Irina Heaver is a leading cryptocurrency and blockchain lawyer based in Dubai and Switzerland representing clients worldwide. She is highly regarded internationally for her extensive experience and deep technical knowledge of blockchain, smart contracts and cryptocurrency matters.
Irina advises across the value chain in the blockchain space, including multinational companies and protocol developers, issuers of security tokens, DeFi and NFT projects, blockchain infrastructure projects, such as tokenisation platforms, cryptocurrency exchanges and payment providers, funds investing in cryptocurrency and blockchain ventures.
Irina consulted multiple Governments and Regulators on policies surrounding Emerging Technology and drafted crypto-related laws and regulations.
With over 17 years of experience gained as a Partner in a law firm, in-house as a regional General Counsel, and as a co-founder of a crypto exchange she advised on over USD $500 billion worth of projects and transactions in the oil & gas, mining, construction, maritime and technology sectors.
Irina’s expertise is helping visionary cryptocurrency and blockchain Entrepreneurs with legally compliant business strategy, launch, capital raise and growth through her vast network in the Middle East and Europe.
Before joining Keystone Legal, Irina co-founded and ran a cryptocurrency exchange, so she understands first-hand the challenges that Founders face, and makes sure that her legal advice is business focused and actionable.
- Cryptocurrency, DeFi & NFT
- Blockchain & digital assets
- Tokenisation of assets
- M&A and IPO
Prior to joining Keystone Law Middle East in 2021, she worked at the following firms:
- Genero Capital, Director – Legal & Strategy
- EMIREX, Co-Founder, Head of Strategy & General Counsel
- Fitche & Co – Partner and Head of Commercial & Technology
- Svitzer, Maersk Group – Regional General Counsel and Corporate Affairs Manager (Africa, Middle East and Asia)
- 13+ years in Oil & Gas Industry in senior leadership roles