Joerg Schmidt
j.schmidt@innovationlaw.jp

Joerg Schmidt joined So & Sato as a foreign associate in May 2019. He has been admitted to the bar in Frankfurt a.M./Germany since 2015. Prior to joining So & Sato, Joerg worked as a corporate lawyer for a leading German law firm in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. There he was involved in various cross-border M&A transactions. He further represented European and US American companies in a broad range of other corporate and commercial matters, including incorporations, joint ventures, restructurings and finance. Joerg currently writes a PhD thesis about the legal status of initial coin offerings (ICOs) in the European Union and Germany. In 2017/2018 he took part in the Oxford Fintech Program.

Practice Areas

クロスボーダーM&A、企業・商事法務(会社設立、ジョイントベンチャー、リストラクチャリング、ファイナンスを含む)

Education

2012
First State Examination
2015
Second State Examination
2017-
PhD candidate at the University of Cologne

Background

2012 - 2015
Legal clerkship

Drew & Napier LLC | Telecommunications, Media & Technology | Singapore

Oppenhoff & Partner Rechtsanwälte | M&A | Germany

German Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Guangzhou | China

District Attorney's Office | Corporate Crime Department | Germany

District Court | Germany
2015
Admission to the bar in Frankfurt a.M. Germany
2015 - 2017
Associate at Luther LLP
2017 - 2018
Oxford Fintech Program
2017-
PhD thesis on initial coin offerings ICO

Professional Affiliations

2015
Bar Association Frankfurt a.M./Germany
2019
International Token Standardization Association

Languages

English, German