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

Liam Quirke

Partner and Chairman


In addition to his roles as a Tax Partner and Chairman of the firm, Liam is responsible for managing the firm’s UK practice which focuses on meeting the Irish legal needs of the international legal services market in London.  He is also actively involved in the development of the firm’s US practice. His areas of expertise are BEPS, development of Irish tax policy, inward investment, structured finance and derivatives, tax, and US business.
Richard Hays is the managing partner of Alston & Bird LLP. He previously served as financial partner on the firm’s management committee and chaired the Litigation & Trial Practice Group. Mr. Hays received his A.B. from Harvard University in 1982, his M.Sc. in law from Edinburgh University in 1984 as a Rotary Scholar and his J.D. in 1986 from Vanderbilt School of Law, where he was an editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review.
Krzysztof A. Zakrzewski is one of the Law Firm’s founders and Managing Partner since 1999. He specializes in mergers and acquisitions, privatization, capital markets and the trade in securities, as well as commercial and civil law and has been recommended as a leading expert in these areas by Polish and foreign publications. 
Markus Pfenninger is a partner in the Banking & Finance Team. His fields of expertise include capital market transactions, mergers & acquisitions, finance, restructurings, collective investment schemes as well as banking and insurance regulatory matters. He is a member of the International Bar Association’s (IBA) Task Force on the Financial Crisis and a past chair of the IBA’s Subcommittee on Legal Opinions as well as a past co-chair of the IBA’s Banking Law Committee.
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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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