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Osborne Clarke wins Ex-N26 GC Dr. Robert Kilian as Of Counsel


Written on 30 June 2020

Dr. Robert Kilian will join Osborne Clarke as Of Counsel on July 1, 2020. Both sides want to bundle their experience with digital business models, especially in increasingly regulated industries, and their networking in the fintech and startup ecosystem and further expand it together.

Osborne Clarke has been advising a number of well-known fintech companies for many years, including N26, Token.io, Trade Republic, giropay and the Liberis Group. The team of FinTech / Regulatory lawyers offers a specialized service for banks, financial companies and other service providers. It covers the entire spectrum of banking and financial advice, specializing in specific but particularly innovative areas of the financial services industry. Our clients benefit from our extensive regulatory expertise, the close cooperation with our IT and data protection specialists and from our know-how on the transaction side.

“We are very much looking forward to working with Robert Kilian,” said Carsten Schneider, Managing Partner of Osborne Clarke in Germany. “For our clients, his practical experience is a perfect addition to our advisory skills”.

Robert Kilian: “Osborne Clarke is the perfect platform for me to continue to use my experience and my network in consulting projects in the digital environment.”

After working as a lawyer at Hengeler Mueller, Robert Kilian has worked for N26 since 2015, most recently as general representative and general counsel. In addition to leading the legal department, he oversaw the acquisition of the ECB full banking license, the strategic development and international expansion of N26 in 26 countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom – as well as all financing rounds until the recent expansion of the Series D round in May 2020. Robert Kilian is a lecturer at the Humboldt University in Berlin and advises the Federal Government on new technologies and regulations as part of the FinTech Council.

In the future, Robert Kilian, as has been planned for a long time, will primarily focus on building his own company. In addition, he remains active in legal and strategic advice and also works as a lecturer.