Ryan is a partner in the firm’s mergers and acquisitions practice. His practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, corporate finance and securities law. In the mergers and acquisitions (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 (ECM) arena, Ryan has advised on several initial public offerings, rights offers and equity placings. In 2008, he completed a seven-month secondment stint at Deutsche Bank AG, and in 2012 through 2013 he practiced at premier U.S. law firm: Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Ryan has been recognized as a “highly regarded / leading lawyer” by the international research organization: IFLR1000 for his mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets expertise.