5th Annual International Lawyers’ Photography Competition: Photo from Dr. Funke Abimbola MBE Global General Counsel Cycle Pharmaceuticals

5th Annual International Lawyers’ Photography Competition


Competition Theme:  Travel

Entries for 2020 now open

Email your Photo to:

colin.carroll@empowermentinternational.com


Good afternoon,

I am delighted to be celebrating our 5th year running the international lawyers’ photography competition.  Over the years, I have received travel photos from lawyers in London, Dublin, Paris, Geneva, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, New York, Washington D.C., San Francisco. The winners of our previous competitions have been announced at receptions generously hosted at two international law firms in LondonFreshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and CMS. If you have a travel photo, I’d love to see it 🙂

Colin


Dr. Funke Abimbola MBE

Global General Counsel

Cycle Pharmaceuticals

London

Thanks to Dr. Funke Abimbola MBE, Global General Counsel at Cycle Pharmaceuticals for entering the above photo in our 5th Annual International Lawyers’ Photography Competition.  Funke said:

Hi Colin,

 

How are you? I hope you are all well!

 

I have attached the picture that I would love to enter for this year’s competition, taken whilst on holiday in Melbourne over Xmas and New Year.

About Dr. Funke Abimbola MBE

Global General Counsel Cycle Pharmaceuticals

Funke is an award-winning performance-driven Senior Executive offering 20 years’ comprehensive achievements across the technology, not-for-profit, manufacturing, professional services, financial services, biotech, healthcare and retail disciplines. Her experience has been gained within niche ventures, regional and national businesses and global, multinational organisations.

She has leveraged her business acumen across diverse cultures & economies and been recognised for business & operational leadership, change management, compliance & governance leadership in both full time & voluntary C-suite roles. She also has proven success in relationship-building & stakeholder engagement (including working closely with UK Central government), leading productive, engaged teams & driving impactful corporate & societal change.

She is ranked by the Financial Times as being a top 15 minority ethnic leader and champion of women in business across the UK, US, Ireland & Canada, a top 20 influencer in British Society (Debretts 500 directory) and one of the top 100 most influential leaders of African/Afro-Caribbean descent in the UK (2017 and 2018 Powerlists). Funke provides regular media commentary on a range of topics including business and diversity and regularly features across a number of the BBC’s TV and radio channels alongside other media outlets including The Guardian, Financial Times and The Law Society Gazette.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May awarded her ‘Point of Light’ status in 2016, recognising the positive impact of her voluntary diversity work and her work with young people outside her day job.

In June 2017, she was awarded the M.B.E. (Member of the Order of the British Empire) by HRH Queen Elizabeth II for services to diversity in the legal profession and to young people. She received her M.B.E. from the Prince of Wales at an investiture ceremony which took place at Buckingham Palace in December 2017.

She received an honorary doctorate of laws from the University of Hertfordshire in September 2019 for her contributions to social and corporate diversity.

Website:  https://funkeabimbola.com/
Twitter: @Champ1Diversity


Your Photo

So if you are a lawyer (including trainee lawyer) and interested in entering our competition, I’d love to see you travel photo.  My email is:

colin.carroll@empowermentinternational.com

I look forward to hearing from you.

Take care,

Colin


Prize

For two years running our top prize was a fabulous 2 night stay in the luxury boutique hotel, Vivenda Miranda perched on a cliff overlooking the ocean in the Algarve, Portugal.  Our top prize has yet to be confirmed but I’m hoping we will have another amazing prize this year. 🙂

Luxury boutique hotel Vivenda Miranda in the Algarve, Portugal

Video:  Vivenda Miranda

I took this video on my iphone of Vivenda Miranda


SOME PHOTOS

entered

so far

in this

YEAR’S

COMPETITION 


Chris Fowler

General Counsel Technology at BT Group plc

London


James Watson

Head of Legal at DNEG

London


Photo from Molly McQueen

Senior Vice President at Clearwater Capital Partners

Singapore



Jennie Quirke

Associate at A&L Goodbody

Dublin


Some photos entered in our previous competitions


Photo from Bjarne P.  Tellmann

SVP and General Counsel

Pearson Plc (FTSE 100 company)

New York


Photo from Regan MacPherson

Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

Quantum

San Francisco


Photo from Sylvie Vollet

General Counsel

AirtTies Wireless Networks

Paris


Photo from Sean Thomas

Group General Counsel

AlphaSights

London


Photo from Linda NiChualladh

Head of Privacy (Legal) EMEA and Assistant General Counsel

Citi

Dublin


Photo from Mo Zain Ajaz

Global Head of Legal Operational Excellence

National Grid

London


Photo from Keavy Ryan

Partner

A&L Goodbody

Dublin

KR


Photo from Jennifer Halpin

Partner

McCann FitzGerald

Dublin

JH2


Photo from Rebecca Ryan

Partner

Matheson

Dublin


Photo from Victoria Rowley

Lawyer

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

London

v2

 


George Marshall

Lawyer

Baker McKenzie

London

GM


Photo from Danielle Carragher

Lawyer

Allen & Overy

London

Danielle


Photo from Cara Dowling

Lawyer

Norton Rose Fulbright

London

CD


Photo from Nikita Thakrar

Lawyer

White & Case

London

Nikita


Photo from Richard Taylor

Lawyer

Baker & McKenzie

London

RT


Photo from Dean Peachey

Lawyer

DLA Piper

London


Photo from James McKnight

Lawyer

Simmons & Simmons

Dublin


Photo from Paula Gibbs

Lawyer

Harneys

Hong Kong


Liz Poon

Consultant Lawyer

London


Photo from Dr Irena Dajkovic

Founding Partner of DALIR Law Firm

London

ID


Photo from Nita Upadhye

Lawyer at MNU Immigration Limited

London

a2


Photo from Benjamin Ross

Partner at Bortstein Legal Group

London

Benjamin


Photo from Kathy MacDonald

Legal Counsel at RBC

Dublin


Photo from Jane Murphy

Lawyer at Allied Irish Bank

Dublin


Photo from Maria Echeverria-Torres

Head of Legal & Compliance, Western Europe at Nokia

Madrid


Photo from Richard Given

General Counsel at 10x Future Technologies

London

RG


Photo from Ciaran McGonagle

Assistant General Counsel at ISDA

London


Photo from Funke Abimbola MBE

Former General Counsel at Roche UK

London

 

Photo from Claire Morel de Westgaver

Lawyer at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

London


Photo from Stacey Nevin

Lawyer at Kingsley Napley

London


Photo from Nessa Barry

Lawyer at Taylor Vinters

London


Photo from Kit Carter

Lawyer at Carpmaels & Ransford

London

KC


Photo from Daniel McDonnell

Legal Counsel at Intesa Sanpaolo

London


Photo from Chelsey O’Doherty

Lawyer at Matheson

London

Havana


Photo from Laura Murphy

Senior Legal Counsel, Paysafe Group

London

LM


Photo from Ruth Keating

Barrister at 39 Essex Chambers

London

Ruth


Photo from Thomas Garner

Lawyer at Gherson Solicitors

London


Photo from Rebecca Keating

Barrister at 4 Pump Court

London

Rebecca


Photo from Mary Smith

Beale & Co

Dublin


Photo from Aoife Ryan

Corporate Counsel at Teewinot Technologies Ltd

Dublin

AR


Photo from Amy Weston

Senior Legal Counsel at Citco

Dublin


Photo from Clemence Dillange

Lawyer at SCP Rocheteau & Uzan-Sarano

Paris

CD1


Photo from Benjamin Goldenberg

Senior IP Counsel

Pernod Ricard

France


Photo from Shaparak Saleh

Partner Teynier Pic

Paris

s2


Photo from Sharon Reilly

Partner at Uniolex – Stucchi & Parters

Milan


Photo from Mário Pinto

Lawyer at the Portuguese Insurance and Pension Funds Supervisory Authority (ASF)

Lisbon

Mario


Photo from Velislave Hristova

Lawyer in Bulgaria


Photo from Kay K. W Pang

General Counsel (APAC) at Cloudera

Singapore


Photo from Tammi Gaw

Founder & Executive Director of Advantage Rule, LLC

Washington DC

Tammi


Photo from Desmond C.B. Lyons

Founding Partner Lyons McGovern LLP

New York


Photo from Brendan Hanvey

Senior Legal Counsel at Sydney Metro

Sydney


Photo from Nessa Barry

Lawyer at Taylor Vinters

London

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