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.