School of Law

Endorsements for the Dual LLM Programme

We asked leading practitioners what they thought of the Dual LLM in Commercial Law (Singapore and London) programme.

Peter Rogan Consultant, Ince & Co LLP

“Ince & Co LLP is a leading City law firm specialising in shipping, trade, insurance, energy and aviation law, with offices around the world, and in particular, a real focus on Asia. In this context, it is a priority for our Recruitment Team to ensure that those joining us have a synergy with our global practice, and it is often an advantage if they are able to relate to another jurisdiction, in this instance, Singapore and, more generally, Asia. We consider this dual LLM degree offered by Queen Mary University of London and Singapore Management University very positive.”

Jonathan Scott Consultant, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

“A dual London and Singapore qualification would be consistent with the rationale for our merger between Herbert Smith and Freehills as much of the future growth for leading
international law firms will come in Asia. So an LLM programme that brings both regions together would be very attractive, particularly as Singapore establishes itself as one of a handful of leading global financial services centres and the regional legal centre for South East Asia.”

David Kendall Partner, Cooley (UK) LLP

“Candidates with postgraduate degrees from different jurisdictions can often present themselves with a greater degree of confidence, adaptability and are further advanced in relationship building. They are often able to approach problems with a more considered outlook.”

Yannis Manuelides Partner, Allen & Overy LLP

“I find this academic project very worthwhile and I have no doubt that a student who follows this programme will be very well prepared for an international legal career.”