Professor of Law and Hon. Frank H. Iacobucci Chair in Capital Markets Regulation Emeritus
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, Australia and before that he was on the Faculty of Law at the University of Melbourne.  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.  He held the Honourable Frank H. Iacobucci Chair in Capital Markets Regulation at the University of Toronto from 2000 until his retirement in 2020. Prior to retiring, Professor Duggan taught Secured Transactions, Bankruptcy Law and Trusts. He has published widely in these areas and also in the areas of contract law, consumer credit and consumer protection. Professor Duggan was Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Business Law Review from 2013-2022.

Selected publications


Secured Transactions in Personal Property: Cases, Text and Materials (8th ed.), (Toronto: Emond Publications, 2022) (with Mark Selick and Michael Burke). 

Australian Personal Property Securities Law (3rd ed., LexisNexis Australia, Sydney, 2021).

The Ontario Personal Property Security Act Commentary and Analysis (3rd ed., Toronto: LexisNexis Canada, 2020) (with Jacob S. Ziegel and David L. Denomme).

Book Chapters

“Secured Transactions Law Reform in Developed Jurisdictions” in Louise Gullifer and Dora Neo (eds), Secured Transactions Law in Asia (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2021), 51-68.

“Recent Developments in Australian PPSA Case Law and their Relevance to other PPSA Jurisdictions” in John H. Farrar, Vai Io Lo and Bee Chen Goh, Scholarship, Education and Practice in Comparative Law: A Festschrift in Honour of Mary Hiscock  (Springer, 2019) 7-38.

“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  (Bloomsbury: Hart Publishing, 2016), 95-114.

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

Journal Articles

“The Law of Recaption and the PPSA” (2023) 97 Australian Law Journal. (Forthcoming).

“Hiring Agreements and the PPSA: Gold Valley Iron (in liq.) v. Ops Screening and Crushing Equipment (2023) 51 Australian Business Law Review. (Forthcoming)

“Quinquagenaries” (2023) 46:1 Dalhousie Law Journal. (Forthcoming)

“Competing Security Interests in Aircraft Accessories: A Note on Third Eye Capital Corp. v. Ranch Energy Corp.  (2022) 66 Canadian Business Law Journal 120-132.

“Benjamin Geva and Ontario PPSA Reform” (2022) 38 Banking and Finance Law Review 179-201 (with Michael Burke).

“Pawnbroking, Priorities and the PPSA” (2021) 65 Canadian Business Law Journal 146-151.

“Purchase Money Security Interests under the PPSA: A Note on Stockco Agricapital Pty Ltd v. Dairy Livestock Services Pty Ltd”  (2020) 31 Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice 170-175.

Research areas
Bankruptcy/Insolvency Law
Business Law
Equity and Trusts