Ryan's practice focuses on corporate, transactional, securities and broker/dealer litigation, regulatory proceedings, and class actions. He has significant experience defending securities class actions involving prospectus misrepresentation and secondary market disclosure. He also regularly acts on matters involving contested share sale transactions, oppression and fair value proceedings, applications with respect to shareholder rights plans and proxy contests, and statutory plan of arrangement proceedings.
Ryan advises investment dealers on matters of regulatory compliance and has represented clients in regulatory investigations and hearings conducted by the Ontario Securities Commission and other provincial securities commissions, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA). He spent six months on secondment as legal counsel to one of Canada's largest securities broker/dealers.
Ryan has appeared as counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Federal Court, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Securities Commission and other administrative tribunals, and in commercial arbitrations and mediations.