Sean Murphy is counsel in the Asia investment funds practice at Shearman & Sterling. Sean has a decade of experience advising private investment fund managers and investors from Hong Kong, Singapore and New York.

Sean regularly advises private equity, growth capital, real estate, infrastructure, credit and hedge fund sponsors, as well as sovereign wealth funds, asset managers and other investors, on all aspects of their businesses, including fund structuring and formation, capital raising and marketing, acquisition and disposition of portfolio investments, and fund governance and carry arrangements. Sean is also experienced in advising clients on M&A and joint venture transactions.

Sean has been invited as a faculty member for training courses organised by leading organisations, such as the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association. Sean has a JD (with honours) from the George Washington University, a BA (magna cum laude) from the University of Pennsylvania and is qualified to practise in New York. Sean is a native English speaker and is proficient in Mandarin Chinese.