Associate, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Patrick Gerardy is an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP based in the Cologne office. He joined Cleary Gottlieb in 2017. Patrick’s practice focuses on domestic and international litigation and arbitration. He has acted as counsel to clients in a wide variety of international litigations and arbitrations, with a particular focus on international commercial arbitration, cartel follow-on damages litigation, post-M&A and IP disputes. Patrick also represents clients before national courts in matters relating to the setting aside or enforcement of arbitral awards, as well as in general commercial matters. He also advises in connection with regulatory enforcement and white-collar investigations.
Patrick holds a German doctorate in law (Dr. iur.) from the University of Cologne, Germany. He is a guest lecturer on international arbitration at Heidelberg University, a member of the Board of Reporters and Country Reporter for Germany at the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) and organiser of Cleary Gottlieb’s moot court activities in Germany.
Patrick regularly publishes in the field of litigation and international arbitration. Recent publications include: Vollständige kartellrechtliche Schiedsspruchüberprüfung durch staatliche Gerichte im Rahmen der materiellen Ordre-public-Kontrolle (Full substantive court review of arbitral awards for breaches of antitrust law upon public policy objections), comment on German Federal Court of Justice’s decision in case KZB 75/21, SchiedsVZ (German Arbitration Journal), 2023, issue 3; Draft bill of the German Federal Government to implement EU Directive 2020/1828 on representative actions, Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memorandum (with Berta Boknik, Rüdiger Harms, Samira Meis and Julian Alexander Sanner), February 2023; Recent Developments in International Civil Procedure: Document Discovery and the Recognition of Foreign Court Decisions in Germany, Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memorandum (with Nils Andräs, Rüdiger Harms, Samira Meis, Julian Alexander Sanner and Polina Lehmann), December 2022; The Changing Landscape of Arbitration in Switzerland: Advent of the Swiss Arbitration Centre and the 2021 Swiss Rules Revision, Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memorandum (with Richard Kreindler, Harry Nettlau, Zachary S. O’Dell, Laura Reichen, Rüdiger Harms and Samira Meis), June 2021; The Law Governing the Arbitration Agreement – A Fresh Look at an Old Debate after the UK Supreme Court’s Enka Judgment and Recent Clarification by the German Federal Court of Justice, SchiedsVZ 2021, pp. 208–215 (with Naomi Tarawali).