My name is Louis de Gouyon Matignon, I have a PhD in space law (co-supervised by both Philippe Delebecque, from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France, and Christopher D. Johnson, from Georgetown University, Washington D.C.); feel free to contact me!

CEO of the publishing house LGM éditions, I have by the past been politically invested on subjects such as minorities (Gypsies, Inuit and Basques), Africa or North Korea. Passionate about linguistics, I have notably published three dictionaries. Specialised in environmental law, I graduated from the French universities Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas and Paris-Saclay. I participated in the International Space University Space Studies Program in 2019.

I regularly write articles on the website Space Legal Issues so as to popularise space law and public international law. CEO of Toucan Space, I believe that private companies have to play a more decisive role in the exploration and exploitation of outer space, and that law has to evolve in order to guarantee an ever-more securing environment to space-related activities. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any space law-related questions, I will be more than happy to answer you as fast as possible.

I am a member of the Société Française de Droit Aérien et Spatial, the Association Aéronautique et Astronautique de France, the European Center for Space Law, the Space Generation Advisory Council, and the Mars Society. Philippe Clerc (CNES) and I created a Space Law Commission within the Association Aéronautique et Astronautique de France. Jacques Blamont (CNES), former French space agency’s scientific and technical director, was, until his death in April 2020, Space Legal Issues’ Honorary Chairman.

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