Patrick Ayad leads the global sector group Mobility and Transportation at Hogan Lovells, heads Hogan Lovells global Strategic Operations, Agreements and Regulation (SOAR) practice area and is also the firm's Global Managing Partner Sectors. He is a global leading practitioner in the areas of international contract drafting, procurement and distribution law, 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, Transport and Logistics as well as Aerospace and Defense. Patrick has advised automotive manufacturers and major suppliers as well as new entrants to the mobility market across the globe on a broad range of legal issues. The fast developing field of autonomous, connected, electric and shared vehicles is a current focus of his work. He is highly recognized in his field by reputable directories such as Chambers, JUVE and Legal 500, according to which Patrick has an ""excellent reputation in the automotive industry."