BitMEX Hires Derek Gobel as General Counsel

HDR Global Trading Limited (dba BitMEX) has appointed Derek Gobel as the group’s General Counsel, according to a release.

BitMEX is a large crypto derivatives trading platform that is licensed in the Seychelles.

Arthur Hayes, BitMEX co-founder and CEO issued the following statement:

“Derek brings extensive legal and corporate governance experience. Derek is perfectly qualified to lead our legal function and help us move forward in today’s continually evolving regulatory environment.”

Gobel was most recently BNP Paribas’ GC for APAC. He will oversee all of the company’s legal responsibilities.

Earlier, Crowdfund Insider reported on the departure of Angelina Kwan, BitMEX’s Chief Operating Officer.

This past July, it was reported that the US Commodities and Futures Trading Commission was investigating BitMEX for allegedly allowing US citizens to trade on the platform.

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