Pav Gill is a trained lawyer with extensive experience in financial services laws, focusing on payments and digital assets. He is best known for being the whistleblower who exposed Wirecard, one of Europe's greatest financial scandals.
He was most recently the Chief Legal Officer of Zipmex, a global digital asset exchange, where he is responsible for all legal and compliance matters across the group. Prior to Zipmex, Pav worked at Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, and King & Spalding, where he advised governments, banks and MNCs on international capital markets transactions including several ‘world firsts’ such as Hutchinson Port’s IPO and the Republic of Turkey’s debut Islamic bond issuance.
With years of financial services laws experience under his belt, Pav decided to pursue his interests in fintech and payments at regional startups, unicorns, and listed MNCs such as Wise, BigPay and Wirecard, leading teams and advising C-suite executives on market expansions, licence applications, international regulatory compliance, and the implementation of sound legal & compliance structures.
Widely regarded as a key opinion leader on topics involving whistleblowing, ethical corporate governance and regulatory compliance in payments and digital assets, Pav has been featured by various global news outlets including CNBC, BBC, and the Financial Times, and served as keynote speaker at international conferences. In addition, he is regularly invited by large banks to conduct internal training for their employees.
For his role in exposing the Wirecard scandal, Pav has been awarded the 2021 Blueprint for Free Speech “Special Recognition Award” for integrity and bravery in the public interest, and the 2022 ACFE “Cliff Robertson Sentinel Award” - one of the ACFE’s highest honours bestowed annually on a person who, without regard to personal or professional consequences, has publicly disclosed wrongdoing in business or government. His contributions served as the primary focus of the documentary “Wirecard – The Billion Euro Lie”, produced by Sky Studios and NBC Universal, and which was one of the nominees of “Best Documentary” in the 2021 German Television Awards.