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Communications, Satellite and Digital Infrastructure

Strong, robust digital infrastructure has never been more important. For Governments and businesses alike, digital infrastructure lies behind the ability of our core services and economy to function.

Notable deals and highlights

  • We advised leading international satellite operators on construction, launch, insurance and carriage agreements; multi-jurisdictional regulatory licences and landing rights; market access and regulatory issues relating to strategic joint ventures.
  • We acted for a national government on the procurement of its first satellite, including the satellite manufacturing agreement, launch services agreement, orbital slot licensing and financing agreements.
  • We advised a hosted payload customer on the financing of the host satellite.
  • We acted for the financing banks on the procurement and financing of the first satellite for an emerging markets government, including the satellite construction/launch agreement and orbital slot usage.
  • We acted for a major satellite service provider on commercial agreements, export control issues and regulatory matters in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and China.
  • We advised the reinsurers on claims relating to the launch of a Russian satellite.

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