Oscar Burman

What were you doing before the MCL?

Prior to joining the MCL, I obtained my Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree with honours from Universiteit Maastricht in the Netherlands. My interest in corporate law and my decision to pursue this avenue of law was prompted by my internships in the corporate legal sphere in Amsterdam and Brussels.

What were your impressions of the MCL?

The MCL programme was exciting but also challenging due to its intensity, with exams being held at the end of every term. The modules offered were interesting and intellectually stimulating, providing a strong base for a career in a commercially oriented environment. The practical nature of the MCL programme made it stand out from other general masters’ programmes. The exposure to complex real-life transactions as part of the ‘Deals’ course was exhilarating and provided invaluable insights into the commercial work of transactional lawyers. In addition, the input of practitioners from top-tier firms in London enhanced my understanding of general market practices and fueled my desire to work in a commercial setting, advising international clients.

What are your post-MCL plans and have they changed due to taking the MCL?

After the MCL, I plan to qualify as a commercial solicitor in the UK, specialising in private equity or investment funds.