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Programme Master in Management
Academic Year Academic Year 2021/2022
Module/course Code OP94
Delivery location Paris
Language English
Course type Specialisation
Contact hours 120
ECTS M1 before 2020 16
ECTS M1 from 2020 20
Level 5 (year post baccalaureate)
Semester Fall
Module name Law & Business: International Business Transactions
Field (Discipline) Law & Tax
Academic Department Law Economics and Humanities
  • Julien PELLEFIGUE, Anas BACHAR and Ghali LARAKI, Patrick BIGNON, Régis CHEMOUNY, Donna COSTA, Rodney de SOUZA, Tony FRATTO, Samer ISKANDAR, Maxime LEFEBVRE, Gaëlle MERCIER, Patrick-Hubert PETIT, Eliane ROUYER-CHEVALIER, Eric THOMAS


Module/course Summary

The Law and Business specialisation prepares ESCP students as well as dual degree ESCP/law school students for international careers in which an understanding of both legal and business concepts are essential.

The Law and Business specialisation aims to enable students to better analyse and understand the opportunities and challenges that companies face when expanding their activities internationally. The specialisation is designed to provide students with a legal framework to formulate successful modes of market entry, including trade, exporting, licensing arrangements, partnering and strategic alliances, merger and acquisitions, and greenfield ventures. Students willalso be able to identify business opportunities and challenges based on a nuanced understanding of the geopolitical, economic, financial, ethical and cultural environments in Europe, in the Middle East, in Asia, in Africa and in North America.

The Law and Business specialisation is taught in English and is offered in Paris. It is based on the expertise of professors developed over years in the field of international business transactions in the US, Europe and in the Middle East.

The students will learn through a combination of:
- lectures and class-room presentations of the readings, followed by feedback from experts and professors;
- case studies and problems to develop their legal analytical skills;
- speeches by qualified leading figures from the international legal and business world;
- research and writing international business transactions in group or individually under the guidance of the professors;
- and a field trip to intensify learning by adding an experiential dimension that is not possible through reading speeches and case studies.

The students enrolled in the Law and Business specialisation will have the opportunity to pursue a Double Degree with one of the following Dual Degree Partners during the M2 year or after:
- M2 “Opérations & fiscalité internationale des sociétés” at Sorbonne Law School (French Language and a Law degree requirements);
- M2 Business, Tax & Financial Market Law (BTFML) at the Faculty of Law – University Paris-Saclay (French Language requirements);
- Queen Mary University of London LLM (English Language requirements).

The career paths chosen by our alumni are at the crossroads of law and business:
- Our ESCP L&B specialisation/Law School graduates (double degree) have found employment in France, in their home countries and around the world. They pursue international careers mostly in law firms (Corporate & M&A, Finance, Capital Markets, Tax, Antitrust, Dispute Resolution), legal departments and in international organisations.
- Our ESCP L&B specialisation graduates pursue international careers in compliance and contract management departments, in consulting, investment banking, international organisations, business development, NGO and in the start-up industry.