Aerospace & Telecommunication Satellites: Litigation and Coverage
FitzHunt is a pioneer in space law – we participated in manuscripting one of the earliest satellite launch and in-orbit policies.
We have represented scores of satellite insurers. From coverage analysis to claims investigations and negotiations, in litigation or arbitration. The firm has extensive experience in the satellite world. We have represented most of the insurers and reinsurers writing these lines, and know well the principal operators, manufacturers, and launch providers.
The firm regularly serves as counsel to the Claim Coordinating Committees formed by the insurance market to evaluate satellite losses, several of them reaching into the hundreds of millions. We were among the first to pursue successful subrogation against satellite manufacturers and obtained significant settlements.
FitzHunt has successfully represented aerospace clients confronting or defending fuel and propulsion issues, deployment malfunctions, telemetry system anomalies, stabilization system patent licensing, and solar panel deterioration, to name a few. We serve clients involved in aerospace navigation systems, component parts, and uncrewed space vehicle systems. We are at the forefront of developing laws related to the operations of drones.