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Dr. Hilger von Livonius

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.

Hilger joined the firm 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 more than 20 years of 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.

  • Named by the Best Lawyers in Germany™ as "Lawyer of the Year" for Investment Funds in Bavaria (2024)
  • Recognized by the Best Lawyers in Germany™ for Banking and Finance Law; Investment Funds; Regulatory Practice in Munich (2024)
  • Bankrecht und Bankpraxis (BuB), „Emissionsgeschäft“ 
  • Moritz/Klebeck/Jesch, Frankfurter Kommentar zum Kapitalanlagerecht, §§ 2, 3, 282 and 284
  • Wendt/Wendt, PRIIP-Verordnung, Artt. 6-10
Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • 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)
  • Part I Germany. Credit Funds – New Developments in Germany and Luxembourg,” Absolut Report 01 2017, March 2017
  • Commentary on German Investment Law (Frankfurter Kommentar zum Kapitalanlagerecht), §§ 2, 3, 282 and 284 KAGB, June 2016
  • Private Debt– Regulatory and Tax: General Conditions for Institutional Investors,” Absolut Report 04 2016, p. 60 et seq., April 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
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