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BitMEX Operator HDR Global Hires Former BNP Paribas Exec

BitMEX parent firm HDR Global Trading has hired a former executive of French banking group BNP Paribas as the group’s general counsel.28 years of legal expertiseDerek Gobel, who served at BNP Paribas for more than 19 years, will now oversee HDR Global’s legal function and help the company move forward in a constantly evolving regulatory environment, according to a blog post on BitMEX on Sept. 11.A member of the Legal 500’s 2017 GC Powerlist in China and Hong Kong, Derek will bring 28 years of experience working on a multitude of legal issues, including his most recent position as regional general counsel for Asia Pacific at BNP Paribas.BitMEX COO recently stepped downThe news comes amid a report claiming that BitMEX’s chief operating officer and veteran Hong Kong re...