Peter Christian Felst Partner

Peter Felst


Lawyer, Certified compliance officer and compliance auditor as well as certified money laundering and data protection officer

Areas of expertise

  • Compliance & compliance-related areas of law
  • Data Protection
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Financial and insurance supervision

Special sector knowledge

  • Financial Services
  • Insurances
  • Industrials


  • German
  • English
  • Spanish

Brief biography

  • since 1999 Mazars Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
  • 1998 Wilmer Hale LLP, Foreign Lawyer Exchange Program
  • 1996-1998 Traineeship at the Berlin Court of Appeal
  • 1990-1995 Studies at the University of Hamburg
  • 1988-1990 Bank traineeship at Deutsche Bank AG in Hamburg


Peter Christian Felst is a partner and heads the legal department in Hamburg. Mr. Felst's practice focuses on corporate law advice and transactional advice to companies as well as regulatory advice to clients subject to government regulation. Furthermore, Mr. Felst advises clients on all compliance issues, including directors' and officers' liability, and audits clients' compliance systems. In the area of privacy law, he acts as an external data protection officer, conducts data protection audits and advises our clients on all issues of privacy law. In the area of his certifications, Mr. Felst is regularly active as a speaker for clients and as a lecturer. In the area of money laundering law, he chairs the Money Laundering Working Group of the Institute of Public Auditors in Germany (IDW) and also represents the IDW in this area at the European level.  Mr. Felst is also deputy chairman of the Schleswig-Holstein Lawyers' Pension Fund.

Professional memberships and other roles

  • External data protection officer for various companies
  • Data protection and money laundering officer of Mazars GmbH & Co. KG
  • IDW - Member of the Money Laundering Working Group
  • Member of the Administrative Committee of the Schleswig-Holstein Pension Fund for Lawyers

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