HDR Global Trading Ltd., the parent company behind cryptocurrency derivates trading platform BitMEX has hired Derek Gobel to serve as general counsel. Prior to joining HDR, Gobel served as general counsel for the Asia-Pacific region for BNP Paribas, according to a press release.

As general counsel, Gobel will oversee legal matters for HDR.

“Derek brings extensive legal and corporate governance experience. Derek is perfectly qualified to lead our legal function and help us move forward in today’s continually evolving regulatory environment.”