Heidelberg University Corporate Restructuring LLM

Heidelberg University is a public research university in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Founded in 1386 on instruction of Pope Urban VI, it was the third university established in the Holy Roman Empire and it’s one of Germany’s oldest university. Heidelberg University connects the knowledge and expertise of its members across generations. It is dedicated to systematically advancing the careers of young scholars and scientists, offers established academics ample opportunity for independent research, and assures the continued presence of outstanding emeriti by conferring on them the rank of senior professors

Master Name and Type : The LL.M. course is angled at German and non-German law and business management graduates intending to follow up a broadly based education in law or business management with a course training them to become qualified consultants for enterprises in crisis.

Location: Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Single/Double Diploma: Single

Language: German, the simulation game is conducted in English

Number of Places/Students per year: information not yet available

Duration: 2 semesters (1 year) / 4 semesters (career-integrated)

Fee: 8.000 EUR

Scholarships: information not yet available

Application Process:

Access to the course is restricted. The current Admission Regulations are available here (in German).

  1. Deadline for the application
  • Prospective students from Germany: can enrol without prior application by the beginning of the lecture period.
  • International prospective students: the deadline is 15th of July for the winter semester
  1. Necessary Documents
  • Prospective students from Germany: a written statement of admission issued by the representative of the Master’s programme they wish to attend, confirming that the requirements set out in the Admission Regulations have been met.
  • International prospective student: must apply in writing, so that their previous academic record can be verified. Applications must be addressed directly to the International Relations Office.

Program Structure:

Module 1 “Restructuring, Rehabilitation and Insolvency Law” (introduction to German, European and international insolvency law; M&A in crisis, insolvency & receivership; liquidation and/or partial wind-up of business enterprises)

Module 2 “Business Law”  (introduction to legal aspects of accounting, publicity and auditing; corporate crises: problems and solutions from the perspective of commercial, company and enterprise law; criminal insolvency law; corporate crises: problems and solutions from the perspective of the laws on banking, financial services and taxation; legal issues and practicalities of personnel restructuring, job-creation and reskilling solutions)

Module 3 “Crisis Management and Communication” (financing in crisis; accounting, controlling, financial planning; crisis and rehabilitation management; crisis and turnaround communication: problems, measures and implementation of internal and external communication)

Module 4 “Interdisciplinary Simulation Game”

Module 5 “LL.M. Thesis”

Module 6 “Final Oral Examination”

Courses ( 60 ECTS)

  • Compulsory: Module 1-Module 6-
  • Thesis: Yes, the candidates shall write a thesis in order to complete the programme and it is integrated as a separate Module.
  • Internship: It is not mandatory to pursue an internship in order to graduate the programme, but it is strongly recommended.

LLM Contact :

Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Werner F. Ebke, LL.M.

Director, Institute of German and European Company and Economic Law

Friedrich-Ebert-Platz 2

D-69117 Heidelberg


Margarete Ghasroldashti

phone: +49 (0)6221 547642

fax: +49 (0)6221 547644

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Internet: www.igw.uni-heidelberg.de


Student representation

phone: +49 (0)6221 547720

fax: +49 (0)6221 547654 (address to “Fachschaft”)

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