Seeing the bigger picture

The satellite and space activities sector is evolving rapidly, bringing both opportunities and risks. We can help you navigate this developing landscape.

With a broad and unique scope of experience in satellite communications and space activities, you’ll benefit from an international team of specialists with a wealth of regulatory and commercial expertise gained from working at in-house regulators, the European Space Agency, the European Commission and in international institutions. 

We draw support from a wider group of corporate, IP, competition, insurance and dispute resolution practitioners who have an in-depth understanding of all aspects relating to satellite communications and technology industry clients and projects.

Whether you are a satellite owner, operator, manufacturer, service provider, Government and regulatory agency, you can benefit from the outstanding track record we have established, including assisting with: advocacy at national, EU and international level; commercial exploitation arrangements; dispute settlement; export control; filing/over-filing disputes; frequency filings, orbital slot allocation, coordination and notification issues at national or ITU level; issues relating to satellite applications; operations and services contracts; PPP agreements; procurement and launch contracts; regulatory and licensing; risks of liability involving the spacecraft itself, transmission of content, regulatory compliance and contravention satellite-related disposals and transfers; uplinking and downlinking services, for voice, data, and video communications as well as on transponder leasing.

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Satellite in space

Space security: Best practices for a connected world

Apr 11 2024

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UK Space Agency opens first call for £160 million satellite communications funding programme

Apr 10 2024

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UK Government consultation on the environmental objectives for regulating spaceflight activities under the Space Industry Act 2018

Mar 11 2021

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News & Deals

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Bird & Bird part of the OHB consortium picked by the European Commission to develop spatial reconnaissance capabilities at European level

Feb 05 2024

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The Space Law Review – Edition 4

Mar 08 2023

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The Space Law Review - Edition 3

Jan 21 2022

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Bird & Bird ranked as the leading firm globally for Data in 2021 by Who's Who Legal

Jan 08 2021

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Bird & Bird’s international satellite team supports OneWeb on the set up of its global terrestrial network

Mar 04 2019

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Bird & Bird advises Speedcast on landmark Australian satellite deal

Feb 06 2018

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