A single-minded focus on getting results.

Our team is comprised of leading experts in the field of FinTech, banking, payments, e-commerce, regulatory compliance, anti-money laundering, business development, due diligence, and information technologies.

Meet our talented team

Get to know the people behind PSP LAB. Our management and advisory team.
Georgijus Kocegarovas 1

Georgijus Kocegarovas

Designated Member

Lead legal counsel and risk manager with various fields of expertise ranging from financial regulation, intellectual property law, corporate and commercial law, data protection, card scheme rules, contract drafting to anti-money laundering. Georgijus has advised and designed risk management frameworks for dozens of companies working in the financial sector. He served as a chief legal counsel and risk manager in the UK authorised payment institution. He has successfully managed many projects involving first-line communication with regulatory authorities, payment schemes, and key counterparties. Georgijus holds LLB in International and European Law from the Hague University, LLM in International Financial & Commercial Law from King's College London, and he is an ACAMS certified anti-money laundering specialist.

FinTech Business Development Consultant PSP Lab

Dmitrijus Apockinas

Designated Member

Financial services executive with over 20 years of banking, finance, payments processing and FinTech application development experience. Served as a top executive, vice-president, CEO and board member of 3 different banks and 2 mutual fund management companies, also as Chief Operations Officer of Net Element, Inc., NASDAQ listed FinTech company. Accumulated vast knowledge of APMs, micro-finance and IT technologies sectors as a managing partner of the FinTech consultancy firm. Co-founded UK based authorised payment institution PayAlly in 2017. Obtained Bachelor degree in Banking and Finance from the Institute of Modern Business in Moscow, Russia and obtained MBA degree from the University of Warwick, Coventry, the United Kingdom. Dmitrijus is an ACAMS accredited anti-money laundering specialist and an Associate of Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments.

Mykyta Sokolov 1

Mykyta Sokolov

Senior Associate

Mykyta specialises in financial regulation of FinTech companies in the EU28. At PSP Lab he is working as business development and legal advisor. In 2017, he wrote his first research paper about Smart Contract Technology. His paper was cited in various books and articles, including Cambridge and Harvard legal journals. He has advised dozens of FinTech companies globally. His area of expertise includes the regulatory framework applicable to regulated and unregulated FinTech businesses as well as specific areas such as crypto, payments and AML regulations. Also, he helps companies with finding business partners and business models. He has obtained LLM in Banking and Finance Law from the Queen Mary University of London, LLB degree in International and European Law from the Hague University and LLB degree in Ukrainian Civil and Commercial Law from Odesa Law Academy.

Mario Cohen

Mario Cohen

Associate in charge of Spain

Mario brings over 25 years of international business experience in areas such as Fintech, Payments Cloud, CyberSecurity, IoT, BigData. In 2000 he founded Demtech, a sales consultancy firm supporting tech companies expanding into Europe and LATAM. He also co-founded Viachannel in 2002, Media Proximity in 2006, HyperNova in 2014, PAX-Iberica in 2015. Mario has been appointed as a strategic advisor for different companies such as BlueCode, Thetaray, Santander Bank, TSI Payment, Wirecard, WaveCrest, WorldLine, among others. Innovation Director at Widerpool, a global innovation matchmaker consultancy firm. He obtained a BA in Business, Management Information and Technology, from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and an MBA in Technology and Business from the University of Jerusalem. Member of several organizations such as the EPCA and FinTech Connector.

Borja Clavero

Borja Clavero

Associate

Currently pursuing a PhD in banking and payments law at De Montfort University, Borja is our banking/fintech associate, helping prospective credit institutions, EMIs and PSPs to obtain their respective authorisations from regulators (e.g., FCA, PRA). Borja primary focus is on analysis of current market conditions, regulations, preparation of firms’ programme of operations, business plan, ICAAP, ILAAP, financial models, among other compliance documents. Borja has experience working for a Spanish aeronautical company formerly owned by Airbus and a major Italian investment bank with offices in Madrid. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Tecnun University and a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of the Basque Country. In Spain, he is certified as a European Investment Practitioner (IIP) by the Polytechnique University of Valencia.