11-12 March 2025

London ExCeL


Louis Head

International Co-Lead, Space Exploration and Innovation. DLA Piper

Speaker profile

Louis Head is a senior commercial lawyer at DLA Piper with extensive experience advising the public and private sectors on major projects and government/commercial contracts in a range of sectors including the social infrastructure, defence, transport and energy sectors.

Louis is recognised for his experience advising on particularly complex major projects and public procurements, including in relation to highly-regulated, highly-secure projects, such as defence, space, nuclear and prison projects.

Louis has a leading role at DLA Piper in its international defence practice, and its international space practice.

Louis regularly publishes articles and updates on space law and policy; having recently published an article titled: UK Space Agency undertakes consultation on orbital liabilities, insurance, charging and sustainability | DLA Piper.

DLA Piper


Thursday 07 March


13:40 - 14:30   |   Keynote Theatre

Harmonising Space Security and Orbital Responsibility: The interplay of defence space capabilities and sustainable practices

Neil Rae

Head of Space,

Prof Nicolas Peter

International Space University

Dr Rory Holmes

UK Managing Director,

Nik Smith

Regional Director UK & Europe,
Lockheed Martin UK SPACE

Chris White-Horne

Deputy CEO and Chief Delivery Officer,
UK Space Agency

Louis Head

International Co-Lead, Space Exploration and Innovation,
DLA Piper

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