Dr. Patrick Ayad, M.Jur. (Oxford)

Dr. Patrick Ayad, M.Jur. (Oxford)

Partner, Munich

Email patrick.ayad@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 89 290 12 216

Fax +49 89 290 12 222

LanguagesEnglish, German, French

Practice groupCorporate

"a leading expert for automotive distribution matters and automotive sector work in general"

Legal 500, 2018

Patrick Ayad runs your business from a legal perspective. He is a global leading practitioner on international contract drafting, procurement and distribution, as well as an experienced regulatory advisor. Within more than 15 years he has gained considerable knowledge on commercial and regulatory matters, advising global companies particularly in the industrial and consumer goods industry sectors.

Patrick drafts, reviews and negotiates your commercial contracts, and, if needed, defends them against your business partners. He is highly renowned in the areas of international contract drafting, procurement and distribution, as well as regulatory issues such as environment and international trade. He is a leading individual in the area of commercial contracts, contract drafting and distribution law in all relevant directories (Chambers, JUVE, kanzleimonitor.de). He also frequently advises global companies in transactions, speaks at seminars, and publishes regularly.

Patrick heads the commercial practice area in Germany and is on the leadership team of the global commercial practice area. He also has considerable industry knowledge, particularly in the industrial and consumer sectors. He heads the "Global Industry Sector Group Automotive and Mobility" at Hogan Lovells. According to recent sources, "One of the top commercial lawyers… His leading of negotiations and advice is always appropriate to the situation" (Chambers Europe, 2017). For every issue he has a "pro-active, innovative advisory approach" (JUVE handbook, 2016/2017). He also has an "outstanding reputation in the automotive industry" (JUVE handbook, 2015/2016).

Awards and recognitions


Leading lawyer for trade and distribution law
Legal 500


Top ranked for Commercial Contracts in Germany – Band 1
Chambers Europe


Leading name for distribution law
JUVE handbook


Frequently recommended lawyer for Distribution, Trade, Logistics
JUVE handbook


Most Recommended Lawyer for Contract Law Kanzleimonitor

Education and admissions


Dr. iur., LMU Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), 2005

M.Jur., University of Oxford, 2004

Dipl. iur., LMU Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), 1997

Representative experience

Advising worldwide leading automotive companies on commercial contracts for development, procurement, supply and distribution, including restructuring and termination.

Advising several market leaders for consumer electronics on standard contracts for global use (procurement, supply, distribution, license, transport and logistics).

Advising various global leading companies for consumer, industrial and technology products on a variety of regulatory and product compliance matters.

Advising Daimler AG on a mobility joint venture with BMW.

Advising Daimler on its investment in Volocopter.

Advising worldwide leading automotive companies on mobile source regulations (including emissions reviews and investigations).

Advising several automotive manufacturers (OEMs) on various innovative new distribution models (including direct and online distribution).

Advising worldwide leading aerospace and defense companies on global model contracts and major contract projects (including contract negotiations).

Advising worldwide leading automotive companies on other regulatory matters.

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