Helen specializes in strategic legal advice and has proven experience working with in-house legal teams providing advice on commercial contracts, maritime & shipping, space, ESG, construction, employment, projects, subcontract issues, corporate & regulatory, intellectual property, technology matters, company setup and space related matters including sanctions, ITU related matters, smallsat constellations and regulatory issues.
She is a qualified as a Barrister (England and Wales), registered practitioner of ADGM and a Foreign Registered lawyer in Victoria, Australia.She is educated at the University of Sheffield, University of Tilburg (Erasmus Program) and University of Law in which she obtained her law degrees. Helen furthered her studies at the University of Greenwich for PhD studies (completed coursework only) in maritime security and international law and undertook Directed Studies on International Private Law at The Hague Academy. She further took part in the Global Solutions Program at Singularity University at NASA Ames and attended the International Space University Summer Space Program with the Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Delft, The Netherlands.
Prior to joining the Bar she worked in both US and UK firms in London, before developing a commercial law practice with secondments in Korea, China and Japan. Helen has over 18 years of commercial law experience and her practice has included reinsurance, maritime law, intellectual property, employment and general commercial disputes where she advised clients globally. She is also Founder of NewSpace2060.