Jan Kochta Partner

Jan Kochta

Qualification

Lawyer, LL.M.

Areas of expertise

  • IT / IP
  • Corporate
  • Public services
  • Legal Compliance

Special sector knowledge

  • Technology, media & telecommunications
  • Public & social sector
  • Transport and logistics
  • Industrials

Languages

  • German
  • English

Brief biography

  • Since 2016 Partner at Mazars Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
  • 2011 – 2016 Prokurist / Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal
  • 2009 – 2011 legal department at T-Systems
  • 2008 – 2009 LLM in International Trade and Commercial Law at the University of Durham (UK)
  • 2006 – 2008 Associate at an international corporate law firm in Paris and London
  • 2004 – 2006 Referendariat (Traineeship) in Dresden and Paris
  • 1998 – 2003 Law Student at the TU Dresden

Profile

Lawyer Jan Kochta joined Mazars with his team 2016. At Mazars he is responsible for the legal consultancy in the area of information technology (IT) and intellectual Property (IP). Furthermore, he is specialized in the consultancy of the public sector on public commercial law.

Before his employment at Mazars he worked for many years as a lawyer for companies and international corporate law firms, most recently as an authorized signatory at Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

Jan Kochta advises national and international corporations and groups of companies as well as the public sector across all industries. In particular he consults on cross-border structures and transactions, on the contractual structuring and realization of IT/IP projects, and on innovative structures and business models.

He has particular expertise in the areas of licensing law and licensing models, “know-how” protection, outsourcing, procurement of IT services, digitization projects and trademark law. For many years, Jan Kochta has been a permanent member of BITKOM’s ICT contract and legal drafting working group.

As Global leader of Mazars Legal, Jan Kochta is also responsible for Mazars’ legal services worldwide. He also represents our company on the Management Board of Marcalliance, an international alliance of lawyers with 23 member firms and a total of more than 800 professionals at 54 locations worldwide.

Participation in professional bodies of the profession and other functions

  • Global Leader of Mazars Legal
  • Member of the Marcalliance management board
  • BITKOM (Arbeitskreis ITK-Vertrags- und Rechtsgestaltung)
  • Durham Law Society