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Edward Ryman

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Mr. Ryman is an Australian Qualified Solicitor in the firm’s complex commercial litigation and disputes practice group in London.

Prior to arriving in London, Mr. Ryman was with the firm’s restructuring and insolvency team in Sydney where he acted for, and against, insolvency practitioners in contentious and non-contentious matters in corporate insolvency and bankruptcy scenarios.

Mr. Ryman has experience acting on a wide range of disputes and advising on issues arising out of formal insolvency appointments, including distressed business and asset sales, public examinations and litigating voidable transaction and insolvent trading claims. He also has experience advising the firm’s banking and private lending clients on informal workouts and restructurings, forbearance arrangements, security enforcement and contractual disputes.

Professional Background

Mr. Ryman qualified as an Australian Lawyer in 2013. He joined the firm in 2015 from an Australian national firm where he worked as a litigation and insolvency lawyer in Melbourne.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association member
  • Law Society of New South Wales member
  • Acting for administrators in relation to their high profile appointment over a group of companies which operated well known restaurant and bar venues across Australia which involved negotiating lease assignments and asset and business sale agreements, as well as urgent court applications including to prevent certain companies within the group from being placed into liquidation to ensure completion of the sale process.
  • Acting for the court appointed receiver and manager of a dissolved partnership in relation to the sale of its main high value asset, which also involved advising on matters arising throughout the sale process and making court applications for directions and judicial advice on discrete issues arising throughout the receivership and in connection with the background dispute between the former partners of the dissolved partnership.
  • Acting for an international vehicle and equipment financier in relation to Chapter 11 proceedings issued out of the United States of America.
  • Defending a major bank in relation to a claim concerning the contractual interpretation of the terms of a bank guarantee.
  • Prosecuting and defending voidable transaction and insolvent trading claims, including unfair preference, unfair loan, unreasonable director related transaction and uncommercial transaction claims as well as litigating equivalent claims under the bankruptcy regime.
  • Advising on public examinations when acting for insolvency practitioners as well as company officers and other related parties.
  • Recovering valuable assets and equipment from financially distressed companies and from insolvency practitioners where they challenged creditor’s security interest.
  • Acting for insolvency practitioners in recovery actions under failed large scale managed investment schemes, also involved defending ancillary applications to set aside a personal insolvency agreement and challenge a sequestration order.
  • Acting for major banks in relation to securities enforcement and code of banking practice issues.