Jan Helge Mey, LL.M. (McGill)

Attorney at law, Partner

Jan Helge Mey has been a partner at BHO Legal since February 2019. His main areas of expertise include public procurement law, public commercial law, subsidy and foreign trade law as well as air and space law. After his studies in Cologne and Qingdao (PR China), he specialized in air and space law at McGill University in Montréal (Canada) and subsequently worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Air and Space Law in Cologne. His areas of expertise included European Space Procurement, legal issues related to space debris and protection mechanisms for critical space systems.

After his legal clerkship, with stations at the German Aerospace Center, among others, Jan worked as a lawyer at CMS Hasche Sigle in Cologne in the fields of public procurement, public commercial law, foreign trade law and public-private partnerships. He is a specialist lawyer for public procurement law and advises on the implementation of public procurement procedures, satellite projects and on legal issues concerning drones. His clients include European institutions, federal and local authorities, as well as large and medium-sized companies.


  • 2016
    Specialist lawyer for Public procurement law
  • 2013
    Degree in German Law (2nd State Exam), Ministry of Justice of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • 2008
    Master of Laws (LL.M.), McGill University, Montréal
  • 2007
    Degree in German Law (1st State Exam) University of Cologne, Germany

Work experience:

  • Present
    Attorney-at-law and Partner of BHO Legal
  • 2013 - 2019
    Senior Associate at CMS Germany, Cologne
  • 2011 - 2013
    Legal Clerkship, inter alia CMS Deutschland, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
  • 2008 - 2010
    Research Associate at the Institute of Air and Space Law
  • 2007 - 2009
    Secretary to International Arbitral Tribunals (Investor ./. State)

Publications (selected):

Author in Kommentar zum Vergaberecht: Heuvels/Höß/Kuß/Wagner (Hrsg.), Vergaberecht, Kohlhammer, Stuttgart (im Erscheinen), insbesondere zu Rahmenvereinbarungen, VS-Vergaben

Vergaberecht bewusst umgangen: Vertrag nichtig, kein Anspruch auf Honorar, Update Real Estate & Public, Architektenrecht, CMS Deutschland, Juni 2017

Leniency applicant status does not protect company from necessary self-cleaning, International Law Office Competition & Antitrust, April 2016 (Mitautor: C. Scherer-Leydecker)

Space Debris Remediation: Some Aspects of International Law Relating to the Removal of Space Junk from Earth Orbit, Zeitschrift für Luft- und Weltraumrecht (ZLW), 2012, S. 251-271

A Coherent European Procurement Law and Policy for the European Space Sector – Towards a Third Way, Forschungsprojekt im Rahmen des 7. Forschungsrahmenprogramms der EU, Hrsg. S. Hobe / M. Hofmannová / J. Wouters, Dezember 2010 (Mitautor)

Second Session of the International Interdisciplinary Congress on Space Debris, Zeitschrift für Luft- und Weltraumrecht (ZLW) 2010, S. 398

Procurement in the European Space Sector, International Astronautical Congress 2009, Daejeon, Korea (Mitautoren: S. Hobe / I. Kerner)

UN Space Debris Mitigation Guidelines, ZLW 2009, 388 (Mitautor: S. Hobe)

Space Law & Space Debris, paper submitted to the first session of the International Space Debris Congress, Montreal 2009 (Mitautor: S. Hobe)