Photos | LBDC (NYC) Fireside Chat with Bjarne Tellmann GC

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from our

 Fireside Chat in New York


Tuesday 27 October 2015


Bjarne P. Tellmann

Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Pearson Plc

sponsored by

Morgan Lewis


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

Accolades for Bjarne P Tellmann’s Conversation


“Hi Colin, your LBDC fireside chat was the best event I have attended in years.  It changed my life! Seriously, I thought Bjarne was truly inspirational. Thank you so much for inviting me.”

“Remarkable discussion @BjarneTellmann. Thanks so much for your time. And thanks #ColinCarroll @LawyersBDC for putting it together. #NYC”  [via Twitter]

“Hi Colin, just to say that everyone I spoke with thought the event was tremendous.  I hope you had a good balance of your trip to New York.  It was great to meet Sinead.  Let me know when you will be back or we can connect when I am next in London.”

“Hi Colin, it was a pleasure meeting you yesterday even if briefly. Congratulations on the event you put together! It was absolutely fantastic. Thanks again for the invitation.  I look forward to staying in touch.”

“Great event Colin. Such an interesting discussion. Well done.”

“Hi Colin, wonderful to see you and meet Sinead (albeit it v. briefly).  Apologies for being late – unavoidable but we did catch the tale end; some interesting ideas from Bjarne – especially the idea of a GC acting as mentor to other lawyers at clients of law firms.  Have a wonderful break.”

“Hi Colin – I think you may have been chatting with someone when I had to run out last night, but I just wanted to thank you for a lovely night!  I think it went extremely well and you and Bjarne did a great job of keeping everyone interested.  I assume you’ve been getting rave reviews from everyone but I just wanted to give you my view as well!”

“Great event last night Colin.  Many thanks for inviting me.  Sorry I didn’t get to meet you.  I was rushing out afterwards to catch the Mets game.”

“Hi Colin, thanks for inviting me to the last event with Bjarne.  He was such a wonderful speaker and I learned a lot during the event.  I would love to attend the next event.  Please add me for now. Thanks.”

“I confirm that both [  ] and I will be delighted to attend your next LCBD event in NY. Congratulations on having such amazing speakers.  We really enjoyed listening to Bjarne.”

“Colin, had a great time at the last event with Bjarne.  Would love to join the next LBDC Talk as well.  Thanks!”

“Colin, thank you for this invitation.  I will plan on attending, with [  ] as well.  I thought you did a fantastic job at the last event teeing up good questions for Bjarne to feel so comfortable sharing his insights.”

“Dear Colin, again many thanks for an amazing event in NYC, that was very inspiring ! Looking forward to other events.”

Our Conversation


Bjarne P. Tellmann

was on : 

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



Bjarne P. Tellmann

Senior Vice President 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.

About our Sponsor: Morgan Lewis

At Morgan Lewis, we work in collaboration. We work around the clock and around the world—always ready, always on—to respond to the needs of our clients and craft powerful solutions for them. From our 28 offices in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, we work with clients ranging from established, global Fortune 100 companies to enterprising startups.

We provide comprehensive litigation, corporate, finance, restructuring, employment and benefits, and intellectual property services in all major industries, helping clients address and anticipate challenges across vast and rapidly changing landscapes. And we approach every representation with an equal commitment to first understanding, and then efficiently and effectively advancing, the interests of our clients and arriving at the best results.


Charles E. Engros, Jr. | Morgan Lewis

Global Leader of Corporate & Business Transactions Practice

Charles E. Engros | Corporate Partner | Morgan Lewis

Our thanks to Charles Engros for sponsoring and hosting our exclusive LBDC (New York) event.

Charles Engros counsels clients on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures, financings, and other transactions. The global leader of the firm’s corporate and business transactions practice, Charlie advises many non-US companies on acquisitions, financings, and securities law compliance in the United States and other cross-border matters.

Recognized by Chambers and The Legal 500 for his service to clients, Charlie often writes and speaks about financings and foreign investment in the United States, as well as trends in the M&A legal arena and the media industry. While he focuses to a large extent on serving media, technology, and information services industry clients, he also represents consumer products and industrial companies, and securities industry professionals.


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