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Carsten Kociok focuses his practice on the technology industry. He has broad experience in the areas of Internet, information technology, electronic and mobile payments and new media, as well as regulatory and data protection law issues.

Carsten advises national and international companies from the Internet, payments and technology industries on the commercial and regulatory side of their business, in particular in the areas of e-commerce and e-business, electronic and mobile payments, service distribution, franchising, outsourcing and technology transactions. This includes all aspects of e-money and payments law, financial services law, data protection and data security regulations, money laundering obligations as well as marketing, unfair competition, consumer protection and general contract law.

Prior to joining the firm, Carsten worked at Olswang for eight years and in the Capital Transaction Practice Group of an international law firm in New York.


  • FinTech
  • Payment services
  • Data protection and IT security
  • eCommerce
  • Media and technology


Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Chambers FinTech Legal, 2023
  • Listed, The Legal 500 EMEA Guide, 2022-2023
    • Data Protection, 2022-2023
    • Information Technology and Digitalisation, 2022-2023
    • Fintech, 2023


  • Second Legal State Exam, Berlin/Germany, 2006
  • LL.M. in American Law, Boston University School of Law/USA, 2002
  • First Legal State Exam, Humboldt-University Berlin/Germany, 2001
  • Germany
  • New York
  • German
  • English
  • Swedish