To start off the 4-week Legal and Managmeent Training Program for LL.M. International Finance students, our LL.M. International Finance students accompanied by ILF staff went on a field trip to Germany’s second-largest city Hamburg from 12 to 14 February 2018.
Upon their arrival by train on 12 February 2018, the group went on a 3-hour walking city tour of Hamburg to discover the beautiful, historical and modern sights of the city such as the Speicherstadt, the Jungfernstieg, the Hafencity and the Elbphilharmonie.
Subsequently, the students visited the Hamburg office of the law firm Möhrle Happ Luther. Dr. Sven Oswald, Partner, welcomed the LL.M. International Finance students and gave an introduction to the history of the law firm and its legal practice. His colleague Mr. Sebastian Siepmann, Partner, held a presentation about "Distressed M&A" and Dr. Oswald spoke about "Chinese investors in Ostfriesland more than simply cross border". The visit was closed by a reception where students and lawyers had the chance to network.
In the evening the students, joined by ILF Alumni working in Hamburg, enjoyed a dinner at a restaurant with an amazing view of the beautiful Inner Alster Lake (Binnenalster).
On the second day of the field trip, the group visited the historical building of the Hamburg Stock Exchange, the oldest stock exchange in Germany founded in 1558. After a guided tour by Ms. Kathrin Enzel, Stiftung Hanseatisches Wirtschaftsarchiv, Mr. Christopher W. Oakley of the market surveillance team gave an overview of the Hamburg Stock Exchange’s historical development and today’s business activities in his lecture "The Hamburg Stock Exchange – Products and Services".
Thereafter, the students could enjoy some time off to explore the city individually before they returned to Frankfurt on 14 February 2018.