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At Reading, you can tailor your studies and specialise in your chosen area of interest. All our commercial law courses are offered in conjunction with the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) Centre of Henley Business School

Each pathway of LLM Commercial Law combines law and business, with modules offered by the School of Law and ICMA. You will have the unique opportunity to develop a multidisciplinary perspective by studying business-related modules directly from a business school.

Courses for 2022/23

LLM International Commercial Law

This interdisciplinary course combines the study of law and business.

Cover the aspects of the law that commercial law practitioners encounter, including employment law, competition law, and Intellectual Property law.

Topics include issues in international commercial law, corporate finance and the law, legal aspects of mergers, acquisitions and takeovers. and legal aspects of trade and the World Trade Organisation.

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LLM International Commercial Law with Information Technology Law and Commerce

Develop a comprehensive overview of issues related to IT law and e-commerce, as well as knowledge of the regulatory and legal protection offered to online transactions.

Modules offered by the School of Law and Henley Business School include data protection, internet law, and international and comparative intellectual property law.

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LLM International Commercial Law with Insolvency Law

One of a few programmes to address corporate insolvency issues.

Gain advanced knowledge of formal and informal debt restructuring procedures and detailed knowledge of a globally recognised rescue system.

Topics include corporate governance and accountability, corporate insolvency law, legal aspects of corporate rescue, and legal aspects of mergers, acquisitions and takeovers. 

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LLM International Commercial Law with Intellectual Property Law and Management

This pathway is offered by the Schools of Law and Arts & Communication Design and Henley Business School.

Modules include copyright and designs, patents and trademarks, management in creative and cultural organisations, and international and comparative intellectual property law.

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LLM International Commercial Law with International Banking Law and Financial Regulation

Develop commercial law knowledge combined with expertise in issues related to banking law and financial markets regulation.

You'll gain advanced knowledge of the regulatory and legal framework governing financial markets and financial intermediaries.

Your learning offers the potential to move into specialised careers in the banking and financial sectors.

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LLM International Commercial Law with International Corporate Finance

Understand the core issues in international corporate finance at national, international and transnational levels.

Topics include international investment law, legal aspects of corporate rescue, financial markets, and international corporate finance and the law. 

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LLM International Commercial Law with International Dispute Resolution (Arbitration)

This pathway is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)*.

Gain knowledge of commercial law, combined with detailed expertise in dispute resolution. Study topics such as international economic law, World Trade Organization disputes, and investment treaty arbitration.

*Accreditation is reviewed periodically. Students with scores of 55% and above can apply to the Institute for associate membership. 

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LLM International Commercial Law with International Economic Law

Develop an understanding of the policy issues that arise in the development and implementation of the international economic legal framework.

Study topics such as business economics, competition law, international investment law, and international economic law.

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Double master's programmes

Double master's programme with MGIMO, Moscow

You will study for one year at each institution and upon successful completion, receive two degrees.

At the Reading, you can choose between:

LLM International Commercial Law

LLM International Commercial Law with International Banking Law and Financial Regulation 

At MGIMO, you will study international financial law. The school trains specialists in international law for the diplomatic service and government bodies, as well as for legal departments of large corporations and small companies.

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Double master's programme with Thammasat University, Thailand

With this double degree programme, you will spend your first year at Thammasat University studying any of the master's programmes in Law.

In your second year, transfer to the University of Reading and choose from a wide range of master's programmes in Law, depending on your chosen area of specialisation.

Upon successful completion, you will be awarded a master's degree from both institutions.

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