Ryan is a qualified lawyer and is an Associate within the Civil Law and Litigation Department of the firm. His main areas of practice are civil and commercial law, which include litigation, alternative dispute resolution and the drafting of a variety of legal instruments. Ryan regularly represents local and international clients before the Maltese Courts and Tribunals, and has also assisted several clients in planning appeals.
Ryan read law at the University of Malta and graduated Doctor of Laws in 2014 after submitting a thesis entitled “The Regulation of Credit Cards in Malta – the Consumer Credit Contract”. In 2017, Ryan was conferred with a Master of Laws degree in Banking, Finance and Corporate Law from the University of London.
Before joining DF Advocates, Ryan worked at a major international bank for over four years and trained in various aspects of corporate law with other law firms. In 2014, Ryan joined DF Advocates and during his first year, he worked within the Financial Services Department, where he gained experience in the issuing of debt securities and public procurement. He was also involved in a team of advisors assisting a client in the take-over of a major Maltese bank.