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Specialist legal advice for the space industry

Our specialist space team provides advice and legal representation to the space industry, and to its insurers and reinsurers on all matters arising out of product supply, launch, in-orbit and other risks. We understand the usual contracting principles and regulation of the industry, and are experienced with ITAR.

What we do in Space

Our core areas of expertise include:

  • Arbitration/litigation
  • Contract reviews/drafting
  • Insurance policy drafting/advice
  • Insurance claims handling

Our experience in Space

We have extensive experience in the space sector and as such, have been chosen to advise on some of the largest insurance matters the industry has seen. We provide below some examples of our recent work:

Some of the matters we have worked on include:

  • Launch/in-orbit losses
    • (B 702) launch/early life insurance claim by operator
    • (B 601) launch/early life insurance claims
    • Launch liability claims against launch provider
    • Contract reviews (satellite procurement and launch services)
    • ICC and ad hoc arbitrations
    • Insurance cover
    • Prime manufacturer claim against subcontractor for loss of incentives and con losses

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