LL.M. International Business Law


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Católica Global School of Law

E-mail: catolica.law.sede@ucp.pt

Phone: (+351) 214 269 860

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Program Description

This LL.M. is one of the few programmes specifically designed for those attorneys who seek to develop a professional career in international business law.

The programme offers an innovative approach to transnational, Anglo-American and European business law. It covers a wide range of topics, such as contracts, project finance, commercial and investment arbitration, corporate law, securities regulation, EU internal market, and international tax law.

Key features

An intensive, advanced programme, directed specifically to those who seek an active and international professional practice of Business Law:

It exceeds the expectations and demands of both experienced lawyers, who want to deepen their skills and knowledge, and young associates seeking to enhance their opportunities in an international career;
It also provides an environment in which those who seek an academic career can hone their academic skills while specializing in specific areas of law.

A true international programme

Students come from a wide range of backgrounds and countries.

Our outstanding faculty includes prominent scholars from prestigious American and European universities and top lawyers from international law firms. Using interactive and innovative teaching methods, our faculty is able to utilize Católica’s extensive and modern resources to engage students in an exciting and meaningful way.

LL.M. Católica is one of the few LL.M. programmes in continental Europe that has been successful in bringing together top international academics and professionals from both Europe and the United States. LL.M. Católica is one of the finest and most respected LL.M. programmes in all of Europe.

Advanced LL.M in International Business Law is a one year programme, running from September to July.

The academic calendar is structured into three terms with classes generally held on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings.

Students must complete a total of 60 ECTS credits to meet the LL.M. degree requirements. This includes courses and seminars.

Students may choose to enrol in the programme on a part-time basis, extending the coursework over two academic years. This option allows busy professionals to set their own pace of study.

The Case Method

Classes will have a dual nature, emphasizing both practice and theory. Through the application of the case method teaching technique, students will be faced with difficult, yet practical problem-solving scenarios where in-depth analysis and reasoning will have to be applied. Serious preparation outside class is required. Class discussion is encouraged and will be factored into the students’ final grade.


The programme is enriched with a regular series of academic and professional conferences hosted by Católica Gobal School of Law. These conferences bring the brightest and most respected legal minds, along with renowned international personalities, to Universidade Católica. Such conferences give our students the opportunity to meet, network, and interact with influential members of the international legal community.


During the academic year, enrolment in particular LL.M. seminars is made available to practitioners, who are not enrolled in the programme. Their participation not only enhances our programme’s diversity and increases the breath of intellectual conversation, but provides a networking opportunity for both the LL.M. students and the professional community


General Contacts

Católica Global School of Law

E-mail: catolica.law.sede@ucp.pt

Phone: (+351) 214 269 860


Karolina Dobrowolska

"I hope that all the amazing people I met during my studies will be my friends for life."