Advisory Board

The Best Lawyers Board of Advisors is an esteemed group of distinguished legal professionals from around the world. Almost 400 organizations are currently represented including leaders from many of the world's preeminent law firms and general counsel from Fortune 500 and Global 500 companies.

  • 424 Members

  • 380 Lawyers

  • 42 Corporate Counsel

  • 379 Organizations

  • 61 Countries

Advisory Board Spotlight

Professor Benoît Chappuis is dedicated to providing high quality legal counsel and acting as arbitrator. He frequently assists, as a senior legal advisor, lawyers appointed to represent clients in judicial proceedings. Prof. Chappuis is independent from any alliance or cooperation agreement with third parties. With over 32 years of experience as a senior partner in the litigation department of a large national law firm as well as teaching activities at the Universities of Geneva and Fribourg, Prof. Chappuis is able to offer his clients personalized and highly specialized legal services. He can quickly assess the merits or risks of legal disputes, provide legal advice or prepare legal opinions. His legal opinions are often sought for internal purposes or to be put before a court. They also can be intended for lawyers who seek support or counsel in judicial proceedings or other legal disputes.

Timur Bondaryev

Managing and Founding Partner


Timur Bondaryev is Managing and Founding Partner of Arzinger, an Attorney, Head of the Real Estate and Construction, Antitrust and Competition, IP, Advertisement and Promotion practices at Arzinger. Besides, he heads Automotive, Life Sciences and Healthcare, Food and Beverages, Retail industrial practices. He has extensive experience in working at state authorities and large corporations.

He was Head of Division in the Legal Department at the State Property Fund of Ukraine and Head of the Legal Department at Ukrainian Aluminium, a subsidiary of Russian Aluminium Company.
Kai Thøgersen has extensive national and international experience with providing corporate and strategic advice, contract drafting and negotiations in mergers, acquisitions, capital market transactions and other major restructuring processes. Thøgersen is also an experienced team and negotiation leader, and for more than eight years he was the Managing Partner of one of Norway's leading law firms. 
Ioana Racoti is a leading corporate finance lawyer, specializing in all aspects of corporate law, including transactions on the capital market, public offerings, company listing and de-listing, private placements. Her experience also includes advising financial institutions and borrowers in complex loan transactions, syndicated facilities, creation and perfection of guarantees and securities, and project finance. 
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Advisory Board Meeting

Bringing together the distinguished members of the Best Lawyers Advisory Board for discussions about management of law firms and in-house legal departments.

  • Wednesday - Thursday

    May 11 - 12, 2016

    Event Starts at 1:00 PM

  • Metropolitan Opera House

    30 Lincoln Center Plaza

    New York, NY 10023

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