Research Papers/Topics in Commercial Law

Global Oil Companies - is the Sale of Influence an enethical business worthy of corruption

A global oil and gas company that intends to conduct operations in a foreign jurisdiction must have an understanding of how things work in that jurisdiction. This is done through a consultancy agreement between the company and the consultant. This agreement brings with it the anticipation of the company that the consultant will exercise some form of influence on its behalf. This kind of influence may include making expeditious payments to officials of state oil companies in order to secure ap...

The Legal and Economic Regime of Oil Price Fluctuation in Uganda as Compared to Nigeria and Norway

ABSTRACT A steep upward and downward trend in the price of crude oil in recent years, reaching a record nominal hígh in mid-2011, has led to increasing concern about its macroeconomic implications: both abroad and in Uganda given that the Ugandan economy is highly vulnerable to oil price fluctuations. This study analyses the dynamic legal and economic relationship between oil price fluctuations and major macroeconomic variables in Uganda. The study points out the asymmetric causes such as p...

Assessing The impact of Total Quality Management on Organizational Performance: Case Study Dangote Cement, Cameroon

The problem which led to the outcome of this topic was that irrespective of the fact that the implementation of TQM is becoming very popular in our corporate world, not all processing companies have found it easy to successfully implement and manage this program (Tata et al. 1999). From this problem, the following objectives were raised: to investigate the impact of continuous improvement, quality control, and lean manufacturing on organizational performance. This contributes to the raising o...

The Enforcement of Bank Guarantee as a Form of Security An Examination of the Law and Practice in Uganda

ABSTRACT  The research study looked at the general introduction of banking in Uganda, the back ground, how it evolved from pre-independence to the present date of banking, it also looked at the nature, creation and performance of bank guarantee. The study looked at the guarantee as a form of security, its essential requirement being consideration, agreement and intention to create legal relation, capacity to give a guarantee, the requirement of writing, it looked at different ways of dischar...

Supervisory Role of General Meeting Over Board of Directors in Nigeria

ABSTRACT The performances of corporate entities in Nigeria leave much to be desired. Due to poor performances, corporate entities have lost some of the confidence which they hitherto enjoyed. This loss of confidence has led to the collapse of several companies. The major reasons for company failure are mismanagement and fraudulent practices by key players in the corporate terrain, as well as the inability of the in-built monitoring devices to perform their roles. The management and governance...

Apprasial of Employers’ Liability for Injuries Resulting from Breach of Nigerian Industrial Safety Laws

Abstract Safety is one of the most important needs of man today. Safety at workplace on the other hand is paramount and cannot in any way be ignored. Many vibrant and resourceful person have lost their precious lives and some have suffered permanent and temporal incapacities just because safety measures were not put in place. The June 3rd 2012 illfated Dana Airline crash in Lagos which claimed a lot of lives and the recent crashes that could have been averted if the aviation sector had taken ...

The Challenges Facing Trade Facilitation in East African Community

ABSTRACT The major purpose of this study was to analyze trade facilitation and its impact on East African regional trade, analyze non tariff barriers and their impact on EAC trade. To achieve this major purpose, four research objectives were formulated and these included: to analyze trade facilitation in East Africa and establish its impact on trade within the region, to identify various NTBs and their impact on regional trade; to discuss key provisions of EAC Customs Management Act and how t...

Transboundary River Disputes; A Comparative Legal Analysis of Tigris - Eupharetes and the Nile Rivers Treaties.

ABSTRACT This study set out to examine the Trans boundary river disputes; a comparative analysis of Tigris-Euphrates and the Nile treaties. The study established that the riparian states comprising of the Nile basin and Tigris/Euphrates basin have for a decade discussed and failed to come up with an acceptable agreement between themselves on the use of the rivers traversing their territories. The study examined the International legal regime and a host of principals of laws and regulations re...

Analysis of the Legal Framework on Consumer Protection in the Banking Service Delivery in Kenya.

ABSTRACT  In Kenya most bank customer are victims of unfair banking contract terms. Banking institutions fail to apply the available laws that can protect a bank customer. The central objective of this is to investigate into the existing legislations that relate to banking business in Kenya. By doing so to clearly see how effective they are to the banking business law. Also to examine if the existing laws are implemented to aid in bank customer protection. The cardinal research problems are ...

A Legal Analysis of Bank Duties and Liabilities in Relation to Customer Protection in Uganda

ABSTRACT The thesis “Legal Analysis of Bank Duties Liabilities in Relation to Customer Protection in Uganda” is motivated by the background of the study to pertinently contribute remedies that can securely address the banking sector challenges in meeting duties and obligations to protect customers. It should be noted that while there is a law in place to govern bank duties and obligations to customers, in total this law has not been successfully drawn and implemented. The study examines t...

Record Deals and Music Contracts: A First Step Approach to Protecting Your Rights

According to the IFPI Global Music Report, global revenue from record sales in the music industry for the year 2018 was $9.1 billion. Beyond the thrill of having one entertained, music business is serious business. There is a strong air of astute seriousness associated with music- and it should be approached as such. Jay-Z, a multi-award-winning music artist who is listed on the Forbes list of billionaires is reputed have said, in the song “Diamonds from Sierra Leone” in which he was fea...

An Examination Of Women's Property Rights, Post 1995 Constitution In Uganda. A Case Study Of Busia District.

ABSTRACT Although the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda and other International Conventions to which Uganda ratified give protection to women among other persons against abuse of their rights enforcement of those statutory provisions is difficult as they conflict on specific provisions towards women. According to this study, the problems that women face stem from socio-economic aspects. This study was carried out with the hope that it will enlighten and advance the Understanding of...

Women's Rights And The Nigerian Criminal Justice System: A Sorry Tale

Introduction In any criminal proceeding, there should be respect for the rights of the victim and the accused irrespective of the sex, tribe or status. They are to be treated with justice and dignity. The existence of a criminal justice system (C.J.S.) is to guarantee the ultimate protection of the society’s basic value and norms. In virtually all civilized societies, there are rights which are universal, basic and enjoyed with fellow human beings. In many societies, women are dealt with on...

Mitigating Crises In The Nigerian Banking Industry Through Effective Application Of Prudent Mortgage Principles

ABSTRACT This work identified non-performing loans as a major contributor to banking crisis. Albeit many loans were secured with mortgages, recovering them proved impossible owing to many factors which militate against realization of mortgage securities. This work therefore examined these factors that hinder realization of mortgage securities and proffered solutions to them in order to enhance debt recovery. The work discussed the canons of good lending; the factors that lenders should recko...

The Right to Qualitative Health Care in Nigeria: A Quest for Law Reform

ABSTRACT Human rights are inherent to all human beings, regardless of their nationality, place of residence, sex, or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status. Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The right to health guarantees the right to life, on which other social, economic and political rights are hinged. The right to health involves availability, accessibility, acceptability, and q...


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