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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


ALRC Releases Report Proposing Financial Services Legislation Reforms
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, December 2021

On 30 November 2021, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) released its first Interim Report (Report) containing its recommendations, proposals, and questions in relation to the reform of corporations and financial services legislation in Australia. The ALRC’s inquiry is part of the Australian Government’s response to the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry (Royal Commission)...

Feedback Sought on Exposure Draft of Deposit Takers Bill Released
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, December 2021

On Tuesday this week, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) released an exposure draft of the new Deposit Takers Bill for public consultation. The consultation is open until 21 February 2022. Further public consultation is expected on the funding framework which includes industry levies before the Depositor Compensation Scheme is implemented. Links to the exposure draft of the Bill and the RBNZ’s explanatory notes are availablehere...

FMA Releases New Self-Assessment Tools to Help FAPs Prepare for Full Licensing
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, November 2021

Today the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has released three new self-assessment tools (Self-Assessment Tools) to help financial advice providers (FAPs) prepare for full licensing. Links to the media release and the Self-Assessment Tools are available here, here, here and here...

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