What We Do

We assist our clients in finding solutions to complex problems. Our client-focused approach ensures that our expertise is harnessed to provide clear market-led advice and value-added services.

We work in partnership with our clients and are always focused on their success through our knowledge and commitment.

Instrumental in projects and consultations across the world

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Our focus

We are trusted advisers to the satellite, space, communications and applications industries.

All of our partners and consultants have over 20 years of relevant experience and offer:

Excellence in regulatory advice

  • Regulatory solutions-finding
  • Ensuring regulatory compliance
  • 100% track record for space operations and launch licensing
  • International legal and regulatory studies
  • Aeronautical spectrum licensing
  • Spectrum filing and BIU issues
  • Drafting national regulations and spectrum policies

Effective policy advice

  • Providing industry-focused policy advice, including national and EU policy advice
  • Providing advice as to Earth observation and in-orbit servicing policies
  • Drafting comparative policy analysis across countries
  • Drafting national satellite and space policies for various regulators in Europe and the Middle East

Efficient drafting and negotiating of commercial contracts

  • Efficient, commercial approach
  • In-depth experience in all forms of satellite-related commercial contracts (procurement, launch, operations, capacity etc), particularly of innovative agreements (including in-orbit service agreements)

Expertise in corporate law

  • Share and business asset acquisitions and disposals
  • Shareholders’ agreements and joint ventures
  • All forms of corporate advice
  • Advice on governance to boards of directors​

Relevant finance advice

  • Loan documentation
  • Advice as to parent company guarantees
  • Structuring and commercial advice to make contracts “bankable”
  • Security and priority arrangements

National security and data management advice

  • Lawful interception policies and processes
  • Data protection including GDPR, information security, mass data collection and processing, monitoring and surveillance
  • Issues associated with AI and autonomous systems
  • Identifying, understanding and managing issues arising from the interface with national security and military interests of governments

Dispute resolution advice

  • Settlement agreements
  • Strategic advice
  • Satellite spectrum disputes
  • Court interventions (including at European General Court)
  • In-depth arbitration experience

Consultancy

  • Providing government advocacy advice to various satellite operators and manufacturers
  • Providing advice as to strategic partners and suppliers
  • Providing business strategy advice
  • Assessing new applications for technology and helping to establish new markets

General Counsel Services

We act as an external general counsel, providing a wide range of day to day legal (commercial, corporate, finance and regulatory) and business advice. This service allows our clients to have access to senior lawyers who understand their business and their needs and who are able to provide prompt, responsive advice on the questions that arise on a regular basis without the delays and administrative burden of seeking ad hoc advice.

Insurance-related export control advice

  • Unique satellite and launch insurance sector ITAR and related export control experience.
  • We advise international insurance brokers, underwriters and reinsurers in managing US Department of State licence consents and approvals required in times of corporate change affecting the management of, and access to, restricted technical or “dual-use” data.
  • Advice on Brexit-driven insurance reorganisations, corporate acquisitions and disposals by insurers and insurers’  corporate planning reorganisations.
  • We have an unrivalled track record in assisting UK based insurers in this highly technical and nuanced field.

Examples of our Work

Some examples of the type of work we do are provided below. Please contact us if you would like to receive further information.