Two conferences were held by the project on 18th and 20th June on Secured Transaction Reform in other jurisdictions. The first was held at the offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, and the second at Durham University, supported by Bond Dickinson LLP. Each included presentations about the recent introduction of a Personal Property Securities Act system in Australia, reform initiatives in Scotland, Ireland and Jersey, and discussion of topical issues arising under the Canadian PPSA and Article 9, UCC. The conference attendees were a mixture of practitioners, bankers and academics, and there was lively debate about the merits of the various systems outlined, as well as identification of conceptual and policy differences between specific jurisdictions. We would like to thank everyone who attended. The project intends to publish the papers in a book, together with others covering more jurisdictions.
The documents and powerpoint presentations given at the conferences are available here.