LBDC  |  Lawyers’ Business Development Club |
London │ Dublin │ Dubai │ Boston │ New York | San Francisco
Celebrating our 50th Talk on 19 April 2016
Est’d London 2011




Tuesday, 19 April, 6.30 PM to 7.30 PM

Fireside Chat


Bjarne P. Tellmann

General Counsel of Pearson plc

 sponsored by Keltie LLP


Good morning,

It is a beautiful Sunday morning here in London.   I hope it is equally as nice wherever you are.

Hard to believe, it is almost 5 years since I set up the LBDC | Lawyers’ Business Development Club | in London.   Since then, we had amazing guests speakers come in and give us generous, inspirational, insightful, thought provoking, fun and entertaining Talks in:



New York


San Francisco


I am very excited that next Tuesday in London, we will be celebrating our 50th TALK at the LBDC | Lawyers’ Business Development Club |

We will have a very special event to celebrate this milestone for the Club:

Fireside Chat with Bjarne P. Tellmann, General Counsel of Pearson plc.

Colin Carroll (CEO of LBDC) & Bjarne P. Tellmann (GC of Pearson Plc)
Colin Carroll (CEO of LBDC) & Bjarne P. Tellmann (GC of Pearson Plc)

Bjarne is an absolutely brilliant speaker.  (Bjarne was our highly acclaimed guest speaker at the LBDC in New York on 27 October 2015.  Our event was sponsored and hosted by Morgan Lewis in New York).

We will have a fascinating conversation with Bjarne on:

Leading Legal Teams In an Age of Innovation and Disruption”.

Keltie LLP, our generous hosts and sponsors, will have drinks for us both before and after our fireside chat with Bjarne.  It would be great to see you and catch up on Tuesday evening at our celebratory LBDC event.

I will also take this opportunity to thank all of you for your help and friendship over the last 5 years.  I look forward to seeing you at our future events.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Speak soon.


Email: colin [at ] lawyersbdc.com 


When: Next Tuesday , 19 April 2016
 Time: Pre-event networking: 6.00 to 6.30 PM

Fireside Chat with Bjarne P. Tellmann commences at 6.30 PM.

Post-event networking: 7.30 PM to 8.00 PM

Sponsor:  KELTIE 
Venue Keltie LLP’s stunning events space overlooking London Bridge  |  Keltie LLP,   No. 1 London Bridge, London SE1 9BA
RSVP  Email: colin [at] lawyersbdc.com

Bjarne P. Tellmann  |  International Awards

Bjarne P. Tellmann
Bjarne P. Tellmann

You may also be interested to know that in the US, Bjarne has just been recognized (March 2016) as a “2016 Legend in Law” winner of the Burton Awards. The awards program, held in Association with the Library of Congress and Co-Sponsored by the American Bar Association, is designed to reward major achievements in the law. The awards are selected by professors from Yale Law School, Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School and Columbia Law School, among others. The “Legends in the Law Award” goes to 10 outstanding corporate general counsel whose corporation or business had gross revenues which exceeded $1 billion in the previous year.

Biography | Bjarne P. Tellmann

Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Pearson PLC

Bjarne P. Tellmann, Senior VP and General Counsel of Pearson Plc

Bjarne P. Tellmann is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Pearson PLC, the world’s leading education business. A FTSE 40 company with 40,000 employees in over 70 countries, Pearson provides a range of education products and services to institutions, governments and individual learners.  The company also has various media and publishing interests, including The Financial Times, The Economist and Penguin Random House. At Pearson, Mr. Tellmann leads a global legal team of more than 200 people across six continents.

Mr. Tellmann previously served in various capacities at The Coca-Cola Company, including Associate General Counsel, General Counsel Asia-Pacific and General Counsel Japan. Prior to that, he was Deputy General Counsel of Coca-Cola HBC AG, one of the world’s largest independent Coke bottling groups, with 550 million consumers in 28 countries spanning Russia, Eurasia, Europe and Africa. Mr. Tellmann has also held legal positions at Kimberly-Clark and at the law firms of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and White & Case LLP in various locations in Europe and the United States.

The Lawyer magazine recently named Mr. Tellmann as one of its “Hot 100” lawyers for 2015 and he was profiled in a cover article in the May 2015 edition of the same magazine.

He is a regular speaker, panelist and lecturer at conferences and universities in the United States and Europe.

Originally from Oslo, Norway, Mr. Tellmann is a member of the New York and Georgia Bars and is a qualified Solicitor in England and Wales. He holds a Juris Doctor with Honors from The University of Chicago, a M.Sc. (Econ.) from The London School of Economics and a PG Dip. (Merit), European Competition Law from King’s College, University of London. He received his B.A., Summa cum Laude from Boston University.

Sponsor  |  Keltie LLP


Keltie is one of the most respected patent and trade mark attorney firms in Europe. It works closely with law firms to assist them and their clients with patent, trade mark and design matters, including securing IP protection and advising on contentious issues and transactional matters.

The firm acts globally across the full range of IP law, in all fields of commerce and technology. Much more than just a filing agency, it also offers IP consulting services to owners and managers of IP, including in-house IP teams and law firms who handle IP portfolios.

Keltie’s virtual firm, K2, is an innovative network of freelance IP professionals supported by Keltie’s top-rank resources. The network gives access to proven achievers in the IP world with decades of high-level experience. They work flexibly on a dispersed but cohesive basis, liaising with each other and with their colleagues in Keltie. This gives K2 a virtual structure but a real backbone.

Keltie is celebrated for its award-winning, visionary approach to looking after its people. Its growth has also been fuelled by a reputation for commercial advice, excellent service and progressive thinking. In a profession that exists to protect creativity, Keltie stands out as one of the world’s most innovative practices.

Dubai  |  Exclusive LBDC Networking Event

Tuesday 26 April 2016, 6.00 PM to 8.00 PM

Armani Hotel, Dubai


I am looking forward to the LBDC | Lawyers’ Business Development Club | returning to Dubai.  We will have an exclusive networking event for the Club on Tuesday 26 April.

It would be great to see you if you will be in Dubai then.  If you have any lawyer friends/colleagues in Dubai that you think may be interested in joining us, please feel free to pass them the details below.


Email: colin@lawyersbdc.com

Exclusive LBDC Networking Event in Dubai

When: Tuesday 26 April 2016  
Time: 6.00 PM to 8.00 PM
Venue: Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa, Burj Khalifa Area, Downtown Dubai
Cost: Free
 RSVP: colin@lawyersbdc.com


LBDC  |  Lawyers’ Business Development Club |
London │Paris | Dublin | New York | Boston | San Francisco | Dubai
50 Guest Speaker Talks  |  Est’d London 2011
Previous Guest Speakers include:
The Chairman of Goldman Sachs International | The Deputy Worldwide Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi | The CEO of Facebook (Ireland) | The CEO of PayPal (MENA) | The CEO of Hogan Lovells | The CEO of O2 / Telefonica

Official Partner in London – Keltie LLP  |  Official Partner in Dublin – Boston College’s Global Leadership Institute   

Est’d London 2011