Brazilian Space Agency (AEB)Federal Attorney

Mr. Ian Grosner is a federal attorney in Brazil. Since 2022, he has been serving as a Legal Counsel and Head of the Legal Services department at the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB), based at its headquarters in Brasilia, Brazil. Mr. Grosner has a Law bachelor degree from the Law School of Centro Universitário de Brasilia - UniCEUB (1997) and a Post-Graduate degree in Public Law at the University of Brasilia - UNB (2012-2014). He also has a master degree (LL.M.) from the University of Leiden (The Netherlands) in Air & Space Law (2017-2018). He studied at International Space University (ISU) during the Space Studies Program 2022 (SSP). He was Vice-President of the Chair of Air & Space Law from the Bar Association of the Federal District in Brazil (2019-2022). He is also a member of the Space Law Group (NEDE) of the Brazilian Air and Space Law Association (SBDA) and a member of the space law and policy research group at the Catholic University of Santos (Brazil). In 2019-2020 he was a member of the Working Group 12 of the Brazilian Commission for Space Activities, which developed a draft bill of the Brazilian national space law. He has created, coordinated and mediated the first and second Space Law Seminars at the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) in 2020 and 2021. Also, he gave the first space law course at the Superior School of Lawyers (ESA-DF) in Brasilia (Brazil). Since 2021, he has been the first correspondent of SpaceWatch.Global for Brazil, where he hosts the Space Café Brazil. He is a founding member of IASS - International Academy of Space Studies. He idealized, organized and formulated the first Brazil’s Post-Graduation Course in Space Law and Policy at the Catholic University of Santos (Brazil), where he is a visiting Professor (Space Law). Since 2021, he has been a full member of the International Institute of Space Law - IISL. Since 2022, he has been a member of the IAF Administrative Committee for Connecting Emerging Space ecoSystems (ACCESS) and the IAF LAC-SC (IAF Latin-America and the Caribbean Subcommittee). In March 2023, he was appointed and elected chair of the Working Group on the Definition and Delimitation of Outer Space of the Legal Subcommittee of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS). In December 2023, he was appointed Head of AEB’s Legal Department.


The Global Conference on Space for Emerging Countries 2022

16-20 May 2022

Quito, Ecuador