Ryan’s civil litigation practice focuses on public, commercial and international investment law. Ryan regularly acts in domestic and international commercial arbitrations, and international investment arbitrations. He also advises on related investment protection matters.
Ryan has a significant practice in Indigenous matters, with extensive experience advising project developers, lenders and governments on issues respecting the duty to consult with Indigenous communities and representing parties and negotiating in disputes regarding Indigenous issues, often on high-stakes or sensitive matters. He also routinely provides guidance to natural resource and energy companies on environmental, social, and governance issues.
Ryan has appeared as counsel before all levels of court in Ontario, the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada, in arbitrations under the ADRIC, ICC, ICSID and UNCITRAL rules, and in ad hoc arbitrations.
Ryan is engaged in arbitration policy advocacy and reform in Canada, as an active member of the Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners Policy and Advocacy Committee. Ryan is a member of ICC Canada and the International Bar Association Arbitration Committee.
Ryan sits on the OBA Aboriginal Law section executive and is a member of The Advocates’ Society.