PARIS launch of Lawyers BD CLUB


Thursday, 1 June 2017 at 6.30 PM  |   Hogan Lovells  |  17, Avenue Matgnon

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Good afternoon,

To celebrate the launch of the Paris chapter of the international Lawyers’ BD CLUB,  I’d love to invite you to our special 58th event sponsored and hosted at Hogan Lovells (Paris). 





Our guest speaker, Bjarne P. Tellmann, will be very kindly joining us from New York to chat about his new book (just published):

“Building an Outstanding Legal Team: Battle-Tested Strategies from a General Counsel”

Photo: courtesy of Globe Law and Business

In 2015, Bjarne P. Tellmann was our wonderful guest speaker at the New York chapter of the Lawyers BD CLUB (hosted at the US law firm, Morgan Lewis).

Our guests really enjoyed Bjarne’s Talk with many describing him as being “inspirational”.  One guest said:

 “What a fantastic evening listening to Bjarne and Colin ‘firestyle’.  

Bjarne is completely inspirational –

clearly incredibly intelligent, thoughtful, passionate and driven,

yet with a humble approach to his success

 which was very compelling and thought provoking.”  


It promises to be a very informative, entertaining and enjoyable evening.

I am sure you will enjoy the evening.

If you would like to receive an invitation, please feel free to email me. Places will be offered on a first-come first-served basis. I look forward to hearing from you.



Colin Carroll

Event Details:  

Lawyers’ BD CLUB Launch in Paris

Thursday,  1 June 2017
6.00 PM to 6.30 PM  | Networking
6.30 PM to 7.30 PM | Fireside Chat with Bjarne Tellmann General Counsel
7.30 PM to 8.00 PM  |  Networking
Hogan Lovells
Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP
17, avenue Matignon
CS 30027
75378 Paris cedex 08

About Bjarne Tellmann

Bjarne P. Tellmann is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Pearson. A FTSE 40 company with 36,000 employees in over 70 countries, Pearson provides a range of education products and services to institutions, governments and individual learners.  At Pearson, Mr. Tellmann leads a legal team of 170 people across six continents.
He previously worked across Europe, Asia and the United States in various capacities with Coca-Cola, most recently as Associate General Counsel of The Coca-Cola Company. He has also held various legal positions at Kimberly-Clark and the law firms of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and White & Case LLP.
Bjarne was recognized as a “2016 Legend in Law” winner of The Burton Awards, held in association with the Library of Congress and co-sponsored by the American Bar Association. He was also included in the 2016 UK GC PowerList.
Originally from Norway, Bjarne holds a J.D. with honors from the University of Chicago, a M.Sc. (Econ.) from The London School of Economics, and has completed Harvard Law School’s Leadership in Corporate Counsel program.
Prior to studying law, he was a professional actor, having appeared in several Norwegian and Swedish films and TV shows.
Bjarne is a frequent speaker, panelist and lecturer in the US and Europe, and he publishes regularly. He is the author of the “Career Path” column in the ACC Docket, the award-winning journal of the Association of Corporate Counsel. His book, “Building an Outstanding Legal Team: Battle-Tested Strategies from a General Counsel”, is due out in March 2017.

Sponsor & Host:  Hogan Lovells

My thanks to Hogan Lovells for sponsoring and hosting our launch at their offices in Paris.

Hogan Lovells is a global law firm with 2,500 lawyers on six continents.

About the

Lawyers’ Business Development CLUB

For those of you unfamiliar with the CLUB I established it in London in 2011.

Since then, we have organised 50+ guest speaker events, exclusive GC private-dining events, roundtables and Summits. Our events have been held at our international chapters in London, Dublin, Dubai, Boston, New York and San Francisco.

Our TALKS have been on topics such as leadership, management, business skills, networking, personal branding, psychology, etc.

It would be great to see you at one of our events.


Lawyers’ Business Development Club


Janice A. Flynn

US Visa Solutions (based in London) :  Law Office of Janice A. Flynn

named our

“2017 Top Boutique Law Firm for US Visas”

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Some of our previous GUEST SPEAKERS

Colin Carroll



 LBDC  |  Lawyers’ Business Development Club |

London │ Dublin │ Dubai │ Boston │ New York | San Francisco

Previous guest speakers include:
| The Chairman of Goldman Sachs International | The Deputy Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi | The CEO of PayPal (MENA) | The CEO of Hogan Lovells | The CEO of O2 / Telefonica | The CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi (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 the Intercontinental Hotels Group | The GC of The Weir Group plc | The GC of Manchester United FC | The Irish Ambassador to Great Britain |




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