Photos and Videos from Lawyers BD CLUB launch in PARIS

Laywers BD CLUB

launch in


with guest speaker

Bjarne Tellmann, General Counsel

1 June 2017 (6.30 PM)  |  Sponsor:  Hogan Lovells, Paris


Good morning,

I hope you are keeping well and are enjoying the start of the summer 🙂  You may be interested to see some photos and short videos (taken on my i-phone!) from our Lawyers BD CLUB launch in Paris.  Before our event kicked off we had a drinks reception on Hogan Lovells roof-terrace with spectacular views of the Eiffel Tower! If you click on the video below, you can check it out!  It will be hard to beat those views at our next Lawyers BD CLUB event in Paris!! Our guest speaker Bjarne Tellmann was just superb.  Our guests loved his Talk.

I hope you have a fun weekend,  Colin.  

Ps. If you have a good travel photo – it would be great to see it as I’m running our *2nd Annual Lawyers Photography Competition*.  You could end up winning our top prize of a 2 night stay in a luxury boutique hotel in the Algarve! 🙂  More details: on this link here.



Lawyers BD CLUB launch event in Paris from Colin Carroll on Vimeo.

Lawyers BD CLUB Paris launch from Colin Carroll on Vimeo.

Lawyers BD CLUB launch in Paris hosted at Hogan Lovells from Colin Carroll on Vimeo.


 Our Lawyers BD CLUB launch event in Paris

A very big thank you to:

Bjarne Tellmann, General Counsel of Pearson Plc

for joining us in PARIS for our fireside chat to celebrate the launch of the PARIS chapter of the Lawyers’ Business Development CLUB and to discuss his excellent new book:

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

Our guests loved Bjarne’s Talk with many saying he was “inspirational” and “so impressive“.

We had an amazing evening in Paris and thanks also to all our guests for joining us.

Photo: courtesy of Globe Law and Business

 Bjarne’s New Book

Bjarne’s new book is available to purchase from Amazon and from the publisher.  If you would like to purchase it, the links to it are below:

1. Amazon

2. Publisher: Globe Law and Business

About Bjarne Tellmann, General Counsel

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.


Arianna Huffington

Co-founder, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, one of the world’s most influential news and information brands.


Please click here for our interview with Arianna Huffington

Tamara Box

Managing Partner (EMEA) of Reed Smith

Please click here for our interview with Tamara Box

 Linda Rottenberg

CEO of Endeavor


Linda was named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News and one of TIME’s 100 “Innovators for the 21st century”.

Please click here for our interview with Linda Rottenberg, CEO


Managing Partner of US Visa Solutions  |  London

What I’ve learned is that fear is not something that should hold you back from what you want to do.

Janice A. Flynn, Managing Partner, US Visa Solutions 

Please click here for our interview with Janice A. Flynn

Peter King

Corporate Partner at Weil  |  London

Don’t lose touch with people you enjoy working with and aim to build long term working relationships.  They are likely to become important to you later in your career.  [Peter King, Partner at Weil]

Please click here for our interview with Peter King

2nd Annual Lawyers Photography Competition

Photos received from lawyers in
London   |   Paris   |   Brussels   |   Amsterdam  |   Dublin   |    Cork   |   Belfast  |  
Alberta, Canada   |   Singapore   |   Hong Kong   |   Kuala Lumpur  |  Shanghai   |   New York   |   San  Francisco 
-If you would like to enter our competition – please email your photo (the theme is “TRAVEL” to me – )


night stay (includes dinner for 2 on one evening)

Luxury Boutique Hotel (Vivenda Miranda), Algarve Portugal


US Visa Solutions:  more details on this link –  link here to US Visa Solutions

CAREER COACHING with COLIN CARROLL – more details – link here

If your law firm would like to host our Prize-Giving night later in the summer, it would be great to hear from  you.  -Colin



Lawyers’ BD 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.

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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