Dr. Ingo Baumann

Attorney at law, Partner

Dr Ingo Baumann’s practice concentrates primarily on complex High-Technology and R&D Projects, especially in the space industry. His client base includes national and European government entities and companies from the Aerospace, IT and Telecommunications as well as Security and Defense industries.

Dr Baumann studied law at the Universities of Muenster and Cologne. His PhD thesis, written at the Institute for Air and Space Law in Cologne under the supervision of Professor Dr Stephan Hobe, examined the international law of satellite communications. At the beginning of his career as an attorney, he advised small and medium-sized companies from the satellite communications industry. Dr Baumann subsequently worked for seven years for the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), where he acquired substantial experience in all types of complex international, European and national projects and R&D contracts. At DLR he also obtained a degree in Spacecraft Operations.


  • 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)

Publications (selection):

Open Data Policies and Satellite Earth Observation, in: Space Policy, Februar 2015 (co-author: Ray Harris)

Contracting for Space: Contract Practice in the European Space Sector [co-editor: Lesley Jane Smith], Farnham, Ashgate, 2011

Legal Remedies under the EU and ESA procurement regulations and their effect on European space projects, in: IBA Outer Space Newsletter, Vol. 11 No. 1, October 2010 (co-author Dr. Oliver Heinrich).

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs: “Highlights in Space 2006”: Chapter on European Space Activities

Book Review: Brisibe, Tare: “Aeronautical Public Correspondence by Satellite”, Vol. III of the Series: Essential Air and Space Law, in Zeitschrift für Luft- und Weltraumrecht (German Journal of Air and Space Law) 4/2006

Permanent Contributor to “Space Law Basic Legal Documents” (ITU part), Looseleaf, Eleven International Publishing

Neuregelung des Verfahrens zur Anmeldung von Satellitensystemen bei der ITU und zur Übertragung deutscher Orbit- und Frequenznutzungsrechte, (New Regulation for the Procedure of International Frequency Notification to the ITU and Transfer of German Orbital and Frequency Rights of Use), Zeitschrift für Luft- und Weltraumrecht (German Journal of Air and Space Law) 2/2006, S. 87-99 (co-author: Michael Gerhard)

Diversification of Space Law, in Benkö: “Space Law: Current Problems and Perspectives for Future Regulation”, Eleven Publishing October 2005

Doctoral Thesis: “The international law of satellite communications” (in German), Peter Lang Verlag, 2005

“Die Novellierung des Telekommunikationsgesetzes – Auswirkungen auf die Satellitenkommunikation” (The New German Telecommunications Act – Effects on the Regulation of Satellite Communications in Germany), Zeitschrift für Luft- und Weltraumrecht (German Journal of Air and Space Law), 4/2003

Contributions to the Chapters on Satellite Navigation and Satellite Communications of: von Kries/Schrogl/Schmidt-Tedd: Grundzüge des Raumfahrtrechts (Basics of Space Law), C.H.Beck, Munich 2002

“Space Activities and Space Law in Japan”, Zeitschrift für Japanisches Recht (Journal for Japanese Law), 2002/No. 13, p. 85-107, (co-author Attorney Olaf Christoph Achtelik)