Certificate/Short Course


We have also designed our diploma / certificate / short courses for those who either do not wish to have a degree at this stage but would like to familiarize themselves with a specific subject or to do preparation for their exams, re-sit/referrals.  The content of our diploma / certificate / short courses would also appeal to law graduates and law practitioners who would like to study a specific subject at an advance level. This will certainly add more weight to the CV and increase the employability of the person in any sector.

Certificate in International Banking and Finance 


The aim of this course is to introduce and develop an understanding of key concepts of, and practical issues in, banking and financial law. Banking law includes consideration of the role and functions of the World Bank, central banks and other bodies, as well as a detailed examination of the regulatory standards of BASEL I, II and III.

Finance Law explores legal aspects of corporate finance, such as credit and security, swap and futures transactions, international loans and project financing.




Banking Law 

  • The World Bank Group; organisational aspects; membership; functions; lending criteria; obligations of members; project cycling; IBRD, IFC, IDA, and Inspectors’ Panel
  • Supervision of Commercial Banks; functions of central banks; central banks and the IMF; supervision by central banks; Basel Committee recommendations
  • Bank Confidentiality; advantages of and criticisms against bank confidentiality; international action for limiting bank confidentiality; IMF Guidelines on Transparency; public policy issues; case law

Financial Law 

  • Principles of English commercial law relating to corporate finance
  • Classification and characteristics of credit and security
  • Loans and Syndicated Loans
  • Guarantees and Performance Bonds
  • Securities, Repo Lending and Collateralization
  • Financing against Stock and Receivables
  • Legal issues relating to Swaps and Futures market transactions
  • International Project Finance



On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the functions of major international banking and financial institutions.
  2. Critically analyse the core concepts and standards of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.
  3. Demonstrate a critical understanding of legal issues arising from financial market activities, including awareness of problems and insights in the field.
  4. Undertake self-directed research into legal aspects of corporate finance transactions 
  • Course fee: Rs. 75,000
  • Duration 3 months
  • Start date: 8th January  2018 (afternoon sessions) TBC
  • Benchmarked by : EU Business University – Poland
  • Contact: certificate@sol.org.pk

Certificate in Corporate Law & Governance



This Course provides a foundation in Company Law, including a closer examination of certain key characteristics of corporations, before exploring in depth issues of corporate governance, an area in which, following various corporate scandals and crises, demand for reform has increased.

The Course compares approaches to regulation in the UK, EU and USA, with students evaluating solutions in different company scenarios.

Finally the Course examines how Competition Law in the UK / Europe and in Pakistan aims to regulate corporate anti-competitive behaviours.


International Corporate Governance 

  • Examining the organization; fundamental components and structures
  • Principles of corporate governance
  • Examination of corporate governance codes and their effectiveness
  • Comparative international perspective on different corporate governance systems
  • Detailed exploration of the role of Chairpersons, Chief Executives, and the Board of Directors; monitoring roles; risks
  • Exploration of the role of ‘gatekeepers’ such as security analysts and credit rating agencies 

Company Law 

  • Companies and other forms of business; corporate personality
  • Structure and overview of the Company laws in the UK, USA and in Pakistan.
  • Directors’ duties in company law
  • Regulation of company administration
  • Shareholders’ rights and responsibilities; minority protection

Competition Law

  • Objectives of Competition Law and policy
  • Restrictive Agreements; definition of Relevant Market
  • Abuse of Dominant Position
  • Merger Control
  • International context of competition law



On successful completion of this Course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of corporate governance across a range of processes and regulations, and its application in corporate practice.
  2. Research and deal with complex issues in corporate governance, both systematically and creatively, synthesising information in a manner that may include innovative solutions.
  3. Demonstrate a detailed understanding of core concepts of company law, together with an appreciation of how those concepts are implemented in practice.
  4. Critically evaluate scenarios involving restrictive agreements, abuse of market dominant position or proposed mergers in the context of UK or EU competition law
  5. Work effectively in a group or team and allocate and integrate tasks





  • Course fee: Rs. 75,000
  • Duration 3 months
  • Start date: 8th January  2018 (afternoon sessions) TBC
  • Benchmarked by : EU Business University – Poland
  • Contact: certificate@sol.org.pk

Certificate in International Trade Law 



This course focuses on a range of topics in International Trade Law.

The first aspect is International Economic Law, considering the economic and institutional context of world trade, including the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

A second aspect is the law of International Trade, including issues in carriage of goods by sea and documentary credits.

The third strand of the course is concerned with International Sales Agreements, considering different contract regimes, individual business agreements in an international context. Issues of governing law and jurisdiction are also addressed. These topics aim to provide a solid grounding in the practice of international business law.


Economic Law 

  • Fundamentals of International Economic Law
  • International Monetary Law and Policy
  • Regulation of Foreign Investment
  • Public International Law in connection with Trade 

International Trade Law 

  • Export Sales on English law terms
  • United Nations Sale Convention 1980 (CISG)
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea
  • Bankers’ Letters of Credit 

International Business Agreements and Jurisdiction 

  • Brief overview/ review of English contract law
  • Principles of frustration and force majeure clauses
  • International business agreements
  • Drafting principles; analysis and structuring of clauses
  • Negotiating principles; What is negotiation?; advantages and disadvantages; requirements (skills); planning
  • Governing Law and Jurisdiction clauses; The Rome Convention [Contracts (Applicable Law) Act 1990]; exclusion of foreign law; recognition and enforcement of foreign awards
  • Comparative assessment of use of Litigation, Arbitration, and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)



On successful completion of this Course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the role and function of world trading institutions including the WTO
  2. Apply knowledge of the substantive law and practice of international trade, combining an overview of the subject and in-depth knowledge of specialist areas, to identify issues and produce effective solutions.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of international business agreements, their terms, use and negotiation.
  4. Identify and evaluate issues concerning jurisdiction and circumstances in which litigation, arbitration or Alternative Dispute Resolution may be appropriate.
  5. Work effectively in a group or team and allocate and integrate tasks 
  •  Course fee: Rs. 75,000.00
  • Duration 3 months
  • Start date: 8th January  2018 (afternoon sessions) TBC
  • Benchmarked by : EU Business University – Poland
  • Contact: certificate@sol.org.pk

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