17 Dec #007 – Nick Abrahams – Would you still recommend studying law to your children?
Nick is a corporate technology lawyer with Norton, Rose & Fulbright based in Sydney.
This bio is from the firm’s website. Click here to get to the site.
He is deeply involved in the Australian technology sector as a lawyer, adviser, non-executive director, former Dotcom entrepreneur and investor. He has worked on over $3 Billion of TMT-related transactions since 2012. He recently wrote the best-selling book Digital Disruption in Australia – A Guide for Entrepreneurs, Investors & Corporates.
Nick is the national leader of our Communications, Media & Technology Group. His group has won the Australian Technology Law Firm of the Year Award. His experience in the TMT field was gained from hands-on industry experience both with major law firms in Australia and Tokyo and also with organisations such as the ASX-listed Spike Networks Limited in Los Angeles where he was Chief Operating Officer during 1999-2001 and prior to that in a non-legal executive position with Warner Brothers in Los Angeles.
He is widely recognised for his breadth of knowledge and understanding of all aspects of technology, media and telecommunications. He regularly advises on tech-related M&A, cloud, IT procurement, outsourcing, IT/IP issues, internet and telecommunications matters, media regulation, content and privacy.
Nick is past President of the Australian Communications and Media Law Association. He is the only private practice lawyer on the Federal Government’s Consultative Working Group on Cyber Safety. He was appointed by the NSW Finance Minister to the government’s Procurement Advisory Board and is on the Committee for Sydney’s Financial Services Knowledge Hub. He is a Non-Executive Director on ASX-listed Integrated Research (market cap approx. $400M). He is a director of the Institute for Economics and Peace, a not for profit dedicated to researching the linkage between peace and prosperity globally. The Institute is ranked in the top 15 Most Impactful Think Tanks in the world (with revenues < $5M). He is a Governor of the American Chamber of Commerce.
He was named as a “Recommended Lawyer” in both the Outsourcing category and the Technology, Media and Telecommunications category of the 2012-2016 PLC Which Lawyer publication. He was named as a “Leading TMT Lawyer” in the 2013-2016 Asia Pacific Legal 500 and was named one of Australia’s best lawyers in the 2012-2016 Best Lawyers publication. Nick writes columns on Technology Law for the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age & The Financial Review newspapers.
Find his book “Digital Disruption in Australia” here.