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

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Dr. Patrick Ayad, M.Jur. (Oxford)
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Patrick Ayad offers market-leading advice, covering all relevant areas of commercial contracts, with a particular focus on the automotive sector.

Chambers Europe, 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. With more than 20 years of experience, Patrick brings considerable knowledge on both commercial and regulatory matters in all areas relating to the future of mobility, including Automotive and Mobility, Transportation and Logistics as well as Aerospace and Defense.

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 is an experienced speaker and publishes regularly.

Patrick leads Hogan Lovells’ global MOVE strategy and is also head of the firm’s global Strategic Operations, Agreements and Regulation (SOAR) practice area. 

According to recent sources, "Patrick Ayad has a high understanding of the mobility and automotive sectors and has deep knowledge, overview and experience." (Chambers Europe, 2023). His clients praise him as  "an excellent business partner and strategic thinker" (Chambers Europe, 2023). In terms of his team, the consultancy is also "at the highest level in commercial and distribution law, as well as in the automotive sector in general." (Legal 500, 2023). Patrick is considered a "market leader" offering "excellent advice to prestigious clients on a plethora of commercial issues such as international distribution systems, product launches and liability as well as supply and manufacturing agreements, often acting for car manufacturers." (Chambers Europe, 2023).

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"the expert in autonomous driving," client

JUVE handbook, 2021/2022

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.


  • Dr. iur., LMU Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), 2005
  • M.Jur., University of Oxford, 2004
  • Dipl. iur., LMU Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), 1997


Leading lawyer for commercial contracts

Chambers Europe

2015 – 2024
Leading advisor for distribution/trade/logistics

JUVE handbook

2015 – 2024
Often recommended for product-related regulation

JUVE handbook

2017 − 2022
Often recommended for international trade

JUVE handbook

2017 – 2023
Often recommended for Transport sector: Regulation

JUVE handbook

Leading Name for trade, distribution, logistics

The Legal 500 Germany

2015 – 2023
Recommended Lawyer for international trade

The Legal 500 Germany

Recommended Lawyer for product-related regulation

The Legal 500 Germany

Recommended Lawyer for advising the transport sector

The Legal 500 Germany

Most frequently mentioned lawyer for contract law


2016 – 2022
Acritas Star

Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers

2018 – 2021
Hall of Fame for trade, distribution, logistics

The Legal 500 Germany

Recommended Lawyer for Franchising

Who's Who Legal

Notable Practitioner for Commercial Law

Chambers Global Market Leaders