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Jeremy Muir

Jeremy Muir



  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate and Business
  • Finance
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance
  • Investment Funds
  • Regulatory
  • Securities

WSG Practice Industries


WSG Leadership

Banking and Finance
Financial Services
Investment Funds
Jeremy is the national head of the banking and financial services team.

Jeremy is a specialist financial services and investment lawyer. He works with retail and wholesale fund managers (including KiwiSaver and superannuation), trustee companies, derivatives issuers, FinTech (including crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending platforms), insurers and start-ups. He is also one of New Zealand’s leading lawyers advising on cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings (ICOs) and digital tokens – working closely with the Financial Markets Authority and other regulators in relation to the treatment of coins, tokens, schemes and exchanges under New Zealand law.

Jeremy advises on all aspects of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMCA), in particular managed investment schemes and all required licences. He also advises on all other financial services legislation including financial service provider registration, non-bank deposit takers (NBDTs), insurance prudential supervision, financial advice and broking.

Jeremy enjoys working with alternative assets and structures across private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, property investment vehicles, marinas and innovative platforms and products. He is a limited partnerships expert, having established numerous private equity and venture capital funds, including negotiating with significant cornerstone investors such as the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund (NZVIF), New Zealand Super Fund, ACC and Maori investors.

Jeremy spent several years working in offshore funds for a major offshore law firm, and is admitted to the bar in both Guernsey and the Cayman Islands.

Bar Admissions

Admitted to the bar in Guernsey (2006) and England and Wales (2005) and Cayman Islands (2005) and New Zealand (1997)


Certificat d'Etudes Juridiques Françaises et. Normandes l’Universite de Caen, 2004
PGDipEcon, London (CeFIMs) 2003
LLM (Hons First Class), University of Auckland, 1999
LLB (Hons), University of Auckland, 1996
BA, University of Auckland, 1996
Areas of Practice

Commercial Law | Corporate and Business | Finance | Insolvency | Insurance | Investment Funds | Regulatory | Securities | Superannuation

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Ranked as a leading Investment Funds lawyer, Chambers Asia-Pacific
Ranked as a Leading Individual – Investment Funds, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific

Professional Associations

Member, New Zealand Venture Capital Association
Member, New Zealand Absolute Return Association


‘Finfluencers’ – Are you Providing or Receiving Financial Advice?
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, June 2021

This week, the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) released aguideto talking about money matters online. Discussion on a range of financial topics such as money, budgeting, investing and spending have been increasing over the years. However, the line betweentalkingabout these topics can sometimes cross into the territory ofproviding financial advice, which is a regulated area subject to strict rules in New Zealand...

The Rise of the Digital Investor
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, June 2021

On 15 June 2021, the Financial Services Council (FSC) presented the findings of its report ‘Money & You – The Rise of the Digital Investor’ (the Report) to an audience at the Ernst & Young offices in Auckland. The report demonstrates what FSC CEO Richard Klipin describes as “a transformational shift in how we are choosing to invest our money”. The Report is available here...

FMA Directs Derivatives Issuer to Address Misleading Advertising
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, March 2021

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has issued a direction order to licensed derivatives issuer, Rockfort Markets (Rockfort), to address specific advertising statements. Link to the media release is availablehere. Who needs to read it? Why? All businesses in the financial services industry should take note of the FMA’s latest direction order...

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