Joerg Schmidt

Foreign Associate
Admitted in Germany (not registered in Japan)

Joerg Schmidt joined So & Sato as a foreign associate in 2019. Joerg specializes in capital markets and new technologies. Before joining So & Sato, he 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 and represented European and US American companies in a broad range for corporate and commercial matters, including joint ventures, restructuring, and finance. He further advised a leading premium car manufacturer on the roll-out of in-vehicle communication systems in South-East Asia. Joerg currently writes a Ph.D. thesis about initial coin offerings (ICOs) and security token offerings (STOs) and acts as the ambassador of the International Token Standardization Association (ITSA) in Tokyo. In 2017/2018 he took part in the Oxford Fintech Program.

Practice areas

FinTech/Blockchain, Capital Markets/Finance, Corporate/M&A, Tech/Innovation


English, German

2019 - Foreign Associate So & Sato Law Offices
2017 - PhD candidate at the University of Cologne
2015 - 2017 Associate at Luther LLP (Singapore/Kuala Lumpur)
2012 - 2015 Legal Clerkship
Drew & Napier LLC | Telecommunications, Media & Technology | Singapore
German Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Guangzhou | China
District Attorney's Office | Corporate Crime Department | Germany
District Court | Germany
2017 - PhD candidate at the University of Cologne
2017 - 2018 Oxford Fintech Program
2015 Second State Examination
2012 First State Examination
2015 - Bar Association Frankfurt a.M./Germany
2019 - Ambassador of the International Token Standardization Association (ITSA) in Japan