About the Centre
The Centre for Commercial Law was established in 1989 as the Taxation and Corporate Research Centre. The Centre can be contacted via [email protected].
The key objectives of the Centre are to:
- Provide a Centre of excellence for research, teaching, seminars, conferences, colloquia and publications in the area of commercial law.
- Encourage and organise interaction with Australian and overseas scholars and legal and business practitioners and related professional groups.
- Initiate and develop transnational and global links for the various programs of the Centre; and aspire to be at the forefront of electronic publishing and blended educational presentation techniques.
- Actively participate in work towards appropriate law reform in the area of commercial law.
The research and publication areas of the Centre are extensive, covering topics such as:
- market access issues (goods and services) and trade practices law
- corporations law
- corporate governance law
- mergers and takeovers by foreign owned enterprises
- emerging trends and needs in relation to internet and e-commerce law
- data privacy law
- financial regulations and institutions and banking
- uniform labour standards and “comparative advantage”
- human rights issues affecting domestic and international commercial laws
- environmental, mining and petroleum concerns
- food law and governance
- implementation of international economic laws and the impact on domestic competition (anti-trust) law
- intellectual property issues in commercial law
- income taxation, capital gains taxation, GST, international taxation
- application of commercial laws to sports and the sports industry
- law of franchising.
- Academic staff
International advisory panel
- Professor Duncan Bentley, Victoria University
- Pascale Bloch, Paris 13 University
- Gerard Carney, Curtin University
- Dr Greg Bitomsky, Brisbane
- Ms Amanda Coulthard, Barrister, Queensland
- Professor James Cox, Duke University
- Professor Hans de Wulf, University of Ghent
- Cecilia Magnusson Sjoberg, Stockholm University
- Professor John McNulty, University of California
- Mr Ken MacPherson, Adelaide
- Professor Philip Postlewaite, Northwestern University
- Mr Martin Smith, New Zealand Revenue Department
- Professor Bruce Welling, University of Western Ontario