Joseph Axisa

Legal Advisor – Digital Assets

       Advocate Joseph Axisa; Maltese national and resident, holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) and Master of Advocacy from the University of Malta. Admitted as a warranted member of the Malta Chamber of Advocates in 2023, Joseph is fluent in Maltese, English, and Italian, and already gained valuable experience through apprenticeships with leading firms in the digital asset industry during his academic tenure.


              After three years at a prominent consultancy firm within the digital asset sector, Joseph transitioned to an independent consulting role within the DAL team; specialising in digital asset legal and regulatory elements, including strategy, drafting of contracts, negotiations and solution design and implementation.  

          Joseph is also an integral member of the dYdX team, the leading decentralized finance protocol developer for advanced trading, supported by venture capital firms such as Andressen Horowitz. Notably, he contributed to the successful launch of dYdX’s .V4 product—an innovative fully open-source derivatives exchange operating on the Cosmos tech-stack. dYdX.V4 is currently the leading on-chain derivatives exchange within the digital asset industry. Within DAL Advisory, Joseph provides comprehensive support to digital asset clientele, including regulatory assessments, token legal opinions, and contractual negotiations spanning intellectual property, security audits, software development, and capital raising.



International Focus

            Recognizing the global reach of the digital asset industry, Joseph and his team extend digital asset expertise beyond Maltese borders, assisting clients with their corporate and regulatory requirements in jurisdictions such as Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Guernsey. Joseph’s unwavering commitment to legal excellence and deep understanding of the digital asset landscape make him a trusted advisor to clients navigating the evolving regulatory challenges of this dynamic industry.