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

Poul Flemming Hansen has accumulated extensive knowledge and experience in international industrial, trade and finance companies, etc. through his many years as a lawyer worked extensively with a number of areas. He specializes in business transactions, banking, financing, financial law, corporate law, contract law, labor and employment law and litigation.
Kenneth M. Doran is the Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn LLP and serves as the Chairman of the Firm's Executive Committee.  Mr. Doran has extensive experience in a broad range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, leveraged buy-outs and "going private" transactions, cross-border transactions, corporate reorganizations and other restructurings.  Mr. Doran regularly counsels clients regarding corporate governance issues, fiduciary duties and other compliance matters. Mr. Doran has extensive experience in representing public and private companies in a wide array of industries, investment bankers and private equity groups, as well as individual investors and owners of closely held businesses.

Kevin Cron

Head of Corporate, M&A and Securities

Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa

Kevin Cron, Head of Corporate, M&A and Securities in South Africa, is a commercial lawyer based in Johannesburg. He is one of the most respected corporate lawyers in South Africa, having acted for well-known South African mining and industrial groups and for various South African and International Banks. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance work, general commercial and corporate work, tax and financial services. He also advises on related exchange control matters. Kevin holds degrees in Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws (Tax) from the University of the Witwatersrand. He is a member of the Law Societies of the Northern Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal and Cape Provinces and is a member of the company law committee of the council of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces
Thierry Brocas is one of the founders of the firm. He specializes in mergers and acquisitions, stock options, LBOs, and acquisition finance and restructurings. He mainly advises French and international groups in connection with the acquisitions of listed and unlisted companies.

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1971, he holds a LLM from Harvard Law School (1970), an advanced degree (DES) in law from the University of Paris (1968) and graduated from the Institute for Political Sciences (IEP Paris, 1967). He started his career at Gide Loyrette Nouel, first as an associate and from 1980 as a partner. He then joined Charles-Henri de Pardieu in 1993 to develop the firm.
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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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