GLOBAL LEGAL PROFESSIONALS AND THEIR CHALLENGES

Legal Practice is increasingly global, multidisciplinary and technological. The entrepreneurial ecosystem is redefining legal practice in different ways and global society faces challenges of special kind and consequence. Legal professionals must be ready not just to adapt to these trends but also be able and willing to drive change. This track will show through the work and experience of relevant global law practitioners what are the challenges of the global legal career and how to be prepared to face them.

International Business Law

Javier Muñoz

Students will be introduced to the current legal complexities that the international legal profession presents practitioners with. Students will be presented with several real-life cases involving transactions affected by international complexities. In solving the cases, students will learn how to better diagnose risks in international arena, and how to tailor solutions to ensure legal certainty and success.

Law & the Global Company
An introduction to the business law in the international and global elements.
In-class case: presentation of a real-life case. In-class discussion and solution.

International Negotiations
An introduction to the complexities of international negotiations. Presentation of tools and skills to adequately negotiate a deal in the international arena.

International Contracts
Introduction to the key aspects of International Contracts. In-class case: presentation of a real-life case. In-class discussion and solution.

Global Corporate Compliance

Jaime Silos / María Hernández

Students will learn about the current compliance needs in the domestic and international arena, and to how compliance obligations around the world affect international exchanges of goods and services, and the general economic activity. Students will participate in and solve real-life cases requiring the implementation of measures to ensure that compliance requirements are met and that the business and transactions at stake are safe and up-to-date in terms of compliance requirements.

Introduction to business ethics and CSR 
An introduction to the ethical component of business-making and global compliance obligations.
Corruption
An introduction to Anti-Corruption regulations and how they impact organizations and international business making. In-class case: presentation of a real-life case. In-class discussion and solution.
Culture of Compliance: Corporate Risk Management
An introduction to risk assessment and management within organizations.
Money Laundering
An introduction to Money Laundering regulations and how they impact organizations and international business making.
In-class case: presentation of a real-life case. In-class discussion and solution.

Global Taxation

Álvaro de la Vía

These sessions aim to introduce students to the current complexities of international and global taxation, and how tax regulations affect the way people and companies do business throughout the world today. Students will be introduced to global taxation, then faced with real-life cases requiring an adequate tax planning to ensure viability of the envisaged business.

Introduction to Global Taxation
An introduction to tax law in the global scenario.

Tax Planning for Individuals and Families
Introduction to the key aspects of an adequate tax planning for individuals worldwide. In-class case: presentation of a real-life case. In-class discussion and solution.

International Tax Planning for Multinationals
Introduction to the key aspects of an adequate tax planning for multinationals and the tools required to best conduct business worldwide. In-class case: presentation of a real-life case. In-class discussion and solution.

Legal Tech

Ana García Rodríguez / Cristina Carrascosa / Jorge Morell

These sessions aim to introduce students to LegalTech, and provide them with an overview of how technology is disrupting the legal practice around the world. Through real life cases, students will be learn about the application of technologies for Law, and how they are helping lawyers to improve their practice.

Introduction to LegalTech
how technology is disrupting the legal practice around the world.

Relevant technologies for Law
How they are helping lawyers to improve their practice: Blockchain, Artificial intelligence, ediscovery and cibersecurity. In-class case: presentation of a real-life case. In-class discussion and solution.

Fintech and Regulation
Legal issues covering the disruption of the financial industry by internet. In-class case: presentation of a real-life case. In-class discussion and solution.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Matthias Tietz

The objective of these sessions is to provide an introduction to the skills required for innovative thinking. Ultimately, participants will learn about the fundamental elements of the entrepreneurial mindset. The main elements of these sessions include exploring creativity, evaluating and identifying venture opportunities and analyzing innovative business models.

Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Evaluating and Identifying Venture Opportunities
Introduction to the key features of a good venture opportunity. Presentation of a real-life case.

Business Models
Introduction to the key factors to consider when adapting a business model.
Value Capturing and Disruptive Innovations
Introduction to capturing value from innovation. Twitter case: In-class discussion and solution.