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.

  • 341 Members

  • 297 Lawyers

  • 32 Corporate Counsel

  • 306 Organizations

  • 57 Countries

Advisory Board Spotlight

Andrey Goltsblat is Country Managing Partner (Russia) of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP (formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia), Senior Partner, Private Client, M&A, Investment Projects. Prior to becoming a commercial lawyer in 1993, for three years Andrey Goltsblat was Chief of Staff for the Constitutional Commission of the Russian Parliament and made a major contribution to the drafting of the Russian Constitution. 20+ years’ experience working primarily on: private clients, M&A, investments projects, restructuring and joint ventures, as well as counselling directors and senior management of domestic and overseas companies on investments and deal structuring in Russia and the CIS. 
Eugenio J. Torres-Oyola is a Capital Member, Managing Partner of the firm and the Chair of its Intellectual Property Practice Group. He concentrates his practice on intellectual property and technology, and entertainment law. He focuses on intellectual property, advertising, meria and communications law, copyrights, internet & e-commerce law, IP licensing, IP litigation, patents, portfolio management, trade secrets, and trademarks. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Internet Society of Puerto Rico, the Luis Muñoz Marín Foundation, and Piloto Labs.
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.

Fernando Vives Ruiz

Executive Chairman and Managing Partner


Mr. Vives Ruiz has been Managing Partner of Garrigues since September 2009. He is also partner in charge of the Garrigues Corporate/Commercial Law area. In addition to managing the firm and his practice, he is a Lecturer at Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE), Centro de Estudios Garrigues and at ESADE.
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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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