Belgium, Brussels

Aspects of EU Business Law

when 10 July 2017 - 14 July 2017
language English
duration 1 week
credits 5 ECTS
fee EUR 750

This course provides an introduction to some selected aspects of EU business law that are representative of the typical practice of an international law firm, such as competition (including antitrust and state aid), trade, intellectual property, data protection and mergers & acquisition.

Participants will also gain an overview of banking and tax law related to the day-to-day practice of lawyers based in the European Union.

Target group

This Summer programme is open to up to 40 participants: advanced students (who have completed at least the 2nd year of their degree), young graduates and professionals with a background in law, political sciences, economics, and any other relevant disciplines that can be related to the topics of the programme.

Course aim

Each year students from all over the world come to Brussels for a unforgettable experience from an academic, social and cultural point of view.

The first and third weeks of the programme provide an introduction to the EU legal system and to EU business law. They take place in Brussels, the capital of Belgium and political epicenter of the EU. A and multicultural European city, Brussels offers students a plethora of opportunities for social activities as well as an ideal launching point for travel within Europe.

The second week consists of a travel from Brussels through Luxembourg and Strasbourg to Geneva, a stunning city full of history and the home of numerous international organisations on the shores of lake Léman. During this week-trip, participants will visit several European and international organisations and get to meet leading figures in EU and WTO law.

Credits info

5 ECTS
Each of the three weeks will end with an in-class written exam. Upon succesful completion of the course and following a written examination, participants will be issued a certificate of attendance and an academic transcript (courses attended, marks and grades).

The participation certificate will be awarded jointly by the Institute for European Studies at Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles and the law firm Van Bael & Bellis.

The participation certificate is recognised by the Continuing Legal Education programme of the Ordre des Barreaux Francophones et Germanophone de Belgique.

The participation certificate can give right to the award of 5 ECTS credits that can be transfered to other European universities using the ECTS system. We do, however, recommend that you check with your home institution before applying to our Summer School to be sure that the credits are transferable.

Fee info

EUR 750: 3-week programme

- 950 EUR (for students and Alumni Saint-Louis)

- 1450 EUR (other participants)


2-week programme (Weeks 1st and 2nd) OR (2nd and 3rd)

- 750 EUR (for students and Saint-Louis Alumni)

- 1150 EUR (other participants)


The cost includes:

- the award of the participation certificate;

- courses materials;

- visits to the Court of Justice of the European Union (Luxembourg), the European Parliament (Brussels) and World Trade Organization (Geneva);

- transportation and accommodation costs in Luxembourg, Strasbourg and Geneva;

- internet in Campus;

- university card to have access to the campus and the library;

- welcome breakfast and farewell cocktail lunch in Brussels and Geneva;