About the department

The Department of Commercial Law at the University of Auckland Business School is the top ranked commercial law department in New Zealand, and one of the leading commercial law departments in Australasia.

Professor Norman Wong

As one of the largest commercial law departments in Australasia, our expertise spans all areas of commercial law, including: corporate, intellectual property and information technology, governance, insolvency, international trade, securities markets, finance, insurance, and taxation. The department co-teaches on the Master of Taxation Studies programme (MTaxS) and has a strong Honours, Masters and PhD programme.

Department staff are leading academics in their fields, with many combining academic excellence with experience as practitioners in leading New Zealand firms. Research is regularly published in leading New Zealand and international journals and treatises. As part of a vibrant discipline that impacts directly on business, staff focus on producing excellent research that is relevant and has an impact on business and the professions. Staff are frequently seen in the papers and on television contributing to public debates about controversies in commercial law and are actively involved in law reform. We hold regular public seminars and conferences for the business community and the professions.

We take pride in our record of teaching excellence, and in being a fun and welcoming department in which to work and study.

Professor Norman Wong
Head of Department