LLM in Transn. & Europ. Commercial Law & Alternative Dispute Resolution International Hellenic University (IHU)
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 program 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.
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.
Scholarships and Funding
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.
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.
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.