Sean Murphy > Norton Rose Fulbright > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Norton Rose Fulbright

Work Department

Technology and Innovation


Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Fintech

(Leading individuals)

Sean MurphyNorton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright‘s ‘extremely knowledgeable‘ practice group is instructed by clearing banks and other financial institutions, start-ups, cryptocurrency platforms, payment institutions and investors. The range of work the firm that the team takes on is equally as diverse as the client roster, spanning consortia projects, corporate transactions, regulatory compliance and product development in key areas such as blockchain, insurtech and AI. Sean Murphy advises clients on investments, acquisitions, joint ventures and the development and deployment of fintech products. Imogen Garner advises a diverse range of clients on the regulatory challenges and authorisations related to their fintech products. Hannah Meakin specialises in the regulation of cryptocurrencies and ICOs, and the use of DLT in relation to market infrastructure and commodity derivatives. Nicholas Berry leads the firm’s insurtech practice, which focuses on advising insurance clients, start-ups and regulators involved in cutting edge developments in the sector. Associate Charlotte Rowlandson has a strong track record advising fintech clients on M&A and other corporate transactions. In a recent highlight, the firm advised longstanding client Starling Bank on its £75m fundraising round and a follow-on £30m fundraising.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

The multi-disciplinary team at Norton Rose Fulbright has experience in fintech, insurtech and payments, as well as expertise in data privacy, outsourcing and regulatory mandates. The firm also provides NRF Transform, a change and innovation program for the delivery of legal services through the use of technology. The group is co-led by Sean Murphy, who focuses on international corporate matters in the technology sector; Oliver Stacey, who specialises in corporate and commercial transactions; and James Russell, who is an expert in outsourcing, information technology and IP law. Other key names include Zayed Al Jamil, who was promoted to counsel in 2019 an advises on outsourcing and technology projects, particularly related to emerging technologies; and Paul Joseph, who arrived from RPC in 2020 and brings expertise in technology, data and IP disputes.

London > Industry focus > TMT

The multidisciplinary practice at Norton Rose Fulbright has broad experience in TMT industry work. The firm has particular expertise in disruptive tech and innovation, including Fintech and Insurtech, as well as regulatory advice in the area.  Sean Murphy, who is head of the technology practice in EMEA and head of the global Fintech practice, leads the group,  alongside  Oliver Stacey, who specialises in corporate and commercial transactions; and James Russell, who focuses on outsourcing, information technology and intellectual property law. Also notable are competition law expert Caroline Thomas; gaming and IP specialist Paul Joseph, who joined from RPC in 2020; and Zayed Al Jamil, who was promoted to counsel in 2019 and advises on outsourcing and technology projects.