Patrick Haas is a partner and lawyer at AKD who is specialised in disputes settlement with a focus on complex disputes relating to, for example, international mass damage claims.
Patrick has assisted various claims foundations, for example during the Dieselgate scandal and with regard to the Truck Cartel. He was recently involved in an amicable settlement of damage claims by investors in a large-scale Austrian bank scandal.
Professional litigation funders enjoy working with him due to his business background. Patrick also acts in internal disputes within larger businesses, such as shareholder disputes and cases relating to directors' liability. For example he is representing a mayor Spanish bank and one of its employees in the Cancun case in a compensation claim for one hundred million US dollars.
The cases that Patrick deals with typically involve complex issues of (international) corporate law in which the parties involved have widely divergent interests.
Patrick sees it as his task to find long-term solutions and to ensure that conflicts do not escalate unnecessarily. He prefers to do this without having to go to court. Thanks to his legal and financial skills Patrick is able to achieve optimal results for his clients by using creative strategies.