50th LBDC Talk sponsored by Keltie

LBDC  |  Lawyers’ Business Development Club |

London │ Dublin │ Dubai │ Boston │ New York | San Francisco
Est’d London 2011


sponsored by Keltie LLP


Good afternoon,

I am delighted to announce that Keltie LLP (official partner of the London chapter of the LBDC | Lawyers’ Business Development Club | will sponsor and host our 50th LBDC Talk in London on 19 April, 6.00 to 8.00 PM.

Keltie is one of the most respected patent attorney firms in Europe.

Special thanks to Keltie partner Sean Cummings and his colleague Katy Montague.  Keltie has stunning conference facilities overlooking London Bridge so it will be a smashing venue for our very special event.

Fireside Chat with Bjarne P. Tellmann, General Counsel of Pearson plc

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

To mark this 50th milestone, we will have one of the most influential global leaders in law speak to us:

Bjarne P. Tellmann (Senior VP and General Counsel of Pearson plc)

I am thrilled that Bjarne will be joining us from New York for our fireside chat with him.

Our topic of conversation will be:

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

As some of you know last October, we had a fireside chat in New York with Bjarne P. Tellmann (sponsored and hosted by Morgan Lewis).  Many of our guests emailed afterwards to say that Bjarne was inspirational.


Bjarne P. Tellmann | International Awards

Bjarne P. Tellmann
Bjarne P. Tellmann

You may also be interested to know that in the US, Bjarne has just been recognized (March 2016) as a “2016 Legend in Law” winner of the Burton Awards. The awards program, held in Association with the Library of Congress and Co-Sponsored by the American Bar Association, is designed to reward major achievements in the law. The awards are selected by professors from Yale Law School, Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School and Columbia Law School, among others. The “Legends in the Law Award” goes to 10 outstanding corporate general counsel whose corporation or business had gross revenues which exceeded $1 billion in the previous year.

Join us on Tuesday 19 April, 6.00 to 8.00 PM 

So, I am looking forward to another enjoyable and fascinating discussion with Bjarne P. Tellmann.  If you could join us, it would be great to see you.

Have a lovely Easter break.



When: Tuesday , 19 April 2016
 Time: Pre-event networking: 6.00 to 6.30 PM

Fireside Chat with Bjarne P. Tellmann commences at 6.30 PM.

Post-event networking: 7.30 PM to 8.00 PM

Sponsor:  KELTIE 
Venue Keltie LLP’s stunning events space overlooking London Bridge  |  Keltie LLP,   No. 1 London Bridge, London SE1 9BA
RSVP  Email: colin[at]lawyersbdc.com



LBDC Fireside Chat |  New York


Tuesday 27 October 2015


Bjarne P. Tellmann

Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Pearson Plc

sponsored by


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 Fireside Chat

“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.”

Biography | Bjarne P. Tellmann

Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Pearson PLC

Bjarne P. Tellmann, Senior VP 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.


Sponsor  |  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.

Keltie’s virtual firm, K2, is an innovative network of freelance IP professionals supported by Keltie’s top-rank resources. The network gives access to proven achievers in the IP world with decades of high-level experience. They work flexibly on a dispersed but cohesive basis, liaising with each other and with their colleagues in Keltie. This gives K2 a virtual structure but a real backbone.

Keltie is celebrated for its award-winning, visionary approach to looking after its people. Its growth has also been fuelled by a reputation for commercial advice, excellent service and progressive thinking. In a profession that exists to protect creativity, Keltie stands out as one of the world’s most innovative practices.


Places will be limited at our special LBDC | Lawyers’ Business Development Club | event.

To reserve your place, please drop me a line:

colin [at ] lawyersbdc.com

I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully seeing you on 19 April.

Dubai  |  Exclusive LBDC Networking Event

Tuesday 26 April 2016, 6.00 PM to 8.00 PM

Armani Hotel, Dubai


I am looking forward to the LBDC | Lawyers’ Business Development Club | returning to Dubai.  We will have an exclusive networking event for the Club on Tuesday 26 April.

It would be great to see you if you will be in Dubai then.  If you have any lawyer friends/colleagues in Dubai that you think may be interested in joining us, please feel free to pass them the details below.

Have a great Easter break.


Email: colin@lawyersbdc.com

Exclusive LBDC Networking Event in Dubai

When: Tuesday 26 April 2016  
Time: 6.00 PM to 8.00 PM
Venue: Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa, Burj Khalifa Area, Downtown Dubai
Cost: Free
 RSVP: colin@lawyersbdc.com


LBDC  |  Lawyers’ Business Development Club |
London │Paris | Dublin | New York | Boston | San Francisco | Dubai
50 Guest Speaker Talks  |  Est’d London 2011
Previous Guest Speakers include:
The Chairman of Goldman Sachs International | The Deputy Worldwide Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi | The CEO of Facebook (Ireland) | The CEO of PayPal (MENA) | The CEO of Hogan Lovells | The CEO of O2 / Telefonica

Official Partner in London – Keltie LLP  |  Official Partner in Dublin – Boston College’s Global Leadership Institute   

Est’d London 2011

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