Consumer law course is aimed to provide a full examination of consumer law in Hong Kong SAR generally, and consumer protection legislation and regulation in a more regional and global context (different regimes of consumer protection worldwide).
The course examines issues particular to commercial practices and transactions where one party is a consumer (= b2c contracts). Consumer typically represents a weaker party in its commercial relations with the traders at the global market. Different regulatory techniques for protection of consumers will be assessed (e.g. manners and methods for verification of the fairness of consumer contracts and commercial practices of traders towards consumers, cooling-off periods, online consumer transactions, etc.). The course will eventually provide the participants with a complete knowledge of consumer law and its particularities.