Centre for Commercial Law

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The ANU College of Law Centre for Commercial Law is a centre of excellence in private and government commercial law reform, advice and policy evaluation, and a leader in commercial law research and teaching. It also provides a national forum for academics, practitioners and regulators working in private and government commercial law.

Last updated date

10.51am Thursday 31 May 2018

Director(s)

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Anne McNaughton

Latest news

27
May
2020
Associate Professor Kath Hall
A report into sport integrity led by Associate Professor Kath Hall has contributed to the design of a new government agency to clamp down on match-fixing, doping and corruption.
20
Nov
2019
Modern Slavery Act
Have well do hotel-sector businesses live up to their corporate social responsibility statements? ANU Law students teamed up with international NGOs to find out in a global research report.
10
Jun
2019
Sacked rugby international Israel Folau (left) and ANU Law expert Dilan Thampapillai.
ANU contract law expert Dilan Thampapillai examines the legal questions in Israel Folau's legal dispute with Rugby Australia.
14
Feb
2019
Japanese students and scholars on the roof of Australia's Parliament House
Aoyama Gakuin and Ritsumeikan Universities

In the Media

27
Jul
2020

No, your entry to Bunnings isn't a human right enshrined in law, according to a legal expert

Dilan Thampapillai quoted in Business Insider Australia

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27
Mar
2020

Rushed coronavirus tenancy laws raise as many questions as they answer

Dilan Thampapillai writes in The Conversation

27
Feb
2020

Australians rethink travel plans as coronavirus outbreak spreads

Dilan Thampapillai quoted in SBS News

16
Jan
2019

British parliament rejects PM May'Brexit plan

Anne McNaughton interviewed by VOA News

14
Jan
2019

Germany party AfD proposes 'Dexit'

Anne McNaughton quoted in ABC News

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28
Nov
2017

Zimbabwe: new Finance Minister named

Jolyon Ford speaks to ABC The World Today

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04
Sep
2017

College in focus – ANU College of Law

Stephen Bottomley On Campus

22
Mar
2017

Everything you need to know about changes to the Racial Discrimination Act

Dilan Thampapillai, Margaret Thornton speaks to News.com.au

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Upcoming events

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Past events

27
Feb
2020

Blockchain Technology, Data Management and Smart Contracts: Challenges and Opportunities

Blockchain Technology, Data Management and Smart Contracts
8.30AM to 6.00PM
  • Professor Sjef van Erp

The ANU Centre for Commercial Law and the ANU Centre for European Studies are hosting a one day conference on recent developments and implications of blockchain technology and smart contracts. Speakers will include academics, policymakers and practitioners.

31
Oct
2018

Inspiring Women of ANU: Professor Pauline Ridge speaks on ‘The financing of religion’

Pauline Ridge
4.30PM to 5.30PM
  • Professor Pauline Ridge, ANU College of Law

‘For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.’ 1 Timothy 6:10 (NIV Bible) The association of religion with wealth-generation can provoke strong feelings. Yet, as with other not for profit entities, it is legitimate and necessary for religious groups to fund their religious activities.

05
Oct
2017

Foreign bribery and corruption: Are we making a difference?

World currency
5.30PM to 7.00PM
  • International lawyer Stephane Brabant
  • AFP Commander Peter Crozier
  • Dr Kath Hall

Over recent years there has been a flurry of regulatory activity in relation to foreign bribery and corruption. Last year multi-national companies paid over $2.9 billion to resolve cases in the US, and Rolls Royce entered the largest deferred prosecution agreement in the UK for over $1.1 billion. 

08-09
Sep
2017

40th Anniversary of the Federal Court of Australia

Black and White Photo of a Federal Court Sitting
9.00AM to 1.00PM

The ANU Centre for Commercial Law and Centre for International and Public Law are proud to announce a conference to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Federal Court of Australia. 

08-12
May
2017

Wellbeing in the Law Week - Mon 8 to Fri 12 May

Wellbeing week
12.00PM to 5.00PM

The ANU College of Law is committed to health and wellbeing in the law, for all our students and academic and professional staff. This is the inaugural Wellbeing in the Law Week, presented by the ANU College of Law Wellbeing Initiative and the ANU Law Students' Society.

The ANU College of Law Centre for Commercial Law is a centre of excellence in private and government commercial law reform, advice and policy evaluation, and a leader in commercial law research and teaching. It also provides a national forum for academics, practitioners and regulators working in private and government commercial law.

We host an annual conference as well as regular seminars and workshops. Our members also run consultancies for legal practitioners, government and the business community on commercial law issues, particularly as they affect government commercial practice.

Our researchers specialise in emerging commercial law areas, particularly corporatisation, privatisation, government contracting, globalisation and international aspects of commercial law. 

Research and projects undertaken at the Centre also cover 'traditional' areas of commercial practice such as bankruptcy and insolvency, companies, securities, contracts, equity, intellectual property, personal property securities, trade practices and taxation.

The Centre was established in 1998 and its current director is Pauline Ridge.

Directors


Anne McNaughton
Senior Lecturer

Members


George Barker
Honorary Associate Professor

Pauline Bomball
Senior Lecturer

Stephen Bottomley
Emeritus Professor

Alex Bruce
Honorary Associate Professor

Jolyon Ford
Associate Professor

Darryn Jensen
Senior Lecturer

Anne McNaughton
Senior Lecturer

Pauline Ridge
Professor

Cameron Roles
Senior Lecturer

Peta Spender
Emerita Professor

Daniel Stewart
Senior Lecturer

Dilan Thampapillai
Senior Lecturer

Barry Yau
Senior Lecturer

Higher degree research students

Affiliates

Lecturer
Research School of Accounting, ANU College of Business and Economics
The Australian National University
Canberra, Australia
Associate Professor and Reader
The Australian National University
Canberra, Australia
Russell Miller
Consultant
Minter Ellison
Sydney, Australia

Members of the Centre for Commercial Law are involved in teaching a variety of courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level at ANU Law.

The ANU Master of Law offers a flexible coursework structure which enables students to undertake a variety of courses. Most courses are taught intensively over periods of two to six days.

Courses may also be studied as a single subject without being part of a full award program or degree. You can take any one of our 80+ Masters courses as a single subject with assessment. This is called ‘non-award study’.

Courses in the Masters Program can also be undertaken on a Professional Development basis where students attend the intensive days but do not complete the assessment nor receive a grade for the course.

Members of the Centre are also available to supervise research students in commercial law topics. For further information, see the Higher Degree Research page.

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