Margaret Ryan is recognised for her “wide and deep understanding of law and procedure”, with sources noting, “She has a bright future ahead.”
Margaret Ryan is a senior associate in Shearman & Sterling’s international arbitration and public international law practices. She represents and advises companies and States in international arbitrations under a variety of rules, including the ICC, LCIA, CRCICA, ICSID, SCC and UNCITRAL Rules.
Margaret’s practice focuses primarily on international investment and energy disputes involving clients and interests in Africa and Europe. She has acted on investor-state arbitrations related to the supply of gas and large construction projects, as well as on commercial arbitrations arising from supply, sales and production agreements in the oil and gas and chemicals sectors. She is a member of the firm’s mining and metals group. Her experience includes a secondment in the legal department of a major international mining company.
Margaret is active in the international arbitration community. She is a member of the ICC commission arbitration task force on maximising the probative value of witness evidence, ICC Canadian arbitration committee, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), and the International Arbitration Institute (IAI).
Margaret is research assistant and co-team leader for the New York Convention Guide Project, a project undertaken with UNCITRAL in relation to the UNCITRAL Secretariat Guide on the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards. She regularly publishes and speaks on topics of investment treaty and commercial arbitration.
Margaret holds an LLB and a BCL from McGill University and MPhil in european philosophy from the University of Cambridge.
Qualified to practice in New York, Margaret is a Canadian national and a native English speaker. She speaks French and German fluently.