As the LATX Token Sale get closer we continue to introduce our team members and advisors. Today we want you to meet our legal counsel Felix Shipkevich.
Mr. Shipkevich is a principal of Shipkevich PLLC. His practice focuses on providing counsel to FinTech and financial services firms, including financial technology, payments and emerging digital currency space. Mr. Shipkevich has a strong legal background in corporate governance, compliance, regulatory, and collateral issues associated with these areas. Shipkevich PLLC offers legal counsel for entities that want to host ICOs and require ICO services. Shipkevich has a talented group of professionals and attorneys who have extensive legal experience in dealing with traditional capital markets, foreign exchange, introducing brokers, corporate governance, and cases that involve the Dodd-Frank Act. These professionals have years of experience with FinTech cases regarding e-commerce and the establishment of payment systems for both domestic and international entities. Their experience in conventional practice areas combined with their knowledge in law pertinent to ICO services provides Latium with a great asset.
He performs transactional work for Futures Commissions Merchants (FCMs), Retail Foreign Exchange Dealers (RFEDs), Introducing Brokers (IBs), Commodity Pool Operators (CPOs), Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs), Swap Dealers (SDs), Swap Execution Facilities (SEFs), and domestic and offshore hedge funds. Mr. Shipkevich guides clients on procedures related to registration with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and National Futures Association (NFA), as well as domestic and international regulators in local jurisdictions.
He has represented clients in China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Ireland, Europe, Bermuda and the Caribbean, South America, and he is recognized as a solicitor by the Law Society of England and Wales. Mr. Shipkevich prepares and assists with implementation of compliance procedures for clients in the commodities and derivatives fields. Mr. Shipkevich has represented defended hedge funds, traders, forex firms, broker-dealers, and investment advisors as clients against enforcement actions in federal and state courts.
Prior to founding his private practice, Mr. Shipkevich was General Counsel of CMS Forex, an FCM and RFED, where he oversaw the firm’s offices located in New York, Bermuda, Saint Petersburg, Tokyo, and Shanghai. Prior to CMS Forex, he worked as a New York litigation attorney representing financial firms. Mr. Shipkevich also worked at AIG’s Financial Institutions Group, where he supervised and managed litigation against the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) brokers. He acquired his earliest legal experience at such prestigious institutions as the division of enforcement at the SEC, New York Stock Exchange, and UBS and Bear Stearns.
Mr. Shipkevich is frequently published in Compliance Reporter, e-Forex, and FX Week, and is also a Special Professor of Law at Hofstra University School of Law.