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Ketki Tushar Kulkarni, ILF Alumna Class of 2022, speaks about her amazing internship experience acquired in the financial and banking hub Frankfurt as part of her LLM. Finance program .

Alexandros Vaisidis, ILF Alumnus Class of 2022, discloses the opportunities to enjoy social life, make friends and network at the ILF due to the multicultural and diverse environment!


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LL.M. Programs

The ILF offers two specialised LL.M. Programs which will train you not only to deal with but also to excel in this increasingly important area where the worlds of international law and global finance meet.  

LL.M. Finance

The LL.M. Finance degree program will train you not only to deal with but also to excel in this increasingly important area where the worlds of international law and global finance meet. Up to about 50 students will be admitted in order to ensure academic excellence and direct, personal contact between students and the faculty. The LL.M. Finance program may be done part-time by completing the regular one-year program in 2 years. 



LL.M. International Finance

Graduates from Asia holding a first degree in law, business or economics and who have good academic records are eligible to apply to join our Master of Laws in International Banking, Securities and Finance program. We offer excellent interdisciplinary and practice-oriented training specially focused on the needs of Asian students. A special Legal and Management Training program is also held during the semester break.



The Institute for Law and Finance (ILF) is a center for academic excellence in teaching and research. It was established as a non-profit foundation in 2002 by Goethe University Frankfurt am Main with the support of many prominent institutions.

Leading commercial banks and international law firms, the Frankfurt Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the City of Frankfurt and the State of Hesse, as well as the European Central Bank and the Deutsche Bundesbank have been actively involved in the ILF right from the planning stages until today. 

Goethe University's Facilities
are accessible to all ILF students

Network of Alumni
from all over the world

Accreditation of both
LL.M. Programs until 2029

Internship Placements
at top law firms and isntitutions

Upcoming Events


The ILF will be hosting a zoom web series in order to introduce our LL.M. Finance program! Interested candidates and prospective students will receive…

4th Digital Financial Services Forum - "Are Digital Assets the Future of Financial Market Infrastructure?"

The forum will feature industry leaders, legislators and experts discussing the opportunities and challenges of digital assets as part of the…

ILF Alumni Roundtable in Brussels

The Institute for Law and Finance will be hosting the next ILF Alumni Roundtable in Brussels, Belgium on the evening of Friday, 5 May 2023. We are…


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