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.

  • 431 Members

  • 386 Lawyers

  • 41 Corporate Counsel

  • 384 Organizations

  • 61 Countries

Advisory Board Spotlight

Mr. Khachaturyan is Senior Partner and Chair of Banking, Finance and Securities of Asters, one of the leading Ukrainian law firms. He has worked as a coordinator of the advisory group at the State Commission of Ukraine on Securities and Stock Market for improvement of capital market regulations and is a member of the National IPO Committee of Ukraine. Armen has extensive banking, finance and project finance experience. His practice areas also include M&A, general corporate advice, currency control, securities, energy, privatization, and employment law.
Satoru Murase advises global corporations regarding cross-border investments and disputes in the United States, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. He is well known for his representation of major Japanese and Asian corporations in their overseas operations and disputes, as well as major U.S. and European corporations operating in Asia. He provides advice regarding mergers and acquisitions, finance, litigation, corporate governance, compliance, crisis management, employment, and government relations.
Mr. Brocker specializes in commercial litigation and arbitration and has acted as counsel in a large number of Swedish and international proceedings. His arbitration experience includes acting as counsel to parties in international ICC Arbitrations, international UNCITRAL and Stockholm Chamber of Commerce arbitrations and in numerous national arbitrations. He is co-chair of the firm’s Shipping and transportation group and has extensive experience in shipping related matters such as joint venture contracts, ship building contracts and disputes. He has a wide scope of experience advising clients in the shipping industry and is regarded as a leading practitioner in Sweden in this field. He is frequently invited to speak on developments within the area of dispute resolution and on general law firm management issues and he also lectures on business law at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Deborah is Thompson Hine's firmwide managing partner. In this capacity, she serves as the firm's chief executive officer. She is also a member of the firm's Executive Committee, the principal governing body responsible for its strategic direction, financial affairs and the oversight of its seven-office operations. Deborah also spends some of her time as a practicing lawyer in the tax exempt, nonprofit corporate, and health care areas. She functions as outside general counsel to two large exempt organizations. She focuses her tax exempt practice on tax and corporate planning for nonprofit organizations and foundations and health care organizations.
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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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