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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


FMA grants Australian Licensees Class Exemption
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, December 2020

On 18 December 2020, the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) issued the Financial Markets Conduct (Australian Licensees) Exemption Notice 2020 (Exemption Notice). The Exemption Notice follows the FMA’searlier consultation and then decision in principleto grant an exemption for certain Australian-licensed financial service providers from certain requirements under the incoming new financial advice regime...

MBIE Publishes Regulations to Support FSLAA and Other Changes
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, December 2020

Today, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) released various long-awaited suite regulations to support the Financial Services Legislation Amendment Act 2019 (FSLAA) and other recent legislation changes (such as the Trusts Act and tax disclosure)...

FMA Consultation on Advertising Financial Products
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, November 2020

Today the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) published a consultation paper seeking feedback in relation to its proposed guidance about advertisements for financial products under the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMCA). The draft guidance is available online. The consultation paper and the consultation page containing details on how to make a submission can each be found on the FMA’s website...

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