Photos: LBDC Talk with Man Utd General Counsel

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LBDC | Talk | London 

Guest Speaker:

Patrick Stewart, Director of Legal & Business Affairs


Manchester United FC

Sponsor:  Keltie LLP

Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart
4 March 2016

Good morning,

Hard to believe it is almost a year since our LBDC TALK with Manchester United’s Legal boss on his career in football.

You may be interested to see some photos and feedback on our Talk below.

Have a great weekend.


“One of the best I have attended in my 3 years of membership!”

So said one of our guests after hearing Patrick Stewart’s (Director of Legal & Business Affairs at Manchester United FC)  Talk to the LBDC | Lawyers’ Business Development Club | in London on Tuesday, 21 April 2015.  More accolades for Patrick’s presentation are included below in this post.

A big thank you to Patrick for being so generous in sharing his experiences and funny anecdotes with us.  It was an extremely engaging and entertaining talk.  Our evening was also generously sponsored by Keltie LLP and hosted at their fabulous new riverside office at No. 1 London Bridge.  Special thanks to Keltie partner Sean Cummings and his colleague Katy Montague.

If you are interested you can read a guest blog on Patrick’s Talk by clicking on the link below.

Guest Blog on Patrick Stewart’s TALK to the LBDC | London.


You may be interested to see some photos from our event with Patrick Stewart.

Accolades for Patrick Stewart’s LBDC Talk

You may be interested to read some accolades for Patrick’s Talk: 

  1. “Thanks Colin for managing to get Patrick Stewart along to the LBDC. His Talk was very enjoyable and honest.  One of the best I have attended in my 3 years of membership!  You have set the bar very high for the next speaker.  Credit is also due to Keltie for admirable hosting.”
  1. “Colin – last night’s event was awesome! Great turn out – met several people I knew which is always nice.  Keep up the good work.”
  1. “Colin, just a short note to say it was great meeting you last night. I absolutely loved hearing Patrick speak – this was my first LBDC event but definitely will be coming back. Thanks again for organising.”
  1. “Colin it really was a great event and Patrick was a low keyed self-deprecating speaker and what splendid views! I believe the next LBDC event is in NY.  Do you have a date please?”
  1. “I really enjoyed Patrick’s talk last night, thanks to you and Keltie for hosting such a great evening! It was so interesting to hear about Patrick’s career journey into his current role. It was great you finally got to meet [  ]  to put a face to the name.  Now you have her email address, you can definitely add  [ ]  as a new recruit to the LBDC network! See you at the next event!”
  1. “Hi Colin, once again, a fantastic event! Thanks very much. I thought Patrick was a great speaker and really enjoyed his career story and anecdotes to go with it. The Guinness was a great touch by Sean and Keltie. What great hosts!”
  1. “Hi Colin, thanks again for last night. I really enjoyed it and found Patrick’s humble manner very endearing. Sorry I didn’t get a chance to catch up with you but I had to shoot off fairly quickly. It was nice to meet Shane Horgan also! Please include my name on the list for any future events.” 
  1. “Colin, Thanks to you and to Keltie LLP for hosting last night’s event – I thoroughly enjoyed hearing about Patrick’s experiences and making some new connections.”
  1. “Hi Colin, I just wanted to say thank you and well done on a terrific event. Patrick was an excellent speaker. The most entertaining I’ve heard in quite a while. I would be most grateful if you could include my email for any future event notifications.
  1. “Hi Colin, many thanks for yesterday evening. Patrick was excellent. As you say very unassuming for someone with such a role. Great venue and hospitality as well. Keltie were excellent hosts. Look forward to catching up with you soon.”
  1. “Thank you for organising such a great event last night. I’m sorry that I didn’t get to chat with you. It was fascinating hearing about Patrick’s career – and he was a very entertaining and interesting speaker. I should be most grateful to hear about your next events, if you could kindly add me to the distribution list. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’ll be able to make the one in NYC in September! I look forward to meeting you at the next London event.”
  1. “Very useful, thought provoking talk again this morning Colin. Many thanks for organising.”
  1. “Hi Colin, I really enjoyed last night’s session – congratulations!  A great turn-out too. Looking forward to the “LBDC” General Counsel event on 7th May – hopefully we will all have election fever!”
  1. “Hi Colin, I’d like to congratulate you on another fantastic event. A great talk and a great evening all in all! Best of luck in the meantime and I’ll hopefully see you at the next event. Although as it’s a morning event maybe no need for the Guinness tap!”
  1. “What an excellent talk delivered in equally impressive surroundings. It’s rare to hear somebody so passionate about their work as Patrick Stewart – a fascinating insight into the team behind the team!”
  1. “Colin, I am sorry I did not get to speak to you last night, but I thought it was a great event, Patrick was a very good speaker and well done for being the driving force of such a successful business club. I had a couple of personal guests in the room and one of them asked me for your details as he is interested in your events, particularly the one coming up in New York. Many thanks.”
  1. “Hi Colin, I really enjoyed the talk. Patrick came across very well. Well done!”
  1. “I didn’t get a chance to say hello last night but I really enjoyed Patrick’s talk and speculated with other attendees about the Man U stories that he wasn’t able to talk about. Thanks very much for the session.”
  1. “Hi Colin, thank you very much for last night – I particularly agree with the comment about Patrick being a most self-deprecating speaker. What an enviable position! Please do include me on the list for the next London event – I look forward to meeting you again.”
  1. “Colin, many thanks for the invite last night – it was a really great evening all round. Please invite me to the next one!”
  1. “Colin, As always a complete pleasure to attend this event. Keltie were lovely hosts.”
  1. “Colin – sorry we didn’t get a chance to meet yesterday, I had to rush off. Just wanted to say thanks for arranging the talk – very interesting and engaging. I think we are all jealous of Patrick’s job! Thanks.”
  1. Colin, just to say I really enjoyed the talk last night, Patrick was fantastic. It was great to meet you and hopefully I will see you at more LBDC events over the summer!
  1. “[ ]  and I really enjoyed the evening.  A very impressive speaker and great to make some new connections before it. Wishing you continued success with LBDC and look forward to seeing you soon.”
  1. “Colin, thanks so much for the invite to the event this evening. A great turnout and understandably so, considering the calibre of speaker. I’m sorry I couldn’t stay around for drinks, but I hope we get the chance to meet in person soon – [  ] asked me to say hello.  Until next time.”

Patrick Stewart, Director of Legal & Business Affairs


Manchester United FC


Patrick Stewart is the Director of Legal & Business Affairs at Manchester United. In 2001 he moved to Switzerland to take up the position as legal counsel with TEAM Marketing, a leading sports marketing agency with close ties to UEFA.  In that role he was responsible for negotiating a broad range of media and sponsorship contracts for the UEFA Champions League. Patrick joined Manchester United in 2006 to head-up the newly created Legal & Business Affairs Department.  His responsibilities include negotiating key sponsorship and image rights deals and overseeing the handling of the club’s legal and brand protection issues.

About our sponsor and host: 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.

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LBDC Future Events:  New York

Greenwich Village, NYC. Photo taken before our previous LBDC event in New York.

Our next Talk in NEW YORK will take place on Tuesday 27 October 2015.  A wonderful guest speaker has just confirmed that they will come join us in New York and give us a Talk about their career journey.  This will be a very special event as it will be our 40th  Talk at the  “LBDC”  and our  5th  in the United States.   If you would be interested in attending, please feel free to get in touch.  My email is below.

More details are on this link here:

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:

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Take care and hope to see you soon.


Colin Carroll


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