French law advice and representation in commercial, real estate, employment and corporate matters, provided by an English speaking lawyer
Richard Ryde is a British national, with over twenty-five years' experience acting for English speaking clients in French law matters.

Orignally admitted to the Bar of England and Wales in 1986, he has practised in Paris since 1990 and was admitted to the Paris Bar in 1992.

The practice areas referred to on this site - in particular commercial and employment - are the key areas of expertise built up over many years, based on the practical needs primarily of UK clients. In these key areas, Richard has considerable experience enabling him to deal personally with most matters.

If you would like an initial view on any French law matter, contact Richard by telephone or email and he will be pleased to discuss your needs.

Dispute resolution, commercial contracts, real estate and employment law for English speaking clients

Richard Ryde acts principally for international (and in particular  English and US)  clients, in contentious and non-contentious matters.

He handles a broad range of commercial and corporate matters.

The practice focuses on :

- international commercial dispute resolution (litigation, arbitration and mediation)

- commercial contracts  (in particular, commercial agency contracts) 


- real estate

A dual qualified lawyer and native English speaker, Richard explains 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, Richard deals with cases throughout France and in conjunction with foreign lawyers in cross-border matters.

Richard's practice makes full use of modern working methods and technology in order to work closely with clients established outside France.