Hamburg, Germany

International Business Law

when 1 July 2024 - 19 July 2024
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 12 EC
fee EUR 2200

In today's globalized world, international business and the laws regulating it are no longer distinct disciplines. Whether you are just entering the working world or are still a student, the Bucerius Summer Program in International Business Law prepares you to meet the increasing demands of companies and law firms in the areas of international banking, trade law, consumer transactions and more. The combination of Socratic-style lectures and interactive seminars taught by experienced professors and practitioners ensures that that your intellect remains engaged throughout the program. The variety of courses offered allows you to fine tune your schedule to best fit your personal interests and needs.

Courses in the program are taught by distinguished Bucerius and guest professors. The following subjects were offered during the 2023 program (the 2024 schedule is still being confirmed but will be very similar)

Business Mediation (Dr. Felix Wendenburg & Elena Mika, European University Viadrina & trojapartner Law Firm)
Corporate Governance in Publicly Traded Corporations (Dr. Carsten Jungmann, BIRKENSTOCK Group & Bucerius Law School)
International Commercial Arbitration (Prof. Dr. Stefan Kröll, Bucerius Law School)
International Commercial Litigation (Prof. Dr. Peter Huber, University of Mainz)
International Sales Law - CISG (Prof. Dr. Yeşim M. Atamer, Zurich University)
International Mergers & Acquisitions (John Hammond, CMS Hasche Sigle)
Negotiation (Prof. Dr. René A. Pfromm, PFROMM Negotiations)

Classes take place five days a week, usually between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. You may enroll in up to six courses; if you wish to follow an ADR course, you must select either Business Mediation or Negotiation as these courses meet in parallel.

Small class sizes and individuals from across the globe guarantee an interactive, international experience and exchange of diverse ideas. Total program enrollment is limited to 30 participants.

Course leader

Academic Director: Prof. Dr. Michael Grünberger
Bucerius Law School

Target group

Law students and young professionals

Course aim

One summer is all it takes to boost your resume, expand your international network and deepen your knowledge in one of today's most pertinent law topics. Taught by top professors and experienced professionals, the Bucerius Summer Programs attract students and recent graduates from Germany and around the world to Hamburg for our demanding short-term law courses. In 2024, the Bucerius Summer Program in International Business Law will take place for the 14th time.

Credits info

12 EC
The course-credit system is based on the American Bar Association (ABA) guidelines, with one credit hour being equivalent to 700 minutes of classroom time. European students are able to earn ECTS points. Each course is worth one ABA credit, which is equivalent to two ECTS points. Participants must enroll in at least 3 ABA / 6 ECTS credits but can earn up to 6 ABA / 12 ECTS credits.

Fee info

EUR 2200: Early Decision Deadline: March 1 (15% discount)

In addition to tuition, we recommend budgeting at least EUR 1550 for your stay in Hamburg. While all extracurricular activities are provided free of charge for participants, accommodation, travel expenses to/from Hamburg, etc. are not included in the cost of tuition.


Alumni, students from partner universities and applicants who are officially recommended by Bucerius alumni or faculty also receive a discount of 15%.
Some limited funding is available for partial need-based scholarships for highly-qualified applicants.

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