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

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

Munich, Berlin

Email patrick.ayad@​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 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 Ayad 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 at the same time Co-Head of the Global Industry Sector “Automotive”. Additionally he heads the Commercial and Regulatory practice area in Germany.

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


Band 1 for Commercial Contracts
Chambers Europe


Leading Advisor for Distribution/Trade/Logistics
JUVE handbook


Often Recommended Lawyer for Product-related Regulatory Law
JUVE handbook


Often Recommended Lawyer for International Trade
JUVE handbook


Leading Name for Trade, Distribution, Logistics
Legal 500 Germany


Most frequently mentioned Lawyer for Contract Law


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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