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International Corporate Law


This course provides students with a general overview of the status of company law at an international and European level.

Doing business in a global world is the main theme of the course. It covers the establishment and mobility of companies within Europe, as well as international views on the rights and obligations of the key stakeholders of companies, including the board of directors, shareholders and creditors. In particular, management responsibilities and corporate governance structuring will be discussed.

The course also addresses several expansion strategies such as different types of mergers, acquisitions and takeovers and the legal framework of these strategies. In addition the execution of the process phases will be discussed: negotiations, due diligence reviews of the target company, the bidding process and preparation of agreements.

The course includes workshops in which students will put theory into practice in an intensive, interactive manner. In addition, the course welcomes a guest lecturer with years of experience in the international business environment to share with the students practical insights relating to management responsibilities and corporate governance issues. Links between theory and practice will therefore form an important part of this course.


Programme Coordinator LLM (Adv) International Civil and Commercial Law
Office for International Education / Leiden Law School


Interactive lectures, presentations and workshops


The form of the examination will be confirmed at the start of the course.


Full degree in law granting access to the legal profession (or equivalent).