Ryan E. Bull


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Ryan Bull assists clients with complex international disputes of all types. He has led or been actively involved in commercial arbitrations on behalf of major American, Russian, Chinese, French and Korean companies, as well as investor-state arbitrations. He has also prosecuted and defended claims raising a wide range of international and commercial legal issues in U.S. trial and appellate courts, and coordinated the prosecution and defense of claims in civil law and common law jurisdictions in the Caribbean, Europe and Asia.

Mr. Bull also counsels clients on internationals disputes issues in connection with large transactions, including dispute resolution planning and strategy.

Mr. Bull is proficient in Russian, and from 1994 to 1997 worked as a management consultant in Ukraine on the privatization of medium-scale and large-scale enterprises in various industrial sectors.

Following graduation from law school, Mr. Bull served as a law clerk to the Honorable Fortunato P. Benavides of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

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Publications, Speeches and Presentations

  • “Choosing an Arbitrator: Factors and Strategies to Consider,” Russian Arbitration Association Newsletter, May 2015 (Izabella Sarkisyan, co-author)
  • “Arbitration in Russia,” Lexology Navigator, September 2014 (Michael Goldberg, Egor Chilikov and Dustin Appel, co-authors)
  • Panelist, The Impact of Government Acquisitions: Participation in Private Companies and Expropriation, March 2013, IBA Conference on Mergers and Acquisitions in Latin America: Boosting Growth, Lima, Peru 
  • “North American Overview,” International Comparative Legal Guide to International Arbitration 2013, 10th Edition; Global Legal Group, Ltd., July 2013 (Michael Goldberg, co-author)
  • “North American Overview,” International Comparative Legal Guide to International Arbitration 2008, 5th Edition; Global Legal Group, Ltd., 2008 (Jay Alexander, co-author)
  • “Bankruptcy Crimes,” Federal Sentencing Guidelines, Lexis Publishing (2002) (Jay Alexander, co-author)
  • Operation of the New Article 9 Choice of Law Rules in an International Context, Texas Law Review (February 2000)