Commercial Law
UCT's Commercial Law Department is one of three departments in the Faculty of Law
Commercial Law Courses
The Commercial Law Department teaches more than 75 courses at undergraduate level, and many more at PGDip and LLM level.
Commercial Law Staff
The department's academics are involved in a range of research projects and focus areas related to Commercial Law - and are authors of some of South Africa's top Commercial Law textbooks.
Postgraduate Studies in Commercial Law
The Faculty offers a wide range of postgraduate options at PGDip and LLM levels
Intellectual Property Law and Policy
The debate on intellectual property law and global issues requires policy research and analysis relevant to the needs of developing and emerging economies.


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Welcome to Commercial Law


Commercial Law is the body of law which regulates and develops the business world – contracts, companies, partnerships, insolvency, labour law, tax law, shipping law, competition law and so on. As such it is integrally linked to professional legal practice and the business world - to a wide range of areas of law including, amongst many others, mergers and acquisitions, business schemes and development, national and international trade, and dispute resolution.

The UCT Commercial Law Department is renowned for its expertise in Comparative Law in Africa, Intellectual Property Law, Company Law, Tax Law (national and international), Labour Law and Shipping Law - and has specialist research units focused on these areas of law. Importantly, the Department is home to the new SARChI Chair in Intellectual Property Innovation & Development - a personal chair awarded to Professor Caroline Ncube.