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.

  • 440 Members

  • 390 Lawyers

  • 45 Corporate Counsel

  • 397 Organizations

  • 61 Countries

Advisory Board Spotlight

Lord Brennan QC has been a Queen’s Counsel since 1985 and is a senior associate member of Matrix. His areas of expertise include commercial law, public and private international law and international arbitration.

Lord Brennan QC, as an appointed life peer, is active in politics as well as dedicating time to his incredibly varied legal practice. His most notable case during 2009 was the landmark civil Omagh bombing case. The outcome, in favour of his clients – relatives of those killed in the Omagh bombing – has become the first civil case of its kind in Europe in which the victims of terrorism were able to sue those responsible.

Marie-Béatrice Noble

Founding and Managing Partner


Marie-Béatrice is a founding partner and the Deputy Managing Partner of MNKS. She has been one of the key persons in leading the development of the law firm from its inception and has contributed to its progress and success with strong personal involvement. Marie-Béatrice began her career as a litigator with a specialised law firm in bankruptcy litigation. She then joined Coopers & Lybrand and Landwell in Luxembourg. Marie-Béatrice is involved in corporate structuring projects and international acquisitions involving mainly UK and US clients. She also very regularly advises on shareholders disputes, liability of the board/liquidators, avoiding insolvency as well as on high value commercial conflicts.
Alberto Estrella is a Member of the firm and is its Managing Member. Since Alberto joined the firm in 1994, he has been involved in hundreds of trials and earned a reputation as a distinguished and sought-after trial lawyer. He is involved in litigation and asked to advise business clients on a diverse variety of matters, including commercial and contract disputes, complex litigation, premises liability and insurance defense, antitrust and business regulation, federal laws and litigation, trademarks and copyrights, administrative law, health law, corporate law, franchise law and many other areas in the firm.

Elliott I. Portnoy

Global Chief Executive Officer


As Global CEO, Elliott is responsible for management of the global Firm and its unwavering commitment to integrated client service across more than 130 locations across 50 countries. Under Elliott’s leadership, Dentons is experiencing a period of exceptional growth and success. 
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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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