Attorney Benjamin Kirschbaum, based at our Berlin office, mainly works on matters relating to blockchain and cryptocurrencies. In this field, he offers our clients comprehensive advice on all aspects of tax law, financial supervision, and civil law. His sound technical knowledge enables him to advise FinTechs and to accompany them in building up their structures in a legally compliant way. In addition to designing tax-optimized structures, he focuses on the cooperation with the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin). In this context, he assists our clients not only during the permission procedure under the German Banking Act and the German Payment Services Supervision Act but also during the implementation of the structures required under these laws and the Money Laundering Act.
In addition, Benjamin Kirschbaum works on matters relating to general civil law, administrative law, canon law and the law on religions. In particular, he is responsible for protecting religious corporations under public law from claims asserted against them by state jurisdiction, for taking civil actions against false factual allegations and defamations, and for settling social and labor law matters in this field.
Benjamin Kirschbaum studied legal sciences at the Free University of Berlin. During a term abroad in Singapore, he studied corporate law within the common law system and commercial law. He completed his practical legal internship at the Supreme Court of Berlin and WINHELLER's Frankfurt/Main office.