Dr. Ingo Baumann

Attorney-at-law | Partner

Dr. Ingo Baumann is a founding partner of BHO Legal. He specializes in national and European high technology and research projects. His clients are mainly leading institutions and companies in the space industry. Dr. Baumann studied law in Münster and Cologne. He received his doctorate from the Cologne Institute for Aerospace Law under Prof. Dr. Hobe on the international law of satellite communications.

As a lawyer, he subsequently advised medium-sized companies in the field of satellite communications. From 2001 to 2007 Dr. Baumann was responsible for the legal support of research and technology projects at the German Aerospace Center e.V. (DLR). From 2007 to the end of 2008 he was head of the DLR project office for the European satellite navigation system Galileo and administrative director of DLR Gesellschaft für Raumfahrtanwendungen mbH, a subsidiary of DLR for the operation of the Galileo Control Center. Dr Baumann is a guest lecturer at the University of Leiden and at the summer courses of the International Space University or the European Centre for Space Law.


  • 2004
    Doctor iuris (Cologne)
  • 2000
    Degree in German Law (2nd State Exam), Ministry of Justice of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • 1998
    Degree in German Law (1st State Exam) University of Cologne, Germany

Work experience:

  • Present
    Attorney-at-law and Founding Partner of BHO Legal
  • 2007 - 2008
    Head of DLR Galileo Project Office,
    CEO of DLR GfR mbH (the DLR company for the operation of the Galileo Control Centre)
  • 2001 - 2007
    Legal Advisor and Legal Project Manager, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)
  • 2000 - 2001
    Self-employed lawyer in Cologne
  • 1998 - 2000
    Legal clerkship, among others at the law firm Heinemann & Partner in Essen, the Federal Network Agency in Bonn and EUTELSAT in Paris.

Publications (selection):

  • Editor of Routledge Handbook of Commercial Space Law, 31 July 2023 (co-editors: Prof. Dr. Lesley Jane Smith and Susan-Gale Wintermuth)
  • Regulation of commercial Earth observation systems and data, in: Routledge Handbook of Commercial Space Law, 31 July 2023 (co-author: Erik Pellander)
  • Ensuring space sustainability through national space legislation, in: Routledge Handbook of Commercial Space Law, 31 July 2023 (co-author: Erik Pellander)
  • Column editor of the column “GNSS & the Law” in InsideGNSS (www.insidegnss.com)
  • Permanent Contributor for the part on the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), in: Böckstiegel/Benkö/Hobe: Space Law – Basic Legal Documents, Eleven International Publishing (Looseleaf).
  • Space in Clouds and Clouds in Space – Dealing with Massive Amounts of EO Data), in: Space Law in a Networked World, volume 19, 2023, pages 211–229 (co-author: Erik Pellander).
  • The EU’s new standard contractual clauses – ensuring international data transfers?, in: summer 2021 edition of the IBA Technology Law Committee eBulletin, 2021 (co-author: Dr Matthias Lachenmann).
  • Procurement law and practice in the space industry (original: Vergaberecht und –praxis in der Weltraumindustrie), in: vergabeblog.de dated 01.02.2021, no. 46251 (co-author: Jan Helge Mey).
  • GNSS Cybersecurity Threats: An International Law Perspective, in: InsideGNSS, June 2019 (co-authors: Erik Pellander & Nana Baidoo).
  • Earth Observation Data and Services – New Legal Issues, in: Blount/Masson-Zwaan/Moro-Aguilar/Schrogl (eds.) Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2018, 2019, pp. 377-390.
  • NewSpace: A Wave of Private Investment in Commercial Space Activities and Potential Issues Under International Investment Law, in: The Journal of World Investment & Trade, Volume 19: Issue 5-6, 2018, pp. 930-950 (co-author: Erik Pellander et al.).
  • For Europe’s space policy, 2018 is a key year, in: Space Intel Report, March 2018 (https://www.spaceintelreport.com).
  • Key Contractual Aspects in Hosted Payload and Condominium Satellite Projects, in: Mahulena Hofmann/Andreas Loukakis (eds.), 2017.
  • NewSpace: New Business Models at the Interface of Space and Digital Economy: Chances in an Interconnected World, in: New Space, Vol 6, No. 2, 2018, p. 235 ff. (co-author: Erik Pellander et al.).
  • New Legal Issues in Earth Observation Data and Services, in: Hofmann/Blount (eds.), Innovation in Outer Space: International and African Legal Perspective, 2018, pp. 171–186 (co-author: Erik Pellander).
  • Ensuring Regulatory Compliance for Small Satellites through Procurement and Grant Conditions, in: Marboe (ed.) Small Satellites – Regulatory Challenges and Chances, 2016.
  • State of Play in the European Union – Liability for GNSS Signals and Services, in: In-sideGNSS, November/December 2015, pp. 38-45.
  • GNSS and World Trade Law: Playing by the Rules, in: Inside GNSS, July/August 2015. (co-author: Amedeo Arena) http://www.insidegnss.com/auto/julyaug15-BAUMANN.pdf.
  • Open Data Policies and Satellite Earth Observation, in Space Policy, February 2015 (co-author: Ray Harris).
  • Project management: The balance between quality, time and costs – DLR’s (German Aerospace Center) project management using the major Galileo project as an example (original: Projektmanagement: Die Balance zwischen Qualität, Zeit und Kosten – Das Projektmanagement des DLR am Beispiel des Großprojekts Galileo), in: Wissenschaftsmanagement – Zeitschrift für Innovation, 2013, Lemmens, p. 8 ff. (co-author: Petra E. Georgi). http://www.lemmens.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Verlag/Zeitschriften/Special/Archiv/2013/special_1_2013.pdf
  • A European Perspective on Patent Dispute over GPS-Galileo Civil Signal, in: Inside GNSS, 2012 (co-author: Ingolf Bode) http://www.insidegnss.com/node/3090.
  • Contracting for Space: Contract Practice in the European Space Sector, 2011, Ashgate, 456 p., ISBN: 978-1-4094-1923-5 (co-editor: Lesley Jane Smith).
  • The Use of Service Level Agreements in Space Projects, in Smith/Baumann (eds.) Contracting for Space, 2011, pp. 303-318.
  • The ITU Filing of Satellite Systems, in in Smith/Baumann (eds.) Contracting for Space, 2011, pp. 367-384.
  • Legal Remedies under the EU and ESA procurement regulations and their effect on European space projects, in: IBA Outer Space Newsletter, 2010 (co-author: Oliver Heinrich).
  • Chapter on European Space Activities, in: Highlights in Space 2006, 2007, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, http://www.oosa.unvienna.org/pdf/publications/st_space_34E.pdf.
  • New rules for the procedure for the notification of satellite systems to ITU and for the transfer of German orbital and frequency usage rights (original: Neuregelung des Verfahrens zur Anmeldung von Satellitensystemen bei der ITU und zur Übertragung deutscher Orbit- und Frequenznutzungsrechte), in: Zeitschrift für Luft- und Weltraumrecht/German Journal of Air and Space Law, 2006, Heymanns, p. 87 ff. (co-autor: Michael Gerhard).
  • Diversification of Space Law, in: Benkö/Schrogl: Space Law: Current Problems and Perspectives for Future Regulation, 2005, Eleven International Publishing, ISBN: 978-90-77596-11-1, p. 47 ff.
  • International law of satellite communications (original: Das internationale Recht der Satellitenkommunikation), 2005, Peter Lang, 606 p., ISBN: 978-3-631-53895-1.
  • The Amendment of the Telecommunications Act – Effects on Satellite Communications (original: Die Novellierung des Telekommunikationsgesetzes – Auswirkungen auf die Satellitenkommunikation), in: Zeitschrift für Luft- und Weltraumrecht/German Journal of Air and Space Law, 2003, Heymanns, p. 532 ff.
  • Several contributions, in: v. Kries/Schrogl/Schmidt-Tedd: Grundzüge des Raumfahrtrechts, 2002, Beck, ISBN: 978-3-406-49742-1.
  • Space Activities and Space Law in Japan, in: Zeitschrift für Japanisches Recht (Journal for Japanese Law), 2002, Heymanns, p. 85 ff. (co-author: Olaf Christoph Achtelik) http://achtelik.com/spacelaw.pdf