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Full-time: 1 Year
Part-time: 2 Years


Dr Paul Lejot
T. (852) 3917 2953 | E.


(for 2021-2022)
Full-time: $171,000 p.a.
Part-time: $85,500 p.a.

* Subject to University’s approval.


1 March 2021
(GMT +8) 12:00 noon

19 April 2021
GMT +8) 12:00 noon

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Programme structure
Admission requirements
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The LLM(CFL) programme combines academic expertise in corporate and financial law, and provides comprehensive resources for the study of the law and related issues encountered within a sophisticated commercial setting. Hong Kong is one of the world’s leading financial centres; its vibrant economy, respected system of justice, and world class financial regulatory regime together offer an outstanding background for study matched only by the most highly–regarded jurisdictions.


Students are required to complete 72 credits, including two 9-credit compulsory courses and a capstone experience in accordance with the regulations for this degree and the syllabus. Students may choose courses from the course outlines of individual areas of law below, and courses from any of the specialist programmes, but in any event no more than two courses from other LLM specialist programmes.

(Each of the courses listed below carries 9 credits unless otherwise stated.)

  • Capstone courses
    • (Students must choose at least one 9-credit course from the list below.)
    • LLAW6127 Current issues in financial law
    • LLAW6054 9-credit Dissertation*
    • LLAW6014 18-credit Dissertation*
    • LLAW6057 International securities law
    • LLAW6260 Law of state immunity and sovereign debt
    • LLAW6224 Mergers and acquisitions
    • *LLAW6014 and LLAW6054 are mutually exclusive.
  • Compulsory courses
    • LLAW6055 Law of international finance I
    • (Students must choose at least one 9-credit course from the list below.)
    • LLAW6025 Company law and securities regulation in the People’s Republic of China
    • LLAW6279 Comparative corporate law and theories
    • LLAW6207 Corporate conflicts
    • LLAW6082 Corporate governance and shareholders remedies
  • Electives
    • LLAW6187 Advanced topics in competition law
    • LLAW6236 ASEAN law
    • LLAW6024 Banking law
    • LLAW6153 Business and human rights
    • LLAW6172 Carriage of goods by sea
    • LLAW6185 China investment law
    • LLAW6186 China trade law
    • LLAW6124 Communications law
    • LLAW6284 Comparative company law
    • LLAW6248 Comparative contract law
    • LLAW6027 Comparative law and practice of construction and projects
    • LLAW6264 Competition law and policy in China
    • LLAW6154 Competition law I
    • LLAW6155 Competition law II
    • LLAW6101 Competition, mergers and acquisitions
    • LLAW6257 Compliance for listed companies
    • LLAW6245 Compliance in the Hong Kong securities industry
    • LLAW6252 Construction of Commercial Contracts
    • LLAW6267 Courts
    • LLAW6002 Credit and security law
    • LLAW6206 Cross border corporate finance: issues and techniques
    • LLAW6286 Cross border corporate insolvency: issues and solutions
    • LLAW6084 Cross-border insolvency law
    • LLAW6214 Current issues in Chinese law
    • LLAW6087 Current issues in insolvency law
    • LLAW6111 E-business law
    • LLAW6126 e-Finance: law and regulation
    • LLAW6210 Energy law
    • LLAW6222 Financial dispute resolution: Hong Kong and international perspectives
    • LLAW6287 FinTech finance
    • LLAW6194 Global business law I
    • LLAW6195 Global business law II
    • LLAW6107 Insurance law
    • LLAW6099 International commercial arbitration
    • LLAW6133 International economic law
    • LLAW6096 International tax and tax planning
    • LLAW6128 International trade law I
    • LLAW6288 Introduction to European Union law
    • LLAW6230 Law and practice of investment treaty arbitration
    • LLAW6110 Law and regulation of banking and insurance in the People’s Republic of China
    • LLAW6256 Law of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing and compliance issues
    • LLAW6283 Law of international civil aviation and finance
    • LLAW6094 Law of international finance 2
    • LLAW6178 Law, economics, regulation and development
    • LLAW6265 Law, regulation and compliance of insurance industry in Hong Kong
    • LLAW6181 Management and commercialization of intellectual property
    • LLAW6097 Pension and investment funds in Hong Kong and the PRC
    • LLAW6165 PRC economic law
    • LLAW6048 PRC security and insolvency law
    • LLAW6201 PRC taxation law and policy
    • LLAW6213 Property protection in China: law, politics and culture
    • LLAW6093 Regulation of financial markets
    • LLAW6049 Securities regulation I
    • LLAW6244 Securities regulation II
    • LLAW6211 World trade law, policy and business

NOTE: Not all courses will be offered in any given year. For actual courses available, please refer to annual course offerings.

Applicants must comply with the General Regulations and Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Curriculaand fulfil at least one of requirements (1) to (3) below AND (if applicable) requirement (4):

(1) hold a degree of Bachelor of Laws with at least second class honours or an equivalent qualification accepted by the University for this purpose; or

(2) hold a degree in a discipline other than law with at least second class honours accepted by the University for this purpose and have at least two years relevant experience and professional qualifications; or

(3) have obtained either the Common Professional Examination of England and Wales or the Common Professional Examination Certificate of this University, provided that in either case a second class honours degree or a qualification of equivalent standard of this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose has also been obtained;

(4) for an applicant who is seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong of which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English, shall satisfy the Faculty English language requirement with one of the following recognized English tests:

(i) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – a score of 593 or above (paper-based test) or 97 or above (internet-based test); or

(ii) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – an overall band score of 7 or above with no subtest below 6.5;

in each case, for admissions purposes, the test score report is regarded as valid for two years.

For September 2021 Entry – Jointly with LLM(CR)
Saturday, 16 January 2021


The application for admissions for 2021-2022 is now closed.
If you would like to apply for 2022-2023, please visit our website in late November / early December 2021 for update.