Ms Robin Cupido


Robin Cupido is a lecturer in the Department of Private Law at the University of Cape Town. Robin has previously worked as a lecturer at the University of Johannesburg where she taught Private International Law, Law of Succession, and contributed to the teaching of the LLM module on International Commercial Law. Robin has also lectured at the University of Central Lancashire (Mauritius), where she taught a variety of subjects on both the undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Robin is currently a member of the Research Centre for Private International Law in Emerging Countries and has worked as a research scholar at UNIDROIT. Robin joined the University of Cape Town in 2019.

Teaching Focus

  • Law of Contract
  • Law of Property (LLB Extended Curriculum Programme)

Research Interests

Law of Contract, Private International Law, Consumer Law, Law and Technology


Peer-reviewed published articles

Cupido, R.V. “Offer and acceptance in cross-border electronic contracts: A brief comparative perspective” (2015) 1 International Journal of Law and Politics 14-22

Watney, M.M., Cupido, R.V. “A South African and German perspective on personal information privacy protection in an electronic environment” in Moller, T.M.J & Hugo, C. (eds) Transnational Impacts on Law: Perspectives from South Africa and Germany (2017) 305-334

Cupido, R.V. “The new European legislation on consumer dispute resolution: A chilly reception in Germany” (2018) 1 Zeitschrift für Vertriebsrecht 14-21

Conference Papers

“Online dispute resolution: An African perspective” International Workshop on Law and Politics Istanbul 2016

“UNCITRAL Technical Notes on Online Dispute Resolution: A new era of consumer dispute resolution?” University of Pretoria International Consumer Law Conference Pretoria 2018

“International commercial arbitration in India” Commercial Private International Law in India and South Africa – A Shared Future in BRICS Johannesburg 2018