Matheson sponsors LBDC (London) event


Matheson sponsors LBDC event with guest speaker (Richard Hynter, Deputy Worldwide Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi)

matheson-logoWe are delighted to announce that Matheson, (“the law firm of choice for international companies and financial institutions doing business in and through Ireland“) will sponsor the LBDC’s  (“Lawyers’ Business Development Club”) exclusive guest Speaker event in London on Thursday 19 March 2015.  Matheson has offices in Dublin, London, Palo Alto and New York.

Our thanks to Stanley Watson (Partner and Head of the London office of Matheson).

Richard Hytner: Deputy Chairman Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide


We  are thrilled that RICHARD HYTNER (Deputy Chairman Worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi) will be our guest speaker at the  LBDC.

Richard is the author of the highly acclaimed new book: Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows.”

When: Thursday, March 19, 2015
  Continental Breakfast & Networking: 7.30 a.m.- 8:00 a.mRichard Hytner Talk:  8.00 a.m. – 9.00 a.m.
Where: The stunning Innholders’ Hall, City of London
 Cost: Free

Richard’s Talk:  “Leading from the Shadows


The key to success lies in getting to the top – right?

Deputy Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi, Richard Hytner doesn’t agree.

Not everyone can be No. 1, and more importantly not everyone wants to be. This doesn’t mean that everyone else has failed. Not lusting to be the out and out leader? This doesn’t mean you lack ambition or that you cannot find success or fulfilment from other leadership roles. What Richard will show is that there is great strength in being a number two and that much can be achieved from what some dismiss as the side lines.

Join Richard Hytner at the  LBDC  (Lawyers’ Business Development Club) celebrating the second-in-commands, the ‘consiglieri’: Merlin to King Arthur, Al Gore to Bill Clinton, Rasputin to the Russian Royal Family. These are the deputies, Vice-Presidents, Personal Assistants, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Department Heads, First Lieutenants and First Violins whose influence determines the fate of countries, companies and individual ventures all over the world.

We’ll learn how to lead from behind and what it is about being a number two that many of us, whatever our number, can apply to our work and personal lives.

For more information see the dedicated website for Consiglieri

Richard Hytner:  Deputy Chairman Worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi


A law graduate from Cambridge University, Richard joined Saatchi & Saatchi in 2003 as its CEO for Europe, Middle East and Africa.  Today, as Deputy Chairman, he and his global strategy team work with leaders of Saatchi & Saatchi’s worldwide clients, helping them to develop, articulate and pursue their Purpose.

Richard is Adjunct Professor of Marketing at London Business School, where he graduated as a Sloan Fellow in 2003.  He teaches MBAs, EMBAs and Sloans, as well as senior leaders on both open and custom programmes.  Beyond family and football – he co-founded the Manchester United Supporters’ Trust to promote fan ownership of the club – Richard is a literature, theatre and film fan.

Richard’s first book, Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows was published by Profile Books in June 2014 (  It is a celebration of the craft of leadership that supports, counsels, challenges and checks the out and out charismatic leader.

Richard’s Lovemarks include Paul Smith, Nespresso, Eric Cantona, London Business School, Drive Forward and Titanium Tutors.



If you are interested, you can watch Richard being interviewed on CBS about his book: “Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows” by clicking on this:

Richard Hytner and CBS interview


Endorsements:  “Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows

‘Hytner’s original, much-needed contribution focuses on the unsung heroes – those who lead beyond the limelight. Consiglieri is a must-read.’
– Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice, London Business School

‘A fascinating account of the role of the leaders behind the leader – there are lessons here for every walk of life.’
Alastair Campbell, former Director of Communications and Strategy for UK Prime Minister Tony Blair

‘Films and plays are littered with examples of the nefarious deputy, from Iago to Macbeth, Darth Vader and Scar in The Lion King. Richard Hytner rescues the deputy from the “disgruntled schemer” and instead celebrates their creative, supportive, positive impact in life, business, sport and even art.’
Rory Kinnear, actor

‘As one who has never come first at anything, I love this elegantly written book.’
Lucy Kellaway, columnist, Financial Times

‘Any artist or any leading business person should know how to get the best out of those who help make them great. As I coach more and more stars and professional individuals in all walks of life, I’ll be giving them Consiglieri to read as homework.’
Nicki Chapman, TV presenter and professional coach

‘The castrati of the corporate world salute you!’
Andrew Hill, the Associate and Management Editor, Financial Times

Purchasing “Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows

If you are interested in purchasing Richard’s book you can do so on Amazon.  The link is below:

Consiglieri on Amazon

About Matheson


Matheson’s primary focus is on serving the Irish legal needs of international companies and financial institutions doing business in and through Ireland. Our clients include over half of the Fortune 100 companies. We also advise 7 of the top 10 global technology brands and over half of the world’s 50 largest banks. We are headquartered in Dublin and also have offices in London, New York and Palo Alto. More than 600 people work across our four offices, including 75 partners and tax principals and over 350 legal and tax professionals. Our strength in depth is spread across more than 20 distinct practice areas, including asset management and investment funds, aviation and asset finance, banking and financial services, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, corporate, healthcare, insolvency and corporate restructuring, insurance, intellectual property, international business, structured finance and tax. This broad spread of expertise and legal know-how allows us to provide best-in-class advice to clients on all facets of the law. We are committed to having a strong presence where our clients are located. We were the first European law firm to establish a presence in Silicon Valley (in 1996), and together with our office in New York, we are proud to have the market-leading Irish presence in the US. In London, meanwhile, we have the largest operation of any Irish law firm. Our overseas offices confirm both our commitment to client service and our desire to be genuinely responsive to the needs of our clients wherever they are located.”

Stanley Watson (Partner & Head of Matheson’s London Office)

Stanley“Stanley Watson is head of Matheson’s London Office.

He advises on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, management buyouts and in transactions for private and public limited companies.

His clients include AIB, Alchemy Partners, Electra Partners and Legal & General Ventures. Stanley has been retained by a significant number of UK institutions and corporates investing in Ireland with particular emphasis on leveraged buyout work.

Stanley is a treasurer and council member of the Ireland Funds. Stanley is a non-executive director of St James’ Hospital and is a member of the English Law Society (non-practising).”

Contact:  stanley [dot]


I am very much looking forward to Richard coming to give us a keynote Talk at the LBDC.


If you would like to reserve a place now, please drop me a line on  (

Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Colin Carroll

on behalf of the LBDC    (“Lawyers’ Business Development Club”)


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