Summer Programs

Financing International Transactions

August 6-19, 2017

This program is designed for legal, business and accounting professionals from law firms, corporations, banking institutions, insurance companies and other legal and financial institutions engaged in transactions in the international market. Presentations and exercises are aimed at assisting participants to understand the practical legal aspects of cross-border financing. Participants will gain a broad array of knowledge and skills for advising clients in raising capital for international transactions, and will acquire specific knowledge in specialized areas and elements of international financial deals. The program will use analyses, case studies, simulations and other exercises to reinforce classroom presentations.


Raising capital in U.S. markets, investing capital in U.S. commercial markets, currency risks, government immunities, exchange controls, cross-border credit and insolvency, collateral packages, letters of credit, private and international banking, U.S. securities law and regulation of international financings, the role of taxes in international business decisions, EU capital markets, European monetary union,  simulation of an international financial transaction, and research at the library and online using computer-based legal research.

* Topics subject to minor revision.


University of California law faculty, legal practitioners and business experts representing major California firms that perform international legal work.


August 6-19, 2017

We strongly recommend enrolling at least eight weeks before the program start date to ensure adequate time for the local U.S. embassy in your country to process the necessary visa for entering the U.S. We have been informed by past participants that U.S. embassies in some countries can take from four-six weeks to process non-immigrant visas (student, business or tourist). Financing International Transactions is offered every third year in rotation with two other specialized programs: Structuring International Joint Ventures (offered in 2018) and The Global Trading System, Substance and Dispute Resolution (offered in 2019). The Orientation in U.S.A. Law course is not a prerequisite for any of the specialized programs.


University of California, Davis, School of Law

Certificates and credit

  • All participants will receive a certificate of attendance if they attend class regularly. Participants who wish to take the course for credit can request an official transcript upon successful completion of course requirements and a final exam.
  • Four quarter units of academic credit may be applied toward the part-time summer International Commercial Law LL.M. and/or the Licentiate in International Transactions Involving the United States.
  • This seminar qualifies for continuing legal education (CLE) credit in New York and California.


  • Non-refundable application fee: U.S. $150
  • Academic tuition: $3,150

^ Tuition and fees are subject to change.