Centre For Post Graduate Legal Studies

LLM in Corporate and Financial Law (Online and blended learning LLM programme with live lectures and classroom experience)

Course Start Date

Aug 3, 2020


12 Months

Last Date to Apply

July 26, 2020

Programme Fee 

₹ 3,00,000/-

Why LL.M. in Corporate & Financial Law (through Online and blended learning LLM programme with live lectures and classroom experience)?

In the last three decades, as India abandoned the post-colonial license raj system for a system based on free market principles, it witnessed a multi-pronged expansion of its markets and industries. This expansion has resulted in a growing economy, comprising several public and private sector enterprises operating in various markets and industries. Regulating such markets and industries requires nuanced understanding of laws governing securities, banking, corporate insolvency, and competition.

This program provides learners with a specialized focus on transactions, markets, and local and global regulatory issues. The program is ideal for dynamic lawyers of tomorrow, as it facilitates an understanding of the structure and interplay of corporate and financial law from a 360° perspective.

In keeping with any other work environment of the digital age, the legal profession is also adapting to the online work culture. This is evidenced by virtual data rooms for conducting due diligence, reliance on cloud-based technology to protect confidential documents, and electronic filings of forms and reports. Even courts are gradually making a transition to the online format, with e-filings becoming a reality and the digitization of case files becoming a necessity on account of the limitations posed by manual archiving. Multinational conglomerates have invested heavily in internet-based infrastructures to ensure seamless connectivity among employees working from different parts of the globe, with the end-goal of achieving maximum efficiency.

In such a rapidly changing world, where growth and development are directly proportional to a person’s adaptability to technology, LL.M. in Corporate & Financial Law integrates and blends online learning with live lectures and classroom experiences.

What is special about this Program?

Cutting-edge curriculum developed by academics, industry professionals and regulators.

Comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to the management and control of companies to achieve synergy of financial growth, health and stability.

Focus on legal, regulatory, and economic challenges faced by companies.

Contemporary and cutting-edge corporate research opportunities through our core and specialized courses and webinars.

Skill-based learning approach equips learners to apply principles in the context of corporate and financial transactions.

What are the key takeaways from this LLM Program?

Critically analyze business opportunities, legal statutes and cases, and strategic business decisions.


Understand the corporate legal environment, taught by faculty members who have first-hand industry experience.


Interpret, assimilate, and draft commercial contracts.


Identify key issues in M&A, due diligence and risk assessment of corporate transactions.


Review foreign investment legal regime, compare and contrast them with Indian investment laws, and analyze different investment strategies.


Negotiate and draft key corporate transaction documents such as due diligence reports and term sheets.


Practice before specialized regulatory bodies such as the Securities and Exchange Board of India, the Competition Commission of India and the National Company Law Tribunals.


Program Curriculum

In this course, you will understand the development and functioning of international commercial/ economic law in a “globalized/globalizing”
world. You will also examine how globalization provides new frontiers and poses fresh challenges to existing conceptions of law and justice.

  • Globalization and its Effects on the Development of International Commercial & Economic Law Challenges of Globalization to Law & Justice
  • Formulation & Settlement of Transnational Norms & Practices
  • Individual Rights vis-à-vis Free Market Principles & State Capitalism

In this course, you will develop a critical understanding of the legal methodologies and reasoning behind the court systems, law-making bodies, and other stakeholders in the legal system. You will learn how to approach, read, and critically interpret judgments, legislations, rules, and other sources of law.

  •   Legal Research & Writing
  •   The Legal System: Foundations, Institutions & Processes
  •   Statutory Law & Interpretation
  •   Case Law & Precedents
  •   Judicial Public Policy

In this course, you will investigate instances where public law coincides with corporate law. You will also analyze the ideologies underlying the corporate governance frameworks, and their influence on law-making, rights in rem versus rights in personam based on a comparison of corporate ownership and management models, and incidents of interface between corporate governance and public law.

  •   Promoter-driven Company Ownership versus Dispersed Shareholding
  •   Cross-border Investment & Investor Protection vis-à-vis State
  •   Anti-corruption, Anti-bribery Statutes & Governance Norms
  •   Rules for Gender Diversity & Inclusive Corporate Leadership
  •  Corporate Scams and their Global Recessionary Impact
  •   Corporate Criminal Liability & Human Rights

In this course, you will analyze the theoretical underpinnings of competition/antitrust law globally, and the objective of a competition regime in a developing economy like India. You will also examine the substantive provisions of the Competition Act, 2002 and its associated regulations, along with judicial precedent in relation to these provisions.

  • Relevant Product & Geographical Market
  • Anti-competitive Horizontal & Vertical Agreements
  • Dominance and Abuse
  • Competition Law in the Digital Economy
  • Competitive Dimensions of M&A

In this course, you will look into the day-to-day affairs of a company — from incorporation to growth via M&A to the winding-up of the company. You will learn about the duties of directors and promoters, corporate governance, and white-collar crimes.

  • Corporate Governance, Director & Promoter Liability
  • Due Diligence, Public Offerings & Corporate Takeovers
  • Insider Trading, Fraudulent & Unfair Trade Practices
  • Case Studies on Oppression & Mismanagement
  • Case Studies on Corporate Restructuring

In this course, you will learn about the procedure and practices adopted in mergers and acquisitions.

  • Types of M&A, Structuring M&A Transactions, Due Diligence, and Mitigating M&A Risk
  • Term Sheets, Share Transfer Agreements, Share Subscription
  • Agreements, Shareholder Agreements
  • Cross Border M&A
  • Public M&A and PIPE Deals

In this course, you will understand contract law, through the exploration of essential principles of contract drafting. You will learn how to memorialize parties’ agreements from the outset, as opposed to merely deconstructing and evaluating the resultant rights, duties, and liabilities once a dispute arises.

  • Structure of a Contract
  • Contractual Clauses: Covenants & Conditions, Representations & Warranties, Terminations & Remedies
  • Boilerplate Language & Provisions
  • Contract Interpretations

In this course, you will learn about different types of credit providers, as well as the legal framework for their activities. You will also be introduced to the different types of financing arrangements from a commercial and legal standpoint.

  • Evolution & Framework of India’s Financial System
  • Principles Governing Corporate Debt Finance
  • Available Routes of Corporate Finance
  • Legal Aspects of Banking & Financial Transactions

In this course, you will learn about the substantive and procedural aspects of corporate insolvency, including the court/adjudicative and the out-of-court processes. You will examine regulatory directives of the Reserve Bank of India and other related commercial laws such as company law, wherever relevant.

  • Corporate Debt Resolution & Insolvency Process
  • Categories of Creditors and their Rights in Insolvency Proceedings
  • Insolvency Litigation & Stakeholder Participation
  • Deal-making & Debt Acquisitions

The dissertation is a compulsory course. The choice of topic and title shall be approved by the JGLS Dissertation Committee. A supervisor shall be appointed for each student on an advisory basis. The dissertation process, including submission of topics and preliminary drafts, discussions with supervisors, and review by the supervisor and the JGLS Dissertation Committee shall continue in parallel with courses of the LL.M. program. The university reserves the right to edit/ alter the curriculum at a later date based on academic requirements.

Admission Process Details


Bachelor’s degree in Law; and final year candidates may apply.

Admission on the basis of JSAT-LLM Entrance Test, LSAT-India 2020, CLAT-PG 2020, DU LLM 2020 OR LSAT International 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Program Duration and Format

12 Months | Online and blended learning LLM programme with live lectures and classroom experiences

Tuition Fee

₹ 3,00,000/-

Selection Criteria

Step 1: Submit the application form.

Step 2: Online entrance examination (JSAT) or other eligibility tests as mentioned above.

Step 3: Review and shortlisting of candidates on the basis of test, SoP, resume, and telephonic interview.

Step 4: Shortlisted candidates receive offer letter.

Admissions Team

Ms. Anitha Shibu,

Manager, CPGLS 

: ashibu@jgu.edu.in

: +91 8396907246

Ms. Debopriya Haldar,

Chief Admissions Counselor, upGrad

: llm-cfl-jgu@upgrad.com

: +91 9324900860

Ms. Anshu Gupta

Assistant Manager – JGLS Admissions


: +91 702 785 0363

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