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NRF appoints global tech and innovation head

NRF appoints global tech and innovation head

NRF appoints global tech and innovation head

The global law firm has announced that one of its Sydney partners has been appointed the global head of its technology and innovation industry group.

Norton Rose Fulbright has confirmed Sydney partner Nick Abrahams (pictured) will take to the role, bringing with him commercial expertise and global networks in the technology space. He was previously head of the firm's technology and innovation group for the Asia-Pacific region.

Throughout his career, Mr Abrahams has been heavily involved in the technology sector in various positions, including as a lawyer, adviser, non-executive director, former Dotcom entrepreneur and investor, according to a statement from NRF. He has advised on many tech-related M&A deals and investments, as well as IT procurement, telecommunications and cyber security matters. 

The statement also noted that Mr Abrahams has worked on over $3 billion of TMT-related transactions globally since 2012. He also co-created the world’s first AI-enabled privacy chatbot (built on IBM Watson) and co-founded Australia’s leading online legal service, LawPath.

“Mr Abrahams is the only private practice lawyer on the Australian federal government’s consultative working group on Cyber Safety; and has been appointed by the NSW Finance Minister to the NSW governments Procurement Advisory Board. He was also on the Committee for Sydneys Financial Services Knowledge Hub and is the past president of the Australian Communications and Media Law Association,” the statement said.

Commenting on his new role, Mr Abrahams said: “Right across our firm, we are focused on working with the big global technology companies as well as those fast-growing scale-ups that are going to be the global players of the future.”

We are leveraging our global capabilities in disruptive technologies like artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, blockchain, fintech and cryptocurrencies to ensure our clients get best-of-breed advice from our market-leading lawyers around the world, he added.

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