Richard Ryde was born in Nottingham, England, in 1963.

After studying law at the University of Oxford (M.A. Hons), he was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales in 1986.

He practised as a barrister in London from 1986 to 1990.

Since 1990, he has practised in Paris and was admitted to the Paris Bar in 1992.

Richard 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) 

- employment

- real estate

As 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.