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University of Pennsylvania Law School

U.S. Business Law for the International Practitioner

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About the course

Through our one-week immersion program of intensive, LL.M.-level seminars, you will acquire the tools you need to immediately improve your international practice. This program will provide you insight into how U.S. business works, starting with a short introduction to the U.S. legal system and its effect on business, and then delving into topics such as mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, negotiations, and deals.

Additionally, this program offers:

  • World-renowned faculty who will help you unravel complex global cross-border transactions.
  • Top U. S. transactional attorneys who will provide negotiation perspective to help you increase your client service.
  • Attorneys from all over the world who will be accessible so you can expand your professional network.
  • Through a blend of interactive lectures and hands-on experience, including workshops and site visits, the opportunity to increase your understanding of U.S. corporate law.

Who should attend

This executive education program is intended for practitioners from across the globe who wish to gain a deeper understanding of business-centric practice areas of U.S law. It is well-suited for international attorneys with 3-5 years’ work experience in their field, as well as high-achieving international law students with significant practical experience.

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Michael Knoll

Michael Knoll is an insightful commentator on how income tax laws affect business and investment decisions and a creative proponent of how those laws could be redesigned. Much of his research involves the application of finance principles to questions of international tax policy, especially the c...


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