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

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


Email patrick.ayad@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 89 290 12 216

Fax +49 89 290 12 222

LanguagesEnglish, German, French

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

"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 of commercial and regulatory matters, advising global companies, particularly in the industrial and consumer goods industry sectors. 

Patrick heads the Commercial practice area in Germany and is on the leadership team of the global Commercial practice area. He is also the Global Head of the Industry Sector Group Automotive and Mobility at Hogan Lovells. 

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). For every issue "he is able to offer practically implementable solutions and doesn't get lost in academic discussions." In addition, "he is able to adopt our way of thinking" (Client in Chambers Europe, 2019). He is also known to be "a leading expert for automotive distribution matters and automotive sector work in general" (Legal 500, 2019).

Awards and recognitions

2015 - 2019

Trade and Distribution, Leading Lawyer
Legal 500

2015 - 2019

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

2015 - 2020

Leading Name for Distribution Law
JUVE handbook

2011 - 2020

Frequently Recommended Lawyer for Distribution, Trade and Logistics
JUVE handbook

2014 - 2020

Most Recommended Lawyer for Contract Law


Frequently Recommended Lawyer for Foreign Trade Law
JUVE handbook


Acritas Star
Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers


Public Sector: Planning and Environment
Legal 500 EMEA

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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