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South Square
South Square


Ryan has experience in all of South Square’s core practice areas, including domestic and cross-border insolvency, banking and finance, commercial litigation, company law and offshore work.

Ryan has recently been instructed in the following cases (among others): Centaur Litigation SPC v Terrill, Edgeworth Capital Luxembourg SARL v Maud, Re China Shanshui Cement Group Ltd (decision of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, 25 November 2015), Re Angel Group Ltd, Re Codere Finance (UK) Ltd, Re Indah Kiat International Finance Company BV.
In 2016, Ryan was appointed as specialist legal adviser to the Work and Pensions and Business Innovation and Skills House of Commons Select Committees in relation to the BHS inquiry.

During his pupillage, Ryan assisted in a number of significant cases, in all tribunals up to the Supreme Court – including the Lehman Brothers Waterfall II application, the Madoff fraud (Primeo Fund v HSBC), derivatives litigation arising from the insolvency of Landsbanki and other Icelandic credit institutions, the Saad litigation in the Cayman Islands, and transactional work on a securitisation programme originated by Northern Rock.

Ryan is a contributor to the forthcoming editions and supplements of Dicey, Morris & Collins on the Conflict of Laws, and has written for several other practitioners’ textbooks and journals on cross-border insolvency and structured finance.

Ryan enjoys technical work, and has a close familiarity with most forms of derivatives (OTC and exchange-traded), syndicated lending structures, securitisation programmes, dematerialised securities and collective investment schemes. 


Called to the Bar (Gray’s Inn) 2014. City University, GDL (Distinction), University of Oxford (University College), BPhil Philosophy (Distinction), University of Warwick, BA (Hons) Philosophy (First Class), Purcell School of Music.


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