Oliver Linch Joins Bittrex Global as General Counsel
Digital asset exchange, Bittrex Global today announced the appointment of Oliver Linch, one of the top legal advisors in Europe, as General Counsel. Linch joined the company on 1 November 2021.
The newly appointed General Counsel has over 10 years of experience. Linch advised several clients across different regions, including the US, UK, Middle East, and the European Union. He advised major investment banks, brokers, exchanges, and other financial institutions.
Linch joins Bittrex Global from Shearman & Sterling where he served as a Senior Associate in the Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory Team based in London. Bittrex Global aims to accelerate its global expansion in the coming months.
“I am thrilled to welcome Oliver to the Bittrex Global team,” says Stephen Stonberg, CEO of Bittrex Global. “His expertise and understanding of legal frameworks that govern the digital assets space worldwide will keep us well-versed and up to speed on the nuances of the fast-changing environment, especially as our operations have and will continue to expand at a pace that aligns with regulation.”
In terms of volume, Bittrex is one of the most popular digital asset trading platforms in the world. The platform offers services to retail as well as institutional clients. The company has joined other digital exchanges in an effort to improve regulatory and compliance infrastructure. Crypto trading platforms around the world have expanded their legal teams in the last 10 months to meet the requirements of specific jurisdictions.
“We are living in a time of mass digital currency adoption. I am proud to join Bittrex Global at a time where we are just beginning to see how jurisdictions around the world are developing the regulatory landscape in this exciting and innovative sector. Bittrex Global has been a brilliant example of how crypto exchanges can operate in a sophisticated and mature manner, to ensure the highest standards of regulatory and legal compliance, and I am looking forward to growing this division,” Linch said.
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