In our inaugural look at the international space and satellites market, we highlight 47 lawyers for their outstanding expertise which runs the gamut of contentious and non-contentious matters, from regulatory advice to procurement proceedings and financing matters.
Philippe Achilleas is a distinguished name in the field, lauded by peers for his in-depth knowledge of space law. He is regularly engaged to consult space companies and agencies.
The globally renowned Frans von der Dunk is highlighted by peers for his deep experience advising clients on national and international space matters.
Christian Brünner is a well-respected practitioner in the market who draws praise for his considerable experience and knowledge across a wide span of the law.
Marco Ferrazzani is a renowned space specialist who draws praise from market commentators for his experience, with one source noting that Ferrazzani “has been doing it for years”.
Stephan Hobe is widely recognised as a leading name in the arena and excels at providing advice across the gamut of air and space law matters.
Armel Kerrest is a sought-out figure in the market and is the Chairman of the Institute of Law of International Spaces and Telecommunications. He frequently advises major international entities in the area.
Ingo Baumann stands out as an eminent practitioner in the market. His practice encompasses sophisticated technology and complex research projects, and he provides advice to key actors in the space industry.
Oliver Heinrich is a key practitioner in the market who earns extensive endorsement from peers worldwide. He is praised for his work on procurement proceedings and is a permanent adviser to the European GNSS Agency.
Other leading individuals
Alden Legal‘s Joanne Wheeler is one of the world’s elite space and satellite specialists. She has a wealth of experience spanning communication matters, satellite and space regulation and commercial contracts.
Tom Levine of Allen & Overy is co-head of the firm’s Telecommunications, Media and Technology practice, and has experience utilising his regulatory experience in telecoms transactions involving satellites.
Jean-Claude Vecchiatto at Bird & Bird widely recognised as a leading name in the space and satellites sector with extensive experience across satellites and communications systems projects, such as the Skynet V.
Matthias Creydt from Billig & Creydt Rechtsanwailte wins high praise from market sources as “the leading expert for export control matters in aerospace and defence industry.”
Bird & Bird’s Sven-Erik Heun earns recommendation from the market for his grasp of complex technological matters and experience across regulation and commercial contracts.
Peter Nesgos emerges as one of the titans of the market with sources stating that he is the “world’s leading satellite finance expert”.
Patrick Campbell comes highly recommended by clients and peers alike for a practice that includes transactional and regulatory work for telecommunications and satellite companies.
Other leading individuals
Randy Segal with Hogan Lovells is held in high esteem by peers who recognise her expertise across commercial transactions and financing matters for key industry players.
Williams Mullen’s Kevin Pomfret is a well-established name in the market, with decades of satellite and geospace experience. He lauded for his excellence across corporate matters.
Larry Kaplan at ZMA Zuckert earns acclaim from peers for his unmatched trial experience, where he has represented aerospace manufacturers in a range of disputes.
Andrew Kopsidas of Fish & Richarson is a highly distinguished practitioner who is sought out by clients for his strong aerospace experience and know-how.