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Satellites

Allen & Overy offers a global legal service that provides advice on satellite financing, satellite regulation and satellite insurance, as well as corporate and commercial issues.

Our international training and integrated know-how ensures the effective management of international advice for satellite projects. 

Specifically, we advise on: 
  • satellite financings and insurance arrangements
  • satellite construction and launch service contracts
  • transponder leases and commercial service agreements
  • corporate reorganisations, IPOs, acquisitions and disposals in the satellite industry
  • national and international regulation, including broadcast regulation
  • research and development projects, including those involving the European Space Agency

We also have a thorough understanding of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) regulatory framework, and the Outer Space Treaties.

News & insights

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Publications: 13 JANUARY 2020

The von der Leyen Commission

The European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen took office on 1 December 2019, following changes required as a result of the European Parliament rejecting three of the candidate Commissioners originally put forward. 

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Publications: 16 DECEMBER 2019

Protection of whistleblowers: What are the employer’s obligations?

As the new directive on whistleblowers must be transposed at the latest by 17 December 2021, employers should start thinking about how to implement their future obligations.

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News: 05 NOVEMBER 2019

A&O takes finance role in acquisition of CME Group by PPF

Allen & Overy has advised arrangers on the EUR1.150 billion financing of the CME acquisition by PPF Group N.V. The facilities have been fully underwritten by BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole CIB, Credit Suisse, HSBC, Société Générale and UniCredit acting as Underwriters, Mandated Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners. Société Générale and Komerční banka are acting as facility agent and security agent, respectively.

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Publications: 20 AUGUST 2018

Allen & Overy advises KeyBank on the $135 million senior secured credit facilities of UniTek Acquisition, Inc.

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Our Satellite practice

Allen & Overy offers a unique global legal service that provides advice on satellite financing, satellite regulation and satellite insurance, as well as corporate and commercial issues. Our international training and integrated know-how ensures the effective management of international advice for satellite projects.