European and International Business, Competition, and Regulatory Law, Freiburg University


Freie Universität Berlin was founded in 1948 by professors and students. The principles of freedom and internationality have guided the university’s development ever since. Since the university’s founding, in December of 1948, the academic ethos of Freie Universität Berlin has always been defined by three values: truth, justice, and freedom


Master Name and Type : The master’s program(L.L.M.) in business law is intended to give young jurists and economists from businesses, companies, law firms, and public authorities the opportunity to gain in-depth, specialist knowledge in business and competition law as well as in regulation within the energy and electronic communication sectors to enhance their professional skills. In addition to professors of business law, experienced specialist legal practitioners from competition and regulation authorities and from law firms will instruct students. The program allows students to focus on energy or telecommunications law, enabling them to specialize as required by their particular profession.

Location: Berlin

Single/Double Diploma: Single

Language: English

Number of Places/Students per year: 32 study places

Duration: 1-year program for full-time students

Price/Fee: Currently, there is a tuition fee of 4.750 € per semester, which means a total of 9.500 € for the full-time program. For the part-time program the tuition fee is 2.675 € per semester, in total 10.700 €. In addition to the tuition fees the university charges the general semester fees and dues. Full-time students have to pay the tuition fee each semester, part-time students have to pay the tuition fee for two semesters in advance.

 Scholarships: The university does not grant any scholarships.

 Accommodation: There are numerous and manifold accommodation facilities in Berlin that are suitable as well as affordable for students to rent. More information:

Application Process: For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements: Applicants must have successfully completed a degree course, preferably in law, at a German or non-German university. Participants must prove a minimum of one year work experience in addition to their undergraduate or first degree. The admission is limited. In addition to the admission requirements English language skills, a letter of motivation and a potential interview will be considered.

1.      First Step- when? Period of time: Between 20.01 and 31.05.

2.      Necessary Docs: After completing this form: the applicant will receive an email with the requirements for the  online-application.


Program Structure: Courses ( 60 ECTS)

  • First part-Business law and economics

Module 1-European and International Business and Contract Law

Module 2-Introduction to the Economic Fundamentals of Competition and Regulation

Module 3-European Competition Law

Module 4-European and International Business and Trade Law

  • Second part-Business, competition and regulatory law

Module 5-Advanced European and International Business and Competition Law

Module 6-Fundamentals of Regulatory Law

Module 7-Regulatory Law-Telecommunication Law

Module 8-Regulatory Law-Energy Law

Compulsory: The first 6 modules

Optional: Module 7 or Module 8

Thesis: Yes, a thesis shall be submitted in order to graduate the program

Internship: not mandatory to graduate


LLM Contact:

Postal Address

Department of Law

Van’t-Hoff-Str. 8, 14195 Berlin


Office Address

Department of Law

Boltzmannstr. 3, Room1118, 14195 Berlin


Telephone: +49 (0)30 838 60698

Fax: +49 (0)30 838 4 58495

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By Madalina Enea





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