Official Master's Degree in International and European Business Law

This degree will train you to be a Legal Advisor at companies and a Lawyer in Law Firms that operate around the world

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10/12/2018 a 1/7/2019

35 places available

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1 year / 60 ECTS

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“You will visit European Institutions in Brussels and Luxembourg”

What is the Official Master's Degree in International and European Business Law?

The Official Master's Degree in International and European Business Law enables students to become Legal Advisers to companies and Lawyers who operate on the international scene, within the European Union, and who have in-depth knowledge of the legislative framework applicable in the EU, understanding their implications and adding value to their work by providing expert advice on legal issues in the EU.

The master's offers a truly global and practical focus, as the study plan is entirely design on the basis of International and EU law, and is specifically adapted for the needs of companies and of international transactions.

Adapted especially to the needs of companies and international transactions

The Official Master's Degree in International and European Business Law offers the opportunity to complete an internship at a prestigious Spanish or international law firm located in Madrid. The internship work is complemented with visits to Brussels and Luxembourg to meet with political leaders of the European Union and attend a hearing of the Court of Justice of the European Union.

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Admissions Process


Visit the Faculty in which these studies are offered on University Open Day. Attendance is not mandatory, but potential candidates are encouraged to learn about the Faculty, see the facilities, and obtain additional information.

Apply for admission. The process starts via the web, once the candidate has decided on the master degree which will be studied. If you wish, you may apply for scholarships and grants from the University at the same time as applying for admission.

The deadline for submitting applications is from December 10, 2018 to September 27, 2019.

Personal interview. There is no specific weight alloted to any one requirement for admission; rather, the Admissions Committee looks at the entire picture of the candidate in order to accept students who fit the profile of the Masters and who will be able to succcessfuly complete the coursework.

In order to be considered for admission, students must fill out an online application and submit all the required paperwork, including original copies of their grades and degrees.

The following criteria will be taken into account:
1. Having an academic record with an average merit pass of 7.0 of above in the Degree of Law or equivalent studies, unless due to motivation and academic expertise, admission is considered advisable.
2. Demonstrating a knowledge of English corresopnding to level C1 (operational efficiency or upper intermediate).
3. Result of the interview with the Director of the program.
4. Any other information the student provides, demonstrating academic and professinal success related to the field of study.

The final decision of admission will be made by evaluating the overall application of the applicant in relation to other applicants of the same year.

The admission process will protect the confidentiality of all applicants in accordance with Organic Law 15/1999 on the Protection of Data.

Resolution and notification of admission. The candidate must submit at the Academic Management Service (General Secretary Office) all documents that certify entry requisites have been met, as they appear detailed in the information note on the documentation to be submitted.

The Dean, on the basis of the proposal of the Head or Coordinator of the Master's, shall decide on the admission; this decision will be notified through the established channels on the admission website.

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Complete the registration process. Once admitted, the student must complete the registration process. The procedure is initiated via the web, but it is necessary to submit the registration form and the additional documentation to the General Registrar´s Office


Important Dates

  • Admission application filing period:
    The first period begins on December 10, 2018 and ends on September 27, 2019.
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  • Classes begin on: September, 2019.


Applicant Profile/Requirements and Documentation


Candidate profile

Students who enter the Masters program generally have a degree in Law and are seeking to develop an in-depth knowledge of international and European business Law. Some students entering the program have studied some areas of European business law before, while for others this is their first contact with the subject matter.

Most students who enter the program have little or no prior professional legal experience but are seeking to develop an expertise in the area of European business law in order to be able to advise clients and companies working in or having business dealings with Europe.

Given that the program is taught fully in English, it attracts students from all over the world, not only Spain. Our students come from countries such as the United States of America, Venezuela, China, Panama, Italy, Mexico, and France. In order to be admitted to the program, students must enter the program with a high level of English.

The program is also designed for JD candidates at United States' Law Schools (those which have agreements with Comillas) willing to spend one year abroad and to gain a European degree as a complement to their American education.

Admission requirements:

Spanish and European Law Graduates:
In order to access the Official Master's Degree in International and European Business Law, the applicants will be required to hold a law degree issued by an official Spanish University or by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area that grants access to postgraduate studies in the country of issue.

Non-European Law Graduates:
Those applicants whose degrees are not from the European Higher Education Area can access the Master course with no need for official confirmation, once the Universidad Pontificia Comillas has verified that these accredit an educational level equivalent to those corresponding to official Spanish University degrees and grant access to postgraduate studies authorized by the issuing country. In no case does such access imply official confirmation of the previous degree held by the person concerned, nor its recognition other than for the purpose of studying the Master.
Admission to the Master is open to those candidates who comply with the following profile:
- have a degree or equivalent certificate, in which the student has completed 180 credits involving subjects of a legal nature; or are enrolled in second or third year of a Juris Doctor (JD) program in United States University;
- have an academic record with an average merit pass (7.0) or above in the Degree or equivalent studies, unless due to motivation and track record, admission is considered to be advisable;
accredit sufficient knowledge of English, in particular as applied to legal questions. Accreditation can be verified by the submittal of documentation justifying the required level, either through having passed an ad hoc exam or through a personal interview.

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Information on Financial Aid, Grants and Scholarships


€28,400. Comillas students have 10% discount.

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Study grants


Contact Information


Center for Legal Innovation Law (CID)
Alberto Aguilera, 23 - 28015 Madrid
Tel.: +34 915422800-Ext. 2840; Ext. 2117 - Fax: +34 915596569

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Initiation Course 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
International Affairs and Geoestratey from the EU Perspective 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
International and EU Trade Law 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
International and EU Economic Institutions 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
EU Competition, IP and Trademark Law 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
EU Capital Markets and Securities Law 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
EU Consumer Protection Law 1.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
EU Ind. Reg. (Energy, Telecoms, Media, Transport) & EU Public Proc. Law 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
International Contracts in the EU 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
EU Insolvency Law, Credit Protection and Recovery in the EU 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
EU Corporate Law and Corporate Engineering 4.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Tort, Liability and EU Insurance Law 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
EU Tax Law and International Tax Planning 4.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
EU Cross-Border Corporate and Financial Crime 1.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Commercial Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Accounting and Finance for Lawyers 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Legal Ethics and Legal Privilege in an International Context 1.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Procedures before the European Commission and the European Court of Justice 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Legal Documents in the EU 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Advanced Legal Writing: Drafting Business Transactions 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Hot Topics Seminars 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Due Diligence Clinic 1.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Negotiation and Legal Strategy Clinic 1.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Master’s Thesis 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA

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