DUBAI: Photos from LBDC Dubai launch

LBDC  |  Lawyers’ Business Development Club |

London │ Dublin │ Dubai │ Boston │ New York | San Francisco
Est’d London 2011
Official Partners
London | Keltie LLP
Dublin | Global Leadership Institute at Boston College 
Previous Guest Speakers include:
The Chairman of Goldman Sachs International | The Deputy Worldwide Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi | The CEO of PayPal (MENA) | The CEO of Hogan Lovells | The CEO of O2 / Telefonica | The CEO of Saatchi & Sa atchi (MENA) | The CEO of PwC (Ireland) | The CEO of Bank of Ireland (UK) | The CEO of Sunderland FC | The CEO of the Law Society of England & Wales |
The GC of MetLife Inc. | The GC of Pearson Plc | The GC of Manchester United FCThe GC of the Intercontinental Hotels Group | The GC of The Weir Group plc  | The GC of Network Rail | The GC of Carillion plc | 



launch of

LBDC  | Lawyers’ Business Development Club |


Exciting News:  Last Monday 23 March 2015, we launched the DUBAI chapter of the  LBDC  (“Lawyers’ Business Development Club”).

The LBDC now has international chapters in  LondonDublinDubai │Boston │ New York.

Adil Khan, CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi (MENA)

Adil Khan (CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi) via Twitter. This photo was tweeted. You can follow the LBDC on Twitter – @LawyersBDC


Adil Khan (CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi Middle East/North Africa) was our fabulous guest speaker at our launch event.  Adil gave us a fascinating and entertaining Talk about his personal career journey and working in the world of advertising.

Sponsor: Dohohoe & Co


Our thanks to Donohoe & Co (one of the leading divorce and family law firms in London, England) for sponsoring our launch of the LBDC  in Dubai.   Donohoe & Co is a boutique international family law practice with a wide range of sophisticated international clients.

 LBDC:  Photos

You may be interested to see some of our photos from our  LBDC  event.

 Feedback from our LBDC Guests:

LBDC guests at Dubai launch
  1. “Dear Colin, thanks very much for your kind invitation to the launch of the Lawyers’ Business Development Club in Dubai last week.  It was a fascinating and engaging presentation from your guest speaker Adil Khan.  I learned a lot about the world of advertising.  As you mentioned at the end of his Talk, I also thoroughly enjoyed his short videos – very engaging and entertaining.  I would very much like to attend a future event in Dubai.  I look forward to hearing from you.”
  2. “Dear Colin, just a quick note to thank you for organizing the Lawyers Business Development Club event last week.   It was very interesting to hear Adil Khan’s insight into the world of advertising.   If you are planning future events in the UAE and require sponsorship or other assistance, please let me know.  Please feel free to contact me if you would to chat through how we could work together on future events and/or provide local assistance generally.”
  3. “Dear Colin, It was a pleasure meeting you and even though I joined the talk late, I still got most of it and enjoyed it. Thanks for organizing it. It would be lovely to meet up in London too, as I do have my family living in London and visit them quite regularly 🙂 Or if you are in Dubai again do let me know. And it would be a pleasure to meet Helena a fellow LSE Alum as well. Stay in touch.”
  4. “Dear Colin, thanks for the invite today .. Was a great venue to mingle with interesting people and Adil Khan Talk was really great. We should meet up again and work on ways for collaboration between [  ]  and LBDC.”
  5. “Colin, many thanks for the invite this morning by the way – a thoroughly enjoyable event.”
  6. “Dear Colin. thanks for your invitation, it was very nice meeting you and all other colleagues as well.  It was an excellent event.”
  7. “Thanks Colin. I hope we get the chance to meet in London one day. It was a great event and I felt that I learnt from the talk.”
  8. “Thanks Colin. It was a very interesting talk.  Also, do keep me posted on future LBDC events.  Will get in touch when next in London.”

Adil Khan, CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi, Middle East / North Africa

Adil Khan, CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi (MENA)

Adil  Khan is the CEO for Saatchi & Saatchi, Middle East, North Africa (MENA).

An experienced operator with 28 years in the advertising and business world, Adil joined Saatchi & Saatchi on 15 June 2010 and is responsible for driving regional growth for the Agency.

Adil joined Saatchi & Saatchi following more than 11 years with Y&R as CEO Strategy, International Business & Development, Middle East/North Africa.  Prior to this, Khan held account management roles in Bates Madco, Contract JWT India, Lintas India (now Lowe) and Frank Simoes Advertising.

Twitter:  LBDC

Follow LBDC on Twitter: @LawyersBDC


If you wish to keep in touch with the LBDC, you can do so by following us on Twitter @LawyersBDC

Linkedin:  LBDC 

The  LBDC  has a dedicated group on Linkedin with more than 1,100 members where we post up details about future  LBDC  events in  LondonDublinDubai │Boston │ New York.

I am extending an invitation to you to our Linkedin  LBDC  group.  If you wish to join it, please click on this link below and you will be admitted to our group.

Next LBDC Event:  Man Utd GC Talk

Patrick Stewart – The Director of Legal at Man Utd

We have a very special event taking place at the  LBDC  in London on Tuesday 21 April 2015.

Patrick Stewart the General Counsel (GC) of Man Utd will be our guest speaker.  He will give us a Talk about his personal career journey.   Our event will be sponsored by Keltie LLP.

More details are on this link below:

LBDC event with Patrick Stewart (GC of Man Utd)

Contact:  Colin Carroll

It would be great to hear from you, if you would like to attend one of our future  LBDC  events in  LondonDublinDubai │Boston │ New York.

My email is:

Take care and hope to see you soon.



Colin Carroll


LBDC   (“Lawyers’ Business Development Club“)

London │ Dublin │ Dubai │ Boston │ New York


Telephone:   0044 7917 301 070




The  LBDC  is sponsored by:

Global Sponsor:   CityJet

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