Istvan Cocron

Bitcoin, Blockchain, ICO & TGE: Legal advice on crypto currencies

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As one of the first law firms in Germany, the CLLB has positioned itself as an expert when it comes to legal issues relating to crypto currencies, blockchain, ICO & Co. Lawyer István Cocron, as part of our team of experts, has also been honoured by the DGI Academy as a Certified Cryptography Practitioner, has a particularly high level of expertise and can also draw on numerous experiences in this field as a speaker at various national and international blockchain and ICO events.

Our CLLB team of experts supports companies in all legal questions – especially in financing via an Initial Coin Offering (ICO). We also help you to use the blockchain in compliance with data protection regulations and provide comprehensive legal advice on the new means of payment Bitcoin, Ether, Onecoin, Litecoin, Monero, Ripple, Dash etc.


17th April 2018 – Speaker at the workshop „Blockchain – next digital Disruption?“
26th April 2018 – Participation Blockchain Summit Frankfurt 2018
14th to 16th May 2018 – Participation consensus 2018
25th/26th May 2018 – Speaker at Blockchainhotel conference 2018
27th/28th June 2018 – Participation Blockchain Expo Europe 2018
30th September to 2nd October 2018 – Participation Bits & Pretzels 2018
4th to 5th December 2018 – Participation Slush 2018
24th January 2019 – Speaker at Crypto42 Watchdog 2019

Interviews & Guest contributions

14th March 2018 – Bloomberg Interview: Tax Hurdles Thwart Virtual Currency Surge in Germany
27th June 2018 – Bloomberg Interview: Germany Reaffirms Crypto Tax Stance
12th November 2018 – Bloomberg Interview: Berlin Bitcoin Ruling Spurs Industry to Seek Tax Clarity

Legal advice Corporate finance / start-up financing via an ICO

Companies, especially start-ups, often do not have enough money at their disposal at the start of business. Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) have proven to be a serious financing alternative to help start-ups raise sufficient sums for their business model. Within the framework of the ICO, the company creates its own tokens, which are sold to investors and investors who in turn hope that the success of the company will later increase the value of their shares. In contrast to a classic IPO – the Initial Public Offering (IPO) – the hurdles for an ICO are often significantly lower from a bureaucratic point of view alone.

Due to the lack of regulation in many countries, ICOs are particularly attractive for companies, but contain many legal and regulatory pitfalls to consider. Companies can therefore not avoid legal advice on this financing model. CLLB already assists numerous companies in the preparation of whitepapers, organisation and development of a national and possibly also international company structure taking into account the respective regulatory and tax implications and has already successfully assisted clients with their ICO. Together we will be happy to provide you with legally compliant planning, preparation and implementation of an ICO and look forward to hearing from you!

Rights and obligations of an ICO

The financing method with an ICO still leaves many questions open for companies, especially from a legal point of view. German law still lacks regulation by the legislator and the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), which is one of the reasons why it is not clear how the prospectus requirement for traded tokens behaves within the ICO. Future regulation in accordance with the Asset Management Act (VermAnlG) is possible.

Good to know: Whoever has his company headquarters abroad, but also expressly courts German investors & investors with his ICO, cannot avoid German supervisory law.

Although an ICO is associated with some legal uncertainties, it can be carried out legally and professionally through competent advice and clean preparation. The CLLB team will be happy to advise you.

How the CLLB supports you in legal questions about ICO, Blockchain & Co.

DGI Cryptography Practitioner Certificate

Crypto currencies and ICOs as financing alternatives are a hotly debated topic in the financial world. In Germany there is still a lack of regulations and companies are quickly confronted with a multitude of unanswered questions:

  • How can I legally implement an ICO in Germany?
  • What do I have to consider for tax purposes when selling tokens in the context of an ICO?
  • What rights do investors & investors have after a token purchase?

We advise companies to obtain comprehensive information on legal issues if they are considering entering the crypto currency, ICO and TGE business.

For this purpose CLLB Rechtsanwälte has founded a team of experts, which among other things is very familiar with corporate financing via an ICO and the creation of its own crypto currency or token. Continuous further training in this area is a matter of course for us, which is why we use numerous trade fairs and conferences to observe current developments in this area and to expand our know-how. Attorney István Cocron, part of the expert team and founding partner of the law firm CLLB, has also been awarded the title of Certified Cryptography Practitioner by the DGI Academy.

Our specialists are available at any time to assist you with legal questions around the topics Blockchain, ICO, TGE and Cryptocurrencies. The team already has a wealth of valuable experience and advises numerous companies and start-ups who want to include the topic of blockchain in their business model or expand the use of it.

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About Lawyer István Cocron

Mr. Istvan Cocron studied Law in Munich and graduated as a Lawyer in 1999. He worked in a variety of law-firms including: ‘Eschenweck’and Munich. Between 2001-2002, he worked as a Lawyer in Munich and in 2004 became a founding partner of the well renowned Law firm: CLLB Rechtsanwalte. In 2017 he became a member of ‘Reporters without Borders’ and in 2017 was admitted as an Advisor to the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control. This is how Mr. Cocron derived his entire Source of Wealth.

Current business activity

Mr. Cocron is a well-known German Lawyer. He currently specialises in providing advice to start-ups and companies, provides consultancy on corporate and investment law, and policy-holder representation.

He has extensive corporate experience and has already supervised several major proceedings for investors and consumers from all over Germany.
Mr. Cocron has been working for several years in the Fintech sector, particularly in the topics of blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

He has many years of experience in the field of national and international foreclosure, is a member of several creditors‘ committees and national and international associations of lawyers.

He is also a member of the following stakeholders:

  • the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Bank- und Kapitalmarktrecht of the German Bar Association
  • the Munich Bar Association
  • the German Bar Association
  • the Interessengemeinschaft Deutscher Strafverteidiger before the International Criminal Court
  • the European Bar Association
  • the Magic Circle Germany
  • Reporters Without Borders

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Letzte Aktualisierung: 12. Dezember 2018

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István Cocron is a specialist in advising start-ups and companies, in corporate and investment law and in representing policyholders. He has extensive forensic experience and has already handled several major proceedings for investors and consumers throughout Germany. Attorney Cocron has also been dealing for several years with the latest developments in the field of IT, in particular the topics of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. He has many years of experience in the field of national and international enforcement, is a member of several committees of creditors and national and international associations of lawyers. Attorney Cocron is founding partner of the law firm CLLB Rechtsanwälte.
Contact him in the following ways
+49 30 / 288 789 620


Current articles on the subject of cryptocurrency

Cointed files bankruptcy petition

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Steffen Hartmann 10.10.2018 10. Oktober 2018

Tyrolean crypto company Cointed on the verge of collapse? At the end of September 2018, Cointed filed for bankruptcy. CLLB represents injured customers Berlin/Munich 08.10.18: For a long time there was speculation, anxiety and hope. Now it’s official: The Tyrolean crypto currency company Cointed has filed an application for the opening of bankruptcy proceedings before […]


ICO der Envion AG – Lawyer’s deadline expired without result

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Istvan Cocron 08.08.2018 10. Dezember 2018

CLLB Rechtsanwälte files first lawsuits for investors from the Envion ICO against Envion AG and other responsible persons at the Berlin Regional Court Switch to German Switch to Spanish Switch to French Berlin, Munich, 08.08.2018 As already reported in the press, Matthias Woestmann, IT forensic expert of the Blockchain Intelligence Group (BIG) was commissioned by […]


BTraders refuses to pay out to investors

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Istvan Cocron 06.08.2018 6. August 2018

CLLB Rechtsanwälte sets last period for disbursement – platform for investors not to reach Munich, 3 August 2018: The boom in crypto currencies such as Bitcoin and others has also attracted black sheep who are trying to cheat investors. Apparently there are also some inconsistencies on the BTraders trading platform. Investors can no longer reach […]


Cointed still under pressure

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Steffen Hartmann 02.08.2018 3. August 2018

Another search of the public prosecutor’s office in Vienna, search for new investors for Cointed probably difficult, investors are concerned Munich, Berlin August 2, 2018: The Austrian start-up Cointed is still under pressure. Only on Tuesday of last week, the Austrian Public Prosecutor for Economics and Corruption conducted another search of the premises of Cointed […]


Disagreements at Concensum

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Istvan Cocron 30.07.2018 22. August 2018

Concensum, formerly Copytrack, has apparently made inaccurate statements in its white paper and may have deceived investors. CLLB attorneys represents damaged Investors Munich, Berlin 27.07.2018: Another planned success story on the crypto market does not seem to meet investors‘ expectations. Concensum, formerly Copytrack, is a company that prosecutes copyright infringements on images on the Internet. […]


Payment difficulties at

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Istvan Cocron 12.07.2018 17. Juli 2018

Customers of Krypto-Exchange report canceled orders and missing withdrawals, investors are concerned Munich, Berlin 12.07.2018: What began in 2015 with an innovative idea and big plans is now turning into a nightmare for investors of the Cointed company. Cointed is not leaving the negative headlines. Everything started with a good idea. Cointed wanted to […]


Investors of Envion – ICO still unsettled

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Istvan Cocron 05.07.2018 10. Dezember 2018

Management Board of Envion AG contacts investors by email and lays accusations against the founders – CLLB Rechtsanwälte prepares lawsuits for investors of Envion AG Berlin, Munich, July 5th 2018 Even though Envion has not reacted to the out-of-court letters of formal notice from investors of the ICO, CEO M.Woestmann again address the investors by […]


Scandal at Envion AG

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Istvan Cocron 22.06.2018 10. Dezember 2018

Deadline to respond expires without success – CLLB Rechtsanwälte prepare first lawsuits against Envion AG and other responsible persons Berlin, Munich, 19.06.2018 As already reported in the press, the Executive Board of Envion AG, Matthias Woestmann, commissioned forensic IT experts Blockchain Intelligence Group (BIG), to investigate the circumstances surrounding the 40 million extra tokens produced. […]