BitMEX Parent Company Hires Derek Gobel As General Counsel

Job Appointments | September 10, 2019 By:

HDR Global Trading Limited, the operator of cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform BitMEX, has appointed Derek Gobel as the group’s General Counsel.

BitMEX is a crypto derivatives trading platform that is licensed in the Seychelles. It claims to offer a fast, trusted and professional experience to its commercial hedging and sophisticated trading customers. The BitMEX XBTUSD perpetual contract is the world’s most-traded cryptocurrency product, featuring up to 100x leverage and superior liquidity.

Gobel brings over 28 years’ experience working on a broad range of legal matters, most recently as BNP Paribas’ General Counsel for APAC. In 2017, Gobel was recognized in The Legal 500’s GC Powerlist in China and Hong Kong. He will oversee all of HDR’s legal responsibilities.

“Derek brings extensive legal and corporate governance experience,” said Arthur Hayes, BitMEX co-founder and CEO. “Derek is perfectly qualified to lead our legal function and help us move forward in today’s continually evolving regulatory environment.”