Presenters & Chairs


Nick Abrahams

Global Head of Technology and Innovation, Norton Rose Fulbright

About Nick

Nick is a corporate technology lawyer based in Sydney and is currently the Global Head of Technology and Innovation for Norton Rose Fulbright. In 2020, he won the Financial Times Asia Pacific Legal Innovator of the Year Award.

He is heavily involved in the technology sector as a lawyer, advisor, non-executive director, entrepreneur and investor, and has worked on over AU$3bn of TMT-related transactions globally since 2012. His group has also won the Australian Technology Law Firm of the Year Award.

Nick co-created the world’s first AI-enabled privacy chatbot (built on IBM Watson) and co-founded Australia’s leading online legal service, LawPath. His experience in the technology & innovation field was gained from hands-on industry experience with major law firms in Australia and Tokyo, and with organisations such as the ASX-listed Spike Networks Limited in Los Angeles where he was a Chief Operating Officer in the group and with Warner Brothers also in Los Angeles. He is also on the boards of: the Vodafone Foundation; the Sydney Film Festival and, global leader in genomics—the Garvan Foundation.

For many years, Nick has been named as a “Recommended Lawyer” in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications category in PLC Which Lawyer publication, a “Leading TMT Lawyer” in Asia Pacific Legal 500, and as one of Australia’s best lawyers in Best Lawyers publication. He is the author of the Amazon Best Selling books Digital Disruption in Australia and Big Data, Big Responsibilities: A guide to privacy and data security for Australian business.

You can hear Nick’s views on technology trends and the future on the Smart Dust podcast.


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