Peter Christian Felst Partner

Peter Felst


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

Areas of expertise

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