Crypto Lawyer

Denis Rogovski is an International business-minded licensed lawyer who focuses on Fintech & Banking, Crypto & Blockchain, Web3 & DeFI, IT Law & Intellectual Property Law. He has been passionate about tech and Law since starting his law career in 2016. Main areas of expertise:

1) Fintech & Banking
Denis has experience as a Senior in-house banking lawyer on e-money and payment systems in a leading Ukrainian fintech bank Tascombank, associated with a well-known in-region product called Monobank (the first Ukrainian bank in smartphones). As the bank's chief lawyer on these issues, he took this experience into his private legal practice. Now he helps startups with MSB licenses and issues related to payment systems, including VISA and MasterCard. He assists tech companies with integrating classic and innovative banking solutions with the crypto ecosystem.

2) Crypto & Blockchain, Web3 & DeFI, NFTs
Since early 2018 Denis has been advising crypto-related startups. Denis's experience in the blockchain industry includes advising on token offering structuring, including securities laws analysis. He helps startups to list tokens on centralized cryptocurrency exchanges, structure DAOs (decentralized autonomous organizations), perform intellectual property work for NFTs (non-fungible tokens), and assist startups with other legal work to allow them to operate legally, including contracts drafting, communication with supervisory authorities, obtaining licenses and permits, opening bank accounts, legal support for the formation of corporate structures, registration of employees and freelance consultants, tax issues, and cover all the legal stuff. Denis helps crypto startups, decentralized blockchain protocols and open sources to legalize their activities. He provides KYC and AML advice and helps startups meet the requirements of US SEC, CFTC, FinCEN, OFAC, EU ESMA, and EIOPA, allowing them to comply with EU MICA and other EU regulations in the fintech sphere.

3) IT Law & Intellectual Property Law
Denis works with IT companies, helping to protect the intellectual property related to software development, patents and trademarks, websites and domain names. He also assists IT companies with all paperwork, contracts, employment of employees and external consultants. Among a wide range of documents, Denis particularly drafts IT business Development Services Agreements, Consulting Services Agreements, Software as a Service Agreements, Support and Maintenance Services Agreements, License Agreements, Professional Services Agreements, and IT Support Agreements, helps protect the IP rights of NFT (non-fungible tokens) owners.

4) Data Protection & Privacy
Denis advanced in Data Privacy laws in the most critical jurisdictions that care about the data protection of their residents: GDPR, UK GDPR, CCPA, CalOPPA, and PIPL. You should comply with their laws if you operate an online business and collect data from customers in the US, EU, UK, or China. You can contact Denis, and he will take care of everything. Denis has already prepared more than a hundred documents, such as Privacy Policies or Terms of Use and helps online businesses which collect users' data to comply with data protection laws.

Experience: 5 years

Yearly salary: $30,000

Hourly rate: $50

Nationality: πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ Ukraine

Residency: πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ Ukraine


Period Title Company
2016 - 2018 Senior Legal Counsel on Fintech and E-money Tascombank JSC
2018 - 2023 Blockchain Lawyer Self-employed
2018 - 2023 Blockchain Lawyer Self-employed