The LLM in International Transactions begins at Fordham University in New York

The LLM constitutes training in line with the current international business environment and is aimed at Garrigues associates, offering these young lawyers valuable learning opportunities that will contribute to their personal and professional development at Garrigues.

This week saw the inauguration of the third LL.M. in International Transactions. The program, developed as part of the Garrigues’ International Training Program (ITP), is run through Centro de Estudios Garrigues in collaboration with Universidad de Nebrija and Fordham University School of Law, one of the oldest and most prestigious educational institutions in the US.

The program offers training in line with the current international business environment and is aimed at Garrigues associates, offering these young lawyers valuable learning opportunities that will contribute to their personal and professional development at the firm. The international teaching staff is made up of noted academics and expert lawyers in different fields of the law, as well as professionals from public institutions and multinational groups.

The program offers a multidisciplinary grounding in legal and business matters as well as the soft skills necessary to advise on the negotiation and implementation of corporate and commercial transactions and on the resolution of the related disputes. The training has an international dimension since many transactions involve more than one legal system and entail a combination of continental civil law systems and common law institutions.

The first stage of the training has begun in New York (USA). During two intensive weeks of study, students will attend classes at Fordham Law School in order to familiarize themselves with the US legal system and the main common law institutions.

The program will continue online until April, during which time theoretical and practical aspects of different areas such as corporate governance, insolvency, antitrust law, financial markets and privacy will be studied from a comparative perspective. The LL.M. ends with various weeks of study at Centro de Estudios Garrigues in Madrid, focusing on the resolution of multidisciplinary case studies and various talks on relevant topics for international lawyers (negotiation techniques, lobbying and advocacy, ICT tools for lawyers, disruptive technologies affecting law firms, digital transformation, etc.).