Cryptocurrency exchange Alluma announced an addition to their advisory board on Monday. Anirudh Rastogi, co-founder and managing partner of TRA law will be joining the Alluma team as a legal advisor. Making the announcement via a blogpost, the exchange wrote
“We are thrilled to add Anirudh’s extensive experience to our advisory team and look forward to his support as we work to transform digital currency trading across the emerging markets in Asia.”
Anirudh Rastogi specialises in corporate legal practices and have advised several growth stage startups on contractual and legal aspects of day to day commercial and business operations. His notable transactions include advising startups like Snapdeal, Flyrobe, Edukart and several others in mergers, acquisitions and securing funding from major VCs like Sequoia. He advised an Indian AeroSpace startup Team Indus on their ‘Moonshot’ contract with Google for its LunarX Prize. The company is trying to put a rover on the moon this year.
Rastogi has also advised various startups regarding outbound expansion and setting up overseas base in tax/ regulatory friendly jurisdictions like Singapore.
Besides practicing law, he has authored a book titled “Cyber Law: Law of Information Technology and Internet” and publishes regularly with the Huffington Post. Anirudh holds a masters’ degree in law from Harvard and was named Achiever of the Year 2017 by BusinessWorld. Apart from corporate law, Rastogi takes out time to train post graduate students in Singapore and students from Harvard Law as well Harvard Business school.
Rastogi’s firm TRA law represents the cryptocurrency exchanges in the Supreme Court for PIL filed against RBI’s Banking ban circular.
Alluma’s announcement comes shortly after a week of concluding a series of Meetups on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru. Rastogi spoke about legal framework in India for VCs in the Bengaluru meet up. His addition to advisory board will help Alluma scale the legal barriers they may encounter while launching the exchange in emerging Asian markets. The first ones to see Alluma in action will be India and Philippines.
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