Austrian crypto trading platform Bitpanda on Tuesday announced the appointment of Oliver Stauber as its new chief legal officer.
He will oversee all legal matters across the company, as well as relationships with outside counsel around the global market, the exchange detailed.
“Bitpanda is a company with an outstanding, solid reputation driving the fintech revolution and tackling change in the financial industry over the next few years. Joining the team at this stage is a strategic move to provide insights and expertise for the next stage — which is growth,” Stauber said in a statement.
With over 15 years of experience, his appointment will help the exchange to streamline its business with the strict regulatory standards in the region.
Prior to his new position, he worked for Stadler Völkel attorneys specializing in the field of Bitcoin and blockchain technology. He also worked as an attorney in various firms, including Jarolim Partner and CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz.
Apart from the legal experience, his corporate skills include knowledge regarding merger and acquisitions, corporate finance, legal compliance, tax law, capital markets, and regulatory challenges with a clear focus on fintech, blockchain, ICOs, and cryptocurrencies.
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“There are a lot of exciting projects going on in legal & compliance. Take the new AML5 regulation starting on January 10th or digitized stocks. Our goal is to lead a successful, complex transformation and evolution within the financial industry,” Stauber added.
Last year the Vinea-based exchange launched a global platform for high volume traders. Per Coinmarketcap.com, the exchange is handling above $3 million in daily trade volumes with ten trading pairs in the offering.
“Oliver is a pioneer in crypto law. His strong background and experience in Tax and Capital Markets especially for digital assets, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies make him superbly qualified for this position,” Eric Demuth, CEO of Bitpanda, said.
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