The LLM in Transnational and European Commercial Law, Banking Law, Arbitration/Mediation Programme is being offered by the School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Economics of the University Center of International Programmes of Studies of the International Hellenic University. The programme aims to provide a thorough analysis of commercial law, banking law and alternative dispute resolution within a transnational, EU and international context. The emphasis is on learning how cross-border business activities, companies and financial markets are regulated and how alternative dispute resolution is conducted. This degree offers a wide range of career paths. It is addressed to recent graduates and qualified lawyers seeking to pursue a career in international, EU and transnational commercial law, banking law, company law, capital markets law, financial law and alternative dispute resolution, as well as to national regulators and public officers. The courses are taught exclusively in English. The academics teaching on the programme come from universities both abroad and in Greece.
The LLM in Transnational and European Commercial Law, Banking Law, Arbitration/ Mediation of the International Hellenic University accepts, after a careful selection process, graduates of Law, Political Science and Economics Schools, from Greek universities or equivalent institutions from abroad, as well as from Technological Educational Institutions in related subject areas according to Law 4485/2017 and 4610/2019, as applicable.
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Start date: October 2023
Application deadline: 30 September 2023 or until places are filled
Campus: Thermi, Thessaloniki
Duration/Mode: 1,5 years full-time or 2,5 years part-time / weekends
Taught language: English
Entry requirements: An undergraduate degree from a recognised University
Language requirements:IELTS (academic 6.5 and above), TOEFL (IBT, 95 and above) or TOEIC (745 and above) score, or a recognised by the Greek State certificate of proficiency in English of C1 level
Fees: 3.000€ (total)
How to apply: Please follow the instructions at the applicatios page
Who can apply
To be considered for the programme, candidates are required to have:
The core courses
- European Economic Law
- Transnational Commercial Law I
- International Commercial Arbitration
- Ιnternational Regulation of the Banking Sector
- Recognition and Enforcement of International Arbitral Awards
- Μediation, ADR & ODR Law
- Transnational Commercial Law II
- Regulation of International Capital Markets and Investment Protection
- Institutional Banking Law: Banking Services – Credit Assurance – Bank Surveillance – Consumer Protection in the Banking Sector
- European & International Competition Law/Antitrust Law
- Mediation and Ombudsman scheme in the Banking Sector
The elective courses
- Legal Aspects of International Finance
- Media Law – Telecommunication Law
- International and EU Tax law
- Intellectual Property Law (Copyright Law & Industrial Property Law) – Patents, Utility Model Certificates, Industrial Designs
- International Insolvency Law
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Internet Law and E-Business
- Banking Legal Environment
- Financial Crime
- European Procedural Law
- EU Consumer Law
- Data Protection Law: General Data Protection Regulation
By the end of the series of taught courses, students choose a dissertation topic relevant to the courses of the LLM programme. The topic is chosen by the student with input and advice from a faculty member, who acts as the supervisor, working closely with the student. The dissertation is an individual paper of original scientific work, which upon completion is submitted for examination and approval by a three-member committee chaired by the student’s supervisor. After the submission of the dissertation the student must present the dissertation to the three-member committee.
The LLM in Transnational and European Commercial Law, Banking Law, Arbitration/Mediation (full-time mode) is taught over three academic terms. Lectures take place on weekends. The LLM is also available in part-time mode for those who cannot commit to a full-time programme either due to work commitments or other reasons. The duration of studies for part-time students duplicates.
In order to be awarded the LLM degree, students must complete a total of 90 credits. This involves taking: Eleven core courses (54 credits), two elective courses (6 credits), Master’s Dissertation (30 credits).
Full-time mode: During the first term, all students are required to follow six (6) core courses. During the second term, all students follow a further five (5) core courses and two (2) elective courses. Finally, during the third term, work is dedicated exclusively to the Master’s dissertation.
Part-time mode: The first year includes three teaching periods during which six (6) core courses and one (1) elective course are offered. The second year students are taught over three teaching periods the remaining five (5) core courses and one (1) more elective course. During the second year there is a fourth period in which the Dissertation should be completed.
The Academic Faculty
- Assoc. Prof. Dr. Komninos Komnios, Associate Professor at International Hellenic University;
- Prof. Teresa Rodríguez de las Heras Ballell, Professor of Commercial Law at Universidad Carlos III De Madrid;
- Dr. Angelos Dimopoulos, Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London;
- Dr. Tobias Irmscher, European Patent Office, Visiting Lecturer at LMU;
- Dr. Konstantinos Voulgarakis, Lecturer at University of Nicosia, Associate at Clifford Chance (London);
- Dr. Spyros Zarkos, Deputy General Manager at Eurobank, Internal Audit;
- Asst. Prof. Dr. Thomas Papadopoulos, DPhil (Oxford), Assistant Professor of Business Law, Department of Law, University of Cyprus, Nicosia;
- Dr. Friedrich Rosenfeld, Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte, Hamburg, Professor of Law at NYU School of Law, Lecturer at Bucerius Law School;
- Dr. Venetia Argyropoulou, General Counsel/ DPO at Kape Technologies.
Fees & Financing
The programme fees for the LLM in Transnational and European Commercial Law, Banking Law, Arbitration/Mediation is 3.000€. The amount is payable in two instalments for the full time mode or in four instalments for the part time mode at the beginning of each semester. The fees are also eligible for financing through LAEK – OAED programme.
If you have been accepted to a postgraduate programme, you will need to make a payment of the deposit of 500 Euros to secure your place. This amount will count towards the first instalment of your tuition fees. The deposit is non-refundable once you have commenced your studies at the IHU. Prior to that, a refund can be made but a 20% administrative fee will be retained. The deposit can be paid by bank transfer or bank draft. Credit card payments can be made through electronic banking (contact your Bank as handling fees may apply).
The School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Economics offers a number of scholarships for the programmes it offers, covering a significant proportion of the fees. These scholarships are competitive. Award criteria include the quality of the first degree, the undergraduate grades of the candidate, his/her command of the English language and overall profile. Candidates for scholarships should include a separate letter with their application documents in which they request to be considered for a scholarship, stating the reasons why they think they qualify.
Programme announcement – Admissions
Next LLM in Transnational and European Commercial Law, Banking Law, Arbitration/Mediation class starts in October 2023. Interested parties are invited to submit their application by 30 September 2023 or until places are filled, by following instructions at the applicatios page.
The LLM in Transnational and European Commercial Law, Banking Law, Arbitration/Mediation takes place in the facilities of the School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Economics of the University Center of International Programmes of Studies of the International Hellenic University in Thermi-Thessaloniki.
School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Economics
Department of School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Economics
University Center of International Programmes of Studies
14th km Thessaloniki – Nea Moudania 570 01 Thermi, Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30 2310 807 521/564/565