James ['Jim'] Farmer practises as a barrister from Chambers in Auckland.
He is a Queen’s Counsel, admitted to practise as such in New Zealand, New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory. In addition, he has been admitted to appear on a case by case basis as a non-resident Queen’s Counsel in Hong Kong. He has University degrees from the University of Auckland – Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws with First Class Honours – and from the University of Cambridge – Ph.D, for which he was awarded the Yorke Prize. He has held academic positions at Auckland, including an appointment as a part-time Professor of Law, and Cambridge, where he was a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College. His field of practice covers all areas of commercial law and public law. He is particularly known for the many appearances that he has made as counsel in competition (antitrust) law cases. More...

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Corporate Governance and Directors' Liability

I was recently invited to attend the annual Corporate Governance Seminar that Minter Ellison Rudd Watts put on, this year held on 5 August at the Langham Hotel in Auckland.  Minters and its Chair Cathy Quinn (a former member of the Securities Commission) are to be congratulated for promoting these occasions on such an important topic. More...

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