School of Law

LLM in Paris Modules

Module Availability

Not all of the modules listed may be available in any one year. Those modules running are confirmed at the beginning of the semester when minimum student numbers have been ascertained. Module teachers, teaching dates and times may be subject to change (CCLS will work to ensure students are notified of any changes as soon as possible). Please further note that timetabling restrictions can sometimes prevent the choice of certain combinations of modules.

Credits

180 credits must be completed for the LLM. A 12,000-word dissertation is a compulsory component of the Programme and counts as 45 credits. Please select sufficient taught modules to reach 180 credits in total.

In order to receive an LLM specialism, a minimum of 90 taught programme credits need to be chosen from the specialist field. The 45-credit dissertation must also be within the specialist field. You are free to choose from all of the modules on offer in Paris for the remaining 45 credits necessary to attain the overall 180 credits.

Specialisms

Students opting to study any combination of modules would study the general Paris LLM in International Business Law. Should you wish to specialise in:

  • LLM in Banking and Finance Law
  • LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law
  • LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution
  • LLM in Intellectual Property Law
  • LLM in Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law.

The applicable specialisms for each module are noted in the descriptions below.

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Module Details

Cloud Computing Law

Module Code / Credit Value

CCLP604/ 15 credits

Module Description

This module will provide a foundation for understanding and analysing cloud computing structures and contracts for private and public sector cloud services, including standard terms and contract negotiations; the application of data protection law to the storage and other processing of information in cloud environments, including what is regulated, who is responsible, which laws apply and the circumstances in which law enforcement authorities access information; and the subsistence and ownership of proprietary rights in data stored, processed and generated in cloud environments.

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Technology, Media & Telecommunications Law

Mode of Assessment

One 2hr15mins written examination

Module Convenor(s)

  • Niamh Gleeson

Mode of Delivery

Evening classes and Saturday daytime classes

Teaching Dates

  • Friday 15 November 2019
  • Saturday 16 November 2019
  • Friday 6 December 2019
  • Saturday 7 December 2019

 

Copyright Law - United Kingdom & United States

Module Code / Credit Value

CCLP605 / 15 credits

Module Description

This module focuses on the copyright systems applicable in leading common law jurisdictions - with particular reference to the United Kingdom and the United States. It aims to provide students with a broad understanding of those systems and a more detailed awareness of specific topical issues within UK and US copyright law.

This modules aims to provide students with:

  • a sound understanding of the history and principles underlying the systems of copyright law in the United Kingdom and the United States
  • a sound understanding of the rules of those systems
  • a detailed understanding of certain important aspects of the relevant law - e.g. originality, forms of protected work, ownership, infringement, defences, moral rights
  • an ability to compare the approaches covered in the systems covered

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Intellectual Property Law

Mode of Assessment

One 2hrs15mins written examination

Module Convenor(s)

 

Mode of Delivery

TBC

Teaching Dates

TBC

 

Corporate Rescue and Cross-border Insolvency 

Module Description

The course is premised upon the notion that the student of insolvency law ought to develop a sound understanding of the dynamics of insolvency and debt restructuring, including available options, methods and techniques in the light of regulatory theories, applicable legal framework, shareholders capitalism and public policy objectives. The course will provide a critical and insightful view of current international legal developments and trends with the aim of identifying the most salient legal issues involved in insolvency and debt restructuring in the context of an increasingly complex financial phenomena and global markets.

The module would enable students to identify common aspects in the dynamics, techniques and mechanisms to deal with distress scenarios and discover innovative trends in a continuously developing area. It will provide students with an introduction and basis for the understanding of the developments in reorganization, restructuring, debt-write-offs, debt-equity swaps, and debt conversion/extinction. In other words, methods and techniques to deal with the broad spectrum of restructuring from a legal, economic and policy point of view. The course will also provide strong legal analytical skills.

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Banking & Finance Law

Mode of Assessment

One 2hr15mins written examination

Module Convenor(s)

Mode of Delivery

Daytime classes taught over 4 days

Teaching Dates

  • Monday 8 June 2019
  • Tuesday 9 June 2019
  • Monday 15 June 2019
  • Tuesday 16 June 2019

Cybercrime

Module Description

Internet technologies have enabled new ways of committing crimes and have moved "old" crimes such as fraud online. This has created interesting challenges to substantive criminal law and to its investigation, prosecution and enforcement. This Module examines the harmonization efforts, specifically the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime (2001) and the EU framework for the harmonization of the law in the fields of cybercrime. The Module looks at four categories of cybercrime: (a) computer integrity offences (e.g. hacking and viruses); (b) computer-related cybercrimes (e.g. fraud and forgery); (c) content-related cybercrimes (such as child sex abuse images; pornography; IP infringement; terrorism propaganda; and (d) contact-related offences (e.g. harassment and revenge porn).

This Module will also examine the legal procedural issues arising from transborder online crime, specifically the formal (e.g. mutual legal assistance) and informal approaches to international co-operation, including the role played by services providers (payment intermediaries; cloud computing; Internet access providers; domain name registries and registrars etc). The exercise of national powers for collecting intelligence & evidence (including surveillance) will also be examined.

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Technology, Media & Telecommunications Law

Mode of Assessment

One 2hr15mins written examination

Module Convenor(s)

Mode of Delivery

TBC

Teaching Dates

TBC

E-Commerce Transactions

Module Code / Credit Value

CCLP219/ 15 credits

Module Description

This module investigates the difficulties posed by the problem of creating legally effective e-commerce transactions in a complex cross-border legal environment and potential solutions to those difficulties. It focuses on how e-commerce businesses are constrained to undertake and structure their online activities, and on how legal creativity might be used to reduce or eliminate legal uncertainties.

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Technology, Media & Telecommunications Law

Mode of Assessment

24-hour Final Assessment Exercise

Module Convenor(s)

Mode of Delivery

Evening classes and Saturday daytime classes

Teaching Dates

  • Friday 18 October 2019
  • Saturday 19 October 2019
  • Friday 8 November 2019
  • Saturday 9 November 2019

 

Energy and Climate Change

Module Code / Credit Value

CCLP160 / 15 credits

Module Description

This module will look at the international legal regime relating to climate change and consider how this will directly impact the energy sector. There is a fundamental shift in the energy industry away from fossil fuels (non renewable sources) to clean energy (renewable sources). This transition and how it will take place over the coming years will be discussed. The transition fuel being identified by the International Energy Agency as the lowest carbon is gas. This will impact on the unconventional and LNG sector during this important transition. Traditional oil and gas companies including for example BP, Total and Shell will have to change their business model in line with new regulation. This module will also consider emissions trading and its effectiveness, the NDC (nationally determined commitments of states to achieve climate change goals. In addition it will consider the polluter pays principle as well as the growing number of climate change disputes and consider how these might impact future energy regulation, international and national. The focus is climate change exclusively from the perspective of the energy sector.

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law

Mode of Assessment

One 4000 word essay

Module Convenor(s)

Mode of Delivery

Daytime classes taught over 4 days

Teaching Dates

  • Monday 28 October 2019
  • Tuesday 29 October 2019
  • Thursday 7 November 2019
  • Friday 8 November 2019

 

English Contract Law

Module Code / Credit Value

CCLP601 / 30 credits

Module Description

The module will cover the English law of contract, including the rules governing the formation, construction and interpretation of contracts (including the incorporation and implication of terms), the circumstances where contracts may be deemed to be vitiated, as well as the available remedies for breach of contract. This module will also give students insight into the workings of the common law.

The module will examine English Contract law with a particular focus on commercial contracts. The module aim is for students to familiarise with concepts, principles, doctrines and rules of English law governing commercial contracts and provide them with sound legal knowledge of all such aspects, thus enabling them, by the end of the module, to formulate concrete arguments and opinions on the various aspects and complex doctrines involved. In practical terms the module will furnish students with an understanding of how the law applies in the day-to-day operation of the commerce and with the ability to evaluate the law critically.  

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law

Mode of Assessment

One 2hr15mins written examination

Module Convenor(s)

Mode of Delivery

Evening classes and Saturday daytime classes

Teaching Dates

  • Wednesday 29 January 2020
  • Thursday 30 January 2020
  • Friday 31 January 2020
  • Saturday 1 February 2020
  • Friday 14 February 2020
  • Saturday 15 February 2020
  • Monday 17 February 2020
  • Friday 27 March 2020
  • Saturday 28 March 2020

 

Ethics and Governance in Business and Finance

Module Code / Credit Value

CCLP011/ 15 credits

Module Description

The module on "Ethics and governance in business and finance" analyses unethical practices arising in business and in the financial sector and links them with corresponding corporate governance problems.  The module then provides a critical evaluation of the relevant UK and EU regulatory and supervisory frameworks which strive to address them. Reference to international standards and US law is made where relevant. Thorough consideration is also given to Corporate Social Responsibility and Responsible Investment.

The module aims at providing students with an understanding of the ethical problems which riddle the conduct of business of both financial and non-financial corporations. Given the persistence and apparent resilience of unethical conduct, it is a pedagogical imperative to educate future generations on the matter.

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Banking and Finance Law

Mode of Assessment

One 2hr15mins written examination

Module Convenor(s)

Mode of Delivery

Evening classes and Saturday daytime.

Teaching Dates

  • Saturday 5 October 2019
  • Tuesday 12 November 2019
  • Saturday 16 November 2019
  • Thursday 21 November 2019
  • Friday 22 November 2019

 

EU and US Design Law

Module Code / Credit Value

CCLP081 / 15 credits

Module Description

Design rights are exclusive rights granted for the protection of a design that offers a new and individual appearance.  This module deals with the rationales for and process of obtaining and enforcing design protection under the provisions of the European and US statutes, including infringement, defences, revocation and remedies. The module will:

  • Provide students with a sound understanding of the rationales and essential principles of European and US design law, providing a foundation and context for intellectual property law and practice;
  • Provide students with a detailed understanding of the laws on European design protection, registered and unregistered, focusing in particular on the Community Design Regulation 6/2002;
  • Provide students with a comparative understanding of the US laws on design protection, concentrating on US Design Patents and copyright;
  • Provide students with an overview of the overlaps of copyright, registered design and trade mark/trade dress protection in Europe and the US;
  • Illustrate these lessons with brief examinations of the fashion and automotive sectors, and a one-hour moot.

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Intellectual Property Law

Mode of Assessment

One coursework essay of 4000 words

Module Convenor(s)

Mode of Delivery

Daytime classes taught over 4 days

Teaching Dates

  • Monday 10 February 2020
  • Tuesday 11 February 2020
  • Monday 9 March 2020
  • Tuesday 10 March 2020

 

EU Data Protection Law

Module Code / Credit Value

CCLP209 / 30 credits

Module Description

This module examines EU data protection laws and examples of the regulatory frameworks established in the Member States. It explores the key debates and commercial implications of the current regime under the Data Protection Directive and the new regime under the General Data Protection Regulation, including the challenges of particular developments, such as telecommunications, cloud computing and the Internet of Things.

Students will acquire legal knowledge, and gain a robust insight into policy considerations underlying statutory law. You will also acquire an international and comparative perspective on how the law is understood and applied in different jurisdictions. You will thereby be placed in a position to critically analyse current developments.

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Technology, Media & Telecommunications Law

Mode of Assessment

One 3hr15mins written examination

Module Convenor(s)

Mode of Delivery

Evening classes and Saturday daytime classes

Teaching Dates

  • Friday 15 May 2020
  • Saturday 16 May 2020
  • Thursday 28 May 2020
  • Friday 29 May 2020
  • Saturday 30 May 2020
  • Friday 12 June 2020
  • Saturday 13 June 2020

 

European Copyright Law

Module Code / Credit Value

CCLP075 / 15 credits

Module Description

This module focuses on the copyright law of the European Union and on the relationship between that body of rules and the copyright laws of the Union's member states (including France and Germany).  It aims to provide students with a broad understanding of those systems and a more detailed awareness of specific topical issues within European copyright law. This module aims to provide students with:

  • a sound understanding of the history and principles underlying the systems of copyright law in the European Union and its Member States;
  • an overview of the rules of those systems;
  • a detailed understanding of certain important aspects of the relevant law - e.g. originality, forms of protected work, ownership, infringement, defences, moral rights;
  • an ability to understanding the current challenges facing the development of copyright law within Europe.

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Intellectual Property Law

Mode of Assessment

One coursework essay of 4000 words

Module Convenor(s)

Mode of Delivery

Daytime classes taught over 4 days

Teaching Dates

  • Thursday 26 September 2019
  • Friday 27 September 2019
  • Wednesday 30 October 2019
  • Thursday 31 October 2019

 

European Law of Patents

Module Code / Credit value

CCLP076 / 15 credits

Module Description

Patents are exclusive rights granted for the protection of an invention that offers a new and inventive technical solution or way of doing something. This module deals with the process of obtaining and enforcing a patent under the provisions of the UK Patents Act 1977, the European Patent Convention (EPC) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC), including infringement, defences, revocation and remedies. This modules aims to:

  • Provide students with a sound understanding of the essential principles of European patent law, providing a foundation and context for intellectual property law and practice;
  • Provide students with a detailed understanding of the laws on European patent law, focusing in particular on the UK Patents Act, the EPC and the UPC;
  • Provide students with a detailed understanding of the process of obtaining and enforcing a patent by virtue of the UK Patents Act, the EPC and the UPC;
  • Provide students with a detailed understanding of the legal concepts of novelty, inventive step and industrial application under the EPC and infringement, defences, revocation and remedies under the UK Patents Act and before the UPC.

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Intellectual Property Law

Mode of Assessment

One coursework essay of 4000 words

Module Convenor(s)

Mode of Delivery

Evening classes

Teaching Dates

TBC

 

European Law of Trade-marks

Module Code / Credit Value

CCLP083/ 15 credits

Module Description

The emphasis is on European trade-mark law and, the relevant legal instruments and the extensive jurisprudence developed by the CJEU in that regard, with particular emphasis on the manner in which the latter is applied by UK courts. Trade-mark law has become an important driver of the economy, while brand loyalty, commercial reputation and goodwill are some of the most important assets a commercial entity might possess. These aspects will be covered in depth in relation to the trade-marks jurisprudence in Europe. Moreover, with the looming UK departure from the EU, the interplay between EU and UK trade-mark will be explored as it is of utmost importance to lawyers involved in pan-European transactions and litigation.

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Intellectual Property Law

Mode of Assessment

24-hour final assessment exercise

Module Convenor(s)

Mode of Delivery

Evening classes

Teaching Dates

  • Tuesday 5 November 2019
  • Wednesday 6 November 2019
  • Thursday 7 November 2019
  • Tuesday 26 November 2019
  • Wednesday 27 November 2019

 

Information Technology Transactions: Management and Disputes

Module Code /Credit value

CCLP206 / 15 credits

Module Description

The module covers information technology transactions, contracts and licences in a variety of areas, such as: system procurement contracts, commercial software licensing, outsourcing, cloud computing and free and open source software.

Students will, above and beyond the acquisition of legal knowledge, gain a robust insight into all relevant considerations underlying the aforementioned transactions. They will also acquire a broad perspective on how the law affects various stakeholders at the negotiation stage, when the contract is concluded and during disputes. You will thereby be placed in a position to critically analyse complex legal scenarios in the abovementioned areas.

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Technology, Media & Telecommunications Law

Mode of Assessment

One 2hr15mins written examination

Module Convenor(s)

Mode of Delivery

Daytime classes taught over 4 days

Teaching Dates

  • Wednesday 19 February 2020
  • Thursday 20 February 2020
  • Wednesday 18 March 2020
  • Thursday 19 March 2020

Insurance Law

Module Code / Credit Value

CCLP140 / 15 credits

Module Description

This module looks at particular types of insurance contract. It considers the impact on specific insurance contracts of the application of general principles of insurance contract, the terms that appear in different types of contract, their function and how they are interpreted by the courts, and how the applicable legislative environment varies with different types of insurance. Insurance is fundamental to a modern economy, allowing businesses and individuals to transfer the risk of loss, thereby facilitating investment and protecting wealth, and London is a world centre of the insurance industry. Students require no prior knowledge of insurance or English law. You will learn all they need to know as the module progresses.

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in LLM in Banking and Finance Law

Mode of Assessment

One 2hr15mins written examination

Module Convenor(s)

Mode of Delivery

Daytime classes taught over 4 days

Teaching Dates

  • Wednesday 11 March 2020
  • Thursday 12 March 2020
  • Wednesday 8 April 2020
  • Thursday 9 April 2020

 

Intellectual Property and the Life Sciences

Module Code / Credit Value

CCLP093 / 15 credits

Module Description

The life sciences can be defined as the use of living organisms (biotechnology) and the protection or treatment of living organisms (medicine, veterinary medicine and plant protection). It comprises the science behind medicine, pharmacy and agriculture and their corresponding industries. The module will provide detailed knowledge of the role that intellectual property plays in providing investments for investment and incentives in the life sciences. It will also focus on the question of how to distribute the benefits of life sciences research fairly so that it benefits society.

This modules aims to:

  • Provide students with detailed understanding of the legal and regulatory issues related to intellectual property and the life sciences.
  • Provide students with advanced knowledge of patenting biosimilars, patenting diagnostics, patenting human genes and exclusivity for biologics.
  • Provide students with provide advanced knowledge of the patenting of stem cells and CRISPR technology.
  • Provide students with detailed knowledge of the protection of plant innovations through plant breeders' rights, and the patenting non-transgenic and transgenic plants.

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Intellectual Property Law

Mode of Assessment

One coursework essay of 4000 words

Module Convenor(s)

Mode of Delivery

Evening classes over 5 days

Teaching Dates

  • Monday 30 March 2020
  • Tuesday 31 March 2020
  • Wednesday 1 April 2020
  • Thursday 2 April 2020
  • Friday 3 April 2020

 

International and Comparative Law of Unfair Competition

Module Code / Credit Value

CCLP082 / 15 credits

Module Description

The Law of Unfair Competition constitutes a substantial part of industrial property law. The module examines the protection of business values such as goodwill, commercial symbols, and other valuable intangibles that are not protectable under laws of intellectual property. The module also addresses issues of consumer protection in that it examines practices that are unfair because they influence the consumers' economic decisions in a manner that is inappropriate.

Unfair competition law constitutes an individual practice area and an independent field of theoretical legal study.

In addition, the legal doctrines and underlying rationales of Unfair Competition Law feature significant commonalities with those of Intellectual Property, Competition, and Commercial Law. Hence, practitioners and legal theorists working on those neighbouring fields will have an opportunity to obtain practical and theoretical insights that are useful for appreciating the intricacies of their principal areas of expertise.

The module aims at providing the students with a thorough account of the main legal theories of unfair competition in various jurisdictions with a particular focus on US, EU, UK, French and German law in light of the binding European and international legal frameworks. Legal problems are approached from a comparative perspective. At the same time, emphasis is placed on the practical problems that arise in the context of disputes that involve claims of unfair competition.

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Intellectual Property Law

Mode of Assessment

One 2hr15mins written examination

Module Convenor(s)

Mode of Delivery

Evening classes and Saturday daytime classes

Teaching Dates

  • Friday 6 March 2020
  • Saturday 7 March 2020
  • Friday 10 April 2020
  • Saturday 11 April 2020

 

International Arbitration and Energy

Module Code / Credit Value

CCLP163 / 15 credits

Module Description

International arbitration proceedings in the energy sector have seen an important increase in recent years, both in terms of their numbers and their economic and political importance.  This module provides students with the basis for understanding the particular issues of disputes in the energy sector, both in international investment and commercial arbitration.  This module gives students aiming to work in the arbitration area an important qualification in a very competitive market. The module includes various case studies and interventions from guest lectures from the energy industry and private practice.

It is recommended that this module be taken in conjunction with module CCLP047 Investment Treaty Arbitration.

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution
  • LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law

Mode of Assessment

One 2hr15mins written examination

Module Convenor(s)

Mode of Delivery

Daytime classes over 4 days

Teaching Dates

  • Thursday 5 December 2019
  • Friday 6 December 2019
  • Thursday 12 December 2019
  • Friday 13 December 2019

 

International Arbitration: Applicable Laws and Procedures

Module Code / Credit Value

CCLP044 / 15 credits

Module Description

The growth of international commercial transactions, including infrastructure and investment projects, financial and IP transactions, has been accompanied over the last sixty years by the increased use of arbitration to settle disputes. Arbitration is now established as the preferred method of international dispute resolution as it provides for the neutrality and flexibility commercial parties seek.

This module examines the fundamental theoretical concepts and legal framework for international commercial arbitration. The teaching approach taken for this module is international and comparative, drawing on the laws of all major legal systems (including England, France, Switzerland, the USA, Model Law Countries, Singapore, China and Hong Kong) as well as the most important institutional and ad hoc arbitration rules (including the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce, the London Court of International Arbitration, the UNCITRAL Rules, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre). Particular focus is also given to the 1958 United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the New York Convention) which has a central important in international commercial arbitration.

The aim of this course is to establish students’ knowledge and critical understanding as well as provide an insight into the practice of international commercial arbitration as an independent comparative law subject. The subject is first examined generically, without any reference to any national laws, arbitration rules or international instruments; and then various national and institutional approaches are presented.

The focus will be on applicable laws and procedures, including issues of evidence and issues of the relevance of the seat.

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution

Mode of Assessment

One 2hr15mins written examination

Module Convenor(s)

Mode of Delivery

Daytime classes over 4 days

Teaching Dates

  • Monday 30 March 2020
  • Tuesday 31 March 2020
  • Tuesday 28 April 2020
  • Wednesday 29 April 2020

 

International Arbitration: Regulation and Infrastructure

Module Code / Credit Value

CCLP043 / 15 credits

Module Description

The growth of international commercial transactions, including infrastructure and investment projects, financial and IP transactions, has been accompanied over the last sixty years by the increased use of arbitration to settle disputes. Arbitration is now established as the preferred method of international dispute resolution as it provides for the neutrality and flexibility commercial parties seek.

This module examines the fundamental theoretical concepts and legal framework for international commercial arbitration. The teaching approach taken for this module is international and comparative, drawing on the laws of all major legal systems (including England, France, Switzerland, the USA, Model Law Countries, Singapore, China and Hong Kong) as well as the most important institutional and ad hoc arbitration rules (including the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce, the London Court of International Arbitration, the UNCITRAL Rules, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre). Particular focus is also given to the 1958 United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the New York Convention) which has a central important in international commercial arbitration.

The aim of this course is to establish students’ knowledge and critical understanding as well as provide an insight into the practice of international commercial arbitration as an independent comparative law subject. The subject is first examined generically, without any reference to any national laws, arbitration rules or international instruments; and then various national and institutional approaches are presented.

The focus will be on regulation and infrastructure and will also cover arbitration agreement and arbitration tribunal.

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution

Mode of Assessment

One 2hr15mins written examination

Module Convenor(s)

Mode of Delivery

Daytime classes over 4 days

Teaching Dates

  • Thursday 13 February 2020
  • Friday 14 February 2020
  • Thursday 5 March 2020
  • Friday 6 March 2020

 

International Banking Regulation

Module Code / Credit Value

CCLP007 / 30 credits

Module Description

The module on "International Banking Regulation" provides students with an in depth and thorough understanding of the legal and supervisory framework covering the entire life-cycle of a bank, from its inception to its failure. It also considers the economic and legal rationale for regulating banking institutions. The module covers primarily the regulatory and the supervisory framework in the UK and the EU.  However, reference to international standards and the activities of international standard setters, such as the Financial Stability Board and the Basel Committee of Banking Supervision, is made throughout the module.

The module aims at providing students with a solid, thorough and cross disciplinary understanding of the most important regulations applicable to the Banking sector. The study of regulation will be complemented with that of supervision. This is a fundamental module for all students wishing to specialise in banking and finance.

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Banking and Finance Law

Mode of Assessment

One 7500 word essay

Module Convenor(s)

Mode of Delivery

Daytime classes over 6 days

Teaching Dates

  • Wednesday 2 October 2019
  • Thursday 3 October 2019
  • Friday 4 October 2019
  • Wednesday 13 November 2019
  • Thursday 14 November 2019
  • Friday 15 November 2019

International Commercial Arbitration (Skills and Advocacy)

Module Code / Credit Value

CCLP602 / 15 credits

Module Description

International Arbitration is a more and more specialized area of law.  In this module, students will learn the specific skill sets needed to become a successful arbitration lawyer.  Oral and written advocacy, understanding of different cultural legal backgrounds and other skills will be taught on a “learning by doing basis.”  Students will take part in practical exercises, stepping in the shoes of arbitrator, counsel or clients.  Applying the theoretical concepts of international arbitration in practice, students will lean the fundamental skills that will give students an important qualification in a competitive legal market. You will benefit from practical guest lectures from renowned arbitration practitioners. Prior knowledge of dispute resolution or arbitration is strongly recommended for this module.

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution

Mode of Assessment

One 2hr15mins written examination (50%)

Practical class exercises and oral presentation (50%)

Module Convenor(s)

Mode of Delivery

Evening classes over 5 days

Teaching Dates

  • Tuesday 5 May 2020
  • Wednesday 6 May 2020
  • Thursday 7 May 2020
  • Tuesday 26 May 2020
  • Wednesday 27 May 2020

 

International Construction Contracts and Dispute Resolution

Module Code / Credit Value

CCLP042 / 15 credits

Module Description

International construction contracts have by their nature special features, which affect the methods of resolving disputes arising from them. The module, conducted through series of seminars,  examines in detail the nature of international construction contracts, the typical clauses included in the standard form of FIDIC conditions, the parties to construction contract (and in particular the role of the Engineer and the Contractor), their structure, and the types of disputes that arise under them.

This modules aims:

- To assist students in developing a detailed, critical and advanced knowledge of key areas of international construction contracts as well as the process of resolving disputes arising out of this type of contracts

- To provide students a solid theoretical background of construction law and arbitration, which will be transferred to their professional activities as lawyers, consultants or counsel. 

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution

Mode of Assessment

One 2hr15mins written examination

Module Convenor(s)

Mode of Delivery

TBC

Teaching Dates

TBC

 

International Energy Transactions

Module Code / Credit value

CCLP162 / 15 credits

Module Description

This module will teach students about the main types of energy transactions while putting them in the context of the energy transition. International energy transactions are complex, large, incredibly high risk and very expensive. They involve many parties from hosts states, international oil companies, national oil companies, NGOs, IGOs as well as service providers. The course is focused on practical issues including specific contract provisions used in upstream contacts from concessions to joint operating agreements. The module also looks at how these large expensive energy projects are financed. The unconventional market development in particular in the USA and the LNG value chain with the impact on the global gas market are also covered. Nuclear power is still part of the energy matrix of many states being a low carbon process and ensuring energy security.

The course aims to give a practical overview of the main types of transactions so that students understand the market drivers, can identify the types of contracts and the impact of the move from fossil fuels to clean sustainable power generation. The energy sector in dynamic and students need to be aware of impact this energy transition will have on the energy sector in the future.

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law

Mode of Assessment

One 2hr15mins written examination

Module Convenor(s)

Mode of Delivery

Daytime classes taught over 5 days

Teaching Dates

  • Wednesday 23 October 2019
  • Thursday 24 October 2019
  • Friday 25 October 2019
  • Monday 18 November 2019
  • Tuesday 19 November 2019

 

International Law of Patents and Related Rights

Module Code / Credit Value

CCLP077 / 15 credits

Module Description

Patents provide, for a limited time, the right to exclude others from acts of making, using, selling, keeping or importing products containing the patented invention. Under the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Agreement on Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights (the TRIPS Agreement) WTO Members, in particular developing countries, face challenges in meeting their obligations to provide patent protection and related rights. The module will assess the extent to which these obligations derived from international law impact on access to medicines, traditional knowledge, biological diversity, farmers' rights, food security and human rights.

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Intellectual Property Law

Mode of Assessment

One coursework essay of 4000 words

Module Convenor(s)

Mode of Delivery

Evening classes over 5 days

Teaching Dates

  • Monday 20 April 2020
  • Tuesday 21 April 2020
  • Wednesday 22 April 2020
  • Thursday 23 April 2020
  • Friday 24 April 2020

International Oil and Gas Laws in the Energy Transition

Module Code / Credit Value

CCLP161 / 15 credits

Module Description

Petroleum laws and contracts are the ultimate manifestation of policy and are the result of lengthy negotiation processes and have an unusual dynamic.  According to the World Bank, between 1999 and 2010 more than 30 countries revised their petroleum contracts and made major amendments or completely changed their petroleum legal and fiscal framework. Several more countries have done the same since the 2014 oil price downturn in order to adapt themselves to the changes in the industry.  This module will examine the main type of contracts used in the upstream petroleum industry (Production Sharing Agreements, Concessions and Service Agreements) and their most important legal and fiscal mechanisms and the reasons why these are so frequently changed. This course will also focus on the study of these contracts dynamics within the so-called energy transition, risk mitigation strategies in order to avoid the most common forms of legal and political risks:  expropriations and contract renegotiation.

At the end of the course students will be able to understand petroleum contract dynamics from both the host country and the IOC’s point of view, understand their structure and adaptability, and the reasons why these are so frequently changed as well as the tools which are at their disposal to avoid this trend. This module will also examine the key issues when contract are negotiated and eventually renegotiated. Finally, this course will also aim to give students an introduction of how legal, political economy and business issues interact in the petroleum upstream industry.

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law

Mode of Assessment

One coursework essay of 4000 words

Module Convenor(s)

Mode of Delivery

Daytime classes over 4 days

Teaching Dates

  • Thursday 26 March 2020
  • Friday 27 March 2020
  • Thursday 23 April 2020
  • Friday 24 April 2020

 

International Regulation and Governance of Energy

Module Code / Credit Value

CCLP164 / 15 credits

Module Description

This module will provide students with a good knowledge of the regulation and governance of the energy sector. It considers the issues impacting the continuing development of the sector as it relates to regulation with particular emphasis on the EU and the internal energy market it seeks to create. It will examine specifically, for example, energy regulation models, and the regulation and governance of specific markets such as oil and gas, electricity and alternate energy sources.  It will explore issues such as the role of ACER as a transnational regulator, the European Target Model for the electricity and gas markets, market coupling and the likely shape of future energy markets as the Energy Union continues to take shape. It will encourage students to critically analyse the issues impacting regulation and to apply their knowledge to factual problems encountered by regulators and non-state actors.

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Energy & Natural Resources Law

Mode of Assessment

One 2hrs15mins written examination

Module Convenor(s)

Mode of Delivery

Evening classes over 5 days

Teaching Dates

  • Monday 27 January 2020
  • Tuesday 28 January 2020
  • Monday 24 February 2020
  • Tuesday 25 February 2020
  • Wednesday 26 February 2020

 

Introduction to Competition Law

Module Code / Credit Value

CCLP607 / 15 credits

Module Description

The module will provide an introduction to competition law. The module will address the essentials of Article 101 TFEU (undertaking, agreement etc.), discuss various types of anticompetitive agreements, as well as the modern approach to the application of Article 101(3) TFEU in defending anticompetitive agreements. Then the module will look at Article 102 TFEU. The module will analyse the essential features of Article 102 TFEU i.e. the concept of dominance and the concept of abuse. Then the module will present some of the abuses (e.g. tying/bundling, exclusive dealing, price discrimination, refusal to supply). Finally, the module will analyse the assessment of mergers and acquisitions, focusing on substantive analysis. The content of the module is relevant for the competition enforcement by the European Commission, but also by National Competition Authorities of the EU Member States. The module will adopt a very practical perspective (case studies, quizzes) and will aim to equip students with the tools they need to assess/address infringements of national and EU competition law.

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law

Mode of Assessment

One coursework essay of 4000 words

Module Convenor(s)

Mode of Delivery

Evening classes and Saturday daytime classes

Teaching Dates

  • Friday 21 February 2020
  • Saturday 22 February 2020
  • Friday 20 March 2020
  • Saturday 21 March 2020

Investment Treaty Arbitration

Module Code / Credit Value

CCLP047 / 30 credits

Module Description

The legal environment for international trade and foreign investment has changed dramatically since the end of the Cold War. Foreign investors are much more willing to pursue a claim of, for example, alleged expropriation or discriminatory behaviour by a host State. Further, public international law principles must also be considered once a state is involved. Principles of state responsibility, expropriation and acts tantamount to expropriation, what comprises fair and just compensation, immunity from suit and immunity from execution. These public international law principles overlap somewhat uncomfortably with the commercial interests of foreign investors. Developments in investment arbitration and trade dispute resolution have been rapid in recent years. It is now crucial that academics and legal practitioners are aware of the complex international legal elements involved in the resolution of investment and trade disputes.  The subject has become very topical with broader political and economic debate on ISDS. This debate has intensified in recent years and various reform projects are underway at UNCITRAL, ICSID and other international organisation.

Course materials for this module are available to purchase from the QMUL e-shop; show receipt and collect from Student Services at ULIP.

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution

Mode of Assessment

One 3hr15mins written examination

Module Convenor(s)

Mode of Delivery

Daytime classes taught over 6 days, including Saturday

Teaching Dates

  • Thursday 3 October 2019
  • Friday 4 October 2019
  • Saturday 5 October 2019
  • Thursday 10 October 2019
  • Friday 11 October 2019
  • Saturday 12 October 2019

 

Law and Ethics in the Energy Sector

Module Code / Credit Value

CCLP157 / 15 credits

Module Description

Energy plays a central role for the existence and subsistence of human life on earth. The production, distribution and use of energy resources raise numerous ethical questions beyond legal and political issues. Such questions include: (a) who owns energy resources? (b) how can the interests of present and future generations in the enjoyment of resources be balanced? (c) what is the role of states in securing a reliable energy supply to their citizens? (d) what are the risks in entrusting multinational corporations with conducting exploration and exploitation activities? and (e) are states and multinational corporations adequately addressing anthropogenic phenomena, such as pollution or climate change, and doing so consistently with other political, social, economic measures? The module on Energy Law and Ethics will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the ethical implications of international laws, policies and practices in the energy sector. It will enable them to identify these implications and to apply a more comprehensive ethical view to energy law and policy. The Energy Law and Ethics module is concerned with the study of the ethical dilemmas arising in the energy sector. It aims to provide both a theoretical and practical approach to the analysis of these issues.

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law

Mode of Assessment

One 2hr15mins written examination

Module Convenor(s)

  • Dr Tibisay Morgandi

Mode of Delivery

Daytime classes over 4 days

Teaching Dates

  • Monday 4 May 2020
  • Tuesday 5 May 2020
  • Monday 25 May 2020
  • Tuesday 26 May 2020

 

Law and Practice of the Unified Patent Court

Module Code / Credit Value

CCLP098 / 15 credits

Module Description

The establishment of a Unified Patent Court is the most significant change to patent law and practice in Europe since the early 1970s. The module will provide advanced knowledge of EU Regulation 1257/2012 on the creation of unitary patent protection,  detailed knowledge of the Agreement on the Unified Patent Court, and advanced knowledge of procedures, litigation and practice before the Unified Patent Court.

This module aims to:

  • Provide students with advanced knowledge of EU Regulation 1257/2012 on the creation of unitary patent protection.
  • Provide students with detailed knowledge of the Agreement on the Unified Patent Court.
  • Provide students with provide advanced knowledge of procedures, litigation and practice before the Unified Patent Court;
  • Provide students with a detailed understanding of infringement, defences, revocation and remedies before the Unified Patent Court.

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Intellectual Property Law

Mode of Assessment

One coursework essay of 4000 words

Module Convenor(s)

Mode of Delivery

TBC

Teaching Dates

TBC

 

Law of Financial Crime: European & International Perspectives

Module Code / Credit Value

CCLP603 / 15 credits

Module Description

This module will examine the European and International Law of Financial Crime. It will focus in particular on the development of legal responses to money laundering and terrorist finance, corruption and fraud (including fraud against the budget of the European Union). The synergy between European and international initiatives in developing a system of global governance in the field will be analysed and the impact of such system on domestic legal systems will be explored. The module will also place emphasis on the impact of new legislative initiatives in the field on fundamental principles of commercial and criminal law, as well as on the protection of fundamental rights.

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Banking and Finance Law

Mode of Assessment

One coursework essay of 4000 words

Module Convenor(s)

Mode of Delivery

Daytime classes over 4 days

Teaching Dates

  • Monday 27 April 2020
  • Tuesday 28 April 2020
  • Monday 18 May 2020
  • Tuesday 19 May 2020

 

Lawyer Negotiations

Module Code / Credit value

CCLP039 / 15 credits

Module Description

The course will explore negotiation through various theoretical approaches including strategic bargaining, cognitive theories, processual analysis, for example.  The focus will be on the lawyer as negotiator and the intent is to blend theoretical analysis with practical application.  Lectures will be delivered in combination with role-play simulations and exercises. Students will be expected to participate in exercises and simulated roleplays each class.

This module aims to familiarise the student with negotiation theory and to explore how these theories impact the student’s approach to negotiation; to enhance the student’s preparation for and engagement in negotiation; to combine theoretical learning with practical application to gain understanding through experiential learning.

Please note that registrations for this module will be capped at 20 students.

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution

Mode of Assessment

One course work essay of 3000-4000 words (80%)

One oral presentation of 10-15 minutes (20%)

Module Convenor(s)

Mode of Delivery

Daytime classes taught over 3 days

Teaching Dates

  • Monday 28 October 2019
  • Tuesday 29 October 2019
  • Wednesday 30 October 2019

 

Legal Aspects of International Finance

Module Code

CCLP606 /15 credits

Module Description

How do corporates and governments raise large-scale finance in the international banking and capital markets?

The focus will be on certain key financial transactions:

  • syndicated loans: where multiple lenders lend on the basis that each has a separate contract with the borrower but all act together
  • bonds: where the entity seeking funds borrows directly from investors through the market rather than from a bank
  • securitisation: bonds backed by an income stream, such as mortgage payments or, with Bowie bonds, future music royalties

We will look at the issues that shape both the way the documents are drafted and the structures supporting them. These documents are taken from contracts used in the London market, and, in particular, we will analyse the Loan Market Association's Multicurrency Term and Revolving Facilities Agreement. As a global financial centre, these London documents have been adopted in other financial markets around the world. Transactions undertaken in London often do not involve any party or asset located in the United Kingdom. Indeed, the transactions we will examine are cross-border: for example, Lenders located in Countries A, B and C, Borrower in Country D, Assets in Country E, Governing Law specified as English Law.

Students are not required to have any prior knowledge of banking, finance, contract law, or English law. You will learn all you need to know, including the terminology, as we proceed. Materials, including a detailed study guide, will be provided.

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Banking and Finance Law

Mode of Assessment

One 2hr15mins written examination

Module Convenor(s)

Mode of Delivery

Evening classes and Saturday daytimes

Teaching Dates

  • Friday 27 September 2019
  • Saturday 28 September 2019
  • Friday 29 November 2019
  • Saturday 30 November 2019

 

Licensing Intellectual Property

Module Code / Credit Value

CCLP078 / 15 credits

Module Description

The module begins with an explanation of the principles of intellectual property, contract and competition law as they relate to licensing contracts. The body of the module will be concerned with the character, structure and drafting of licensing agreements for the major forms of intellectual property to include patent, trade mark and copyright licensing. The module will examine in light of statute and case law, the key terms common to such licensing agreements including: ownership; grant of intellectual property; territorial exclusivity; invention improvement; sublicensing; royalties; warranties; indemnities and dispute resolution. The module will discuss current issues in the field of licensing including trade marks and selective distribution agreements; standard essential patents and FRAND (fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory) licensing; as well as copyright licensing, news aggregation; and technological self-help measures including blockchain technologies.

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Intellectual Property Law

Mode of Assessment

One 2hr315mins written examination

Module Convenor(s)

Mode of Delivery

Daytime classes over 4 days

Teaching Dates

  • Thursday 14 May 2020
  • Friday 15 May 2020
  • Thursday 11 June 2020
  • Friday 12 June 2020

 

Mergers and Acquisitions

Module Code / Credit Value

CCLP010 / 15 credits

Module Description

Primarily the course aims to contribute to a critical understanding of the subject matter through the combined study of theories of regulation in general and the corporate dynamics in particular, with a special focus on the different stakeholders involved in corporate finance. The module will focus on issues such as: the use of debt and equity; why merge or acquire a business; due diligence, acquisition/sale agreements and contractual governance; the permissibility and regulation of takeover defences in the UK, US and the EU and the protection of minority shareholders through the regulation of this bid process; the role of other constituencies such as employees affected by control transactions. Finally this module is a good complement to the one in Securities and Markets Regulation.

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Banking and Finance Law

Mode of Assessment

One 2hr15mins written examination

Module Convenor(s)

Mode of Delivery

Daytime classes over 4 days

Teaching Dates

  • Thursday 23 April 2020
  • Friday 24 April 2020
  • Monday 11 May 2020
  • Tuesday 12 May 2020

 

Mining & Natural Resources Law

Module Code / Credit Value

CCLP166 / 15 credits

Module Description

This module covers all of the legal aspects of the mining industry. It sets out the legal regime relating to the mining sector. Mining companies also have to be aware of political considerations and the impact of the nationalisation cycle. The different stages of the mining industry will be reviewed from development, production and remediation at the closure of the mine. Each phase requires certain licences and permits to proceed to the next stage. Some of the newer innovations of underwater mining will be looked at and the impact of the relevant provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Of particular interest, is the work of the International Seabed Authority and the regulations and recommendations it is making on prospecting in the sea.  Environmental considerations and corporate social responsibility standards will also be discussed. Finally, there will be a review of mining disputes, how they are resolved and their impact if any on the mining sector.

The aim of this module is to give students a good understanding of the legal aspects relevant to the extractive industries. Students should be able to identify the corporate and legal structures that are used in the mining industry as well as the relevant international treaties and standards that might apply. The impact of private initiatives including the EITI (The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative) on the mining sector will also be explained.

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Energy & Natural Resources Law

Mode of Assessment

One coursework essay of 4000 words

Module Convenor(s)

Mode of Delivery

TBC

Teaching Dates

TBC

 

New Boundaries in Competition Enforcement

Module Code / Credit Value

CCLP608 / 15 credits

Module Description

The module shall have 3 parts, one that focuses on anticompetitive agreements, one on unilateral conduct, one on merger control. The first part of the module will focus on anticompetitive agreements and it will examine algorithmic collusion and cartels, providing an assessment of the current status of competition enforcement when faced new technologies and their impact on the achievement and sustainment of collusive conducts. This part will also assess platform sharing. The next part of the module will focus on the boundaries of unilateral conduct enforcement in digital markets and will provide a detailed review of the new types of abuses and the strength and weaknesses of the EU Commission theory of harm as illustrated in the Google Shopping case both from the perspectives of the European Commission and the antithesis from perspective of practitioners highlighting the reasons for expanding the enforcement toolbox and balancing it against the negative impact of such intervention of innovation and legal certainty. In the area of merger control, the test of public interest is profoundly influenced by the enforcement approach applied to the control of concentrations. Among the public interest considerations, one that has been at the heart of important cases has been that of national security. The module will explore all issues related to this new resurgence of protectionism. Finally the module shall discuss the importance of innovation in merger enforcement.

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law

Mode of Assessment

One coursework essay of 4000 words

Module Convenor(s)

Mode of Delivery

TBC

Teaching Dates

TBC

 

Securities and Markets Regulation

Module Code / Credit Value

CCLP001 / 15 credits

Module Description

The module in Securities and Markets Regulation covers the most important pieces of EU legislation applicable to capital markets.  These include the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive and Regulation (MiFID and MiFIR), the Transparency Directive and the UCITS and AIFM Directives, which discipline collective investment funds and alternative investment funds managers.

Particular attention will be given to the study of market venues as well as the European and International institutional framework governing their supervision.

This module is a good complement to CCLP010 Mergers and Acquisitions.          

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Banking and Finance Law

Mode of Assessment

One 2hr15mins written examination

Module Convenor(s)

Mode of Delivery

Evening classes over 5 days

Teaching Dates

  • Tuesday 4 February 2020
  • Wednesday 5 February 2020
  • Thursday 6 February 2020
  • Thursday 27 February 2020
  • Friday 28 February 2020

 

     

Regulation on Media Reporting of the Legal System

Module Code / Credit Value

CCLP218 / 15 credits

Module Description

One of the most fundamental concepts governing a legal system is not only that justice should be done, but that it should also be seen to be done. The modern notion of open justice sees the media encouraged to report on the court system in operation; indeed, the right to do so comes under the scope of Article 10. There are, however, situations in which limits must be put upon what may be reported, such as, for example, where the public interest lies in protecting the Article 8 privacy rights of an individual, or perhaps even where it is necessary for information identifying them to be withheld from publication lest it put their actual lives in danger, as was seen in regards to the Bulger killers, Thompson & Venables (UK).  Prior to and during legal proceedings, it can be necessary to put limits on the manner in which the media report particular proceedings; in some circumstances, it may even be necessary to prevent certain key information from being able to be reported at all for the duration, as to do otherwise could pose a threat to the integrity of the proceedings, violating the Article 6 right.

This module will undertake a comparative exploration of different legal approaches which seek to maintain the balance between open justice and media freedom of expression on the one hand, and the protection of vital interests in the integrity of the justice process on the other.  Consideration will also be given to the challenges posed by the nature of the contemporary media: online, global, and instantaneous. Can traditional approaches in this area, designed in an era of professional journalists and defined boundaries, be adapted in order to really address the internet era of amateur commentators, online gossips, and international communication platforms with global reach?

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Technology, Media & Telecommunications Law

Mode of Assessment

24-hour Final Assessment Exercise

Module Convenor(s)

Mode of Delivery

Daytime classes taught over 4 days

Teaching Dates

  • Wednesday 13 November 2019
  • Thursday 14 November 2019
  • Wednesday 20 November 2019
  • Thursday 21 November 2019

 

Trade Secrets

Module Code / Credit value

CCLP096/ 15 credits

Module Description

Every intellectual property right starts life as a trade secret. Trade secrets and related intellectual assets are viewed as critical to the success of many businesses. But they are also uniquely fragile rights and so their protection under different legal systems requires close assessment.  This module complements other IP modules by providing an opportunity to study the economic and legal foundations of these important rights.

Applicable Specialisms

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Intellectual Property Law

Mode of Assessment

One coursework essay of 4000 words

Module Convenor(s)

  • John Hull

Mode of Delivery

Daytime classes taught over 4 days

Teaching Dates

  • Tuesday 8 October 2019
  • Wednesday 9 October 2019
  • Thursday 15 October 2019
  • Friday 16 October 2019