Master in International Business Law, Contracting & International Relations2019-02-04T10:00:31+00:00

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Master in International Business Law, Contracting & International Relations

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9 months




Following the main law firms and international institutions’ requirements, this program is designed for graduated students interested in legal practice within the international field.

This course includes the possibility of a unique training trip to New York. In this intensive training week, you will have the opportunity to study a Course on Business and Negotiation in the USA at the Columbia University Campus.

Following the main law firms and international institutions’ requirements, this Master program is designed for graduated interested in legal practice within the international field.

BUSINESS AND NEGOTIATION IN THE USA: This Master includes the possibility of a unique training trip to New York for those students who are interested.

Business and contracting rules are developing homogeneously worldwide due to the main role played by the principle of party autonomy. To be able to understand and apply international relations government rules is another key requirement to correctly application of law within the international scenario frame.

This International Business Law, Contracting and International Relations program is categorically pragmatic and covers all those main topics and tools to further facilitating their students for a secure and efficient law practicing within the top law firm and first level international institutions. In this sense, this program offers an in-depth analysis of Company law, Hard law , Soft law, Compliance , Tax , Litigation ,Commercial law, Public law, Employment law , Criminal law , International Relations , lawyer-to-client protocol , interpretation of balance sheet, income statement, etc.

Why should you choose the Master in International Business Law, Contracting and International Relations of ISDE?

  • The course includes an  academic stay in the Columbia University campus, in the city of New York, where you will receive magisterial classes as well as guided visits to the leading American law firms. During one week, you will also participate in American law workshops. More information.

  • You will be able to study online with full flexibility in a tailored course that will be shaped around the needs of the students.

  • To work as a lawyer you first need to acquire practical knowledge and the correct application of it. This can only be learned in centers, like ISDE, which has been created by lawyers, and which is in contact with the leading local and international law firms.

Academic direction

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José Luis Risco
Talent and HR Director
EY Spain

He is the HR Coordinator for Tax and Law business in Italy, Spain, and Portugal. Previously, he was the HR Manager in Cuatrecasas Abogados.

Mr. Risco started his professional career in Arthur Andersen as a consultant in performance and reward practice. In the past he also worked as HR Associate in Deloitte and HR Manager in Cuatrecasas.

He received his Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Extremadura and his Master in Human Resources Management from San Pablo – CEU University.

Francisco Javier Silván
Partner ONTIER

He is a member of the BAR Association of Madrid and he was a partner of the Spanish Law Practice of EY (Ernst & Young) with full dedication to Corporate Law and Merger & Acquisitions.

He has a wide experience in Corporate Law, national and cross border M&A acting either for the purchaser or seller. He also served as Secretary to the Board of Directors of several companies.

Mr. Silván is also professor of M&A and Commercial Law at Instituto de Empresa (IE) and San Pablo CEU.

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Juan Ignacio Alonso
Director partner Dentons Barcelona

Juan Ignacio Alonso is the legacy managing partner of Dentons’ Barcelona office. His main areas of activity are corporate and commercial law, M&A, litigation and arbitration, real estate and retail distribution. Prior to Salans, he was a founding partner of the Spanish corporate law firm Alonso, Armand, Boedels y Asociados, S.L.

Juan acts on behalf of retail and fashion groups doing business and opening shops in Spain and advises luxury groups on labour and commercial matters. He also assists clients in proceedings against Spanish courts on commercial and real state matters.

The Barcelona office and, in particular, the Dentons procedural law department in Barcelona, led by Juan Ignacio Alonso Dregi, has been recommended by the international publication Chambers & Partners Europe in 2016 as one of the leading offices in the city in this area (“This firm has an outstanding reputation in terms of legal proceedings and arbitration in Barcelona, customers appreciate the negotiating skills of the team and the experience in court”), and Juan Ignacio Alonso has been designated as one of the best lawyers in the field of ” Dispute Resolution “by said publication.

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Josep María Balcells
Partner – Head of Corporate and International Law
Toda & Nel-lo Abogados

Lawyer specialized in Corporate Law, Transactions and International Contract Law.

He has a broad experience at advising Spanish and foreign companies in Mergers and Acquisitions, recruitment, trade operations, late payment claims and Corporate law. He has specialized in sales distribution (agency, franchise and distribution), as well as in the energy, retail and automotive fields.

Member of the Governing Board at Barcelona’s Lawyers’ Association (ICAB) from June 2007 to June 2009. Board Member and Treasurer of the ICAB from June 2017.

Former President of the Section of European Community and International Law at Barcelona’s Lawyers’ Association (2002-2007).

Lawyer of the Buenos Aires’ Lawyers’ Association (Argentina).

Pablo PaisánCuatrecasas
Juan BezaresTribeca
Diego FerreiroTribeca
Pablo MurciaClifford Chance
Miguel BarredoWilliam Fry
Richard HowesFundación ONCE
Bernardo Ruiz de LimaTomas Cooper
Peter BondStrategic Supplies
Pablo ZaldívarWilliam Fry
Eduardo PeñacobaSimmons&Simmons
Eduardo ZaldívarSimmons&Simmons
Carmen TorresSimmons&Simmons
Eva MassaDublin Law Society
Oliver CainOntier UK
Daniel CarrOntier UK
Nicholas RobertsOntier UK
Saman Salimi-PourOntier UK
Louise SoutheyWalwyn Communications
Conor LinehanWilliam Fry
Jesús Sánchez SilvaSilva&Avilés IP
María Gómez MorianoIKEA

*The faculty is subject to modifications

Collaborating centers

Columbia University