Shannon Ryan

Director – Financial Services

Shannon heads the firm's financial services and corporate transactions section.


Shannon has extensive experience in all aspects of corporate and commercial law with particular depth in Corporations Act matters relating to corporate governance, capital raisings and mergers and acquisitions as well as ASX matters.

Shannon has also practised extensively in the Australian financial services sector and provides detailed advice and guidance on ASIC licensing requirements and managed investment schemes.

Shannon’s practice areas are highly regulated with detailed regulations and rules, which are constantly changing and require constant vigilance and communication with her clients.


Shannon was a partner at Tress Cox before co-founding the firm now known as Nicholson Ryan in 2008.

Areas of Law

Whilst experienced across a range of commercial law matters, the areas of expertise that Shannon focuses on are:

  • Corporations Act
  • ASX listing rules
  • Capital raising (public and private)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Financial services and managed investment schemes
  • Joint ventures
  • Bitcoin transactions
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Cryptocurrency exchanges
  • Crowdfunding
  • Crowdfunding AFSL licenses
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