DR. IRINA HEAVER
CRYPTO LAWYER, NEOS LEGAL
Irina is a leading Web3 and Crypto lawyer based in Dubai and Switzerland, representing clients worldwide.
She is highly regarded internationally for her extensive experience and deep technical knowledge of blockchain, Web3, and cryptocurrency matters.
She is a partner in an International LawFirm, as well as the Founder of the UAE’s first legal technology services & business consultancy dedicated to crypto matters (established 2016).
Irina advises across the value chain in the blockchain space, including multinational companies and protocol developers, issuers of tokens, DeFi and NFT projects, and blockchain infrastructure projects, such as tokenisation platforms, cryptocurrency exchanges, payment providers, and funds investing in Web3 ventures.
Irina has consulted multiple Governments and Regulators on policies surrounding emerging technology and has drafted crypto-related laws and regulations. Her nearly two decades of experience — accrued as a partner in a law firm, in-house as a regional General Counsel, and as a co-founder of a regional crypto exchange — have led her to advise on over USD $500 billion worth of projects and transactions in the oil & gas, mining, construction, maritime, and technology sectors.
Irina’s expertise is in aiding visionary entrepreneurs with legally compliant launches, capital formation, and growth, leveraging her vast network in the Middle East and Europe.