- Alexander Hoeptner filed a $3.4 million lawsuit towards BitMEX, his former employer.
- The courtroom submitting alleges breach of contract and wrongful termination.
- BitMEX consultant says, “We are going to defend the declare vigorously.”
In accordance with a courtroom submitting, former BitMEX CEO Alexander Hoeptner has sued the corporate for $3.4 million, alleging breach of contract and wrongful termination. He left BitMEX in Oct 2022. He lately claimed to have obtained a discover of termination alleging misuse of funds and failing to fulfill firm obligations.
Hoeptner advised a crypto information publication,
I’m upset that it has gotten to the purpose that authorized proceedings are crucial, however I’ve been left with no alternative.
Hoeptner claims BitMEX owes him a complete of $3.4 million for unpaid salaries, shifting prices, and housing, the courtroom submitting states. He relocated a number of instances all through his tenure as CEO, dividing his time between Hong Kong, Germany, and Singapore.
He was knowledgeable by BitMEX in the course of 2022 that as a part of an “intensive cost-cutting and restructuring initiative,” he might not be eligible for his second-year bonus of $2.4 million or any compensation for relocation.
The courtroom submitting states his relocation prices have been $230,000 on the time. He was despatched a discover of termination a number of weeks later. He mentioned:
We had made super progress – hitting each milestone we set out – which made my wrongful termination even more durable to know.
In accordance with a BitMEX consultant, the corporate can’t present a proper remark right now as a result of the case continues to be continuing earlier than the Singapore Court docket however will handle Hoeptner’s assertions. Nevertheless, the consultant additionally mentioned:
For sure, we’ll defend the declare vigorously.
BitMEX lately diminished its workforce by 30% in an effort to revert to its preliminary emphasis on buying and selling derivatives.