Fireside Chat with Caroline Kenny
Associate General Counsel of Facebook
2nd Annual General Counsel Summit | London 23 May 2018
I hope you are well. I am delighted to announce that Caroline Kenny, Associate General Counsel of Facebook, will be our guest speaker at our 2nd Annual General Counsel Summit in London on 23 May 2018. Caroline has been listed in the Lawyer’s Hot 100 List.
Caroline has kindly agreed to sit down for a fireside chat to discuss her career journey and share with us some lessons she has learned along the way. I’m looking forward to chatting to Caroline next week and seeing many of you then.
Caroline has been Associate General Counsel at Facebook since 2016 and oversees Facebook’s content and media products globally including Video and News.
After training and qualifying at Hammonds (now Squire Patton Boggs), Caroline enjoyed 4 years at the Financial Times looking after the advertising, marketing, research and subscription teams. She then went back to private practice, spending 4 years at RPC in the Commercial and Technology team before being seconded to Google.
Caroline has been described as a “real live wire” in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 2018 list.
She spends her time out of work training for marathons and running around after three noisy little boys.
2nd Annual General Counsel Summit
London | Wednesday, 23 May 2018 | 2.00 PM to 6.30 PM | CMS, Cannon St, London
International Divorce & Family Law Sponsor:
Admission: FREE (for UK based lawyers)
I am very excited about our 2nd Annual GC Summit in London. 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.
OUR AMAZING GUEST SPEAKERS:
Funke Abimbola MBE, General Counsel and Head of Financial Compliance, Roche UK
Patricia Christias, General Counsel at Microsoft (UK)
Maaike de Bie, General Counsel at Royal Mail
Caroline Kenny, Associate General Counsel at Facebook
Orla Muldoon, Chief Counsel EIMEA for Archer Daniels Midlands
Clare Wardle, General Counsel & Company Secretary at Coca-Cola European Partners
Richard Given, General Counsel at 10x Banking
Tim Grayson, Managing Director at Goldman Sachs
Sajid Hussein, General Counsel (EMEA) at Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Nigel Kemp, General Counsel of Citibank Europe plc
Andrew Magowan, General Counsel & Company Secretary of ASOS
Éanna Mellett, Corporate Partner at Matheson
Éanna is a partner in the Corporate Department at Matheson and is resident counsel in the firm’s London office. He advises on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate reorganisations. Éanna has advised the Irish State and many leading Irish and international companies, institutions and private equity houses.
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.
Head of the Banking & Finance Team, CMS
Rita Lowe is the Head of the Banking & Finance Team.
Rita has a wide and varied practice which includes advising stakeholders (such as banks, private equity, funds and pension trustees) on general issues with respect to stressed/distressed entities, advising directors, administrators/liquidators and also purchasers of distressed businesses as well as investors in distressed businesses.
Rita has acted on a number of market leading assignments, including the administration of King & Wood Mallesons LLP, Dewey & Le Boeuf LLP and Halliwells LLP: the largest European, U.S, and UK firms (respectively) to go into an administration process.
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.
International Divorce & Family Law Sponsor:
Helena specialises in all aspects of private family law, particularly cases with an international element. She has dealt with cases involving competing jurisdictions across the world, including Monaco, Thailand, Cyprus, Spain, France, UAE, USA, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
She obtained her law degree from the London School of Economics and passed the Legal Practice Course with Distinction. She trained with a “City” firm and worked for a wide range of practices before setting up her own boutique family law firm in March 2010.
She is admitted as a solicitor in Ireland in addition to practicing in England and Wales. She is particularly adept at advising in cases with complex company and trust structures, often located in various offshore jurisdictions, and prides herself on giving sound commercial advice in a family setting, with a compassionate approach.
She is an active member of Resolution, a nationwide professional network of specialist family lawyers. She is a member of the International Bar Association. She is a trained collaborative lawyer and a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
In her spare time Helena tries her best to grow fruit and vegetables in her London garden and likes to escape to her native Ireland as often as work permits.
I’d love to see you on 23 May if you were free and interested in joining us.
I hope to see you soon.