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The Notion of Business & Economic Law

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The University of St.Gallen HSG, one of the leading business and business law universities, is the ideal base for our program. This module sets out the groundwork in European and international business law. Practical exercises form a core element of the module. The interlinked understanding of legal, economic and business aspects is one of the many reasons why St.Gallen graduates are highly respected worldwide. The expertise brought by our candidates with their various backgrounds enriches the learning environment.

  • Institutions and Decision Making in the EU/EEA
  • Fundamental Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in the EU and EEA
  • Constitutional Principles
  • Economic Foundations of the EU/EEA Single Market and of World Trade
  • Comparative Law
  • International Management
  • Integration Economics
  • Basics of IP Law
  • Corporate Governance, Compliance
  • WTO Law
  • Private International Law
  • Fiscal Transparency and Trends in the Field of Taxation
  • Sustainable Leadership
  • Compensation Issues

Please note that this is a 2-week module. There is no lecture during the weekend.


Roger H. Bachmann studied law in Southampton (U.K.) and Fribourg (Switzerland). Additionally, he completed postgraduate studies in Compliance Management, the Executive Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and the Executive Master of European and International Business Law (E.M.B.L.-HSG). Fro...
In 2010, Professor Dr. Stephan Buehler has been appointed Vice President of the Swiss Competition Commission (WEKO). Since 2007, he is also Professor of Economics at the University of St.Gallen. Professor Buehler is the author and co-author of numerous articles and books in the field of microecon...
Daniel Girsberger is a founding member of the Faculty of Law of the University of Lucerne and a tenured professor for Swiss and International Private, Business and Procedural, as well as Comparative Law. Before accepting the Lucerne assignment, he taught at the University of Zurich Law School. He...
Pascal Grolimund is an experienced litigator (litigation in private, public and criminal law matters). He is furthermore a well-known expert in the area of insurance law. Pascal Grolimund supports numerous undertakings in strategic questions and negotiates contracts in national and international ...
Ulrich Haltern studied law at the Universities of Bochum, Geneva, Yale and Harvard, and holds a Master of Laws degree from the Yale Law School. He holds the Chair of German and Foreign Public Law, European Union Law and International Law at Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, and is the director ...
Nadine Herrmann earned her Ph.D. in law from Philipps-Universität Marburg (summa cum laude) and her LL.M. from the University of Sydney. She has broad experience in litigation and investigations, representing her clients before courts and regulators (including the European Commission, the German...
Bruno Heynen is Secretary to the Executive Committee of Novartis and adviser to the Board and Management on governance matters. He holds a degree in law (lic. iur HSG) from the University of St. Gallen and is a Swiss attorney-at-law and a notary. He also holds a Master degree (LL.M.) in Internati...
Hans-Joachim Jaeger is a partner at Ernst & Young and leads the divison Banking & Capital Mar-kets Tax. After training as a banker in Germany and a job in private banking, Mr. Jaeger studied in St. Gallen and also did his PhD there. After working as an options trader in London, he worked ...
Ekki is a global citizen with deep business experience across a wide range of roles (CEO, investor, entrepreneur, consultant, board member), industries (services, FMCG, media, financial institutions), and countries (Germany, Spain, France, USA, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Switzerland). Today, ...
Dr. Reto Malacrida, LLM, MA is (senior) Counsellor with the Legal Affairs Division of the WTO Secretariat in Geneva. As such, he provides legal advice and assistance to WTO adjudicators in intergovernmental WTO dispute settlement proceedings. He is also a part-time lecturer at the University of S...