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

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

Munich, Berlin

Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 89 290 12 216 (Munich) + 49 30 80 09 30 000 (Berlin)

Fax +49 89 290 12 222 (Munich)

LanguagesEnglish, German, French

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

"For us, Patrick Ayad is an invaluable adviser. He not only points out the legal risks, but also finds proactive ways to develop projects." client

Legal 500 Deutschland, 2021

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 20 years he has gained considerable knowledge of commercial and regulatory matters, advising global companies, particularly in the industrial and consumer goods industry sectors. 

Patrick designs, reviews and negotiates your commercial contracts of all kinds. He is highly recommended for legal advice and representation of companies in the areas of international contract drafting, purchasing and sales, distribution, cooperation, research and development and licensing. In addition, he often advises in the context of corporate transactions. Patrick Ayad is an experienced speaker and publishes regularly.

Patrick leads the global sector group Mobility and Transportation at Hogan Lovells and is also the global leader of the practice area Strategic Operations, Agreements and Regulation (SOAR).

According to recent sources, "top-notch lawyer" Patrick Ayad has a strong standing in the market for his "extensive expertise in global commercial contracts mandates" (Chambers Europe, 2019). Clients praise his "proactive, innovative approach to advice" (Chambers Europe, 2020) and particularly value that he "has a clear understanding of the client's expectations and acts accordingly. Where necessary, he involves colleagues from other areas of expertise and offers advice from a single source" (Legal 500, 2020). Patrick is considered "a leading expert for automotive distribution matters and automotive sector work in general" (Legal 500, 2019).

Awards and recognitions

2015 – 2022

Band 1 for commercial contracts
Chambers Europe

2015 – 2022

Leading advisor for distribution/trade/logistics
JUVE handbook

2017 − 2022

Often recommended for product-related regulation
JUVE handbook

2017 – 2022

Often recommended for international trade
JUVE handbook


Often recommended for Transport sector: Regulation
JUVE handbook

2015 – 2022

Leading Name for trade, distribution, logistics
Legal 500 Germany


Recommended Lawyer for international trade
Legal 500 Germany


Recommended Lawyer for product-related regulation
Legal 500 Germany


Recommended Lawyer for advising the transport sector
Legal 500 Germany

2016 – 2022

Most frequently mentioned lawyer for contract law

2018 – 2021

Acritas Star
Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers

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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