Getting to the core of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009

22 August 2012


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The Ross Parsons Centre Commercial Law Program at the Sydney Law School and Allens are pleased to invite you to the following seminar presented by Professor Charles W Mooney Jr:

Getting to the core of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth): an overview of Article 9 of the US Uniform Commercial Code.


Charles W. Mooney, Jr. is the Charles A. Heimbold, Jr. Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma (B.A. (high honors) 1969) and the Harvard Law School (J.D. cum laude 1972). He has been a Visiting Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, the University of Virginia School of Law, Waseda University (Tokyo), and the University of Tokyo. Professor Mooney served as Interim Dean (1999-2000) and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (1998-2000 and 2008-09) at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He was Chair of the University of Pennsylvania Faculty Senate for the 2004-05 academic year.

Until 1986 Professor Mooney was a partner of Shearman & Sterling in New York City, where he specialised in private financing transactions and banking law. Prior to 1981, Professor Mooney practised law in Oklahoma City with the firm of Crowe & Dunlevy.

Professor Mooney is a nationally and internationally recognized scholar in the areas of commercial, debtor-creditor, and bankruptcy law. He is a member of The American Law Institute, fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Attorneys, and a fellow, Director, and former Regent of The American College of Bankruptcy. He has been and continues to be involved in many law-reform efforts on the state, federal, and international levels. He was a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Federal Advisory Committee on Market Transactions (appointed by the S.E.C., 1991-1997), and was a co-reporter for the Drafting Committee on the Revision of U.C.C. Article 9 (Secured Transactions). Professor Mooney also served as a United States Delegate and Position Coordinator, International Institute for the Unification of Private International Law (UNIDROIT), Convention on Security Interests in International Mobile Equipment, and also served in those capacities at the Diplomatic Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, that completed the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Protocol on Aircraft Equipment. He also served as a member of the United States delegation for the UNIDROIT Convention on Intermediated Securities at government expert meetings and two sessions of the Diplomatic Conference in Geneva. In 2006 he was a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan, Tokyo, during the fall 2006 term, conducting comparative research on the legal regimes of Japan, the United States, and the UNIDROIT Convention on Intermediated Securities. He teaches in the areas of commercial, debtor-creditor, bankruptcy, international business, and real property law and he is the author of books, chapters, articles, and other materials in the commercial law and bankruptcy fields.

Lawyers/barristers: attendance at this lecture is equal to 1 MCLE/CPD unit.

Professor Mooney will also teach a four day intensive course on Personal Property Securities in the US for the Ross Parsons Centre at the Old Law School, St James Campus (9am-4pm on 20th- 21st, 23rd-24th August). This is being run as apart of Sydney Law School's Masters' programs however it is possible to enrol in this course by way of Legal Professional Development or as a single unit (without assessment). Inquiries should be directed to

Time: 6-7pm (registration and refreshments from 5.30pm)

Location: Allens, Level 28 Deutsche Bank Place, 126 Phillip St Sydney

Cost: Free, registration essential