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Jane Standage

Jane Standage



  • Corporate Litigation
  • Regulatory

WSG Practice Industries


WSG Leadership

Consumer Law
Dispute Resolution and Litigation
Jane is an experienced litigator and co-leader of the firm’s dispute resolution division. She has particular expertise in banking and financial services litigation, class action disputes, complex contractual disputes, professional negligence claims and disputes involving issues of companies and securities law.

Jane has acted on large scale commercial disputes in New Zealand and internationally. She is experienced in managing complex, high-value disputes involving court proceedings, mediation and arbitration. She offers commercially astute advice in order to avoid disputes and to resolve matters at an early stage.

Jane joined MinterEllisonRuddWatts in January 2017 from another major New Zealand law firm. Prior to that, Jane worked in the commercial litigation team at Allen & Overy, London. She also completed a Master of Laws at New York University on a Fulbright Scholarship and Hauser Global Scholarship. In the early part of her career, Jane was a Judge’s Clerk at the New Zealand Court of Appeal and worked as a junior barrister for David Goddard QC. She was the top graduating law student at Victoria University in her year.


LLM, New York University School of Law
BA, LLB (Hons), Victoria University of Wellington
Areas of Practice

Banking | Corporate Litigation | Insurance | Litigation | Regulatory

Professional Career

Professional Associations

Member, New Zealand Law Society Law Reform Committee


Reserve Bank New Enforcement Department
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, April 2021

The Reserve Bank Te Pūtea Matua has established a new separate Enforcement Department.  The Department will be operationally separate from the Supervision team but both will work together to incentivise and manage prudent behaviour and to hold institutions to account for non-compliance. Who needs to read it? Why? All financial institutions regulated by the Reserve Bank. This signals a move towards a more proactive regulator to which institutions will need to respond...

'Green Marketing': New Commerce Commission Guidelines
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, November 2020

Consumers are increasingly considering the environment when making purchasing decisions withmany prepared to pay a premium. It is no wonder that environmental claims are a priority focusarea of the Commerce Commission. Since 1 July 2017, the Commerce Commission has received 94 complaints about environmentalclaims that relate to the Fair Trading Act 1986 (FTA) mostly alleging that claims could not besubstantiated and/or that the performance characteristics are false or misleading...

Environmental Claim ‘Flushable' Not False or Misleading
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, November 2020

The Full Australian Federal Court recently upheld the decision that Kimberly-Clark’s Kleenex Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths (Kleenex Wipes) did not make false or misleading claims in using the word ‘flushable'. The guidance on the evidence required and weight given to complaints is instructive for New Zealand entities making environmental claims...

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