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Dr. Hilger von Livonius

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Hilger von Livonius is a partner in the firm’s Munich office and advises on banking, investment, and insurance regulatory matters. Apart from general regulatory and code of conduct issues, he has a specific focus on investment funds and debt capital markets (DCM), structured financial products and derivatives. In these fields, he advises manufacturers of retail products and solutions for institutional investors in connection with the issuance of financial products. He also advises institutional market participants such as investment funds, insurance companies, and pension funds on their investments, in particular in the areas of real estate and other real assets, private debt and alternative investments.

Professional Background

Mr. von Livonius joined K&L Gates in July 2016. He started his career with professional training at Deutsche Bank AG, studied law in Hamburg, Heidelberg and Munich, and was admitted to the Munich bar in 1998. He has some 20 years experience as a lawyer, working for two leading international law firms in the areas of banking and capital markets at their Munich and London offices, among others. He has been a partner since 2008.

Speaking Engagements

  • WM Seminar “Kreditfonds”
  • International Funds Summit “Regulatory Developments in Europe”
  • K&L Gates Annual Investment Management Conference
  • RdF Workshop ”Kapitalanlage in Debt”
  • EUROFORUM Seminar ”Real Estate and Infrastructure Investments”

Additional Information

  • Loan Funds – new Developments in Germany and Luxembourg (Kreditfonds – neue Entwicklungen in in Deutschland und Luxemburg), Absolut Spezial “Private Markets”, October 2018, p. 58 et seq., co-author: Alexandre Hecklen (article in German)
  • Guarantee prohibition under German investment law (Investmentrechtliches Bürgschafts- und Garantieverbot), Recht der Finanzinstrumente 3_2018, p. 211 et seq., co-author: Tobias Moroni (article in German)
  • No investment brokerage in case of an introduction of a portfolio manager (discussion of German Federal Supreme Court decision of 10 October 2017), EWiR 6_2018, p. 163 (article in German)
  • Commentary on German Investment Law (Frankfurter Kommentar zum Kapitalanlagerecht), §§ 2, 3, 282 and 284 KAGB, June 2016
  • Outsourcing Rules a Challenge for German Managers of Real Estate Funds with Cross-Border Investments, risk & compliance, October-December 2015
  • Transparency Requirements for Long and Short Positions in Germany – Pull Out your Calculator, risk & compliance, April-June 2015
  • Admitting credit funds in Germany (Zulassung von Kreditfonds in Deutschland), AbsolutReport Nr. 03/2015, March 2015
  • Review of the Administrative Court of Kassel, decision of August 28, 2013 (6 A 704/12) on licensing issues (Besprechung von VGH Kassel, Urteil v. 28.08.2013 (6 A 704/12) zum Tatbestand des Finanzkommissionsgeschäfts), EWiR 2014, Heft 5
  • Regulatory approach of hybrid bonds (Regulatorische Behandlung von Hybridanleihen), die bank, August 2014
  • Advice for Non-EU Fund Managers on AIFMD Compliance, risk & compliance, July-September 2014
  • Advising various issuers in connection with the issuing, marketing and listing of (structured) securities, including approval and notification proceedings for prospectuses
  • Advising a bank in connection with the setup of a local branch
  • Documenting derivative transactions under ISDA and the German master agreement
  • Advising alternative investment fund managers on the setup of institutional funds
  • Advising insurance companies and pension schemes on investments in real estate and private debt (legal due diligence)
  • Advising asset managers on Brexit-related issues
  • Supporting clients in licensing and registration procedures
  • Supporting clients in owner control procedures