Ryan won an uncontested election and will serve a further four year term from March 2009.
Ryan has occupied the managing partner role since 1999, when he ran Pinsent Curtis. In 2001 Pinsent Curtis and Biddle merged, and three years later the merged firm joined forces with construction outfit Masons.
Pinsent Masons reported 11 per cent growth in fee income to hit £213m this year. Despite having a significant property practice - the £34m group grew by £5m last year and is the country’s 14th largest - Pinsent Masons is yet to make any redundancies.
The Dubai office has also served to absorb the shocks felt by the domestic downturn.
Pinsent Masons bought out its Dubai joint venture partner Galadari & Associates in June 2008, and has since launched corporate and property practices in the Gulf, as revealed by The Lawyer (1 September 2008).