Orla Muldoon, Chief Counsel EMEIA for Archer Daniels Midland, Guest Speaker @ 2nd Annual General Counsel Summit

Orla Muldoon, Chief Counsel EMEIA for Archer Daniels Midland, Guest Speaker @ 2nd Annual General Counsel Summit

23 May 2018, 2.00 PM to 6.30 PM | CMS, 78 Cannon Street, London


Good afternoon,

I hope you are well.  I am absolutely thrilled that Orla Muldoon will be our guest speaker at our *2nd Annual GC Summit* in London on 23 May 2018.  Orla has very generously agreed to give us a TED-style Talk about her personal career journey and share with us lessons she has learned along the way.  Orla was one of our brilliant previous guest speakers at the London chapter of the Lawyers’ BD CLUB in 2016 so I’m delighted she will share her story and insights with us at our Summit.

About Orla

Orla Muldoon, Chief Counsel EMEIA for Archer Daniels Midland, leads the legal function for the global food ingredients and commodities trading and processing giant across Europe, Middle East, India and Africa.   She is also a member of the ADM EMEA business management team.  Orla has an extensive background in the European FMCG and Food sectors having joined ADM in January 2014 after 7 years as Chief Counsel Europe for The Kellogg Company, as well as having previously held an in-house counsel position with Coca-Cola and completed a secondment with Diageo.  She has also 7 years’ experience at two of Ireland’s largest law firms, Matheson and McCann FitzGerald. Orla started her career as a lecturer in law at University College Dublin, Ireland.

A frequent speaker at international legal conferences in Europe, Orla was interviewed for “The Influential GC” report by Nabarro in 2012.  Orla was a member of the Judging panel for the annual British Legal Awards 2011 – 2014.  She was a finalist in the In-house Lawyer of the Year at the Lawyer Awards in 2017.  She was actively involved in the establishment of the Global Leaders in Law Ireland Chapter.

Orla obtained her primary law degree from University College Dublin in Ireland and an LL.M. degree from the University of London.  She has attended executive education courses in both the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Law School.  Orla is licensed to practice law in England and Wales, Ireland and New York.  Orla is based in Switzerland, is married and has three sons.

TED-style Talks @ 2nd Annual GC Summit


London  |  Wednesday, 23 May 2018  | 2.00 PM to 6.30 PM  | CMS, Cannon St, London

Sponsors: Matheson & CMS

Contact: colin@lawyersbdc.com

Some of the most influential and inspirational General Counsel in the UK have very kindly agreed to give us a 20 minute TED-style TALK about their personal career journey and share with us some lessons they learned along the way.  I hope it will be a very enjoyable, fun and inspirational afternoon.


My thanks to our sponsors:

Contact:  Colin Carroll

Please feel free to get in touch if you would like more information or would be interested in purchasing a ticket.


About Matheson


Headquartered in Dublin with offices in London, New York, Palo Alto and San Francisco, more than 650 people work across Matheson’s five offices, including 85 partners and tax principals and over 350 legal and tax professionals. Matheson concentrates on serving the Irish legal needs of internationally focused companies and financial institutions doing business in and from Ireland. Matheson’s clients include the majority of the Fortune 100 companies and over half of the world’s 50 largest banks. Matheson has worked closely with some of the world’s largest tech multinationals and high-profile start-ups advising 7 of the top 10 global technology brands.

Awards and Endorsements

  • Matheson was named Ireland’s Legal Adviser of the Year in the Mergermarket European M&A Awards 2017.
  • Matheson was ranked Ireland’s Most Innovative Law Firm in the 2017 Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards.  In addition, the firm was ranked in the FT’s Top 20 Most Innovative Law Firms in Europe.
  • Matheson won seven Finance Dublin Deals of the Year 2017 relating to M&A, Equity Capital Markets, Loans and Financing and International Financial Services.
  • Matheson was named International Firm in the Americas by International Tax Review 2017 and also won European Financial Services Tax Deal of the Year.
  • Matheson was named UCITS Law Firm of the Year by the Hedge Fund Journal 2017
  • Matheson won ILO Client Choice Awards in the categories of Corporate, Banking and IT and Internet Law in Ireland.



Ranked as the world’s 6th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS can work for you in 42 countries from 74 offices worldwide. Globally 4,500 lawyers offer business-focused advice tailored to our clients’ needs, whether in your local market or across multiple jurisdictions.

With the coming together of CMS, Nabarro and Olswang on 1 May 2017, we have created a new future-facing firm, one that is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence.

This means putting our clients’ interests and priorities at the very heart of everything we do. And, in a world of ever-accelerating change, that demands unwavering sector focus combined with quality practice specialism.

It would be great to hear from you

Contact details

I’d love to see you on 23 May if you were free and interested in joining us.

I hope to see you soon.

Have a great evening,


Email:  colin@lawyersbdc.com



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