Jeremy Muir > MinterEllisonRuddWatts > Auckland, New Zealand > Lawyer Profile

PO BOX 105 249
New Zealand

Work Department

Banking and Financial Services


Partner – Financial Services, Head of the Banking and Financial Services Division


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), as well as 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. He is admitted to the Bar in New Zealand (1997), England and Wales (2005), Cayman Islands (2005) and Guernsey.


English, French


Member, New Zealand Venture Capital Association

Member, New Zealand Absolute Return Association


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), BA (French), University of Auckland (1996)