June 25, 2019

Cardano Foundation appoints Gianna Abegg as Legal Counsel

Ye Ji Kim

Senior PR, Communications and Marketing Manager

Cardano Foundation

  • Gianna Abegg joins as Legal Counsel to strengthen its legal function

The Cardano Foundation – in line with its international expansion plans – has strengthened its legal department by appointing Gianna Abegg as the new Legal Counsel – effective immediately.

In her new role based in both Zug and Zürich, Switzerland, Gianna will oversee the Cardano Foundation’s legal and compliance functions and support the Foundation’s growth plans by streamlining its structural framework.

Nathan Kaiser, Chairperson of the Cardano Foundation, says:

“The Cardano Foundation continues to grow internationally and to bring value across different industries. Gianna’s international experience in the legal profession — focusing on the digital economy as well as other corporate practices — will further strengthen the structural framework of our community. Her insights from practicing in both Europe and Asia will add value to the Foundation and cement our position as a globally expanding organization.”

A native of Zürich, Switzerland, Gianna is an international lawyer admitted to the bar in her home city. Before joining the Cardano Foundation, she practised law at a law firm in Taipei, Taiwan, and Shanghai, China, for six years. In Asia, Gianna focused on digital economy, corporate transactions and cross-border investments.

During her professional practice in China, Gianna also held the position of Vice President of the Swiss Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, as well as Head of its Legal Committee and its Digitalization Committee. She has a Master of Law degree from the University of Zürich, Switzerland.

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About the Cardano Foundation:
The Cardano Foundation is an independent body based in Zug, Switzerland, with core responsibilities to help oversee and supervise the development of Cardano, the world’s first third-generation blockchain, and its ecosystem. The Foundation is committed to protecting and promoting Cardano, the first blockchain platform developed for smart contracts using a scientific philosophy, and to advocate on behalf of the users and community of the protocol. The Foundation works alongside Input Output HK (IOHK), who are contracted to design and build Cardano, and EMURGO, the for-profit arm working to boost the Cardano ecosystem through commercial ventures. The three entities are wholly separate in governance, ownership and leadership. Find out more: www.cardanofoundation.org

Artwork: Clarisse Meyer