The Personal Property Securities Act 2009 came into force in Australia in 2012, and revolutionised the law of secured finance, whenever any kind of property except land is involved. I have advised many companies on the application of the PPSA to their financing and business arrangements, and ongoing work on PPSA-related matters remains a significant niche in my legal practice.
Papua New Guinea has enacted a similar law, and I have also advised companies operating there on the impact of the legislation.
I have also been part of the reference group advising AMPLA (the Australian Mining and Petroleum Association) on the impact of the reforms on their suite of model agreements, and I am the author of the chapter 'Importing, Exporting and Transnational Property' in the LexisNexis publication Personal Property Securities in Australia, as well as an author of the online LexisNexis Practical Guidance Personal Property Securities service.
I regularly monitor ongoing developments of Australian law in this field. I have put together a digest of reported Australian cases - please go to PPS cases for a link to the digest.