Do new financial & insurance regulations lead to a greater transparency and reduction of risk in order to make financial systems more stable and better regulated? Do they make the global markets safer? How can new capital and bank structure rules strengthen the resilience to another financial crises and to provide greater consumer protection?

Switzerland, being attractive for both domestic and foreign companies seeking capital, is one of the world's leading financial centers and is characterized by its innovative ability, stability and security. Due to the high density of international and local financial service providers, companies from other industries have access to a sophisticated and liquid capital market, as well as state-of-the-art financial infrastructure.

The program is designed to give graduates from around the world a solid grounding in international banking, finance, and insurance law. It focuses on international organizations and their regulations, the basis for regulation, and the characteristics of the most important financial markets.

Also you will get an in-depth study of the regulation of market participants, financial services, and the marketing of financial products as well as the relevant treaties.


The program includes a General Course and a Specialization Courses, comprising approximately 400 lectures. The General Course lectures build the foundation for the subsequent Specialization Course. To receive the LL.M. title students must pass all exams of the general courses and the specialization courses as well as write a thesis. In addition participants will need to attend two study trips (Luxembourg / Brussels, China, USA).

Courses are delivered through a blend of international experts (30% professors, 70% practitioners). The use of international sources, such as conventions, means you learn about the law in Switzerland, the EU while also developing a broader international perspective.

General Courses:

  • Introduction to Swiss Law
  • Legal English for Lawyers
  • International Economic Law
  • European Business Law
  • Competition Law
  • International Private Law/ Corporate Law / Corporate Criminal Law
  • International Tax Law
  • Conducting Negotiations
  • Legal Management
  • Compliance
  • Legal Technology
  • Litigation / Aribitration

Specialization Course

  • Institutional framework for banking, investment services and insurance
  • Market participants, products and marketing

Students who are interested in only taking the Specialization Course can be awarded a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS).

Summary of key points:

2 Course Options

Option 1

  • Part-Time, 24 months (flexible entry)
  • 4 Semester, classes take part Friday in the afternoons and Saturday in the mornings
  • Teaching Language: German and English
  • Degree: LL.M. International Banking, Finance and Insurance Law

Option 2

  • Full-Time, 12 months (entry every 2 years)
  • 2 Semester
  • Teaching Language: English
  • Degree: LL.M. International Banking, Finance and Insurance Law

Application and Eligibility

The following requirements must be met for admission to the program of study:

  • Degree in Law at a Master’s level (exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • Professional experience
  • Good verbal and written knowledge of the teaching languages (German and English).
  • Application form:
  • Application deadline: Please check our website


CHF 32,800.–
Included in tuition costs are the costs for course materials, examination fees as well as all intensive weekends and certain additional events. Not included are costs for excursions, additional literature and living costs.

Program taught in:
  • English
  • German

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