Ingo is founding partner of BHO Legal, a boutique space, IT and procurement law firm based in Cologne, Germany. Ingo´s practice focuses on technology and R&D projects, especially within space, satellite navigation, earth observation and geospatial industries. His client base includes space agencies, public research institutions, global satellite communications operators and other leading space industry stakeholders.
Working for seven years as legal advisor within DLR, Ingo has large experience in all types of European and national research projects. He has been responsible for numerous projects under the EU Framework Research Program and under national research programs. His major project responsibilities within DLR included the set-up of cooperation mechanisms for the HALO Research Aircraft as well as satellite projects SATCOMBw, SAR-Lupe and GMES. Before leaving DLR end of 2008, Ingo has been Head of the DLR Galileo Project Office and CEO of the DLR GfR mbH, the operating company of DLR for the German Galileo Control Centre.
Ingo studied law in Muenster and Cologne, Germany. He wrote his doctoral thesis at the Cologne Institute for Air and Space Law on the international law of satellite communications, with a special focus on the privatization processes of the International Satellite Organizations INMARSAT, INTELSAT, EUTELSAT and INTERSPUTNIK. Ingo regularly speaks at space law conferences and workshops and lectures at Leiden Institute of Air and Space Law or at the ECSL Summer Course.
Ingo is a member of the Cologne Bar Association, the International Institute of Space Law (IISL), the European Centre for Space Law (ESCL), the International Bar Association (IBA, Outer Space Committee), the European Remote Sensing Association (EARSC) and other relevant institutions.