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LL.M. Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht

CAS International Banking, Finance and Insurance Law


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CAS Internationales Banken-, Kapitalmarkt- und Versicherungsrecht

In the autumn semester of 2025, the University of Zurich will offer a CAS in International Banking, Finance and Insurance Law as part of the LL.M. program in International Business Law. The CAS (19 ECTS) offers in-depth continuing education in national and international financial market law and examines the current, private-law and regulatory fundamentals and framework conditions of banking, capital market and insurance law.

This Specialization Course is intended for professionals who wish to gain an in-depth knowledge of the legal and business aspects of banking, finance and insurance law.

Module Overview & Topics

Module 1: Institutional framework conditions for banks, investment services and insurance

  • FSB, BIS, IMF and related institutions
  • Principles of banking regulation and the insurance regulation
  • Insurance supervision and securities regulation
  • Principles of combating money laundering and the financing of terrorism
  • SNB and FINMA
  • International administrative and legal assistance
  • Financial markets (CH / international)

Module 2: Market participants, products and distribution

  • Consumer and data protection
  • Bank and insurance contracts and transactions
  • Investment funds
  • Stock exchanges and securities trading
  • Financial market criminal law, takeover law
  • Case Studies

Teaching language

The entire course is conducted in English. 

Application and eligibility

For admission to the program of study, the following requirements must be met:

  • Degree in Law at the Masters level (exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • Professional experience
  • Good verbal and written knowledge of the teaching languages, English.


The Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich awards successful graduates of the program with a Certificate of Advanced Studies UZH in International Banking, Finance and Insurance Law (19 ECTS).


Participants must complete either graded examinations, presentations or written paper for each module.

Dates and times

The CAS starts in September 2025 and ends in February 206 (+ exams in March). Totally you will have approximately 130 lessons (2 modules).

Classes are held Friday in the afternoons and Saturday in the mornings.


CHF 9,500*, included in the tuition fee are the costs for course
materials, examination fees as well as the graduation ceremony.

* subject to change


The next program will begin in September 2025 and applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until 30 May 2025 at the latest.

We ask you to submit the completed application form, together with:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • a copy of your university diploma(s)
  • a copy of your passport
  • an electronic passport photo
  • as well as copies of any relevant certificates

CAS Application Form 2025 (PDF, 110 KB)


The CAS can be counted towards the LL.M. program.
LL.M. Study Program

Course Supervisors

Dr. Monica Mächler

Rechtsanwältin, u.a. Mitglied des Verwaltungsrates der Zurich Insurance Group AG und der Cembra Money Bank AG. Ehem. Vizepräsidentin des Verwaltungsrates der Eidgenössischen Finanzmarktaufsicht FINMA


Prof. Dr. Peter Nobel

Rechtsanwalt, Nobel & Hug Rechtsanwälte, Zürich, em. Professor ad personam für schweizerisches und internationales Handels- und Wirtschaftsrecht an der Universität Zürich, em. Professor für Privat-, Handels- und Wirtschaftsrecht an der Universität St. Gallen