William Fry sponsors LBDC General Counsel Roundtable

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The General Counsel Dining Club

GENERAL COUNSEL   Roundtable Event  


5 March 2015

William Fry  sponsors  LBDC  General Counsel Roundtable

WilliamFryWe are delighted to announce that:

William Fry, (one of Ireland’s “Top 5” commercial law firms) will sponsor the inaugural  LBDC | Lawyers’ Business Development Club | exclusive round table discussion for GENERAL COUNSEL in Dublin.

Date: Thursday, 5 March 2015.

Our thanks to Shane O’Donnell (Head of the Corporate Department) at William Fry for sponsoring this special LBDC event.

Venue: The Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club

Our stunning venue - The Stephen's Green Hibernian Club
Our stunning venue – The Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club

Our event will be held in the stunning private members’ Club: The Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club.

Breakfast will be served at 8.00 a.m.  Our roundtable discussion will commence at 8.30 a.m.

We will also be joined by a world class guests speaker who will introduce the topic for our discussion.

Our session will conclude at 9.30 a.m.

Invitation: General Counsel

This exclusive  LBDC  event will be for influential General Counsel in Ireland.  It will be by invitation only.

William Fry  (One of Ireland’s Leading Law Firms)

WilliamFry“As one of Ireland’s largest law firms, William Fry offers unrivalled legal and tax expertise across the full breadth of the business sector. We advise a substantial number of leading Irish and international companies, covering both the public and private sector.

With a staff of over 400, the Firm operates a large international practice and regularly acts in cases involving other jurisdictions, including: the United Kingdom, the United States, Asia, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Poland and Eastern Europe.

One of the key factors of the service provided by the Firm is the depth of experience and level of expertise it can bring to bear for the benefit of clients. The affairs of every client are assigned to a Partner who will be responsible for guiding our legal team in creating effective working relationships and developing solutions to problems.

The Firm’s priorities are focused on the need to achieve results for clients. Continued investment in people, technology and research maintain the Firm’s ability to provide practical and prompt solutions, while devoting exacting attention to detail.”

William Fry has offices in Dublin, London, New York and California.

Shane O’Donnell (Head of Corporate  at William Fry)

ShaneODShane O’Donnell is a Partner and Head of the Corporate Department at William Fry.

He has been involved in a number of significant acquisitions, joint venture, venture fund, fundraising and take private transactions on behalf of Irish and international clients (both public and private).

In Chambers & Partners 2014, Shane O’Donnell is praised by clients for his top-rate negotiation and management skills. He is known for his work on split trade sales and recently advised Gordon Brothers on the acquisition of department store Clerys.

General Counsel:  Feedback from LBDC Genera Counsel

London event

You may also be interested to read some of the feedback sent to me from our General Counsel guests (after our last General Counsel private-dining event and round table discussion held in Richard Corrigan’s fabulous restaurant in London).


“Colin, apologies that it has taken until now for me to email you – it has been ridiculously busy.  Nevertheless, I should have been in contact with you sooner to let you know what an enjoyable evening I had at the LBDC dinner.  You were a fantastic host, [  ] discussion was thought-provoking, the other guests were very engaging and the venue was exceptional.  It also provided [  ] and I with an excellent opportunity to catch up and we managed to squeeze a few pints in after the dinner. I would like to hear more about future LBDC events.  I hope you have had a good weekend and I look forward to speaking with you again soon.”

“Colin, you did it again! That was a great dinner last night – a fantastic setting, an energising and challenging speaker, a great group of people and outsanding food. Above all it was fun and thought provoking, always a great combination. Thanks again for the invitation and I was really pleased I could make it this time. It was great to see you again and I will make sure I don’t leave it so long before we meet up again.”

“Dear Colin, thanks again for the wonderful organisation and the invitation.  I had a very enjoyable evening chatting to you and other guests and everyone I spoke to seems to have had a brilliant time! We also found [ ] talk very helpful and well balanced.  I promised to keep in touch with [ ] to help him to navigate…. [ ] , me and [ ] also talked about a girls lunch sometime. We will certainly keep you posted as you were the connector of these all! Enjoy the beautiful sunny day!”

“Colin, many thanks for your hospitality on Wednesday evening. I thoroughly enjoyed the GC event and meeting both you and my fellow guests. I was at a busy seminar in [ ] yesterday morning, and shamelessly applied the techniques which [ ] shared with us!”

“Colin, a big thank you for organising last night’s event. A lively discussion, interesting people, great venue, great food – what’s not to like! See you soon”

“Hi Colin, thanks for a great night last night. It was a really good presentation and discussion. Some interesting views expressed. Best regards”

“Colin, thanks again for an interesting and enjoyable evening. See you soon.”

“Colin, a really enjoyable evening! Very many thanks.”

“Dear Colin Thank you for inviting me. The venue was lovely and the debate was really good. I thoroughly enjoyed myself.”

“Colin just a quick note from me to thank you and Julie-Ann very much for a most enjoyable evening on Wednesday. I thought it was excellent. Look forward to seeing you again at some point in the future. Best wishes.”

“Colin, thank you very much for your hospitality on Wednesday. I had a very enjoyable and useful evening. It was nice to meet some GC’s from other organisations. I found the speaker very interesting with good sensible advice we can all use to good effect. Best wishes”

“Hi Colin, many thanks for the invitation to last week’s GC event. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and thought your choices of venue and speaker were terrific, as usual. Speak soon.”

General Counsel

I look forward to welcoming General Counsel to our inaugural  LBDC  General Counsel roundtable discussion (sponsored by William Fry) in Dublin on Thursday, 5 March 2015.


Colin Carroll


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