Dr Oliver Heinrich is lawyer, co-founder and partner with BHO Legal. He has made an international name for himself through numerous publications and lectures on public procurement law, as well as air and space law topics. From 2012 onwards, he has built up the firm’s advisory services for legal issues on the use of military and civil drones and supported a number of large projects in both areas. Oliver studied German and Anglo-American law at the Universities of Trier and Cologne. He earned his doctorate at the German Institute for Air and Space Law under Professor Hobe on questions of state aid and public procurement law for national and European research funding. His clients include public institutions, medium-sized companies and international corporations. Since 2010, he has continuously advised the European GNSS Agency (GSA), and its successor, the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA), on procurement law issues, and since 2017 with a focus on security related procurements. Before working as a lawyer, Oliver worked as project manager for the European satellite navigation project Galileo at DLR e.V. from 2005 until 2007 and participated in the negotiations of the international consortium in the bidding process for the Galileo concession as an authorized representative. In 2020 Oliver was recognized as one of the top 100 lawyers in Germany, as well as one of the leading lawyers in European and international law in the referral conducted by kanzleimonitor.de. He is further mentioned as a leading individual in the field of unmanned aircraft systems and as key practitioner on procurement proceedings in Who is Who Legal 2021 – Transport.