Ryan is a partner in the firm’s M&A practice. He focuses primarily on M&A, equity capital markets, corporate finance and securities law. In the M&A arena, he has a wealth of experience in advising on all aspects of domestic and cross-border transactions, and has advised on significant public deals, private deals, black economic empowerment transactions and joint ventures. In the equity capital markets and corporate finance arena, Ryan has advised on several initial public offerings, rights offers and equity placings. In 2008, he completed a seven-month secondment at Deutsche Bank AG, and from 2012 to 2013 he practised at premier US law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Ryan has been recognised as ‘highly regarded’ and a ‘leading lawyer’ by the IFLR1000 for his M&A and equity capital markets expertise.