Lunch & Learn E-Series


These monthly one-hour lunchtime webinars will present interesting topics and discussions on governance from experts in their fields. Get the latest information, advice, and practical tips and put your questions to the experts.

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Mainzeal and Directors Liability – A Cautionary Tale

The Supreme Court decision released in August brought the Mainzeal saga to an end by holding the directors liable and awarding compensation of $39.8 million (plus 10 years of interest).

The decision also provides practical guidance for directors, within the limits of the existing legislation, and calls for a review of our insolvent trading laws.

This case serves as a warning for other directors and those aspiring to be directors.

Join Matt Kersey, Restructuring and Insolvency Partner at Russell McVeagh for this Lunch & Learn webinar, and get the details on the case, what the decision means for directors and the key messages for those working in governance.


Matt Kersey

Matt Kersey is a restructuring and insolvency specialist and general commercial litigator with over 25 years’ experience. Matt has worked in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia. Matt leads the R&I practice at Russell McVeagh.

Matt is ranked as a top tier Restructuring and Insolvency lawyer by the Chambers and Partners 2023 Guide and features in the 'Hall of Fame' in the Legal 500 2022 Guide. He was named 'Lawyer of the Year' in Best Lawyers® 2023 Guide for Insolvency and Reorganisation Law. He is named an Elite Practitioner by Asialaw Profiles 2022; Highly Regarded by IFLR1000 2022; a 'Litigation Star' by Benchmark Litigation 2022; and is listed in the Expert Guides 2019 and in the peer-reviewed Doyles Guide 2021.

Matt has co-authored the New Zealand Securitisation chapter for the 2022 and 2023 Chambers and Partners Global Practice Guides. He is a member of Insol: the International Association of Insolvency professionals, and has previously been a Russell McVeagh Board member and a Board member of Restructuring, Insolvency & Turnaround Association New Zealand (RITANZ).


Members $FREE
Non-members $20 (GST incl.)


Governance New Zealand confirms this event qualifies for 1 CPD structured credit per hour based on 1 credit per hour of attendance.

Refund Policy: No refunds can be issued in respect of cancellations received within 48 hours of the event occurring.

  • 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

  • 10 Oct 2023

  • Zoom

  • Lunch & Learn E-Series
    $ 20.00