The competitive edge to take your career to the next level

Our goal is to train lawyers who can navigate the highly integrated world of international commerce with a strong understanding of the key areas of international business law.

Professor Arnaud Nuyts


The LL.M. in international business law is unique in that it highlights the legal needs of businesses and teaches law students how to respond to those needs.

Professor Erik Van den Haute


An Advanced Post-Graduate Programme designed to expand your legal knowledge and expertise in the fast-changing areas of international business law.

The philosophy of the LL.M. is to offer a rigorous, coherent and comprehensive programme that covers all of the core areas of international business law, with a strong focus on practical experience.

We emphasize active learning through mock legal exercises, workshops and class presentations.

A LL.M. class of approximately 35 students ensures that students benefit from small classes, close contact with the ULB Faculty and group camaraderie amongst the LL.M. students.

Thanks to an outstanding faculty of top academics who also practice law in Brussels and abroad, we can give you the competitive edge to take your career to the next level.


International Business Law




      Taught Entirely in English


        60 Credits (ECTS)

          A few words about the LL.M.

          Programme in a Nutshell

          The LL.M. is a full-time 60 Credit (ECTS) post graduate programme running from late September through end June. It is divided into two semesters with exams in January and May/June. The programme consists of 8 core courses (5 credits each), an optional module (5 credits) and a LL.M. thesis (15 credits).

          The Core Courses


          International Commercial Transactions

          Competition Law

          International Litigation and Arbitration

          Corporate Governance and ESG

          International Company Law – International Taxation

          International Trade and Investment

          International Banking and Finance Law

          International Law of IP, IT and Data Protection

          The optional module


          The optional module may be satisfied in one of three ways: enrolling in one of the law courses taught at the faculty (in English or French), completing an internship, or participating in a Moot Court/Arbitration Seminar and related moot court competition.

          The LL.M. thesis


          The LL.M. thesis may be written on a topic of the students’ choice linked to the core curriculum under the one to one supervision of a faculty member. The programme includes thesis writing seminars designed to provide guidance.

          Highlights of the LL.M.


          Broad-based curriculum with opportunity to specialize through optional module and thesis

          Emphasis on active learning with mock legal exercises, workshops, presentations and discussion-based classes

          LL.M. Coordinator dedicated to supporting LL.M. students throughout the academic year

          LL.M. classes reserved exclusively for LL.M. students

          ULB, a Leading European University

          Outstanding Faculty of academics and practitioners

          Low student: faculty ratio of 2:1

          Central location in the heart of Europe

          Organized visits to EU institutions and access to conferences in Brussels

          Truly global student body

          Small LL.M. student class of approximately 35 students