The Kyiv Office of Baker McKenzie and the Department of Law of the National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy have agreed to cooperate on the implementation and development of a Commercial Law Certificate Program.
The Memorandum of Cooperation was signed by Denys Azarov, Dean of the National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy’s (NaUKMA) Department of Law, and Serhiy Chorny, Managing Partner of Baker McKenzie in Ukraine, on May 31, 2018.
NaUKMA's Department of Law will launch the Certificate Program within its LLM degree course in the 2018-2019 academic year. According to Baker McKenzie, the program will provide LLM students with "high quality training and practical skills development for further work in various areas of commercial law, as well as for representation of clients in international commercial transactions."
Baker McKenzie's lawyers will be involved in teaching specific courses and topics and will participate in improving the curriculum of the Certificate Program. Distinguished students will be offered an internship at Baker McKenzie's Kyiv Office.
“We [would like for the] Kyiv-Mohyla Academy to achieve [the same] quality level in the educational process and [the same] international recognition that Oxford and Harvard currently have," said Chorny. "Our significant European country deserves a center of legal education of such a caliber. The introduction of a modern, market-oriented Certificate Program, including the Program in Commercial Law, is a step forward in achieving this goal".