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Cho, Ikze

Senior Foreign Attorney



Ikze Cho works, among others, as a partner in the Korea desk of prominent law firms in Munich, Seoul, and Frankfurt, advising domestic and international companies. Since 2017, he has been helping Korean startups enter Europe by founding TNBT, a European startup law firm, where he advises Korean companies, Korean startups in Europe, and Korean investors from different perspectives.

Mr. Cho has extensive experience in the areas of intellectual property, technology disputes, tax law, and real estate transactions, as well as the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). He has advised Korean fintech, insurtech, and healthcare startups, as well as Korean and European high net worth individuals (HNWIs) on the establishment and operation of family offices and European family foundations. His other experience includes data protection law, tax law, banking and insurance law, and advising soccer players on their entry into Europe.


  • 2002-2004

IPR lawyer, Bardehle IP Law, Munich

  • 2004-2009

IPR lawyer, Lee International, Seoul

  • 2010-2016

Partner, FPS Lawyers, Frankfurt

  • 2017-present

Managing Partner, Cho Legal Office, Frankfurt

  • 2023-present

Partner, D’LIGHT Law Group


  • 1989-1994

Augsburg University

  • 1994-1999

Research Associate at the Institute for Comparative Law

  • 2000-2002

Clerkship at the Higher Court of Brandenburg, Germany; PhD candidate at Humboldt University, Berlin

  • 2006-2008

PhD candidate, Sungkyunkwan University



  • 2002

Passed the German Bar Examination


German, Korean, English

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