Ryan is a Senior Associate specialising in complex commercial disputes, specifically acting for clients in the financial services,technology, media, energy, natural resources and property sectors.

Ryan’s work includes a broad range of commercial disputes, principally involving breach of contract, misrepresentation, negligence,fraud, insolvency, defamation and shareholder claims.

Ryan also regularly advises clients on compliance with the UK Bribery Act 2010 and Criminal Finances Act 2017.

Ryan is a member of both the Commercial disputes team and the Media and privacy team.

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Ryan is a Senior Associate specialising in complex commercial disputes, specifically acting for clients in the financial services,technology, media, energy, natural resources and property sectors.

Ryan’s work includes a broad range of commercial disputes, principally involving breach of contract, misrepresentation, negligence,fraud, insolvency, defamation and shareholder claims.

Ryan also regularly advises clients on compliance with the UK Bribery Act 2010 and Criminal Finances Act 2017.

Ryan is a member of both the Commercial disputes team and the Media and privacy team.

Work highlights

  • Acting for the former shareholders of a UK technology company in a complex multi-jurisdictional fraud claim against the former management of the UK company, culminating in a 6-week trial in the Commercial Court in London.
  • Acting for various businesses and individuals in libel claims concerning the publication of defamatory statements online.
  • Acting for a medical technology company in a complex contractual dispute concerning the development of bespoke software and breaches of valuable software licence agreements.
  • Acting for a financial services company in defending a High Court claim brought by an individual financial adviser alleging breach of contract, breach of FCA regulations, procuring a breach of contract, causing loss by unlawful means and defamation.
  • Acting for a professional services company in a dispute with the Administrator of the US$200 million estate of a high-net-worth Saudi individual.
  • Acting for a worldwide energy company in High Court proceedings in relation to the allocation of operating expenditure of £105 million between oil fields in the North Sea. This led to a separate High Court claim in relation to alleged breaches of warranty, misrepresentation and the interpretation of clauses limiting liability in a Share Purchase Agreement concerning a US$575 million acquisition.
  • Advising a high-net-worth individual and a natural resources company concerning international arbitration proceedings against foreign governments under bilateral investment treaties.
  • Acting for a Main Market-listed oil and gas company on an investigation into an attempted banking fraud worth US$40 million and an IT data breach.
  • Acting for an international oil and gas company on an urgent injunction against an individual making defamatory posts on Twitter.

Qualification date: 2011

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“On reflection the fact that I got such a good settlement deal from such a weak position is pretty much solely down to Ryan’s litigation skills.”

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