I work as a partner in our Finance & Financial Regulation Group and am head of our aviation, space & defence team in Paris and co-head of our global Space and Satellite Group. Over the years, I have spent more than a decade in-house and 10 years in international law firms, giving me rare expertise and inside knowledge of the Aerospace & Defence industry.Before joining Bird & Bird, I was Vice President of Legal Affairs at Airbus Group in Paris, responsible for Finance and Projects. In my 12 years at EADS and Airbus Group, I advised on numerous technology and defence projects including satellites and communications systems. I was involved in the negotiations for a number of landmark projects, including the Skynet V satellites refinancing, FSTA (UK Airtanker), Galileo (European satellite nagivation system) and MFTS, which has given me expert knowledge of complex aerospace projects, including technology, obsolescence, licenses, IP and defence procurement. I also gained a good expertise of offset contracts and negotiations.