LL.M. in International Business Law

Above and beyond borders of a single legal system
The LL.M. in International Business Law responds to the transformational changes in the legal industry, including the impact of globalization, innovation and technology. This practice-oriented LL.M., with a rigorous focus in business law, international business transactions and operational skills, also offers students the opportunity to acquire technological knowledge, interdisciplinary training and skills that are in high demand to become the future leaders of the legal service industry.

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The LL.M. in International Business Law offers rigorous academic and professional training in subjects relating to corporate law, finance, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, tax, international trade, antitrust, IP and the resolution of international business disputes.

With a special emphasis on an international dimension and a comparative law approach, the program provides students with solid and practical knowledge in international business transactions and operational skills through two capstone projects: an operation from an In-house Legal Department of a major company and a cross-border deal designed and guided by M&A lawyers of international law firms, corporations and consultancies.

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The LL.M. in International Business Law

Is for individuals who…

Want to become international lawyers ready to manage the complex problems faced by global corporations, law firms, and consulting firms in the new world of law.

Looking for…

Long-term success in business and law at an international level. This program is designed to prepare lawyers to take roles in law firms, companies, legal consultants, startups, alternative legal service providers, and new-tech companies.

To become…

● International Business Lawyer in a Multinational Law Firm
● In-house Lawyer
● Legal Consultant
● Legal Expert in International Organization

The context: The new world of law

The legal industry, like so many others, is undergoing a massive shift driven by technology and globalization.

As law transforms into a global, tech-enabled, data-driven and multidisciplinary industry, the traditional practice of law is shrinking. In its place, the legal landscape is increasingly defined by disruptive new players who are in the business of delivering legal services focused on client needs. This new reality brings on new challenges and unprecedented opportunities for the lawyer of the 21st century, promising new career paths and possibilities for future corporate legal professionals.

Our LL.M. in International Business Law, designed to equip future lawyers with the mindsets, knowledge, skills and tools necessary to meet the demands of the new world of law, prepares them to stand out as they define new legal frontiers in the corporate world. Upon completion of the Master of Business Law, students are prepared to head out into the corporate world with the best legal, business and global competencies, alongside practice-ready skills, to lead the way.

Our Master of Business Law, a sure path to success

The LL.M. in International Business Law is unique among top law schools globally since it focuses sharply on analyzing and developing solutions to large, multijurisdictional, highly complex corporate transactions.

SKILL UP! Become a T-shaped International Lawyer

Training T-Shaped Lawyers for a successful legal career

The LL.M. in International Business Law trains future legal professionals to lead change in a transforming industry that demands a new set of skills.

Empowered with leadership, business, technological and interpersonal skills, a T-shaped lawyer has deep legal expertise alongside enough knowledge of other disciplines to better solve problems and collaborate with professionals across sectors. Changes in the legal market, lawyer ethics, and new jobs for lawyers demonstrate the demand for T-shaped lawyers, who are well versed in everything from technology, business and analytics to highly developed interpersonal and managerial skills.

Our International Business Law program starts and ends with two self-evaluations, allowing students to effectively gauge their unique learning journey that integrates all the necessary competencies and skills—including a strong focus on business and tech immersion. This program, designed to ensure an upward trajectory in our students’ careers, equips future lawyers with the tools for success in today’s new legal world.

Students also will be evaluated throughout the program in modules and workshops, developing and improving these soft skills as they advance. Furthermore, by taking part in networking events, team-building experiences, and lectures on cutting-edge sector developments, they will learn critical interpersonal skills for successful interviews and cross-collaboration beyond the legal sphere.

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A hub for you: Rethinking Law

Rethinking Law is a hub that exposes you to the new legal industry, helping you develop relevant skills while providing opportunities for professional success. By analyzing the impact of the digital transformation and technology on law firms and in-house legal departments, you will be able to see the direction the emerging sector is heading in. This will involve understanding new industry roles and other insights through dynamic sessions that feature relevant players in the legal industry.

The true value of this hub is its ability to provide holistic, first-hand experience of today’s legal sector. Beyond understanding the emerging trends in big law firms, you will explore new legal delivery models, discover how lawyers collaborate to create a culture of change, and network with top industry players.

Studying at our Law School, an Enriching Learning Experience

Participants of the LL.M. in International Business Law will have the opportunity to experience life in the legal sector beyond the program. Through the Vienna Moot Court and the Legal Clinics, our students leave prepared to work side by side with clients and be the next leaders in legal practice and innovation at a global level.
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Vienna Moot Court Competition

During the Easter Holidays four students travel to Vienna, Austria to compete in a simulation of an arbitration hearing in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition, one of the largest and most well recognized moot court competitions in the world.

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Legal Clinics

The IE Legal Clinic gives undergraduate and postgraduate students real-life, professional practice by providing various pro bono services. Thanks to the clinics, and under the guidance of professors and lawyers, participating students provide legal advice to NGOs and startups regarding social projects around the world.


Students must fulfill the following requirements to be able to request the issuance of the Official University Degree upon completion of the Master Program.

Be ahead of what’s next

The world is changing like never before, and at IE Law School we remain on the front lines of these dynamic times. We are firmly committed to preparing you to work, thrive, and build solutions for a complex world. Now more than ever is the time to take the next step in your legal education. Discover how we can help you.

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Pursue two disciplines while gaining insight from different perspectives and ways of thinking in less than two years. You’ll cover the contents of two master’s programs—and graduate with two diplomas.

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