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

Our work covers satellite construction, launch services, satellite capacity agreements, financing, joint ventures, orbital slot licensing and regulation, regulatory, licensing and market access issues, export controls, satellite broadcasting technology, mergers and acquisitions and disputes.

Whether you are an established operator, manufacturer, space agency, regulator, entrepreneur, financier, investor or satellite user, we have the track record of navigating through the transactional and practical issues to a successful conclusion.  Our lawyers are recognised for their proactive approach in transactions critical to the future growth of the business, finding practical solutions to legal and regulatory problems.

Working with clients round the globe, our team delivers a seamless international service, co-ordinating the advice required across all relevant jurisdictions and reflecting the cultural dimensions of each situation.

We recognise that understanding the special dynamics of the space sector is vital.  With a unique range of experience in the sector and lawyers who have worked in satellite and space businesses, we are the natural choice of adviser for your transaction in space.


Notable deals / highlights

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Advised a hosted payload customer on the financing of the host satellite.

  • 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.

  • Acted for a major satellite service provider on commercial agreements, export control issues and regulatory matters in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and China.

  • Advised the reinsurers on claims relating to the launch of a Russian satellite.

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