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About Alicia Hildner

Alicia is a financial services Counsel in our Global Transaction group

Alicia advises financial institutions and unregulated companies on all aspects of banking regulatory law, particularly FinTech companies such as neo-brokers, e-money institutions and payment service providers on all aspects of their business models, including licensing requirements, financing rounds, governance issues and ongoing regulatory requirements. She regularly assists companies in M&A transactions. In addition, she focuses on payment services and payment infrastructure law as well as securities services.

Alicia regularly publishes articles and other papers and gives presentations/trainings for clients, among others, in the areas of payment services and money laundering law.

She speaks German, English and French.

Recent work

  • Advising ProCredit Holding AG & Co. KGaA regarding the conversion into a stock corporation (Aktiengesellschaft) 
  • Advising SEB Kort Bank AB regarding the acquisition of Lufthansa AirPlus Servicekarten GmbH from Deutsche Lufthansa Aktiengesellschaft
  • Advising JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. on the merger of its continental European business into J.P. Morgan SE
  • Advice on the merger of DVB Bank SE with DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank
  • Advising KfW and the Federal Republic of Germany on stabilising energy group Uniper
  • Advising gategroup on the outsourcing of pension liabilities to Funding Solutions Germany
  • Advising Upvest Securities GmbH on obtaining its license as a securities firm
  • Advising Hellman&Friedman and GIC on the acquisition of the payment services provider Concardis
  • Advising Cazoo, a leading UK online car retailer, on the acquisition of Cluno, the leading German provider of car subscription services
  • Advising a leading automotive company on the establishment of an e-money platform
  • Advising HSH Nordbank in the context of the ECB's comprehensive review and other regulatory matters
  • Advising Funding Circle in connection with its IPO




  • University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • Université I - Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris, France
  • Legal assistant at the Freshfields' office in Frankfurt 
  • Legal traineeship at the Freshfields office in Frankfurt and in New York, U.S.
  • Secondment at State Street International GmbH