LBDC Managing Partners’ Dining Club

LBDC  |  Lawyers’ Business Development Club |

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

Managing Partners’ Dining Club 

Roundtable Discussion

Mayfair, London, Wednesday, 15 June 2016



Invest Northern Ireland


.…from my perspective the best LBDC gig so far. I  valued the opportunity to exchange views with some of the leaders of our profession and the venue could not have been better.

Just one of the accolades for our previous LBDC | Lawyers’ Business Development Club | Managing Partners’ private-dining event held in Mayfair, London.

Mayfair, London  |  Wednesday 15 June 2016

I am looking forward to bringing the Managing Partners of Global Law Firms together for our next exclusive invitation-only private-dining event on Wednesday 15 June 2016.

Sponsor  |  Invest Northern Ireland

My thanks to Julie-Ann Brace (Business Development Director) at Invest Northern Ireland for sponsoring this exclusive LBDC  event.

The Managing Partners’ Dining Club:  Exclusive Invitation-Only Event 

When: Wednesday , 15 June 2016  
  6.30 pm to 9.30 pm
Where: London (Mayfair) Private dining room of one of London’s top restaurants)
Sponsor:  Invest Northern Ireland
Cost: Free

Accolades:  Previous LBDC’s Managing Partners’ Private-Dining Event

MP1Our Managing Partner guests sent us the following comments after our previous exclusive private-dining event:

  1. “Colin – thanks again for putting this together.  Good company, good food and stimulating conversation – what more could you wish for?”

  2. “Colin, thank you for putting on a stimulating evening, accompanied by a great venue and food.Great job!”

  3. “Hi Colin, it was a very interesting and enjoyable evening and Margaret’s thoughts and management of the conversation were indeed great. Hope to see you at a future event.”

  4. “Dear Colin, thank you so much for a splendid evening. It was a perfect venue-delicious food and drink –and delightful company. Margaret was superb-stimulating a very interesting debate. Thank you so much for bringing together such an interesting group and thanks to Julie-Ann for enabling it to happen. Hope to attend further events-breakfast sounds very interesting. Best wishes.”

  5. Thanks very much Colin, it was a most enjoyable evening.   Margaret was an excellent speaker, going well beyond the opening remarks I was expecting and drawing out a really good range of points from guests such that we had a lively and in-depth discussion around the hot topic of disruption.   It’s interesting how examining the effect of major changes in the business world on other industries can actually help us achieve better focus on the challenges we have on our home ground – the legal services industry. Best wishes”

  6. “Dear Colin, many thanks to you especially for organising this excellent dinner in distinguished company and for inviting me. It was a fantastic evening and Margaret indeed gave a very interesting presentation and led a good follow-up discussion. Thank you also to Julie-Ann for making this all possible. Please never hesitate to get in touch if I can be of any help in the future with regards to anything related to the [  ] legal market. Colin, let’s get together soon to catch up properly?”

  7. “Dear Colin, thank you for a great dinner and the opportunity to meet some interesting guests. I very much look forward to joining you at the next event! Great initiative. Best regards.”

  8. “Many thanks for your welcome and hospitality last night this was both an interesting evening and highly enjoyable. Margaret was a tireless facilitator and I will send her a separate note. Thank you again.”

  9. “Thank you, Colin.  I enjoyed the event and talked to a lot of interesting people.  I look forward to participating again and would be glad to have coffee sometime.” 

  10. “Dear Colin, thank you again for last night!  Have a good weekend. Best regards.”

  11. “Colin, thank you again. It was a very enjoyable and interesting evening. Thank you also to Julie-Ann. Best regards.”

  12. Thank you Colin. It was a great event, from my perspective the best LBDC gig so far. I valued the opportunity to exchange views with some of the leaders of our profession and the venue could not have been better.

Photos  |  Previous LBDC Managing Partners’ Private-Dining

Mayfair  |  London 

Sponsor:  Invest Northern Ireland


” As the regional business development agency, Invest NI’s role is to grow the local economy. We do this by supporting new and existing businesses to compete internationally, and by attracting new investment to Northern Ireland.

We are part of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment and provide strong government support for business by effectively delivering the Government’s economic development strategies.

Invest NI offers the Northern Ireland business community a single organisation providing high-quality services, programmes, support and expert advice.

We principally support those businesses that can make the greatest contribution to growing our economy. These are businesses that have ability to grow and drive productivity in the economy and are keen to export their goods and services outside Northern Ireland. “

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New York  &  Boston

(Open to all Lawyers)

BOSTON  |  Wednesday 8 June 2016

I am absolutely delighted that our LBDC summer guest speaker event will take place in Boston on Wednesday 8 June.  Our guest speaker will be the wonderful Michael C. Miller, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Monster Worldwide Inc.  If you will be in Boston then, you would be very welcome to join us at our special event.


New York

Exclusive LBDC Networking Event

THURSDAY  |  9 JUNE 2016  |  6.00 PM to 8.00 PM

Refinery Rooftop, Refinery Hotel, 63 W 38th Street

Photograph taken after our previous LBDC | New York | event with our inspirational guest speaker – Ricardo A. Anzaldua (the Exec VP & GC of MetLife Inc.)

I am very excited that the international LBDC | Lawyers’ Business Development Club | summer networking event will take place in New York on 9 June 2016 (6.00 PM to 8.00 PM).

At our previous event in New York for the LBDC | Lawyers’ Business Development Club | our guest speaker was the inspirational: Ricardo A. Anzaldua, (Executive Vice President and General Counsel of MetLife Inc).


DUBAI   |   26 April 2016

We are also just back from Dubai as we had a very enjoyable evening at our LBDC Dubai networking event on 26 April 2016.  Our venue was the fabulous al fresco lounge at The Address Hotel overlooking the Burj Khalifa.


London  | Tuesday 19 April 2016

Fireside Chat with Bjarne P. Tellmann

Global Head of Legal for 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)

We celebrated our 50th LBDC Talk in London on Tuesday 19 April 2016, 6.00 to 8.00 PM.

Fireside Chat

We had a very special event to mark this 50th milestone; a fireside chat with Bjarne P. Tellmann, the Senior VP and General Counsel of Pearson plc.  The topic for our conversation was:

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

As some of you may know last October, we had a wonderful fireside chat in New York with Bjarne P. Tellmann (sponsored and hosted by Morgan Lewis).

Bjarne P. Tellmann
Bjarne P. Tellmann

Photos  |  50th Talk

You may be interested to see some more photos from our celebratory 50th TALK – which you will find by clicking on the link below:

Photos of our 50th LBDC TALK 

Future LBDC Events

If you are unable to join us at our events in New York or Boston in June, it would be brilliant to see you at one of our future LBDC events in:

San Francisco





I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully seeing you soon.



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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