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 studied German and Anglo-American law at the Universities of Trier and Cologne. He wrote his doctoral thesis at the Institute of Air and Space Law of the University of Cologne on legal questions of national and European research funding. Prior to working as an attorney, Oliver worked in the contracts department of the German Aerospace Centre, DLR. He was then DLR’s project manager for the European Satellite Navigation System Galileo at DLR and legal manager of TeleOp GmbH, a joint venture of DLR, EADS Astrium GmbH (now Airbus DS GmbH), T-Systems International and LfA Förderbank Bayern.
As partner with BHO Legal, Oliver’s clients include SME’s, international corporations, mainly in the aerospace industry, German Federal Ministries, and EU institutions, such as the European Commission and the European GNSS Agency, who he mainly advises on public procurements and contracts.
With regard to UAVs, Oliver is heading BHO’s participation in “Drone.Rules.eu”, an EU (COSME) funded project for awareness raising on the complex legal framework for operating drones in EU Member States, including questions on data protection and privacy. He is speaker at numerous national and international conference on civil drone use and is also a member of the firm’s advisor team on procurements of military drones for the German MOD.
Oliver is a member of the Board of Directors of UVS International and member of the extended Board of UAV DACH, Germany’s largest association for civil drones.