The Law Down Under Podcast with Barrister Chris Patterson, where we give you insights into the law in New Zealand and Australia, its application and future. Each episode features a new guest who will stimulate your interest in the law and give you a greater understanding of the legal issues that help shape our justice system. We thank you for tuning in and enjoy the podcast.
On today’s episode of the Law Down Under Podcast, we are joined by James Cochrane, a partner in Lane Neave’s Dispute Resolution and Litigation team. James has extensive experience in banking and finance, insolvency, and insurance. He also has a passion for all things cryptocurrency and Web3 technology.
James was named by NZ Lawyer as a “changemaker” in its 2023 Most Influential Lawyers rankings. In 2022, he was named by Doyle as a Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyer for New Zealand. He is a founding member of the New Zealand Institute of Credit Management, and is also on the Executive Council and legal working group for Blockchain New Zealand.
Today, we talked with James about the law of cryptocurrency, digital assets, and the blockchain. We take a look at the challenges faced by investors, including emerging issues locally and overseas, as well as some local and international crypto exchange collapses. We consider how New Zealanders can protect themselves as the law in this area continues to develop. I hope you enjoy this episode with James Cochrane.