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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: 20 January 2022

Kickoff of the UPC: UPC Protocol on Provisional Application now in force

On 19 January 2022, the Unified Patent Court (UPC) came to life as an international organisation. Now, the preparatory phase for the official start of the UPC system can begin.

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News: 12 January 2022

A&O advises on Checkout.com’s USD1 billion fundraising amid its major US push

Allen & Overy has advised Checkout.com, the global payments processor, on raising USD1 billion in its Series D funding round at a valuation of USD40 billion. Primary investors include Altimeter,…

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News: 12 January 2022

Technology deals dominate the 2021 global M&A market

Allen & Overy’s latest M&A Insights report* shows that that the value of global M&A transactions surged to a record high of nearly USD5.8 trillion in 2021, an increase of 64% on 2020, and 48% higher…

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Publications: 12 January 2022

Global M&A transactions top USD5 trillion for first time

The value of global M&A transactions surged to a record high of over USD5.8 trillion in 2021, an increase of 64% on 2020, and 48% higher than 2018, the previous highest year on record.

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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.