Richard Ryde acts principally for international (and in particular English and US) clients.
A very broad range of commercial and corporate law matters are handled but the practice focuses on :
international commercial dispute resolution (litigation, arbitration and mediation)
commercial contracts (in particular commercial agency contracts)
As a dual qualified lawyer, Richard Ryde is able to explain the workings of the French legal system in terms which can be understood by clients familiar with common law systems.
He is one of the few British nationals appearing regularly as an advocate before the French courts, both at first instance and on appeal.
Depending on the nature of the case, he works either directly with clients or in conjunction with their other advisers (solicitors, attornies, accountants).
Based in Paris, the practice deals with cases throughout France and in conjunction with foreign lawyers in cross-border matters.
Clients are often advised at very early stages of potentially contentious matters, particularly in relation to questions of evidence.
Every effort is made to give an early assessment of cases and to explore the possibilities of settlement and of alternative dispute resolution.