This Graduate Diploma from University College Dublin in partnership with the Law Society Finuas Network will focus on law and market practice in the provision of international financial services, which is a key component of the Irish economy. It is designed for lawyers and professionals working in the international financial services sector.

The programme will be highly practical in its emphasis and participants will have a unique opportunity to learn from and interact with an international panel of speakers with wide practical experience of the international financial services sector. 

The sessions will focus on pervasive themes in international financial services law such as fiduciary duties in financial transactions, financial transactions and the conflict of laws, legal risk in international financial transactions, crossborder insolvency, set-off and netting in clearing and settlement systems, principles of Islamic finance, legal issues in financial collateral, repo instruments: legal and financial issues, cross-border offers of securities with the EU, debt securitisation, use and function of credit derivatives and credit derivatives legal and taxation perspectives, alternative investment funds in Ireland and capital requirements after CRD IV.

This Diploma will be a valuable qualification for financial services lawyers and professionals who wish to enhance and update their knowledge of legal principle and market practice and for financial services industry participants for whom a knowledge of legal practice is a necessary component of their professional expertise.

Duration September 2015 – January 2016
Starting 18 September 2015
Fees 2016/17 €4000 (those eligible will receive a 20% discount from the Law Society Finuas Network)

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In the first instance applicants must apply to 

Law Society Finuas Network

Law Society of Ireland

Blackhall Place

Dublin 7

Tel: +353 (0)1 881 5727

Fax: +353 (0)1 672 4890

Email: finuas@lawsociety.ie

www.lawsociety.ie/Lspt

 

Application forms to be returned to the Law Society Finuas Network.

Course delivery/Venue

The post-graduate diploma is provided by way of a blended-learning model and participants have the choice to attend lectures onsite in the Law Society at Blackhall Place or to watch live webcasts. Due to the interactive nature of the programme, attendance is however recommended. Compulsory attendance will be required for the first and eighth session of the course. Each session will take place from 6-8pm on Friday evenings.

 

Who should apply?

A legal qualification is not essential. Applications will be considered from:

  • Practising solicitors or barristers, or barristers or solicitors actively engaged in legally connected employment;
  • Graduates holding an approved university degree or law-based interdisciplinary university degree; and
  • Persons with other academic and/or professional qualifications and/or such experience as would satisfy the UCD Sutherland School of Law and the Law Society

The sessions will focus on pervasive themes in international financial services law such as fiduciary duties in financial transactions, financial transactions and the conflict of laws, legal risk in international financial transactions, crossborder insolvency, set-off and netting in clearing and settlement systems, principles of Islamic finance, legal issues in financial collateral, repo instruments: legal and financial issues, cross-border offers of securities with the EU, debt securitisation, use and function of credit derivatives and credit derivatives legal and taxation perspectives, alternative investment funds in Ireland and capital requirements after CRD IV.

 

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We have an excellent Careers Development Centre here at UCD, designed to help you with information regarding future employment or studies. UCD hold a number of graduate events throughout the year including a dedicated law fair at which at which many of the big Law firms will be in attendance. The School of Law has a dedicated careers advisor on it’s Academic staff, Dr. Oonagh Breen, and a staff member from the careers office will be in attendance at the School of law on a number of occasions throughout the academic year. To see the full range of services offered by the careers office go to http://www.ucd.ie/careers/