Dr. Patrick Ayad, M.Jur. (Oxford)
Patrick 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 on 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 at Hogan Lovells. According to recent sources, 'He is accessible and pragmatic. His advice is practical and relevant.' (Chambers Europe 2016). He also has an 'outstanding reputation in the automotive industry' (JUVE 2015/2016).
"The list of repeatedly mentioned lawyers [in contract law] points to one favorite [Patrick Ayad]."
"Excellent reputation in the automotive industry"
Advising worldwide leading automotive companies on various model contracts for procurement, development, supply and distribution, including restructuring and termination.
Advising worldwide leading automotive companies on mobile source regulations (including emissions reviews and investigations) as well as on other regulatory matters.
2011 - 2016
Frequently recommended lawyer for Distribution, Trade, Logistics
"He is accessible and pragmatic. His advice is practical and relevant." (Client)
Excellent reputation in the automotive industry
Leading name for distribution law
"He really gets to the bottom of what we need as clients, and understands the commercial situation. He is also very amicable and responsive." (Client)
Leading lawyer for Commercial Contracts in Germany
Tier 1,Chambers Europe
"The list of repeatedly mentioned lawyers [in contract drafting] points to one favorite [Patrick Ayad]."
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