Commercial law

Commercial law, also known as business law, is the body of law that applies to the rights, relations, and conduct of persons and businesses engaged in commerce, merchandising, trade, and sales. It is often considered to be a branch of civil law and deals with issues of both private law and public law.

Commercial law includes within its compass such titles as principal and agent; carriage by land and sea; merchant shipping; guarantee; marine, fire, life, and accident insurance; bills of exchange and partnership. It can also be understood to regulate corporate contracts, hiring practices, and the manufacture and sales of consumer goods. Many countries have adopted civil codes that contain comprehensive statements of their commercial law.

In the United States, commercial law is the province of both the United States Congress, under its power to regulate interstate commerce, and the states, under their police power. Efforts have been made to create a unified body of commercial law in the United States; the most successful of these attempts has resulted in the general adoption of the Uniform Commercial Code, which has been adopted in all 50 states (with some modification by state legislatures), the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories.

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South African Court Grants Order to Liquidate Mirror Trading International After Investors Fail to Withdraw ...

Bitcoin 01 Jan 2021
The management team says it is now working with law enforcement as it tries to recover investor funds ... Furthermore, MTI’s former lawyers, Ulrich Roux, and Associates confirmed in a December 21 letter that the CEO had left South Africa. Interestingly, the lawyers used the same letter to announce the end of their business relationship with MTI....
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Former Los Angeles City Councilwoman Joan Milke Flores dies at age 83 in San Pedro

Daily Breeze 29 Dec 2020
She also sponsored an anti-apartheid law prohibiting the city from contracting with companies that did business in South Africa ... “We wanted her to be somewhere to which she had a connection,” Davis, a senior political science and business major at Cornell University, wrote in an email....
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Major new laws planned for small businesses in South Africa

TheNewsHOOK 12 Dec 2020
Major new laws planned for small businesses in South Africa .......
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Ethiopia’s war risks leaving manufacturing dreams in tatters

Metro USA 09 Dec 2020
Meanwhile, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, a bottling partner of the Coca-Cola Company, told Reuters ... Their best bet is a global economic recovery next year,” said Menzi Ndhlovu, senior country and political risk analyst at Signal Risk, an Africa-focused business consultancy....
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Ethiopia's war risks leaving manufacturing dreams in tatters

Yahoo Daily News 09 Dec 2020
Meanwhile, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, a bottling partner of the Coca-Cola Company, told Reuters that ... Their best bet is a global economic recovery next year," said Menzi Ndhlovu, senior country and political risk analyst at Signal Risk, an Africa-focused business consultancy....
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Business101: Considerations to keep in mind when you venture into the export market

Independent online (SA) 22 Nov 2020
While not a quick fix, exporting can be a lucrative way to expand your business in the long term ... Protection Laws that are applicable to your business in South Africa may not necessarily apply in other regions. Identify laws that are in place to protect your business ... Ben Bierman is a managing director at Business Partners Limited. BUSINESS REPORT ....

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