Professor & Hon. Frank. H. Iacobucci Chair in Capital Markets Regulation

Jackman Law Building
78 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5   

Tel.: 416-978-5792

Tony Duggan was appointed to the Faculty in 1999. Previously, he held the Henry Bournes Higgins Chair in Law at Monash University, Victoria. He was Associate Dean at the University of Toronto from 2002-2004 and Sub-Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Melbourne from 1980-1983. Professor Duggan currently teaches Secured Transactions and Trusts. He has published widely in these areas and also in the areas of bankruptcy law, contract law, consumer credit and consumer protection.

B.A. - University of Melbourne (1973)
LL.B. (Hon) - University of Melbourne (1973)
LL.M. - University of Toronto (1975)
LL.D. - University of Melbourne (1992)
Academic appointments
Senior Research Fellow, Commercial Law Centre and Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford (2017 and continuing)
Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore (August-September 2012)
Visiting Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Auckland (2004-2005)
Professorial Fellow, Faculty of Law, University of Melbourne (2002-present)
Awards and distinctions
Mewett Teaching Award (2009-2010)
Mewett Teaching Award (2010-2011)
Mewett Teaching Award (2014-2015)
Other service
Member, American Law Institute, 2009-present
Canadian Bar Association (Ontario), Personal Property Securities Committee, 2000-present
Member, Insolvency Institute of Canada, 2001-present
Editor-in-chief, Canadian Business Law Journal
Selected publications

“The Death and Resurrection of the Lowest Intermediate Balance Rule (2017) 80  Saskatchewan Law Review  209-230.

 “Set-Off, Flawed Assets and Security Interests in Cash Deposits” (2016) 31 Journal of International Banking and Financial Law 201-204

 “The Constructive Trust in Insolvency: A Canadian Perspective” (2016) 94  Canadian Bar Review 95-109

“Current Issues in Secured Transactions Law in Canada: An Ontario Perspective” in Louise Gullifer and Orkun Akseli (eds), Secured Transactions Law Reform: Principles, Policies and Practice” (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2016)

Australian Personal Property Securities Law (with David Brown) (2nd ed., 2015, Sydney,  Lexis Nexis Australia ) pp i-xlviii, 1-538).

Canadian Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law: Cases, Text and Materials (ed., with Stephanie Ben-Ishai, Thomas Telfer, Janis Sarra and Roderick Wood) (3rd ed., Emond Montgomery Publications, Toronto, 2014).

“The Protection of Intellectual Property Licences in Insolvency: Lessons from the Nortel  Case” [2014] Annual Review of Insolvency Law 19-54 (with Norman Siebrasse)

Middle Income Access to Justice (ed., with Michael Trebilcock and Lorne Sossin) (University of Toronto Press, 2012).

Fiduciary Obligations in the Supreme Court of Canada: A Retrospective” (2011) 50 Canadian Business Law Journal (special 50th anniversary issue) pp 453-473.

“Proprietary Remedies in Insolvency: A Comparison of the Restatement (Third) of Restitution & Unjust Enrichment with English and Commonwealth Law” (2011) 68 Washington and Lee Law Review  1229-1269.

Consumer Credit Redux” (2010) 60 University of Toronto Law Journal 689-707.

“Contracts, Fiduciaries and the Primacy of the Deal” in Elise Bant and Matthew Harding (eds), Exploring Private Law) (Cambridge UP, 2010), pp 275-297.






Research areas
Bankruptcy/Insolvency Law
Business Law
Equity and Trusts