Frontier 2

A privileged entry point to understanding our complex world!

The tradition role of a lawyer is rapidly changed as we live in a more globalized society. With the movement of people and cross-border deals taking place on a daily basis, lawyers today need to be aware of legislation outside of their own boundaries. Should you opt to choose the Law course at IE Summer School, you will develop your knowledge on how the field is constantly adapting to the challenges it faces.

International Arbitration & Advocacy Seminar (Day 1):

The course will survey international treaties on arbitration, introducing the themes of international arbitration practice. Today, arbitration is the preferred method of resolving international commercial disputes. It provides a private and neutral platform for parties to settle. For a lawyer deciding to practice in an international environment it is of paramount importance that they understand the basic principles of international arbitration and its practice

Law and the Global Company (Day 2):

Lawyers are seen more and more as facilitators for the growth of companies. Those that are not will be left behind. This is particularly true for company lawyers or general counsel whose role is to develop legal strategies which align with the business model of the company. Therefore, this part of the course will work to explain how lawyers work with companies in a global marketplace where customers can come from anywhere.

European Competition Law (Day 3)

EU Competition Law is one of the most popular courses that the IBL offers. These sessions will provide students an inside into the types of substantive courses we offer and how we approach practical education through the case method.

Session I: EU Competition Law: Theory
From a theoretic perspective, the course aims to structure what might otherwise appear a chaotic multitude of regulations and cases. Antitrust policy as the efficient and impersonal system for the social control of the market. It is based in the perception of market failures against a model of perfect competition. Antitrust law is a complex legal system directed to achieve a public interest, the existence of effective or workable competition in a given market. The law seeks to do this by a combination of prohibitions and prevention, of repression and procedures to supervise future conduct and to examine structure of a given market. The application of the rules is based in indeterminate legal terms (“restriction”, “effect”, “dominance” “control”) and the consideration, in the proper context, of the economic foundation of a given case. The law therefore is case specific and with little clear bright lines. Antitrust law is expansive because market economy is a global factor: all sectors, all markets, all corporations are affected by the ever increasing reach of antitrust law.

Session II & III: EU Competition Law: Practice
From a practical viewpoint, the course will build on the study of real-life or hypothetical cases. Two sessions will cover one or two cases in different substantive and procedural domains, such as cartel cases, abuse of dominant position and the “doctrine of combined application”, or concentration control, for example.

Law and Social Entrepreneurship (Day 4)

One of the great movements of the very young 21st century is the development of social entrepreneurism and working to develop business innovations which have an impact on the lives of everyone regardless of socio-economic status. Lawyers play a key role in this development as the keepers of codes and rules. Therefore, the future of these initiatives will depend greatly on the support and understanding of lawyers and legal service providers.

Negotiation Workshop (Day 5)

Perfection of participants’ knowledge in the area of negotiation, by combining theoretical instruction and practical exercises, as well as practice and development of negotiation capabilities and skills. This program has been designed so that participants may learn the “art of negotiation” as an effective tool that they will be able to use throughout their professional careers and personal lives.

This program is intended to improve participants’ negotiating effectiveness by participating in relevant practical cases and by discussing these cases with instructors. At the end of the program, the participants will understand how to prepare for negotiations, how to achieve objectives more effectively, how not to hurt others in the negotiation process, and how to make agreements that are later carried out.

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