Ryan McSharry

Director / Head of Professional Services, Crisis and Litigation (UK)


20 Old Bailey
5th Floor
London EC4M 7AN

+44 20 7269 1443

Ryan McSharry

About Ryan

Ryan is a highly experienced strategic PR adviser to corporates, professional organisations, non-profits and private clients.

He leads Infinite Global’s Professional Services group in the UK, advising legal, financial services, real estate, and consulting firms on their media, brand and marketing communications activity.

Ryan is also a crisis, disputes, and litigation specialist, providing counsel to a range of domestic and international clients facing reputational risk.

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Representative matters include:

  • Providing comprehensive reputation management services to the former Managing Director of a global retail brand in relation to charges brought by the UK Serious Fraud Office
  • Advising on the largest lawsuit in UK history, a £5bn damages claim brought on behalf of 235,000 Brazilian individuals and organisations against a major industrial company for failing to prevent a deadly dam collapse
  • Advising a £10bn UK pension fund on cyber-security and data-breach communications
  • Acting on behalf of legal counsel and administrators to activate SFO action and achieve regulatory redress for investors following the collapse of the UK’s largest hedge fund manager
  • Advising a former CEO of an international investment bank in relation to criminal charges brought against him in Italy
  • Providing strategic counsel on one of the largest international arbitration settlements in history, involving a $8.73 billion award against a nation for the expropriation of oil assets from a US energy conglomerate
  • Advising an international law firm following a high-profile and multi-jurisdictional data breach with global media exposure
  • Advising the former CEO of a global extractives company facing complex litigation with multi-jurisdictional elements
  • Advising on a landmark $204m fraud case examining banks’ duty of care to their customers at the UK Supreme Court
  • Advising a Russian software company in relation to litigation brought against the US Department of Homeland Security following its ban on the company’s products being used in US government organisations
  • Advising a global claimant law firm in relation to collective action concerning LIBOR and FOREX benchmark manipulation
  • Providing PR counsel to a leading accountancy firm in relation to its appointment as liquidators over political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, following its collapse post-Facebook scandal
  • Advising a large UK construction firm on media and stakeholder communications strategy, following the discovery of risk-to-life building defects in one of its residential properties
  • Advising legal counsel in relation to a high-profile Coroner’s Inquest relating to a motoring death and the subsequent recall of 300,000 vehicles
  • Steering a blockchain and cryptocurrency research specialist through a de-stealthing initiative, tackling public misconceptions and bringing the firm’s vision to a global audience
  • Advising the family of a British national illegally detained and imprisoned by a foreign government under charges of espionage
  • Leading an international law firm through a comprehensive review of its abilities to manage cross-border crisis communications incidents between its two primary offices, London and Hong Kong