We are pleased to announce Oliver Stauber has joined Bitpanda’s C suite as the new Chief Legal Officer to provide his expertise to the Bitpanda global team. A member of the FinTech Advisory Board of the Federal Ministry of Finance and current CLO, Oliver will oversee all legal matters across the company, as well as relationships with outside counsel around the global market.

Oliver’s experience speaks for itself — he has been a licensed attorney in Vienna since 2014 and has more than 15 years of professional experience, including more than five years with international auditing firms. His corporate skills include knowledge regarding M&A, Corporate Finance, Legal Compliance, Tax Law, Capital Markets and regulatory challenges with a clear focus on FinTech, blockchain, ICOs, and cryptocurrencies. Prior to joining Bitpanda, the experienced lawyer worked for Stadler Völkel attorneys specialising in the field of Bitcoin and blockchain technology and has a proven track record from working in the legal services industry.

Oliver will work at the forefront of a dynamic, innovative player in the FinTech industry. “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,” Oliver explains and continues: “There are a lot of exciting projects going on in legal & compliance. Take the new AML5 regulation starting on January 10th or digitised stocks. Our goal is to lead a successful, complex transformation and evolution within the financial industry.”

“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,” underlines Bitpanda CEO Eric Demuth. “We are fortunate to have him join our team from the beginning of 2020, as we continue our focus on growth across multiple markets.”

Today, Bitpanda has more than 1 million users and over 160 team members. With a PSD2 payment service provider licence, state-of-the-art security and streamlined user experience, Bitpanda has grown into a popular trading platform for newbies and experts alike. The company is a firm believer in the innovative power of cryptocurrencies, digitised assets and blockchain technology.

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