring knowledge of international financing rules and practice (syndicated loans, guarantees, financing of different assets, project financing).

    LL.M.- 7 – International Environmental Law

    Learning Contents: the principles governing environmental policy and international and European environmental law.

    Objectives and skills targeted: acquiring sufficient command of international environmental law for its implementation in the context of international trade.

    LL.M.- 8 – International Arbitration

    Learning Contents: resolving disputes through international arbitration (commercial, investment); the principles governing arbitration agreements, proceedings and awards.

    Objectives and skills targeted: acquiring knowledge of law and practice of international arbitration.

    LL.M.-9 – International Tax Law

    Subsequent to the Taxation and Customs Law course, this course considers the international aspects of taxation and provides an introduction to the key issues of this branch of international law. Topics include fiscal residence of companies and individuals, attribution of profits to permanent establishments, transfer pricing, tax treatment of international acquisitions of businesses, interpretation of double tax treaties, etc. The course highlights current practical issues faced by corporate taxpayers and governments (hybrid mismatch arrangements, transfer pricing rules in relation to intangibles, techniques to fight aggressive tax planning through international mutual assistance and exchange of information, etc.)

    LL.M.- 10 – International IP Law

    Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce. It is protected in law by, for example, patents, copyright and trademarks, which enable people to earn recognition or financial benefit from what they invent or create. This course will focus on the international legal instruments which enables the right balance between the interests of innovators and the wider public interest.