“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”


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Professional activities and initiatives


Practice areas

  • Arbitration and alternative dispute resolution
  • Defamation
  • Construction law
  • Insurance law
  • Disciplinary law
  • Litige civil et commercial
  • Information technology litigation
  • Product liability

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Ryan has notably:

DEFENDED a global provider of electronic payment solutions and point-of-sale services in a product liability action;

DEFENDED a global security service provider and commercial insurer in a civil liability trial;

DEFENDED an international destination resort developer in multiple construction defect suits;

ADVISED a global provider of economic and market information on its acquisition of a product compliance solutions provider;

REPRESENTED a Canadian financial institution in a contractual dispute with its information technology provider;

ADVISED a Canadian financial institution on production order and search warrant compliance and challenges;

ADVISED a Quebec university in its response to the illegal online disclosure of its donors’ personal information;

ACTED for a Quebec-based owner and operator of ethylene plants in a breach of contract suit;

ACTED for a co-owners association of Montréal condominiums in injunction proceedings;

DEFENDED physicians and chiropractors in professional liability suits and disciplinary proceedings.

Professional activities and initiatives

OUTGOING PRESIDENT of the Montreal Junior Chamber of Commerce

MEMBER of the fundraising committees for the Festival TransAmeriques and Ancre des jeunes


PROGRAM in cross-border dispute resolution, Lex Mundi Institute (Monterey, California) – 2016

INTENSIVE WORKSHOP on first instance pleadings, Osgoode Hall Law School (Toronto) – 2013

CERTIFICATE of graduate studies in international law, University of Montreal – 2008

CERTIFICATE of introduction to Chinese law, China University of Political Science and Law (Beijing) – 2007

LL. B., University of Montréal – 2006