Sean Murphy


Through experience, data and a thoughtful approach, I help clients confidently address legal requirements, commercial expectations and market practices to close quickly and focus on investing.

Sean Murphy is a fund formation partner in Cooley’s Singapore office. Sean’s practice focuses on the formation and operation of private funds across venture capital, growth equity, buy-out, special situations, real estate and infrastructure strategies. First resident in Singapore in 2004, he has advised fund sponsors and investors for more than a decade from offices in Singapore, Hong Kong and New York. Sean also regularly advises clients on co-investments, managed accounts, feeder funds for HNWIs, carried interest plans, strategic partnerships and US securities and investment advisory laws.

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  • Therabody Closes $165 Million Growth Equity Round  


  • George Washington University Law School
    JD, with honors

  • University of Pennsylvania
    BA, International Relations
    magna cum laude

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