Expertise and professional education
Jan Helge Mey has special expertise in public procurement law, public commercial law, subsidy and foreign trade law as well as air and space law. He is a certified lawyer for public procurement law and primarily advises on public procurement procedures, aerospace projects, and in the field of drones.
Jan studied at the University of Cologne (Germany) and at the China Ocean University in Qingdao (PR China). He received his master’s degree in air and law from McGill University in Montréal (Canada) and went on to work for 2 years as research associate at the Institute of Air and Space Law in Cologne where the topics included procurement in the European space sector, mitigation and remediation of space debris as well as protection of critical space systems. Jan also gained substantial experience in international arbitration as secretary of two distinct investor-state arbitration tribunals. After his legal clerkship, with stations at the German Aerospace Center, among others, Jan worked for 5 years as a lawyer at the international law firm CMS in the fields of public procurement, public commercial law, foreign trade law and public-private partnerships. He joined BHO Legal as a partner in 2019. Jan frequently publishes on public procurement law, air and space law and also provides training on procurement law to clients.