Christopher M. Ryan

  • Lecturer

Chris Ryan is a partner in the International Arbitration Group at Shearman & Sterling. He has extensive experience in international arbitration and has represented private and governmental clients in arbitrations before ICC, AAA, ICSID, UNCITRAL and ad hoc arbitral tribunals. Ryan also regularly represents clients in international law and arbitration-related litigations brought in U.S. courts. In addition, he has represented private entities in disputes before NAFTA Chapter 19 dispute resolution panels, has advised governments in disputes brought to the WTO Dispute Settlement Body, and provides counsel to U.S. and foreign companies on various issues of public and private international law, investment and trade policy, and strategies for mitigating the risks associated with foreign investment.

Ryan is a lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Law, where he teaches a course on international investment law and investor-state disputes. He also teaches a course on international commercial arbitration at the George Washington University Law School. In 2005, Ryan was a visiting scholar at Yale Law School, where he researched and wrote on the calculation of damages in international arbitration.


  • J.D.
    George Washington University Law School
  • M.A.
    Villanova University
  • B.A.
    Temple University

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