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Outline of commercial law

Summary
:The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to commercial law: Commercial law – body of law that governs business and commercial transactions. It is often considered to be a branch of civil law and deals with issues of both private law and public law. It is also called business law. What type of thing is commercial law? Commercial law can be described as all of the following:
  • Branch of law – law is a system of rules and guidelines which are enforced through social institutions to govern behavior, wherever possible.
Branches of commercial law
  • Companies law ** Corporate law ** Corporate governance
  • Competition law (antitrust)
  • Consumer protection
  • Contract law
  • Environmental law
  • Intellectual property law ** Copyright law ** Patent law ** Trademark law
  • International trade law
  • Labour law *Insurance law
By region
  • European company law ** French company law ** German company law ** United Kingdom
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