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1 Centre for Commercial Law Studies, QMUL & School of Law, SMU Dual LLM in Commercial Law (Singapore and London)

2 Contents London: looking east towards St Pauls Cathedral, Blackfriars Bridge and the City Overview of the programme 4 Queen Mary University of Londons Centre for Commercial Law Studies 5 Singapore Management University School of Law 6 Structure of the programme 7 Further information 10 Endorsements for the programme 11 Any section of this publication is available in large print upon request. If you require this publication in a different accessible format we will endeavour to provide this where possible. For further information and assistance, please contact: [email protected]; Queen Mary University of London Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5585. is part of the: The information given in this publication is correct at the time of going to press. We reserve the right to modify or cancel any statement in it and accept no responsibility for the consequences of any such changes. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the website This brochure has been printed on environmentally friendly material from well-managed sources. 2 3

3 I am delighted that SMU and QMUL are Overview of the programme QMULs Centre for offering this innovative programme allowing students to immerse seamlessly into diverse Commercial law Studies legal and business cultures, looking at East and West from an international and comparative perspective. Students will be part of an eclectic and dynamic group of students taught by top commercial law academics and practitioners, as part of a unique learning experience that draws on The Dual LLM in Commercial Law (Singapore and London) On this programme you will get the QMUL is one of the leading research-led universities in the the strengths of both universities. provides a unique opportunity to study commercial law in UK we were placed ninth in the UK for the quality of our two of the worlds major business and financial centres, opportunity to spend at least one academic research in the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014). Professor Spyros Maniatis, Singapore and London. Delivered jointly by Queen Mary term in Singapore the hive of economic At QMUL, you will be based at our Centre for Commercial Law University of London (QMUL) and Singapore Management Studies (CCLS) within our School of Law. CCLS specialises Head of the Centre for growth and development in this region University (SMU), you will spend the first six months of in developing the knowledge and skills in commercial law Commercial Law Studies, this intensive 15-month programme studying in Singapore, and at least one academic term in London that can be used in government, public bodies, overseas developing a broad overview of Asian commercial law. After institutions, the legal profession, industry and commerce, Queen Mary University at QMUL, a very established and reputable this, your studies will take you to QMULs campus in Holborn, and is located right in the heart of legal London at our of London the heart of Londons legal district, where you will take a institution. The curriculum for the Singapore postgraduate law centre in Lincolns Inn Fields. series of specialised modules taught by leading commercial law experts, which will develop your knowledge in depth. leg is designed to expose you to a broad Since its launch in 1980, CCLS has developed an in- You will also undertake a dissertation, a significant piece of range of legal issues which businesses in depth expertise in specific areas of commercial law, independent legal research. On successful completion you including banking and finance, intellectual property law, Asia are likely to encounter, so that you arbitration, information technology, new technologies, media, will be awarded a Dual LLM in Commercial Law (Singapore and London) from QMUL and SMU. will be better prepared to advise on cross- international economic law, international institutions, tax, development, and corporate governance. The Centre has border matters in the region. We believe also recently developed specialisms in insurance, energy that this dual degree programme focuses and shipping law. This new Dual LLM in Commercial Law Our graduates will be versed in both (Singapore and London) further enhances the international on areas of the law which are not only Eastern and Western legal traditions and profile of CCLS, following the launch of LLM programmes in important and highly topical, but will also Piraeus, Greece and Paris. have experienced life in two of the worlds contribute meaningfully to the expertise and Through our specialist schools and institutes, we continue to major trade hubs, making them very add significant value to the legal practice maintain our lead as one of the top commercial postgraduate attractive to potential employers, particularly law schools in the world. Combining excellence in teaching of the contemporary corporate/commercial multinationals. As business becomes ever and research, we strive to be at the forefront of legal lawyer. scholarship and law reform, influencing the development more global, legal services providers must and application of commercial law. be able to offer a highly nuanced service Associate Professor Saw School of Law rankings: that understands both the law and local Cheng Lim 1st in London (Guardian University Guide 2016) business culture. As a result, they are Programme Director School of Law 3rd in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2016) looking to recruit employees with a wider life-experience and more varied knowledge- SMU 9th in England for world class research (REF 2014) base, as well as specialist expertise. This Top 50 worldwide (QS World University 2015) programme is designed to create graduates 91% student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2014) with these qualities. Dr Miriam Goldby Programme Director Centre for Commercial Law Studies QMUL 4 5

4 Singapore Management University Structure of the programme School of Law The School of Law (SOL) at SMU launched in 2007 after a SMU believes strongly in interactive learning, with an This programme will provide you with an in-depth Modules major review of legal education in Singapore concluded that emphasis on seminar-style teaching, lively class discussion, understanding of commercial law and its application to All modules on this programme are worth 22.5 credits, apart it was timely to have a second law school to serve the needs and individual and group projects. We aim to produce everyday practice. You will also develop the ability to assess from the dissertation which is worth 45 credits. There are 135 of the legal profession. Its first cohort of students graduated graduates who are not only equipped with the skills of legal critically and comment upon the current state of the law from credits available at both QMUL and SMU, adding up to 270 in 2011 to the eager anticipation of the legal profession. The analysis, research and writing, but who are also confident, an international and transnational perspective, and to conduct credits in total. SOL is established within a management university and articulate, and prepared to give back to society. At SMU you advanced research in this area. The programme has a major situated in a beautiful city campus close to where deals are will be taught by distinguished academics with postgraduate focus on international and comparative issues, and on the Singapore Management University (July December 2016): sealed, disputes get resolved, and laws are made. While the law degrees from universities such as Harvard, Yale, Stanford, importance of legal principles, rules and laws underlying Compulsory modules: SOL offers a comprehensive range of subjects, it also has a Oxford, Cambridge and London, and a record of publications business and commercial relationships. By the end of your natural strength in commercial law. in top law journals that include The Cambridge Law Journal, studies, you will be equipped with a thorough understanding International Business Law: An Asian Perspective Modern Law Review, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, and the of key aspects of commercial law from multiple perspectives, E-Commerce Law Journal of Contract Law. enabling you to develop an in-depth understanding of different regions approaches to resolving commercial Commercialisation of Intellectual Property Rights problems. Financial Regulation in Singapore, Hong Kong and Greater China How the programme is delivered Foreign Investment Law in Asia Delivered jointly by QMUL and SMU, this programme is fully Beyond the Law: Regulatory Mechanisms in Cross-border integrated meaning that you will stay connected to both Issues in the Asian Context universities throughout the 15-months. You will be given a thorough induction by SMU in Singapore and then by Queen Mary University of London (January September 2017): QMUL as the programme moves to London. Lecturers from both universities will be available to you, whether you are in Compulsory modules: Singapore or in London. Ethics in Business and Finance (22.5 credits) or Transnational Problems in Commercial Contracts This programme runs over 15-months from July 2016 to (22.5 credits) September 2017. Dissertation (45 credits) SMU Induction will be in July 2016 in Singapore. Elective modules (three from): SMU exams will be held in August for the 2 intensive Private Banking Law modules and in December for the other 4 modules. Regulation of Financial Markets II CCLS Induction will be held in January 2017 in London. Special Contracts in International Finance CCLS exams for the taught modules will be held between the end of April and early June 2017 in London and you will International and Comparative Law of hand in your dissertation in September 2017. Registered Trademarks International Law of Patents, Trade Secrets and Related Rights Current Issues in International Copyright Cyberspace Law Privacy and Information Law Electronic Commerce Law Please note: Not all of these modules will be available in any one year. Any modules not available will be indicated as soon as this information is confirmed by teaching academics. At Singapore Management University, least one of the compulsory modules will be made available a premier university in Asia in any one year. 6 7

5 Holborn, Londons legal district Structure of the programme (cont.) Academics teaching on the programme SMU academics teaching modules on the Singapore part of the programme: Professor Christopher Chen Professor David Llewelyn Professor Gary Low Professor Eliza Mik Professor Austin Pulle Professor Eugene Tan QMUL academics teaching modules on the London part of the programme: Dr Gaetano Dimita Professor Anne Flanagan Professor Julia Hornle Professor Rosa Lastra Professor Spyros Maniatis Professor Duncan Matthews Professor Chris Reed Professor Bernard Rix Dr Costanza Russo Professor Uma Suthersanen Professor Ian Walden Professor George Walker 8 9

6 Further information Endorsements for the programme Entry requirements Other English test results may also be considered in Law graduates accordance with the QMUL admissions regulations. The usual qualification for entry to the LLM programme is a degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content, of englishlanguagerequirements/#cclspgt at least 2.1 honours (or equivalent). How to apply Law graduates with 2.2 honours who also have other legal All applications should be made directly to QMUL. Applicants qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience who satisfy QMULs admissions criteria will be shortlisted, and may also qualify. passed on to the SMU admissions team. SMU will then draw Peter Rogan Jonathan Scott Consultant, David Kendall Yannis Manuelides Partner, up a final shortlist of candidates who will be invited to take a Consultant, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP Partner, Cooley (UK) LLP Allen & Overy LLP Non-law graduates short test and attend a selection interview. The interview and Ince & Co LLP Non-law graduates may be considered on the basis of any test can be done face-to-face or remotely online, if required. A dual London and Candidates with I find this academic project professional experience that directly relates to the subject area. Ince & Co LLP is a leading Singapore qualification postgraduate degrees from very worthwhile and I have Application deadline: 15 April 2016 City law firm specialising in would be consistent with different jurisdictions can no doubt that a student who Non-law graduates with a minimum second-class honours shipping, trade, insurance, the rationale for our merger often present themselves follows this programme will Please visit: degree who have also obtained a Merit (or 60 per cent) energy and aviation law, between Herbert Smith and with a greater degree of be very well prepared for an courses/llm/singapore in the Common Professional Examination (CPE) and Bar with offices around the Freehills as much of the confidence, adaptability international legal career. Finals/Legal Practice examinations, or passed the solicitors world, and in particular, a future growth for leading and are further advanced in Fees real focus on Asia. In this international law firms will relationship building. They qualifying examination, may qualify. Application Fees context, it is a priority for our come in Asia. So an LLM are often able to approach International applicants Applicants shortlisted by QMUL will be required to pay to Recruitment Team to ensure programme that brings both problems with a more Applicants must meet all of the QMUL LLM entry SMU an application fee of SGD$50. that those joining us have regions together would be considered outlook. requirements to apply for the dual degree programme. a synergy with our global very attractive, particularly as For detailed country-specific entry requirements, see: Tuition fees practice, and it is often an Singapore establishes itself The tuition fees for 2016/17 are: advantage if they are able to as one of a handful of leading 28,000 for Home/EU and International students to be paid relate to another jurisdiction, global financial services Students from outside the United Kingdom must give in two instalments (50 per cent by the start of the term in July in this instance, Singapore centres and the regional legal evidence of their English language ability by producing an 2016 paid to SMU, and 50 per cent in January 2017 paid to and, more generally, Asia. centre for South East Asia. English language test score: IELTS 7.0 (minimum Writing: QMUL). We consider this dual LLM 7.0 and R, L, S: 5.5). degree offered by QMUL and Fees will be paid in the currency of the respective institutions SMU very positive. For all enquiries please email: [email protected] at the prevailing currency exchange rate at the time of payment. Processing Fees Students are required to pay SMU a processing fee of SGD$400 (Singaporeans/Singapore Permanent Residents) or SGD$500 (foreigners) for matriculation and orientation purposes, as well as library and IT services. 10 11

7 Venue for classes: Singapore Management University Queen Mary University London School of Accountancy/ (Some modules may be delivered at other sites in London) School of Law building Centre for Commercial Law Studies 60 Stamford Road, 67-69 Lincolns Inn Fields, Singapore 178900 London WC2A 3JB Further information: All enquiries should be sent to [email protected] or visit the course page: All enquiries regarding SMU should be directed to [email protected] Aerial View Over Singapore Marina Bay 316_15

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