LL.M. Business Transactions and Technology Transfer

General

Program Description

The LL.M. program offers a sound further education in the design of international contracts as well as the marketing of technology through license agreements. The course participants should be enabled to independently solve problems that arise in international treaty practice and technology transfer.

The first part of the specialization course focuses on the design of international contracts. The basics include international private law issues such as choice of law, CISG, and alternative forms of dispute resolution. In addition, the course addresses the hedging performance from the customer's perspective, the assurance of payment entitlements, and contract enforceability in different international contexts. An overview of the measures that enable companies of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) obligations are also essential. The module Technology Transfer first explains how technology is protected by patent, copyright, design, trademark, and know-how protection. In the second part of this module, the focus is on the commercialization of technology through licensing agreements. The LL.M. International Business Transactions and Technology Transfer focuses on the aspects of Swiss, European, American, and International Law. The student should be able to solve the problems independently that arise in international contract practice and technology transfer.

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Modules

The LL.M. Business Transactions and Technology Transfer includes a General Course and a Specialization Courses, comprising approximately 400 lectures. The program is completed with the submission of a thesis. The General Course lectures build the foundation for the subsequent Specialization Course. In addition, you will need to attend two study trips (Luxembourg / Brussels, China, USA). The General Course lectures build the foundation for the subsequent Specialization Course.

Courses are delivered through a blend of international experts (30% professors, 70% practitioners). The use of international sources, such as conventions, means you learn about the law in Switzerland, the EU while also developing a broader international perspective.

General Courses:

  • Legal English for Lawyers
  • EU Wirtschaftsrecht
  • Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht
  • Wettbewerbsrecht
  • Wirtschaftsstrafrecht
  • Internationales Steurrecht
  • Internationales Gesellschaftsrecht
  • IPRG / International Litigation
  • Compliance
  • Vertragsrecht
  • Legal Technology
  • Arbitration / Vertragsverhandlung

Specialization Course

  • Internationale Geschäftsabwicklungen
  • Internationaler Technologietransfer

Students who are interested in only taking the Specialization Course can be awarded a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS).

Summary of key points:

Course Option

  • Part-Time, 24 months (flexible entry)
  • 4 Semester in German (and English), classes take part Friday in the afternoons and Saturday in the mornings
  • Teaching Language: German (and English)
  • Degree: LL.M. Business Transactions and Technology Transfer
  • Application form: www.LLM.uzh.ch
  • Application deadline: Please check our website

Application and Eligibility

The following requirements must be met for admission to the program of study:

  • Degree in Law at a Master’s level (exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • Professional experience
  • Good verbal and written knowledge of the teaching languages (German and English).

Costs

CHF 32,800.–
Included in tuition costs are the costs for course materials, examination fees as well as all intensive weekends, and certain additional events. Not included are costs for excursions, additional literature, and living costs.

Last updated Nov 2020

About the School

With its 28,000 enrolled students, the University of Zurich (UZH) is Switzerland's largest university. Founded in the year 1833, UZH was Europe's first university to be established by a democratic pol ... Read More

With its 28,000 enrolled students, the University of Zurich (UZH) is Switzerland's largest university. Founded in the year 1833, UZH was Europe's first university to be established by a democratic political system; today, UZH is one of the foremost universities in the German-speaking world. Read less