Taylor Wessing, led by Munich based partner Dr. Peter Hellich, has advised The Exploration Company GmbH on its foundation and subsequent seed financing round by Promus Ventures, Vquared Ventures and Cherry Ventures. The investment of EUR 6.8 million will serve to start the company’s operations.
Taylor Wessing regularly advises established corporations and start-up companies in the areas of space technology and urban air mobility.
About The Exploration Company:
The Exploration Company (TEC) specialises in the design, production and operation of modular and reusable orbital vehicles. TEC’s vehicles will be able to refuel in orbit and carry cargo at much lesser cost rates than available today, with a scope of missions ranging from 3-6 months around the Earth (and re-entry) to landing on the Moon (and coming back), including the possibility to hop 50-100km from point-to-point while on the Moon. TEC further operates a SpaceStore enabling space & non-space companies to use key technologies for development of new applications.
Legal Advisors to The Exploration Company GmbH:
Taylor Wessing: Dr. Peter Hellich (Partner, M&A/PE/VC, lead), Dr. Daniel Schrembs (Salaray Partner, M&A/PE/VC), Dr. Christian Frank (Partner, IT/IP), Fritz Krings (Associate, M&A/PE/VC), Dr. Christian Maron (Partner, Employment), Dr. Benedikt Groh (Associate, Employment), all Munich, Lisa Seidel (Professional Support Lawyer, Corporate), Hamburg, Nicolas de Witt (Partner, M&A/PE/VC), Adrien Ahmadi Kermanshahani (Associate, M&A/PE/VC), both Paris
Legal Advisors to the Investors:
Springer Kuss: Dr. Aris Miro Marinello (Partner), Niels Schwaiger (Associate), both Munich
Dr. Susanne Frank, Munich