Master of Laws in International Transactions

(LL.M. in International Transactions)

The law firm Garrigues, in collaboration with Centro de Estudios Garrigues, Universidad de Nebrija and Fordham University (one of the oldest legal institutions in the U.S.) has designed an LL.M. program specializing in international transactions and business law.

The LL.M. in International Transactions provides experienced lawyers with global, multidisciplinary training and knowledge of the Common Law system and in different business law disciplines.

The ongoing internationalization of business transactions calls for lawyers with multidisciplinary training, a global outlook and specific knowledge of the principles and fundamentals of Common Law.

Against this backdrop, in order to develop their careers, lawyers need to acquire specific skills and knowledge of the international legal situation on the ground, as well as of the legal implications of simultaneously applying laws across several jurisdictions.

The program helps supplement the legal training of reasonably experienced lawyers, in line with the current international business environment. Such specialist training is, in itself, key to future economic and social development.


Aimed at:

The program is aimed at talented professionals with at least three years’ proven experience at corporations or law firms who wish to pursue an international career, with a view to providing them with comprehensive and systematic knowledge of international legal practice.


The LL.M. aims to provide suitable training, with a decidedly international focus, to global lawyers with extensive technical knowledge of their area of expertise.
The course offers a comprehensive, systematic, practical and current analysis of cross-border M&A deals, corporate finance transactions and international contracts, comparing different legal systems.
The program will enhance their ability to advise international clients and to offer solutions to cross-border jurisdictional cases and disputes.

Postgraduate Diploma

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be awarded an official recognized Diploma of Master of Laws in international transactions from Universidad de Nebrija. Students will also receive a diploma accrediting their studies at Fordham School of Law.


  • Universities involved: Universidad de Nebrija
  • Centre of instruction: Centro de Estudios Garrigues
  • Branch of knowledge: Social and legal sciences
  • Start: October 2021
  • Start of the Selection Process: From November 2019
  • Number of places offered: 80
  • Course type: Semi-attendance
  • Tuition fees: 30,000 euros (fees 2019-2020)
  • Total number of credits: 60 ECTS. Minimum 12 ECTS and maximum 60 ECTS per enrolment and academic period
  • Language of instruction: English - Spanish
  • Academic calendar calendario-academico.pdf
  • Programming Planificación de las enseñanzas LLM.pdf

Student Profile



Asignaturas online


Derecho internacional y derecho comparado     



Fusiones y adquisiciones de empresas en el ámbito internacional



Derecho internacional y reestructuraciones e insolvencia



Derecho de la competencia y derecho internacional y sectores regulados



Derecho internacional y regulación financiera y mercados de capitales



Gobierno corporativo comparado, cumplimiento normativo-regulatorio y responsabilidad penal de las empresas en el ámbito internacional I



Economía digital internacional: transacciones electrónicas, propiedad intelectual, privacidad y protección de datos



Gestión empresarial, negociación y gestión de recursos



Asignaturas presenciales


Contratación internacional



Contabilidad, estados financieros y finanzas corporativas 

master-universitario-transacciones-internacionales-contabilidad-estados financieros_EN.pdf


Fiscalidad internacional



Resolución internacional de conflictos



Gobierno corporativo comparado, cumplimiento normativo-regulatorio y responsabilidad penal de las empresas en el ámbito internacional II



Trabajo Final de Máster



Prácticas Profesionales



Academic information

Director and Head of the Title

  • Director of the Master: D. Javier Marzo Cosculluela
  • Head of the Title: Dª. Mati Hernández Alfaro
  • Contact: Av. de Fernando Alonso, 8, 28108 Alcobendas, Madrid, Telf. 915 14 53 30

Teaching staff

Faculty Percentage of doctors
43 91%



The course is designed to maximize returns on the effort made by each student, ensuring the program is compatible with their professional activity. With this in mind, the LL.M. in International Transactions is taught from a practical perspective, combining the experiences of the teaching staff and the students themselves.
The program combines on-site training in New York and Madrid, and the provision of content through virtual sessions.
Students are taught a balanced mix of legal study and practical case studies in order to enhance their ability to come up with alternatives and suggest innovative solutions.
The program is developed mostly in English. Occassionally, some sessions or virtual content may be in Spanish.

LLM Program Structure


Career Opportunities

Within 3 months of the completion of the programs, the placement rate of the students exceeds 90%
100 % of the students of the Master of Laws in International Transactions / Master of Laws in International Transactions have done their internship in renowned national and international law firms, including Garrigues Advogados and NBF Advogados, Brazil.

Professional practices

Professional practices

The training process of the master ends with paid internships in companies, offices and national and international financial institutions.

The aim is to complete the students' training by applying the skills and knowledge acquired in the master's degree in a real environment.

The internships have a minimum total duration of 3 months, and can be extended or extended when the availability of the student and the company or office where they are carried out so allows.

Before the start of the internship, a document is formalized with the company indicating the functions that the student will perform and the period of internship to be carried out. The person in charge of the Department of Professional Orientation receives the document from the company and validates its content as formative and associated with the Master's program.

Mobility of students for company internships.

Another of our objectives, within the mobility actions, is that our students complete their practical and international training by acquiring professional experience in Europe. Within our work is to inform and advise all students of the different degrees with respect to the Erasmus Student Mobility Internship Programme, as well as the different companies/economic areas where they can do their internship in Europe.

Due to the experience of past courses, the average duration of our students on internships abroad is 3/6 months. The personalized treatment and the complete knowledge of each and every one of our students allows us to adapt the needs of each company to the training needs of each student.

For each of our students/scholarship holders there is a work programme defined by the company and supervised from the Study Centre.

It is obligatory for students, after their international internship, to present an Internship Completion Report, as well as an evaluation report from the company.


Registration rules

Permanence rules

Credit recognition and transfer rules

Credit recognition and transfer rules

For the purposes of current legislation, and in order to make student mobility effective, recognition is understood to mean the acceptance by the Universidad Antonio de Nebrija of credits that, having been obtained in official courses, at this or another university, or from professional  or work experience, or from  non-official  university courses, are counted towards obtaining an official degree.

In accordance with art. 13 RD 1393/2007 of 29 October, subsequently modified by RD 861/2010, and with the aim of making student mobility effective, students may request the recognition or transfer of credits taken at this or another university. The recognition of credits is the acceptance by the Antonio de Nebrija University of the credits that, having been obtained in some official courses, in this or another University, are counted in other different ones for the purpose of obtaining an official degree.

The credits obtained by the student will be recognized in the new courses:

The credits taken in university education leading to other degrees, as referred to in Article
34.1 of Organic Law 6/2001, of 21 December, on Universities, modified by Organic Law 4/2007 of 12 April.

Proven work and professional experience, provided that this experience is related to the skills required for the diploma. In this respect, the profiles defined for the diploma will be taken as general academic criteria so that the professional experience described below will be recognised.

The rest of the credits may be recognized by the University taking into account the skills and knowledge associated with the subjects taken by the student and those foreseen in the study plan or which are of a transversal nature.

The maximum number of credits in cases (a) and (b) together may not exceed 15 % of the total credits constituting the curriculum.

Recognition of Credits Passed in Official Non-University Higher Education





Recognition of Credits in Official and Own Titles





Recognition of credits earned by

Work and Professional Experience accreditation





Likewise, the transfer of credits implies the inclusion in the official academic documents accrediting the courses followed by each student, of the credits obtained in official courses taken previously, at this or another university, which have not led to the awarding of an official degree.

The recognition of credits must be requested by the student at the time of registration. Exceptionally, and with explicit authorization, a different period of time may be established. The student must also pay the fees established for this purpose.

Criteria for the recognition of credits and their justification in cases (a) and (b)

  1. The following criteria will be applied to the credits taken in university education leading to other degrees referred to in Article 34.1 of Organic Law 6/2001, of 21 December, on Universities:
    1. 1.1.- CRITERION Nº 1.- The usual criterion for recognition of credits will be applied, i.e. recognition will be made when there is substantial identity between the skills of the subject studied in the original degree and the skills of the subject being recognised. This criterion is justified by the usual practice in the recognition of university credits.
    2. 1.2.- CRITERION Nº 2.- The number of credits that are recognized from non-official university studies cannot be more than 15% of the total credits that make up the present study plan - considering that this percentage includes the recognition of cases a) and b) as a whole. This criterion is justified because it is established in the aforementioned RD 861/2010.
  2. 2.- In the case of recognition on the basis of accredited work and professional experience, the following criteria will be applied:
    1. 2.1.- CRITERION Nº 3.- The recognition of credits for accredited work and professional experience will be carried out, if such experience is related to the competences inherent to the degree in the subject matter to be recognized. The accreditation may be based on reports and/or certificates issued by the companies or entities in which the activity was carried out, professional associations, etc. This is justified by the very wording of RD 861/2010 which requires the accreditation of such experience and it seems logical that this accreditation be carried out by third parties.
    2. The presentation of this type of report and/or certificate accrediting work and professional experience will be a necessary, but not sufficient, condition for the recognition of these credits, since it will finally be the Universidad Antonio de Nebrija that will decide whether or not to recognise the credits in view of the accreditation presented, in application of the legislation in force, in the exercise of its university autonomy and in accordance with its internal procedure for the recognition of credits.
    3. 2.2.- CRITERION Nº 4.- The recognition of credits for accredited work and professional experience, together with those taken in other higher education courses, will have a maximum limit of 15% of the total credits that make up this study plan. This is justified because this is established by the aforementioned RD 861/2010.
    4. 2.3.- CRITERION Nº 5.- Credits for professional experience may be recognized taking into account the adequacy between the skills and knowledge acquired, associated with that previous profesional experience and those corresponding to the subjects to be recognized. In no case will general recognition of credits be made based on years of experience or any other similar general criteria.
    5. 2.4.- CRITERION Nº 6.- In the recognition of professional experience, any type of professional experience, remotely related to the competences of the subject for which recognition is sought, will not be admitted, but will be recognised only in the case of a good match between those competences and professional practice. Recognition shall also be avoided if the experience on the part of the student has been brief. Therefore, the committee for the recognition of credits will evaluate a balance between the characteristics of this experience, the field where it has been developed and its duration.

Universidad Nebrija will take special care in the process of recognizing credits for professional experience, which will be applied with a restrictive criterion and a clear correlation between experience and recognized competencies, for a correct and orderly development of the new legal scenario, and within the framework of the instructions issued by ANECA both in the verification processes and with a view to the accreditation processes of the degrees.

In any case, the credits corresponding to the Master's thesis cannot be recognized.

Material resources and services

The Centro de Estudios Garrigues carries out its academic activity in the Campus located at Avda. Fernando Alonso, 8 28108 de Alcobendas. The Campus building has a surface area of 17251.58 m2, where the Centro de Estudios Garrigues has 10 classrooms, offices, work rooms, teaching laboratories and research laboratories distributed on the first floor of the building.

The Alcobendas campus has been conceived, since its construction, as a space dedicated to training, and its advantages are perceived from the moment the student enters it, since all the needs that accompany the strictly academic are thought out so that the student's experience is unbeatable, and that he or she can develop those professional and relational skills that are typical of that formative period. It has specialized spaces for practical and independent teaching in the classrooms and tutorial rooms and is equipped with more spaces for the exclusive use of teachers, to facilitate the development of tutorial and research work.

In the semi-basement of the building there is the Cafeteria Area and its facilities, as well as the Library Area or Learning and Research Resources Center (CRAI) and the Reprographics Service.

The building has the support of the technical services (TIC) centralized for all those questions related to technical incidents that may arise. It has its own garage service for the staff, with a capacity of 450 places between exterior and interior spaces.

It has an open space for communication and exchange to promote initiatives related to personal entrepreneurship, used for project integration and collaborative work between students.

Regarding the areas most related to coexistence and leisure, the Alcobendas campus is designed to encourage networking among all students, with large dining areas, where students have a restaurant area with external service, as well as maintaining an area for those students who bring their own food.

The campus provides other spaces that are very useful for a formative environment such as a hall of grades, which allows the celebration of academic events of greater importance than usual, and the attendance of students to conferences of interest that are complementary to their normal activity, and a garden environment that also allows for integration and socialization activities, so essential for students who have chosen the Center to promote their future professional career.

In 2018, a bus shuttle service was set up to allow access to the campus from Madrid, facilitating the transport of staff and students without their own means of transport to the facilities.

In addition to the resources listed above, students at Centro de Estudios Garrigues have access to the facilities and services of the various campuses of the University of Nebrija, including the physical and virtual library and the Global campus.

International agreements