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Specialisation course in Economic Criminal Law
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Denomination

Specialisation course in Economic Criminal Law

Academic Area

Law and Political Science

Length

8 months

Credits

15 ECTS

modality

Blended learning

Language

Spanish

Student profile

Practising lawyers, law graduates, law honours degree holders, those working in business consultancy, other honours degree holders or graduates interested in Economic Criminal Law, as well as professionals with responsibilities in the business environment.

Admission and Enrolment

Enrolment application via website, sending of the documents and formalisation of admission at the University.

Calendar and timetables

From October to May. Friday from 16.30 h to 19.30 h.

Academic calendar

Complete and practical programme taught by expert legal practitioners

Why study at the UAO CEU?

1. Specialisation, differentiation and professional projection

Economic Criminal Law is studied at a national and international level as a specialisation of Criminal Law, which is not restricted to the development and study of crimes considered to be economic crimes. It extends to other areas including: the extension of economic criminal law, its conceptual basis, technical and theoretical development on aspects of general economic criminal law, to the extent that criminal sanctions apply to conduct which implies the infringement of essential rules in economics, and the responsibility of the company in particular when it comes to the market and the administration, and the responsibility they have to loyalty with regard to the interests of the company.

In order to give response to the training requirements in this area, the Universitat Abat Oliba CEU has created this comprehensive and practical programme taught by expert legal operators in this area (judges, magistrates, tax lawyers, lawyers and university professors).

2. Faculty

Our faculty is composed by well-known professionals with a wide teaching and professional experience.

3. Professional development

The student will master the evidentiary obligations and defence and accusation strategies for economic crime.

4. Employability

The average work placement rate is 95% in the postgraduate studies of the CEU.

5. Information resources

The Library Service is conceived as a support unit for study and research. Its most important objective is to meet the educative and scientific demands. It has convenient opening hours, including weekends, with the best computer equipment. In addition, the UAO CEU offers to all the University community a vast digital storage, with free access to its publications from its docent, research or institutional activities carried out by teachers, students or former students from the University.

 

 

Study Plan

1. General part of economic criminal law and procedural aspects: business risks affecting consumers(5 ECTS)

  • Coincidence and subjectiveness in Economic Criminal Law.
  • Prohibition and culpability in Economic Criminal Law.
  • Sanctions for legal persons.
  • Criminal protection of consumers.
  • Traditional crimes against property and assets, including economic crimes.
  • IT crime.
 

2. Business risks related to public interests (4 ECTS)

  • Crimes against the environment.
  • Urban planning crimes.
  • Protecting the rights of employees.
  • Company criminality, civil service crimes and corruption.
  • Fiscal crimes, subsidy frauds and crimes against Social Security.
  • Money laundering and smuggling.
 

3. Protecting company interests and its position in the market (4 ECTS)

  • Corporate crimes.
  • Stock market crimes.
  • Punishable insolvencies
  • Crimes against intellectual property.
  • Crimes against industrial property.
  • Corruption in the private sector.
 

4. Criminal Compliance (3 ECTS)

  • Analysing criminal risks and appropriate prevention in the business environment, both general and concerning specific types of economic criminal law.

 

Faculty

FACULTY

  • Dr. Carlos Pérez del Valle. Rector at the Universitat Abat Oliba CEU. PhD in Law.
  • Pedro Ariche. Prosecutor in the Financial Crimes unit in the Catalan High Court of Justice.
  • Francisco Bañeres Santos. Assistant prosecutor of the Prosecutor’s Office in the Catalan High Court of Justice.
  • Jesús Barrientos Pacho. Magistrate, President of Section 8 in the Provincial Court in Barcelona.
  • Miguel Capuz Soler. Lawyer, Partner of the Criminal Department at Piqué Abogados Asociados SL.
  • Dr. Sergi Cardenal Montraveta. Professor of Criminal Law at the UB, Substitute Magistrate at the Provincial Court in Barcelona. PhD in Law.
  • Raquel Carrillo Carmona. Prosecutor in the Environmental Crime Unit in the Prosecutor’s Office in the Catalan High Court of Justice.
  • Dr. David Felip. Criminal Law Professor at the UPF. PhD in Law.
  • Dra. Rosa Fernández Palma. Magistrate, PhD in Law.
  • Dr. Ramón García Albero. Chaired Criminal Law Professor at the Universitat de Lleida.
  • Dr. Juan Carlos Hortal. Professor of Criminal Law at the UB, Substitute Magistrate at the Provincial Court in Barcelona.
  • Dr. Javier Marca Matute. Magistrate at the Provinical Court of Girona.
  • Cristóbal Martell Pérez-Alcalde. Lawyer, founding partner of the Martell lawyers' office.
  • Luis Fernando Martínez Zapater. Magistrate at Section 7 of the Provincial Court in Barcelona.
  • Dr. Oscar Morales García. Lawyer in Uría lawyers' office. PhD in Law.
  • Dr. Fermín Morales Prats. Chaired Criminal Law Professor at the UAB, founding partner of the Morales Prats Abogados lawyers' office.
  • Dr. Enrique Rovira del Canto. Magistrate of the Section 5 in the Provincial Court in Barcelona. Coordinator of the course. PhD in Law.
  • Ricardo Sanz-Gadea Góncer. Anti-corruption prosecutor in the High Court of Justice of Catalonia.
  • Dr. Jesús Silva Sánchez. Chaired Criminal Law Professor at UPF, founding partner of the Molins-Silva lawyers' office.
  • Dra. Blanca Torrubia Chalmenta. Doctor in Law specialized in civil. Lecturer at UOC.
  • Olga Tubau. Lawyer. Founding partner of the Tubau-Lajara lawyers' office.

DETAILED CV OF THE FACULTY

Prices and scholarships

TOTAL PRICE

€2,950

PAYMENT METHOD

To access the specialisation course in Economic Criminal Law of the Universitat Abat Oliba CEU, candidates must pay the total import of the course before the beginning of the classes. The Universitat's Postgraduate and University Extension Service will issue an enrolment form to the prospective student so that they can pay the fee at one of the financial institutions listed on the enrolment form. The students will have 15 calendar days to make the transfer.

The Universitat Abat Oliba CEU has credit lines with different financial institutions, so that students can finance their programme under preferential terms. For more information, students can contact the Academic Management Service or enquire at any of the following financial institutions: “la Caixa”, Banco Santander, Catalunya Caixa and BBVA.

MORE INFORMATION

Postgraduate and University Extension
Bellesguard, 30. 08022 Barcelona
Tel. +34 93 253 72 03
masters@uao.es

Quality and regulations

ADMISSION PROFILE

Students wishing to apply for the official master’s degree in Economic Criminal Law must have a Spanish degree or advanced course (general degree, degree or honours degree) or a foreign degree (equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in the Anglo-Saxon system).

 

This profile includes:

Practising lawyers, law graduates, law honours degree holders, those working in business consultancy, other honours degree holders or graduates interested in Economic Criminal Law, as well as professionals with responsibilities in the business environment.

OBJECTIVES

  • Identifying issues in the general and specialised areas of economic criminal law.
  • Analysing the relationships between criminal law and procedural law in the prosecution of economic crimes.
  • Mastering the evidentiary obligations and defence and accusation strategies for economic crime.
  • Adapting the knowledge of criminal law to the organisational structure of the company and being able to analyse crime risks when doing business.