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LL.M. International Business Law

CAS International Banking, Finance and Insurance Law


Aim of the course

This specialization course in International Banking, Finance and Insurance Law offers an advanced education in national and international financial markets and examines the current, private-law and regulatory basics and frameworks of banking, insurance and financial law.

Target audience

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: General Conditions Duration Credits
  • FSB, BIS, IMF and related bodies
  • Principles of banking regulations: General and Switzerland
  • Principles of European banking regulations: General and Switzerland
  • Principles of European insurance Regulations
  • Principles of Swiss and European securities regulations
  • Money laundry and terrorism
  • The Swiss National Bank and aspects of international cooperation
  • FINMA and its practice
  • International assistance in administrative and criminal matters
  • Financial markets (CH / London, NY, Frankfurt)
70 Lectures 10 ECTS
Module 2: Market Participants, Products, Distribution Duration Credits
  • Consumer protection / data protection
  • Regulatory environment of a bank and securities dealer
  • Bank contracts and transactions
  • Specific international banking transactions
  • Regulatory environment of an insurance company
  • Insurance contracts ans transactions
  • Reinsurance
  • Specific international insurance transactions
  • Mutual funds
  • Securities
60 Lectures 10 ECTS


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 2023 and ends in February 2024 (+ 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


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

Please download the form from the CAS Overview page.


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


--> The specialization courses are only offered with a sufficient number of participants.

Weiterführende Informationen

Course supervisor



Dr. Monica Mächler

Rechtsanwältin, u.a. Mitglied des Aufsichtsrates der Deutschen Börse AG, ehem. Vizepräsidentin des Verwaltungsrates der Eidgenössischen Finanzmarktaufsicht FINMA

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