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Jeremy Muir

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MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Auckland, New Zealand
    Local Time: Tuesday 01:41

Practice Expertise

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

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

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)

Education
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

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