The Master in Laws (LL.M.) – (Legum Magister) International Business Law, approved by all the boards of Université Paris II Pantheon-Assas, includes 200 hours of teaching and shall accommodate approximately 30 trainees over a period of one year.

The LL.M. will secure its graduates access to major European or African professional training schools, in particular to Bar schools. It will also prepare students to enter legal departments of international companies.

November 2019
Master in Laws (LL.M) Master in Laws (LL.M)

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


Tuition fee for the LL.M. amounts to 12,000 euros.


1 year

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.