The Private and Business Law Cluster takes a broad view of what private law and business law mean.
Our members work in areas including family law, medical law, trade law, EU law, competition law, property law, banking and insurance law, maritime and shipping law, financial crime and regulation, company and insolvency law, consumer protection, investment law, internet, broadcasting and digital regulation, contract law, and tort law.
As a group of scholars, we work with a commitment to improving the theory, practice, and development of private and business law locally, nationally, and internationally. In our work, we strive to develop efficient trade mechanisms, as well as effective competition, corporate governance, and financial market regulation, among others. Other aspects of our work seek to balance various business interests with protecting the environment and preserving human rights such as dignity, privacy, freedom of expression and association, judicial protection, access to services of general interests, consumer protection, and safe food.
In our research, teaching, and engagement with stakeholders, our philosophy is that private law and business law can only be understood and improved by rigorous analysis, learning from other countries and disciplines, and providing practical legal solutions.