Aerospace is a dynamically developing and growing market whose importance for national and international economic life continues to increase. It holds both opportunities and challenges at the same time.
Despite the adversities of recent years, aviation is a strong industry and continues to play a key role in transport. Passenger numbers and air cargo transported are at new levels, airports are expanding and new hubs are emerging to handle air freight. Air freight is essential in times of a time-sensitive and global world and is particularly necessary for specialised goods. Innovations continue to be driven forward - the development of new aircraft and aircraft types as well as new types of propulsion systems or fuels challenges the industry.
But "terrestrial economic life" is also becoming more complex and technology is significantly proceeding. In order to keep the terrestrial overview here, outer space solutions are indispensable. Therefore, there has been a paradigm shift and space sector has become an integral part of our everyday lives. It is impossible to imagine the economy, science, politics and society without satellites: satellite-based (and thus secure) communication, Internet of Things, navigation systems (e.g. Galileo), monitoring (GMES) of climate (change) and management of natural disasters, environmental protection, weather forecasting, smart farming, logistics, Industry 4.0, infrastructure monitoring or autonomous driving. Without satellites, our modern world would come to a standstill.
Space, especially its accessibility and exploration, is no longer reserved to states or government institutions. Rather, more and more private-sector companies are pushing their business models into outer space to support the space agencies in their projects or even to undertake completely independent projects. These are not only the global players of the aerospace industry, but increasingly also small and medium-sized companies, which arise not least from an extremely fast-growing start-up scene. This creates competition and innovation. The barriers to entry into space are increasingly falling and numerous aviation companies have group companies and joint venture holdings in the space sector.
To ensure that our clients are successful in the aerospace sector, we take care of the legal issues. We are happy to assist in the areas of corporate, labour, export control, data protection, public procurement and regulatory law, as well as in the areas of intellectual property and dispute resolution. Our clients include, for example, aerospace companies, airlines, aviation suppliers.