The Department of commercial law belongs to the founding scientific and pedagogical institutions of the University of Economics in Bratislava. The predecessor of the Department of commercial law was the Department of economic law, which had its role at the High business school since its inception in 1940. The Department of Commercial law currently provides  the teaching of compulsory university subject on the fundamentals of law for economists, as well as mandatory optional and selection legal subjects at all faculties of the University of Economics in Bratislava within Bachelor and Master studies. Providing the teaching of the subjects takes the specificities of the University faculties into account. The department is involved in profiling the graduates of the Faculty of Commerce and other faculties of the University of Economics in Bratislava by teaching several legal subjects such as, for example, economic and commercial law, intellectual property protection, tourism law, insurance law, civil and consumer law, administrative law, labor law, financial law, law of derivatives, law in international trade. The primary goal of teaching is to provide students with an efficient and comprehensive way of sufficient information from the area of  various legal sectors that they will need in practice.

The members of the Department shall, in addition to pedagogical activities, engage in accordance with their expertise in scientific and research activities and the granting schemes. The publication activities of the members of the Department and their participation in national and international scientific conferences are extensive. A number of publications and articles published in scientific and technical journals have come up from the scientific and research activities. Department of Commercial law reflects on the rather dynamic development of some areas of the Slovak legal system, as well as European Union law, so that students could work with the latest information. The concept of development of the Department adapts to labor market requirements and trends in the context of globalization and the internationalization of the economy, which are also reflected in the legal regulation of economic relations.