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A new National Space Strategy announced by the White House March 23 fits into an “America First” theme of the Trump administration, seeking to protect American interests in space through revised military space approaches and commercial regulatory reform.
Sat, 24 Mar 2018 00:50:37 +0000
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Fri, 23 Mar 2018 20:48:01 +0000
With a key test completed and a launch license in hand, Exos Aerospace is preparing for the first flight of its reusable suborbital rocket in April.
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Seeking to double the number of launches it can conduct annually, Japan will add a second launch pad to the Tanegashima spaceport to support its next-generation H3 rocket.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 21:34:25 +0000
The House Science Committee favorably reported bills March 22 that would recognize a NASA center as a center of excellence in rocket propulsion and would resolve a commercial space regulatory issue.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:39:52 +0000
The 2018 defense appropriation may be the one and only chance for Congress to add $600 million for two new satellites given how large of an increase the Pentagon is getting — $61 billion more than last year’s funding.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:28:33 +0000
Spanish startup Zero 2 Infinity will use a 3D-printed combustions chamber for the engines it is developing to power its Bloostar balloon-assisted orbital rocket.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:09:09 +0000
A final fiscal year 2018 omnibus spending bill released March 21 fully funds two key weather satellite programs at NOAA while increasing funding for future weather satellites and space weather efforts.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:00:22 +0000
A final fiscal year 2018 spending bill released by House and Senate appropriators March 21 would give NASA more than $20.7 billion, far above the administration’s original request.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:31:04 +0000
The Air Force's share of the Defense Department's $12.5 billion national security space budget is $11.4 billion.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:03:48 +0000
A Belgian court reversed approval for Inmarsat’s European Aviation Network in the country after fleet operator Viasat challenged the legality of its authorization.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:55:11 +0000
The European Space Agency is revising its e.Deorbit program to look for synergies between the mission and satellite servicing vehicles.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:32:51 +0000
Congress expects to receive from Hyten in June a “warfighting concept of operations” for space. One of the topics will be how to prepare the military for space operations.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:06:41 +0000
Relativity, the startup company developing small launch vehicles using additive manufacturing technologies, announced March 21 an agreement with NASA’s Stennis Space Center to take over one of its test stands.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:20:38 +0000
President Trump's riff on creating a military space force captured the public’s imagination, spawning memes and jokes about starship ninjas gearing up to fight the nation’s wars in space.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:05:37 +0000
The Japanese government, working with private ventures, announced plans March 20 to establish a nearly billion-dollar fund to support the development of space startups in the country.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 01:24:13 +0000
An Alaskan spaceport will host the first launch of a rocket developed by a stealthy startup company as soon as next week, spaceport officials confirmed March 20.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:40:50 +0000
A decision on a new launch date for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, and announcement of any potential breach of its $8 billion cost cap, could come next week, an agency official said March 20.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:20:11 +0000
A letter signed by more than 60 House members calls on the Senate to advance the stalled nomination of fellow congressman Jim Bridenstine to be NASA administrator.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:29:38 +0000
Citing recent reforms that provide more time to orbit a new satellite constellation, satellite broadband-startup OneWeb asked U.S. telecom regulators to nearly triple the size of its authorized low-Earth-orbit constellation.
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    Title(Senior) Legal Counsel
    Job posted on21/11/2014 (modified on 05/12/2014)
    Contract typePermanent
    Start dateimmediately
    Job Description

    (Senior) Legal Counsel (m/f)

    Ref SES0501
    Region Europe
    Location Luxembourg - Betzdorf
    Company SES
    Category Legal
    Position Staff
    Published 2014-11-20




    The (Senior) Legal Counsel provides assistance in all legal and contractual matters to the Product Development & Management (PDM) division (SES Techcom Services, SES Broadband Services, SES Global Access Services and SES Platform Services) and the SES group’s Government and Institutions activities (collectively “PDM and G&I").

    The (Senior) Legal Counsel also provides support and guidance on a variety of legal matters to other company divisions on an as-needed basis.


    • Structure, draft, negotiate and finalise contracts and responses to tenders in relation with PDM and G&I activities ensuring compliance with applicable national and international laws and regulations;
    • Respond to internal customer requests for legal assistance in relation to PDM and G&I activities;
    • Ensure contract implementation and administration and ensure follow up with internal and external business partners;
    • Interface regularly and proactively with internal PDM and G&I internal business partners;
    • Participate to and propose proactive legal risks management initiative for PDM and G&I activities;
    • Liaise with specialised outside legal advisors as required;
    • Provide assistance to the Company’s PDM affiliates and subsidiaries or the G&I team on all legal aspects as required;
    • Act as a legal advisor to cross-functional teams in furtherance of strategic and new product development initiatives; and
    • Perform other tasks as required.

    Experience / Qualifications

    • Master degree or LLM in law;
    • Bar qualification;
    • 7 to 10 years of post -qualification experience in a law firm or legal department of a Company;
    • Experience in the high tech/telecommunication/media sectors would be of advantage;
    • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
    • Fluency in English is essential. Good working knowledge of French or German would be an asset. Additional European languages are also considered an asset;
    • Good knowledge of general contract, IT and commercial law, knowledge of applicable public procurement rules would be an advantage;
    • Excellent English legal drafting skills;
    • Excellent negotiation skills and ability to maintain high level of legal risk mitigation for SES;
    • Legal creativity and ability to draft contracts for a wide variety of new business activities;
    • Ability to work across multi-function, multi-level and multi-cultural groups;
    • Strong ability to manage time, set priorities and work independently in an international orientated and demanding commercial environment;
    • Able to work in an accurate and organised manner with proven attention to detail;
    • Flexibility and team-spirit;
    • Customer focus and solutions focus;
    • Proactive and result orientated approach, can do mentality and ability to work autonomously; and
    • Rapidity in acquiring new knowledge.

    Our Offer

    Competitive salary package, coupled with a diverse array of challenges and development benefits.

    SES is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

    This position reports to

    Vice President, Legal Services Commercial
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    AddressChâteau de Betzdorf
    Emailplease visit our website to apply online
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