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Satellite and Space Projects

Launching a strategic new satellite/space project or expanding into new markets or services requires a team with real experience. Our award winning Satellite and Space Projects team draws on over 25 years' experience advising established and NewSpace businesses across the UK, Europe and worldwide.

Notable deals and highlights

      • Advising leading international satellite operators on construction, launch, insurance and capacity agreements; multi-jurisdictional regulatory licences and landing rights; market access and regulatory issues relating to strategic joint ventures.
      • Advised a sovereign space agency on the procurement of its first satellite, including the satellite procurement agreement, launch services agreement, orbital slot licensing and financing agreements.
      • Advised a major launch services provider on its launch services agreements and regulatory issues.
      • Advising on the development and delivery of space based solar power.
      • 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.
      • Advised a regional satellite operator on the acquisition of an established satellite communication services business.
      • Advised the insurers on claims relating to the in orbit failure of a communications satellite.

        Recent awards and accolades include:

              • Recommended for Space and Satellite law 2021 and 2022, Who's Who Legal global review
              • Sole winner: Client Choice – Space and Satellites UK, Lexology 2021
              • Global Award as Space Transactions Lawyer of the Year 2019, Corporate LiveWire
              • "A first rate satellite practice." - Who's Who Legal global review 2022
              • "The best in the business." - Space CEO

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