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Norton Rose Fulbright

Work Department

Technology and Innovation



Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading individuals: IT)

James RussellNorton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright has demonstrable experience advising on large-scale innovative IT projects, such as technology joint ventures, consortia and collaborations involving emerging and disruptive technologies. The practice is also well-versed in M&A, technology-related disputes and competition matters. Sean Murphy, who assists clients on the development and deployment of financial services technology, jointly leads the team alongside Oliver Stacey and James Russell, who specialises in outsourcing and IP. Finance expert Daniel Metcalfe advises on cross-border transactions involving towers, cable and data centers, while Marcus Evans  handles data protection, privacy and cyber security mandates.

London > Industry focus > TMT

(Leading individuals)

James RussellNorton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright advises on legal, regulatory and commercial issues across the tech, telecoms, media and entertainment sectors. The tech team, led by Sean Murphy, advises on IT projects, joint ventures and supply chain matters. Madeline Bailey focuses on digital transformation and strategic change with extensive knowledge of disruptive technologies. Oliver Stacey specialises in privatisation and restructurings while James Russell  handles outsourcing matters. Caroline Thomas  is well-versed in competition law issues including merger control and state aid.

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

Engaged by clients including major financial institutions, trade bodies, insurtech startups and payment infrastructure providers, Norton Rose Fulbright advises on matters across the fintech spectrum, including payments systems,  distributed ledger technology, digital assets, decentralised finance and transformative transactions. The practice is jointly led by five partners. Global head of fintech Sean Murphy is well placed to advise on the development and deployment of financial services technology. Co-head of payments Victoria Birch advises clients ranging from governments to start-ups on fundraisings, regulatory compliance strategic investments into fintech companies. Fellow co-head of payments Albert Weatherill advises on a broad range of domestic and cross-border financial services regulatory matters. Hannah Meakin, who heads the fintech regulation department, is an authority on the use of distributed ledger technology in relation to market infrastructure and commodity derivatives. Head of insurtech Nicholas Berry, who completes the leadership team, has an in-depth understanding of the deployment of emerging technology in the insurance space. James Russell and Michael (Mike) Knapper  are further names to note.