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International litigation and arbitration

The practice deals with international commercial dispute resolution involving a wide variety of areas of business law, particularly in the fields of commercial contracts (including commercial agency, distribution and sale of goods), employment and real estate.

Richard Ryde is able to assist in cases involving technical issues, where the courts and tribunals require expert evidence, for instance in cases involving engineering and construction.

He has considerable experience in cross-border cases raising issues of private international law and in particular, questions of jurisdiction and enforcement of foreign judgments.

He is able to assist in obtaining pre-trial measures such as the obtaining of expert evidence and the tracing and freezing of assets as well as in enforcement.

Richard Ryde is one of the few British nationals to appear regularly before the French courts as an advocate.

He has acted both as counsel and arbitrator in international commercial arbitrations.

He is a member of the Association Française d'Arbitrage (AFA).

He trained as a mediator (with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in the UK and IFOMENE in France). He is accredited as a mediator by the CMAP (Centre de Médiation et d'Arbitrage de Paris) and by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has acted in mediations both as counsel and mediator.