VASPs, CASPs, Crypto Exchanges & Brokers

Set up a virtual / crypto asset service provider (VASP / CASP) in Germany

Ensure the right legal framework and compliance with MiCA for your crypto project and get support on regulatory compliance (money laundering regulations, token issuance, crypto assets, etc.)

Regulatory topics for crypto projects in Germany

We cover the full spectrum for any type of VASP / CASP:

Setup and ongoing support

We assist brokers and exchanges (fiat-to-crypto and crypto-to-crypto) as well as any other service provider on their proper legal setup and ongoing compliance support with AML compliance (travel rule, SRO affiliation, KYC) and advise on questions around listing criteria and token assessments to ensure security tokens are identified and dealt with properly. 

Token issuance

We support the issuance of all types of tokens, also in terms of compliance with EU regulation on markets for crypto assets (MiCA), be it NFT, utilitiy token, security token, stablecoins or payment tokens.

International experience

Our team advises customers on the structuring of their DeFi, VASP/CASP projects in various countries, especially in Switzerland.

Setup process 

  1. 1
    Free introductory call

    Schedule a free 20min call to get to know our experts and understand the regulatory landscape in Germany for your project. Based on this, we can in give you already a rough estimate of feasibility, costs and timeline.  

  2. 2
    Kick-off workshop

    The most efficient way to get to a detailed action plan for your project is typically an in-depth workshop and NOT a long legal memorandum. In a 2h workshop with your key stakeholders and our corporate and regulatory experts, we cover all relevant details to optimally match your vision with the German legal, regulatory and tax environment.

  3. 3

    We will provide you with a detailed action plan and a concrete offer for the implementation: We cover the entire spectrum from incorporation to funding, inquiries with BAFIN, and other legal topics (labor law, data protection, etc.).

Blockchain Legal Workshop Flat-Fee

What it is
  • Goal: A focused workshop with your key stakeholders and our crypto experts and financial market lawyers, is the most efficient way to get to understand the best legal framework for your project. The goal is that you have all the information required to take a go / no-go decision on setting up your project in Germany, and have a clear road map to execute if you decide do go ahead. 
  • Preparation: To maximize the outcome of our discussion, we will prepare the workshop based on your business plan, whitepaper or similar documents.
  • 2h workshop (online or in-person): In the workshop, we dig deeper on the details and goals of the virtual asset services, exchange or brokerage and provide you with different structuring options, current best practices as well as regulatory restrictions. Based on your vision, the goal is always to conclude whether Germany, Switzerland or another country is the right place for the project and if so, what the concrete next steps would be for the launch of your project. 
  • Action Plan: After the workshop, you will receive an overview of the further procedure, including next steps, timelines and fee estimates.
Who it is for
  • The workshop is aimed at creators of all forms of VASPs and CASPs, DeFi projects and web3 projects in general. 


How long does it take
  • Once we receive the preparatory documentation, it typically takes us 3-5 business days to prepare, conduct and debrief the workshop. 


Flat fee
  • EUR 2’500 (excl. VAT) .

LEXR – the blockchain experts since day one

Our blockchain lawyers are true crypto experts – we have not only assisted a wide range of customers with the legal analysis of their DeFi projects and token launches, but we also have the technical expertise, e.g., as keyholders in the wrapped BTC on the Tezos blockchain ( and privately interact with tokens and DeFi protocols regularly.  Some of our clients:

  • Bitcoin Suisse 
  • Tezos 
  • Bitmain 
  • matrixport  
  • Aktionariat 
  • Unix  
  • Gro
  • Ecoo 
  • StakingRewards 
  • Splint Invest

About us

We’re a growing team of 30+ legal professionals. Some of our experts include:

  • 1

    Christian is an entrepreneur and lawyer with a focus on the intersection between technology and law. He regularly speaks, publishes, and advises on blockchain-related topics and is specialized in financial market regulation. 

    Christian Meisser, CEO & Legal Expert 

  • 2

    Florian advises clients in the fields of Blockchain, DLT, Digital Assets, and FinTech, predominantly focusing his practice on financial market regulation and corporate law matters. He also lectures on legal and compliance issues related to Digital Assets, DLT, and DeFi. 

    Florian Prantl, Senior Legal Counsel 

  • 3

    Silvan is our tax counsel. He specialises in corporate taxation of fintech, asset management and crypto and has substantial experience in the setup of investment funds, management companies, banks and structured ICOs, stable coins as well as more traditional financial instruments. 

    Silvan Amberg, Tax Counsel 

  • 4

    As a Junior Legal Counsel in the FinReg team, Andrin focuses on advising companies on matters regarding blockchain, DLT, digital assets and FinTech. 

    Andrin Hold, Junior Legal Counsel  

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