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Overview

Do you have (initial) professional experience in banking and the capital market? Do you have a special focus on investment and financing instruments as well as financial transactions? Are you interested in topics such as digital transformation, FinTechs, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, shadow banks and ICO? On the other hand, do you want in-depth knowledge of the diverse areas of corporate finance and banking supervisory law? Would you like to meet the challenges of the financial market of the future? In the Master of Financial Law (LL.M.) degree, you will acquire the economic and legal expertise that is essential for a successful career in banking & finance.

  • Practical studies geared towards current and future challenges in the banking & finance sector
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum at the interface between law and finance
  • Negotiation training
  • Optimal compatibility of work and study
  • Top lecturers from the FS faculty and oversight, finance industry and legal profession
  • Extensive network options

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • first university degree, preferably in law or economics,
  • preferably two years of qualified professional experience 
  • successful completion of the admission procedure at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.
     

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Basics in banking & finance
  • Legal and economic basis for banks, financial markets and capital providers
  • Accounting
  • Economic criminal law
  • Negotiation training
Corporate finance
  • LMA
  • LSTA
  • DKS
  • Intercreditor Agreement
  • Covenants
  • Venture Dept
  • Mezzanine
  • Special financing (ICO, STO, profit participation rights, bonds, etc.)
Banking & Innovation
  • FinTech
  • RegTech
  • InsureTech
  • Blockchain, Crypto-Currency
  • Payment
  • Raisin money (Incubation, Accaleration, VC)
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Shadow banks
  • Data protection and right to data
Banking regulatory law
  • Permission requirement, admission requirements U Admission procedure
  • Organizational requirements, ongoing supervision, instruments of intervention & sanctions
  • Institutional framework (SSM, ECB, SRM, SRB and national supervisory authorities)
  • Financial Crime Compliance
Conferences & Network
  • Finance & Law Club
  • FinTech conference
  • Finance & Law Talk
  • FS alumni network
  • Specialist conferences, e.g. next generation financial service providers
  • Frankfurt School Career Services

The conception of the “Master of Financial Law (LL.M.)” at the Frankfurt School takes into account the special requirements of a part-time course. In terms of methodology, a study concept that combines self-learning phases with competence-oriented face-to-face events on campus has proven its worth for the qualification of employees who are strongly involved in their work. The lectures are designed to be practical, often including case studies and the latest topics that affect the financial sector.

Learning objective 1: Dissemination of knowledge in financial law

Graduates have a clear understanding and comprehensive knowledge of the legal and economic-theoretical fundamentals of essential banking transactions, in particular with regard to corporate finance and its regulatory treatment. You have a comprehensive knowledge of the economic as well as legal parameters and instruments for the analysis, design and control of financing transactions and the national and European supervision of their actors.

Learning objective 2: Complex analysis and advice

Graduates are able to carry out complex analyzes of legal and economic problems in financing transactions and to develop solution concepts based on them with an interdisciplinary approach. You analyze research questions in order to acquire the ability to advise on complex issues. You can assess investment and financing-related business models and transactions from a regulatory perspective and conduct negotiations successfully and efficiently. They are able to accompany capital providers or companies as well as investors through all stages of the financing or investment process and to provide professional advice at the highest level.

Learning objective 3: Interdisciplinary teamwork and professional communication

Graduates are able to communicate clearly, specifically and constructively. You conduct negotiations independently. You will exchange relevant and subject-related exchanges in interdisciplinary teams and present them. They analyze the results of the teams and work together to develop constructive solutions that are accepted by all parties. They publish and discuss the results of their academic thesis with specialist representatives.

Learning objective 4: Scientific self-image and professional action

The graduates design and control financial transactions and move safely within the regulatory framework established in this regard. They recognize the framework conditions and limits of their professional activity with the help of theoretical and methodological knowledge and develop this further. They critically reflect on their decisions with regard to possible legal, social and ethical consequences.

 


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