Lawyer | Partner

BHO Legal

Köln, Germany

Areas of practice

Administrative and Public law
Public procurement
Civil law
Commercial relations and contracts
European Community law

Languages Spoken



Member of the Board of Directors of UVS International until 12/2020 Gesellschaft von Freunden des DLR e. V. (Association of Affiliates of DLR) Verein zur Förderung der Rechtswissenschaften der Universität zu Köln e. V. (Affiliates of the German Institute of Air- Space and Cyberlaw) European Centre for Space Law of ESA (ECSL) Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)

Message to colleagues and clients

“Never do tech without us” – projects are better with legal advice. We offer the needed expertise in all relevant legal fields - from the beginning - to make technical projects a legal success.

Professional Values and Law Firm Culture

Strategically oriented, tailor-made and committed” - we support our clients with high quality legal advice combined with a solid technical understanding and background. This sets us apart from other law firms and drives our success on the leading edge of legal questions of the latest technical developments.

Expertise and professional education

Oliver Heinrich is co-founder and partner with BHO Legal, a boutique law firm based in Cologne, Germany, with focus on aerospace and high technology projects. Oliver Heinrich 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 Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA), on procurement law issues, and since 2017 with focus on security related procurements. 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 built the firm’s advisory for legal issues on use of military and civil drones and supported a number of large projects in both areas. Before working as a lawyer, Oliver worked as project manager for the European satellite navigation project Galileo at DLR e.V. from 2005 until 2007and participated in the negotiations of the international consortium in the bidding process for the Galileo concession as an authorised representative. In 2020, Oliver was selected among the top 100 lawyers in Germany and as one of the leading lawyers in European and international law in the referral conducted by He is further mentioned as leading individual in the field for unmanned aircraft systems and as key practitioner on procurement proceedings in Who is Who Legal 2021 – Transport.

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