ONLINE COURSE: Introduction to International Economic Law

Globalization has changed the way companies participate in international trade, even allowing small businesses to join in on the global stage. Let’s take a look at how a need for “International Economic Law” is growing and what companies need to consider when trading!

Course periodJune 27, 2022 - July 15, 2022 Session I
Category Law & Economics
Course levelsBachelor
Class size

max. 15 participants

Credits and certificate

Participants will receive 5 ECTS credit points after successful completion of the online course. Additionally, six weeks after the end of the online course a Transcript of Records will be issued by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Application deadline May 15, 2022, or when participant quota is reached Application period over.
Course fee700.00 Euro | (excl. program fee and discounts)

Online Course Fee


Multinational companies like Google or Apple self-evidently act on a global stage. But even small businesses participate in international trade today. The integration of national economies and the elimination of barriers of trade no longer allow a solely national view on this development. With the growing importance of international commerce, the need for an „International Economic Law“ arises. Numerous regulations and agreements concern international trade and investment, but the legal framework of international economy remains indefinite.

In this course common principles of International Economic Law will be examined by analysing leading decisions by international courts. Therefore a substantial part of the course will be dedicated to the discussion of cases and reading materials.


Syllabus (PDF)

Course structure

The course content is equivalent to an on-site course offering 45 contact hours.

The study time includes:

  • virtual class room lessons with the lecturer and the fellow students (50%)
  • group exercises (25%)
  • assignments and self-study (25%)


Weekly schedule of virtual class room sessions:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
12.30 pm – 2.45 pm (Berlin time, UTC+2)

6.30 pm – 8.45 pm (Beijing time, UTC+8)
8.30 pm – 10.45 pm (Sydney time, UTC+10)
5.30 am – 7.45 am (Chicago time, UTC-5)

Language skills English: B2
Motivation Letter about one page in English
Student Profile

Advanced undergraduate law students and students with an academic background that qualifies them to participate in the course.

This course is taught in English, including readings in English. For the understanding of the texts and the discussions in class a language level B2 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) is required.

Participating students need to be at least 18 years old.

Dr. Hanno Meyer,

Dr. Jost Hanno Meyer works for the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action. His research focus is on Economic Regulation, International Economic Law, Energy Law and Arbitration. He studied in Freiburg, Vilnius and Berlin and worked for the Institute for Energy Law and Competition Law at Humboldt University (EWeRK e.V.).

CoordinatorPierre Steuer/ Carmen Opolski/ Sanja Müssig
Contact detailsInternational Department
Unter den Linden 6
10999 Berlin