European Corporate Finance Law Excellence Course

Corporate finance is omnipresent in today’s global economy, be it for the financing of start-ups, for multi-national company groups that may list shares or bonds to meet their financing needs for ongoing operations, to invest in new R&D projects, or for private equity firms that seek to acquire target companies. The field of corporate finance is moreover extensively harmonised at the EU level, making it extremely relevant from both a European and national law perspective.

Are you curious about how different financing operations are structured from a legal perspective? Do you want to acquire the practical and theoretical skills needed to be able to negotiate and draft corporate finance documentation? Are you interested in meeting law firms and other market players in this area and building your own network for your future career? If so, the European Corporate Finance Law Excellence Course might be right for you.

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Please note that the Excellence Course generally takes place online. However, four in-person events will take place during the course in Maastricht, Amsterdam and Luxembourg, including a kick-off event in Maastricht and a final simulation game in Luxembourg.


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Amazing experience, really worth it. Recommendable to anyone eager to learn more about life and work of a corporate lawyer, and who wants to build a good network of friends and colleagues.

The participants have the possibility to participate in the CorpDoxEX project on corporate finance documentation. Participation not obligatory.

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The European Corporate Finance Law Excellence Course offers students the opportunity to gain a deep and practical insight into corporate finance law. Students will learn first-hand and interactively from academics, practitioners and policy makers about:

  • the basic theoretical and legal concepts of corporate finance law, such as the regulation of financing structures;
  • the acquisition of technical skills, for example the ability to draft and negotiate corporate finance documentation (articles of association, shareholder agreements, loan documentation and so on);
  • the critical evaluation and formulation of policy options in the ambit of corporate finance.

This Course, a cooperative venture between METRO and ICGI, is recipient of a Jean Monnet grant by the European Commission for the purpose of promoting excellence in teaching and research in EU studies, and equipping students and young professionals with knowledge relevant for their academic and professional lives and civic skills. 

The European Corporate Finance Law Excellence Course acts in cooperation with YER Legal, which will provide students with tailored career advice and connect them with law firms and other market players throughout Europe.


The European Corporate Finance Law Excellence Course
will consist of the following four elements: