European Master's

European Master’s: Company Lawyer (European and International Business Law Option)

Educational level: MASTERE EUROPEEN
Areas of excellence: Sécurité - Droit - Vie publique et institutionnelle

The European Master’s: Company Lawyer (European and International Business Law Option) focuses on practical skills that can be applied in a professional context. As legal specialists, company lawyers are in charge of defending and protecting the interests of their organisation. They work mostly on commercial contracts, litigation management and monitoring to ensure that the decisions and projects of a company’s managers comply with legislation. Company lawyers must advise the various departments of their company on the latest legal developments. They must therefore have solid legal sector monitoring skills. When working in an international context, company lawyers must also be able to communicate, negotiate and write in English. Company lawyers play a role in all commercial, financial and technical decisions, assess risk and strive to ensure the most advantageous legal scenarios for their company.

Company lawyers might be employed by SMEs or large corporations and work either with senior management or within a finance department. Others work for non-profit organisations such as NGOs, foundations or political organisations. Lawyers are also employed by advisory and lobbying groups, such as expert organisations, trade unions and bodies representing specific professional groups or sectors.
  • Be able to monitor legal developments independently
  • Be able to provide the various departments of a company or organisation with legal advice
  • Be able to draft contracts
  • Understand payment and credit instruments and payment guarantees in an international context
  • Understand and be able to draft international contracts
  • Have a good knowledge of private international business law
  • Be able to carry out legal negotiations and draft contractual documents in English
  1. Key legal concepts, methodology, legal monitoring, payments and credit instruments and international guarantees
  2. International trade law, private international law and alternative ways of resolving disputes
  3. Drafting contracts and legal English