LLM International Business and Commercial Law

Course Overview

This program identifies the features of doing business in an international environment, main sources of regulation, key concepts of contract, and corporate law. You will also be introduced to new perspectives on justice, conflict resolution, problem solving, corporate social responsibility, and doing business in developing countries (and Sri Lanka). Our graduates are prepared for successful careers with global corporations and multinational law firms.


  • International Commercial and shipping Law 

    This module is designed to provide the learners an essential knowledge on how an increasingly globalised economy requires commercial law to meet a variety of challenges, from the transactional to the regulatory to dispute resolution, and from shipping to finance to access to markets. The module is a study of the law of commerce from an international perspective. It will identify key characteristics of international contracts and trade in goods. The students will also be introduced to key concepts of shipping and maritime law and to mechanisms available for resolution of commercial disputes. It will also explore the principles of insurance and EU law. The module will also touch on the laws of other common law and civil law jurisdictions. This will give student a critical comparative law approach to international commercial law.

  • Legal Aspects of International Finance 

    This module is a study of the law of international Finance from an international and English law perspective. It incorporates study of both practical and theoretical aspects of international finance. The module identifies key institutions of international finance such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, sovereign wealth funds and banks. It will also cover the key methods of international finance such as syndicate loans, debenture, and financial derivatives and is designed to provide student with knowledge and critical appreciation of the legal issues that arise from each of these major forms of finance and their markets

  • Laws on International Business Structures

    The International Business Structures module is a study of regulatory frameworks of corporate business entities from an international legal perspective. It analyses the constituent components and operational aspects of business organizations and evaluates the impact of international regulatory norms have on such components and aspects. The module also looks at matters pertaining to the formation and governance of business organizations. The main issues the module focuses on include, inter alia, agency problems, role and interests of shareholders, minority shareholders and non-shareholder actors, related-party transactions, transactions with creditors & fundamental changes, current issues of corporate governance in the UK, corporate scandals, privatization and political determinants of corporate governance.

  • International Commercial Arbitration and Mediation

    The Research Methodology module enables students to appreciate how research leads to the furtherance of academic knowledge and understanding of law and the contribution that the student can make in this regard. Apart from being an introduction to legal research, this module also tackles some of the key factors that students need to know when designing or evaluating research. The module also explores the variety of ways of undertaking legal research and the impact of respective methodologies has on the development of knowledge whether it is single or multi-disciplinary research.

  • Research Methodology
  • Dissertation

Entry Criteria

  • A recognized law degree or professionals who have been admitted to the bar in a recognized jurisdiction.
  • Postgraduate (e.g. MBA) or professional qualifications (Chartered Accountants/ CIMA) with a minimum of two-years of work experience


12-15 months