Boris Johnson, Cherie Blair QC, Lionel Barber, Trevor Manuel and Aung San Suu Kyi to speak at the Global Law Summit

Nov 19, 2014, 02:47 ET from The Global Law Summit

LONDON, November 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

The Global Law Summit ("GLS"), the world-class international legal and business event being held in London, 23 - 25 February 2015, has announced today that Boris Johnson, current Mayor of London; Cherie Blair QC, Founder and Chair of Omnia Strategy LLP; Lionel Barber, Editor of the Financial Times; and Trevor Manuel, senior adviser to the Rothschild Group worldwide and former Cabinet Minister for South Africa from 1994 to 2014, will all be taking part in the programme.

Sir David Wootton, Co-Chair of the Global Law Summit, comments:

"It is an honour and a testament to the Global Law Summit that these leaders in their respective fields will be joining an already prestigious line-up of speakers over the three days."

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson said: "London is a true global capital and is home to a particularly vibrant legal services sector. As we celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, the Global Law Summit will see the great and good from the legal and business professions come together and discuss the latest developments that will help to shape this sector over the coming years."

Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in Burma (Myanmar), will address the Summit via a video link.

The Summit will consist of keynote addresses and discussions covering international trade and investment; regulation, competition and dispute resolution; demographics, technology and globalisation; copyright protection; cross-border and intra-national dispute resolution; and societal wellbeing.

Notes to Editors 

About Boris Johnson 

Boris Johnson was first elected Mayor of London in 2008, when he received the largest personal mandate in British political history, and was re-elected in 2012. Formerly Conservative MP for Henley from 2001 - 2008 and a shadow government minister for the Arts and Higher Education, Johnson was adopted in September 2014 as the Conservative Party candidate for MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip in the 2015 general election.  

About Cherie Blair QC 

Cherie Blair CBE, QC is the Founder and Chair of Omnia Strategy LLP, a pioneering international law firm that provides strategic counsel to governments, corporate and private clients. She is a Queen's Counsel and wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.  

About Lionel Barber 

Lionel Barber was appointed editor of the Financial Times in November 2005. Previously, the Financial Times' US managing editor and before that, editor of the FT's Continental European edition (2000-2002), during which he briefed US President George W. Bush ahead of his first trip to Europe. Lionel's other positions at the FT have included news editor (1998-2000), Brussels bureau chief (1992-1998), and both Washington correspondent and US editor (1986-1992).

About Trevor Manuel 

Trevor Manuel is a senior adviser to the Rothschild Group worldwide and Deputy Chairman of Rothschild in South Africa.  Manuel served as a Cabinet Minister from 1994 to 2014 under the first four successive Presidents, Mandela, Mbeki, Motlanthe and Zuma in democratic South Africa.

About  Daw Aung San Suu Kyi 

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, is one of the founding members and current Chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in Burma (Myanmar).  Elected to Parliament in the April 2012 by-elections, San Suu Kyi represents the constituency of Kaw Hmu in Rangoon Division and chairs the Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House of Parliament) Rule of Law and Tranquillity Committee, as well as the committees for the Reinvigoration of Rangoon General Hospital and Rangoon University.

About The Global Law Summit 

The Global Law Summit will be held from the 23rd-25th February 2015 at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster London.

Marking the 800 years since the sealing of Magna Carta, the summit will bring together over 2,000 leaders in law, business, government and academia from across the world, to discuss the role of the Rule of Law in securing global business growth and competition.  

The Global Law Summit is an independent legal business conference founded by the Ministry of Justice, the City of London Corporation, the Bar Council of England and Wales and the Law Society of England and Wales.  It is managed by an executive team which reports into a Steering Group, and works in cooperation with a range of partners.


    Strategic Partner Thomson Reuters
                      Allen & Overy LLP

    Platinum Partners FTI Consulting
                      Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

                      Holman Fenwick Willan LLP

                      RSMI International

    Gold Partners     Travers Smith LLP
                      Macfarlanes LLP

                      Simmons & Simmons LLP

    Silver Partners   Thirty Nine Essex Street Chambers

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