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Institute of Banking and Finance Law


The Institute of Banking and Finance Law offers three LLM programmes, one MSc programme, a certificate programme and a diploma programme. The LLM in Banking and Finance Law is one of the most popular LLM programmes and financial law modules are an integral part of the Certificate and Diploma in International Finance Law. The Institute offers a joint MSc in Law and Finance and LLM in Law and Economics with the School of Economics and Finance at Queen Mary. The Institute’s members are also actively involved in the LLM in Paris programme, which is an innovative suite of Master of Laws programmes taught in English by Queen Mary academics with prominent visiting lecturers.

The LLM in Law and Economics and the MSc in Law and Finance have also developed some new modules, some of which are open to general LLM students: Law and Finance in Practice, Economic Application of the Law, and Macro-economics for Lawyers. In addition, the Institute runs a series of distinguished guest speakers in international finance with world leading policy makers and practitioners and a series of “CCLS – Open Lectures”. 



Guest lectures

The Institute attracts high profile guest speakers to deliver classes and lectures, ranging from high officials of the European Central Bank, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Bank of England, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the Bank for International Settlements and the International Monetary Fund; as well as QCs, judges and qualified practitioners from leading law firms in the world as well as from insurance companies and Lloyd’s. This gives the students exposure to private practice and to the work of national and international financial institutions.

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