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Satellite and Space Projects

Launching a strategic new satellite or space project or expanding into new markets or services requires a team with real experience. Our satellite and space projects team includes lawyers with over 20 years' experience advising on major satellite and space projects in the UK, Europe and worldwide.

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.