LL.M. International Business Law

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Paris-Panthéon-Assas University is the first and oldest Law University in France. It has developed a leading reputation in France and abroad for the quality of its teaching and research and stands out for a distinguished history, a solid foundation and an innovative atmosphere. 

Located in one of the most amazing cities in the world and at the heart of Quartier Latin, the Paris campus and its Assas Welcome Desk welcomes every year 3000 international students from all over the world ready to live an unforgettable experience.

The LL.M. International Business Law in Paris includes 210 hours of teaching and usually welcomes between 20 and 30 students or trainees over a period of eight months. The programme is entirely taught in English by renowned Professors of Law and professionals acting in the legal field. 

This course deals mainly with practical case studies and certain key subjects, with a pluridisciplinary focus. The LL.M. program prepares students and professionals to master important cross-borders mergers or financial transactions, funding, restructuring, LBO, financial engineering, and setting-up of industrial projects. These transactions are particularly interesting as they raise many difficulties and lead to the adoption of innovative solutions. Their study and the analysis of the legal, financial, and accounting issues they raise are particularly formative. The student or the professionals will tackle with different viewpoints and in a very interactive way the contracts, the guarantees, the funding or the settling of international trade dispute, just to quote key areas

Programme information
Senior Leadership:Daniel Cohen (Professor)
Course name:LL.M. in International Business Law
Degree type:University degree (diplôme d’université)
Awarding body:degree is awarded by Paris-Panthéon-Assas University
Level:graduate (Bac +5 level)
Duration:8 months (Beginning of October- End of May)
Study method:face-to-face

Teaching & Structure

Teaching Method

The LL.M. International Business Law is composed of ten mandatory modules:

  • International Contracts,
  • Mergers and Acquisitions,
  • International Capital Markets,
  • States and International Trade Law,
  • Competition Law,
  • International Financing,
  • Environmental and Sustainable Development Law,
  • International Arbitration,
  • International Tax Law,
  • International Intellectual Property Law.

Each module is composed of 10 hours of theoretical teachings and 10 hours of practical teachings.

An additional 10 hours for International Business Management and Finance is taught by INSEAD Professors on the following topics: Finance & Accounting, Microeconomics, and Marketing Strategy. All courses are delivered in English and take the form of seminars taught by professors from Paris-Panthéon-Assas University, as well as practitioners from law firms and major companies.


Examinations will be held for each of the 10 mandatory modules. Some modules might require 2 exams: one regarding the theoretical lecture, and one regarding the practical part of the module.
The method of evaluation is determined by the respective professors/teachers with the approval of the dean.

The method of evaluation may be a written exam, class participation, project presentation, and/or homework assignment.

The format of the exam might vary from one module to another. Here are a few examples:

  • Questions with multiple answers
  • Individual work cases (essays) to be done at home
  • Assignments or presentations to be prepared in groups
  • Evaluation tests at the end of each seminar

Each subject is graded out of 20 and the pass mark is 10/20 for each module. The student is admitted if he/she has obtained at least a total of 100 points out of 200 and 60 ECTS credits will be awarded. Results will be communicated at the end of the course and will be followed by a graduation ceremony. There is no exam period, since the examinations are held during or at the end of a module.


The course runs from October to June. All participants must be available on a full-time basis. Indeed, the schedule is always subject to modifications, and no absence will be excused in case of any change in the schedule.

Entry Requirements

The course is designed for both experienced and qualified professionals with a strong professional background and for motivated candidates who have just completed their degree and who may want to occupy the jobs mentioned above.

The entry requirements of the LL.M. International Business Law are:

  • a master’s degree in law or
  • an alternative degree with at least 4 years of professional experience
  • Fluency in the English language is required and must be attested by a recognized certificate such as
    • IELTS 7/9,
    • TOEIC 800/990,
    • TOEFL 90/120,
    • Erasmus courses,
    • English mother tongue.

Candidates are selected and will be assessed on their motivation, their career objectives and their language aptitude.

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.

Admission process:

You will need to submit:

  • A completed online application form (application fees of EUR 80).
  • Transcripts (in English or French) of your degrees or any other relevant qualification
  • IELTS, TOEIC or TOEFL language test
  • 2 letters of reference (in French or English)
  • A personal statement

Applicants who have been accepted into the program must confirm their enrolment by paying a first enrollement deposit within 3 weeks of receiving their letter of acceptance.

Application deadline

July 15th 2024

Tuition Fees & Funding

Tuition fees: EUR 17,000

In addition, students must pay the university administrative fees of EUR 250.

Tuition fees instructions are communicated upon student enrollment. All fees are payable only by Bank transfer to the Paris-Panthéon-Assas University, and in all cases, all exchange or transfer charges are to be borne in full by the candidate.

The full registration fee must be paid before September 1st.

If the full amount is not paid by September 1st, students will not be allowed to attend the classes.

For more information, you can send a request to our Admissions Team.

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