The Institute for Law and Finance stands for


The LL.M. programs are international in every respect: our curriculum, our faculty and our students. The courses offered by the LL.M. Finance and LL.M. International Finance programs include such as European and international corporate law, the law on capital markets and securities as well as topics on European monetary policies and central banking. The LL.M. Finance degree program also offers a wide range of courses on specialized topics such as “Accounting”, “Insurance Law” and “Law of Business Taxation”.

Our large faculty comes from over ten countries in Europe and the United States. In addition, our students come from all over the world – generally from more than 22 countries each year.

Learning in Excellence

The Institute for Law and Finance (ILF) is a center for academic excellence in teaching and research in the fields of law and finance. It was established in 2002 as a foundation of the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main with the support of many prominent institutions such as leading commercial banks, international law firms and regulatory authorities.

The ILF also provides a policy platform in the legislative process by offering forums for discussions and exchanges between academia and practitioners. Numerous public conferences and guest lectures are held during the year to keep interested parties updated on relevant issues relating to law and finance.   

Financial Center Frankfurt

Frankfurt plays a central role in European and global finance. As a result of the European Central Bank, the German Central Bank and the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority as well as many international banks and law firms being located here, our students find themselves right in the midst of legal and financial activities and at the forefront of legislative and regulatory changes.  

The ILF, which is located in Frankfurt, the major financial center in Europe, provides the ideal location to train young professionals to deal with the legal and financial challenges facing a Europe with 28 states in the European Union and beyond.