A Conversation with BT General Counsel Sabine Chalmers

A Conversation with BT General Counsel Sabine Chalmers

– A Career Journey & Lessons Learned –

Hear about Sabine Chalmers’ personal career journey, leadership and lessons she has learned along the way at our Lawyers’ BD Club General Counsel Summit next Thursday.




Next Thursday, 1 November   |  4.00 PM to 7.30 PM  |
Venue:  Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
 FREE ADMISSION  |  RSVP: colin@lawyersbdc.com
Sponsor: Invest NI

Profile: Sabine Chalmers

Sabine Chalmers is the General Counsel of BT Group Plc, one of the world’s largest communications companies listed on the FTSE with headquarters in London.

Prior to BT, Sabine was the Chief Legal & Corporate Affairs Officer and Secretary to the Board of Directors of Anheuser-Busch InBev, one of the world’s top five consumer products companies and the leading global brewer, from 2005 – 2017.

In addition to her more than a decade at Anheuser-Busch InBev, she served in a number of leadership positions, including General Counsel of the Latin American and U.S. Businesses at Diageo plc, the world’s largest producer of spirits from 1993 – 2004. She also worked in private practice at the law firm of Lovell White Durrant and was a lecturer at University College, London. Sabine holds a law degree from the London School of Economics and is qualified to practice in England and NY State.

She serves on numerous boards, including those of Coty, Inc., one of the worlds largest consumer beauty companies; the Royal National Theatre London; and is a former chairman of the Board of the Association of Corporate Counsel, the largest not-for-profit professional association serving the business interests of in-house attorneys around the world with more than 34,000 members in 85 countries.

An American citizen of Indian and German origin, she has lived and worked in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Sabine has been married for 25 years to Richard (a British/American citizen) and they have one daughter, Natasha, who is 18 years old.

About our Sponsor:

Invest NI


Northern Ireland provides leading responsive, innovative solutions in an ever-changing legal services landscape. The region’s compelling combination of highly qualified legal talent with a competitive cost base delivers quality-assured, cost-effective legal services for exacting international clients.

In-house legal departments of major companies including Citi and Coca-Cola operate internationally from hubs in the region, alongside recognised legal innovators such as Herbert Smith Freehills, Allen & Overy, Axiom and Baker McKenzie. These firms have established, scaled and expanded substantial globally-integrated legal and business services teams in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland’s world-class ICT talent base, top universities, acclaimed research capabilities and attractive operating costs have made the region the number one international destination for fintech and cybersecurity investment and an emerging hub for legal technology.

Invest Northern Ireland, the region’s economic development agency, works in an ongoing partnership with investors offering business advice and financial assistance in order to develop and expand the business and to improve capability and international competitiveness. Visit InvestNI.com to find out more.


If you would like to receive an invitation to our Summit, I’d be delighted to hear from you.

My email is:



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If you are thinking of moving jobs in London or Dublin and would like to have a confidential conversation, I would be delighted to hear from you.


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