Cayman Islands startup Block.one, which operates the blockchain platform EOS.ios, has appointed Alex Erasmus as its chief legal officer in Hong Kong from Clifford Chance, where he was a senior partner in the firm’s London office.

Erasmus, who will be a member of Block.one’s executive committee and report to Group President Rob Jesudason, will oversee all of the group global legal, regulatory and compliance activities.

Block.one publishes the EOSIO blockchain software protocol and is a seller of the EOS Token, a top-five cryptocurrency. In May, it made news after raising more than $4 billion through an initial coin offering (ICO) even before its flagship product had gone live.

Erasmus specializes in global corporate finance, including corporate governance, public and private M&A, restructuring, regulatory and commercial work.

Having joined Clifford Chance 2001, Erasmus became a partner in 2007. At the firm he headed the financial institutions group and acted for banks, insurers and asset managers.

 

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