Previous Topics and Presentation Notes

Details of previous meetings held in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch


October 2016

The recent High Court decision of McKay v Johnson & Smith highlights some of the issues relating to a liquidator dealing with company assets subject to security. Please see below presentation, presented by Andrew McKay of BDO & James Caird of Simpson Grierson.

Ritanz Presentation 12-October-2016

March 2016

Safe harbour for insolvency trading and ipso facto enforcement restrictions under the proposed insolvency law reforms in Australia presented by Scott Barker, Buddle Findlay

Recovery of liquidator costs presented by Kim Francis, Meredith Connell

Recovery of liquidators’ costs

Directors duties – Aus safe harbour proposal

February 2016

Recent trust developments relevant to insolvency
Presenter: Howard Thompson, McMahon Butterworth Thompson
Howard Thompson Presentation

September 2015

“Can we judge the success of voluntary administration in New Zealand: an interactive discussion”

Presenter: Prof. Mike Gedye

Presentation: Ritanz seminar Sept 2015
Board election voting form 2015
RITANZ 2015 annual report
Proxy Form 2015
AGM Notice of Meeting 2015

August 2015

INSOL International & Trends in Australia Insolvency
Presenter: Mark Robinson, President INSOL International

July 2015

Restructuring and the Rural Sector
Presenter: Rees Logan, Ernst & Young

June 2015

The Companies Office and The Insolvency Practitioner
Presenter: Simon McArley, Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Companies Office Update
380(4) Checklist

April 2015

The Personal Property Securities Act: A core concept
Presenter: Professor Michael Gedye
PPSA April 2015

March 2015

Court Applications and Voluntary Administration
Presenters: Matthew Triggs and Aaron Harlowe, Buddle Findlay

Feb 2015

Update by members of the Board on RITANZ incorporation matters, together with the accreditation process for insolvency practitioners

Presenters: Greg Sheriff, David Perry and Michael Robinson

July 2014

Topic: Introducing ARITA
Presenter: John Winter, CEO – ARITA

June 2014

Topic: Part 14 Compromises – an under-rated option?
Presenter: Steve Flynn, Special Counsel, Simpson Grierson

May 2014

Topics: Key developments in commercial contracts and Health and safety reform: what insolvency practitioners need to know
Presenter: Matt Kersey, Partner and Polly Pope, Partner, Russell McVeagons

April 2014

Topic: Realising Value from Intangible Assets in Insolvency Situations
Presenter: Paul Adams, CEO, EverEdge IP

February 2014

Topic: The IRD’s Preference and Powers
Presenter: Murray Tingey and David Friar, Bell Gully

November 2013

Topic: FMA update from the Regulator
Presenter: Belinda Moffat, Head of Enforcement, Financial Markets Authority

October 2013

Topic: Insolvency in the construction industry
Presenter: Brian Clayton and Edward Scorgie, Chapman Tripp

September 2013

Topic: Director remuneration: recovery options and issues for Liquidators
Presenter: James Nolen, Partner, Lowndes Associates

August 2013

Topic: Financing transactions structured as sales of goods
Presenter: Mike Gedye, University of Auckland

July 2013

Topic: Economic situations, risks and oppurtunities
Presenter: Shamubeel Eaqub, NZIER

June 2013

Topic: AGM & Insolvency Practitioner Regulation Consultation
Presenter: Insol Committee

May 2013

Theme: Asset Disposal update

Topic One: Realising Top Dollar
Presenter: Jason Tredgett, Branch Manager, Turners Auction

Topic Two: The Greater Auckland property market
Presenter: Gerald Rundle, Manager, Research for Bayleys Realty Group Ltd

April 2013

Topic: SFO update and insolvency industry interaction
Presenter: SFO

February 2013

Topic: Fraud upadate: current trends and things to look out for
Presenter: Rob Locke, Fraud investigation & Dispute Services, Ernst & Young Sydney

November 2012

Topic: Euro troubles & housing bubbles
Presenter: Jane Turner, Economist, ASB

October 2012

Topic: Resource Management Act
Presenter: Pat Mulligan and Andrew Braggins, Buddle Findlay

September 2012

Topic: Hive Downs
Presenter: Murray Tingey and David McPherson, Bell Gully

August 2012

Topic: Liquidators’ fees – issues that arise when there is a shortfall to the GSA holder but no receivership
Presenter: James Nolen, Principal, Lowndes Associates
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July 2012

Topic: Northern Crest Liquidation/Cross Border Insolvency
Presenter: Kensington Swan

June 2012

Topic: Investigative Accounting Appointments
Presenter: Justin Bosley, Corporate Finance Ltd

May 2012

Topic: In the cross hairs: directors, auditors, other professionals, and the opportunities this presents for insolvency practitioners
Presenters: James Burt and James McMillan, Chapman Tripp

11 April 2012

Topic: Unit Titles Act 2010 – Issues for insolvency practitioner and mortgagee
Presenters: James Greenway, BDO and Jocelyn Martin, Minter Ellison Rudd Watt

8 February 2012

Topic: Interim liquidations: an outline of procedure, consequences and recent experiences
Presenters: Matt Kersey, Russell McVeagh and Troy Florence, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers

For more information on meetings held in previous years in Auckland, please click here.


July 2014

Topic: Can’t pay? Won’t pay? The (not so) secret weapon using the Construction Contracts Act to cost-effectively recover smaller value debts
Presented by Finn Collins, Gibson Sheat

May 2014

Topic 1:Health and Safety in Employment (HSE) reforms – Impact on insolvency practitioners
Presented by Stacey Shortall, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

Topic 2: Voidable transactions update – Running account defence and the so-called “peak indebtedness” approach
Presented by Richard Gordon, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

November 2013

Topic: The IR’s Preference and Powers
Presenter: Murray Tingey, Partner, Bell Gully

August 2013

Topic: Phoenix Company applications and the role of the Court in liquidations
Presenter: Kevin Sullivan, Barrister, Wellington

August 2012

Topic: Hive Downs – Pre-packaging your debt restructuring options
Presenter: Hugh Kettle

April 2012

Topic: Case Law Update – Receivers personal liability – Variations on the theme

February 2012

Topic: Section 385

For more information on meetings held in previous years in Wellington, please click here.


June 2014

Topic: Cross-border assignments

April 2014

Topic: Financing transactions structured as sales of goods
Presenter: Mike Gedye, Professor of Commercial Law, The University of Auckland

October 2013

Topic: A “potpourri” of insolvency issues

August 2013

Topic: The regulatory environment with reference to insolvency

June 2013

Topic: Practical receivership issues

April 2013

Topic: Ethics, conflicts of interest and codes of conduct for accountants and solicitors

October 2012

Topic: Regulation and monitoring of Insolvency Practitioners

August 2012

Topic: Cybercrime
Presenter: Campbell McKenzie, Director, Forensic Services, PwC

June 2012

Topic: Alternative Insolvency procedures

April 2012

Topic: Earthquake/recovery issues with relevance to Insolvency

For more information on meetings held in previous years in Christchurch, please click here.

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