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EBS Law Term

Focus in 2022: Transnational Commercial Law

Welcome to the EBS Law Term!

Studying a semester abroad can be a life-changing experience! Feel the spirit of an international learning environment and be part of our Law Term. Exclusively made for our international students, the EBS Law Term has an academic focus on Transnational Commercial Law. Upon successful completion, the EBS Law Term offers the opportunity to obtain a Certificate in one of the fascinating business law areas.

EBS Law School is located in Wiesbaden in the center of Europe, close to Frankfurt, which makes it the perfect place for excursions to the European institutions and exploring Europe.


  • Language: English
  • Location: EBS Law School, Wiesbaden
  • Duration: 14 September 2022 - 14 December 2022
  • The number of participants is strictly limited
  • Credits: 21 - 33 ECTS

Academic Programme

Focus in 2022: Transnational Commercial Law

Based on the positive experience gained in this programme since 2013, the EBS Law Term 2022 will continue to focus on one of the most fascinating international commercial law areas - the Transnational Commercial Law.

Transnational Commercial Law deals with the growing body of internationally unified or harmonised law in areas of exceptionally high relevance to international commerce. Some of the instruments of transnational commercial law, such as the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards, are highly successful in global business. Others are pioneer instruments with promising perspectives, such as the UNIDROIT Convention of Cape Town on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and its Protocols on Railway Rolling Stock or Space Assets such as satellites.

From a methodical viewpoint, Transnational Commercial Law raises the intriguing question of comparative law as to why some instruments are so successful and what can be learned to design other instruments. Creating Transnational Commercial Law instruments requires specific negotiation skills and high-level diplomacy.

The overall aim of the programme is to provide students with an overview of the most essential concepts, methods and general problems of Transnational Commercial Law as well as an introduction to a selection of essential instruments of Transnational Commercial Law.

Curriculum and Tutors

Law professors and renowned legal practitioners hold the courses, all focusing on transnational commercial law.

Here you will find an overview of the curriculum:

Curriculum of the EBS Law Terms

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*All courses offered are subject to changes and depend on a minimum number of participants.

The programme consists of a combination of compulsory and elective courses, combined into four modules. Through the integration of leading lawyers, we teach the EBS Law Term courses often in blocks. A specific course is divided into several sessions, usually between two and four hours (including breaks).


Upon successful completion of the course programme, participants receive a certificate of participation. Credit transfer lies within the discretion of the partner institution of EBS Universität. We advise students to contact their study abroad advisor.


Students will earn the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits. To receive the EBS Law School Certificate for successful participation in EBS Law Term 2022 on Transnational Commercial Law, students must successfully participate in Module 1 and a minimum of four electives from Modules 2-4, totalling 21 ECTS credits. Students may choose to earn up to 33 ECTS credits out of the entire EBS Law Term consisting of 51 ECTS credits. 2 ECTS credits equal 1 ABA credit. As credit transfer is the responsibility of the partner institution of EBS Universität, students attending EBS Law Term are advised to check the minimum workload required by their home universities before the programme.

Cost of Living

Living expenses in Germany are slightly above average in a European context:

  • Accomodation / month: 400 - 600 euros
  • Health insurance / month: 110 euros
  • Food / month: 250 euros
  • Course material / trimester: 50 - 100 euros
  • Excursions / trimester: 80 euros
  • Student card (semester ticket): around 100 euros
    The semester ticket covers the area of Wiesbaden, Mainz and Frankfurt.


Language requirements

All courses are held in English. Students must have a minimum score of at least 90 on the Internet-based English test as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

  • TOEFL: Minimum of 90 iBT
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • TOEIC: 721
  • ESOL: CAE grade A, B, C

Academic Requirements

Applicants should have completed at least one year of legal studies at the time of admission.

Application Process

The following three steps are required to apply for the EBS Law Term from September to December:

  1. The home university’s exchange coordinator nominates exchange students through an online nomination system.

  2. Nominated exchange students receive an e-mail from EBS International Programmes Office with details on the online application procedure. Please note that it may take 2-3 workdays for EBS Universität to process the nominations and mail out the login details to your students.

  3. Students upload the following supporting documents into the application system:

  • Current CV or resume
  • A copy of all university degrees/grade transcripts
  • Proof of health insurance or copy of European Health Insurance Card valid for the entire stay at EBS Universität
  • Document “Declaration of Accession” to the EBS student body (available in the download section of the application system; please print, complete, sign and scan)
  • Copy of ID document
  • For non-native speakers of English: 90 points TOEFL iBT or equivalent

Nomination Deadline: 15 April 2022
Application Deadline: 1 May 2022

Visiting Students

If you do not attend one of our partner universities and are interested in our Law Term, don’t hesitate to contact Marco Picillo. A limited number of spots will be available to visiting students. Applicants must meet the same language and academic requirements as the exchange students. The tuition fee for the Law Term is 5,000 euro. Visiting students will receive the same service as exchange students.


Your personal contact

Marco Picillo

International Programmes Coordinator

EBS Law School

Max Mustermann

Holder of the Chair of Constitutional, Administrative and European Law, New Technologies Law, and the History of Law

Academic Director EBS Law Term

Emanuel V. Towfigh

Holder of the Chair in Public Law, Empirical Legal Research and Law & Economics

Professor for Law & Economics at EBS Business School

Director BRYTER Center for Digitalization & Law