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New courses in Business Law Master Specialization

Date of news: 13 February 2020

The LL.M specialisation Business Law offers three interesting new courses: European Commercial Law, European Insolvency Law and European Financial Law (from September 2020 onwards).

European Commercial Law, professor André Janssen and dr. Pietro Ortolani
The course aims at presenting the fundamentals of commercial law in an European Perspective and then scrutinizing the European Commercial Law (which means eg. in the areas of e-commerce, unfair commercial practices, and product liability).
In addition, the course deals with the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) as the most important source of law for international sales law in Europe. The course finishes with a discussion on the future challenges for European Commercial law.
Professor Janssen: “The emergence of European Commercial Law constitutes one of the most significant changes of the modern legal landscape. The European Union’s idea of harmonizing commercial law has begun to deeply reshape the national laws of Member States".

European Insolvency Law, professor Michael Veder
Increasingly, insolvency and restructuring proceedings have cross-border implications. This course will familiarize students with the most important legal texts in the field, notably the EU Insolvency Regulation.
During the course a number of relevant issues in the context of cross-border insolvency proceedings will be discussed, such as (i) jurisdiction, (ii) applicable law, (iii) recognition and (iv) cooperation and communication between insolvency practitioners and courts.

European Financial Law, professor Danny Busch and professor Seraina Grünewald
This new course will address all the major building blocks of international and European banking & financial markets regulation.
The following topics will be addressed: (1) international financial architecture and standard-setting; (2) introduction to the EU’s regulatory and supervisory framework; (3) European Banking Union – institutional aspects; (4) bank capital and liquidity requirements; risk management; (5) bank resolution, State aid and deposit insurance; (6) investor protection (MiFID II); (7) misconduct and financial crime; (8) Capital Markets Union; (9) Financial Market Infrastructures & High Frequency Trading; (10) FinTech and digital currencies; (11) sustainable finance; (12) monetary law and the role of Central Banks.
Professor Busch: "This new course will address all the major building blocks of international and European banking & financial markets regulation, including FinTech and sustainable finance".