Alexandra E. Hagelüken

  • Partner
  • Die Welle
  • Reuterweg 20
  • 60323 Frankfurt am Main
  • Germany
  • T +49.69.6062.6575


Alexandra Hagelüken, Vice Chair of the firm’s Global Finance Department, advises creditors and borrowers on complex national and cross-border financings, drawing on more than two decades of experience with German and English law transactions.

Ms. Hagelüken regularly advises on:

  • Acquisition financing transactions
  • Infrastructure financings
  • Financial restructurings
  • General corporate lending

She excels at establishing long-term relationships with clients who value her pragmatic and unflappable approach. With a keen knowledge of both the products and the players in the German market, she has become a trusted advisor for clients pursuing landmark and innovative deals.


Ms. Hagelüken has earned widespread recognition for her practice work. Handelsblatt Best Lawyers named her Lawyer of the year for Banking & Finance 2019. She is ranked Band 1 by Chambers Europe Germany 2021, and has been recognized by JUVE 2021/2022, IFLR1000 2021, Who's Who Legal Germany 2021, and The Legal 500 Deutschland 2021.


Ms. Hagelüken’s representative expertise includes advising:

  • Bank consortium on the financing of the public takeover of Stada AG, the largest private equity transaction in Germany with an overall value of €5.4 billion
  • Bank consortium on the financing of the acquisition of CeramTec GmbH by BC Partners 
  • Bank consortium on the financing of all shares in Thermamax Group by Capvis 
  • Bank consortium on the financing of the acquisition of PlusServer GmbH by BC Partners
  • Bank consortium on the financing of Henkel 
  • Bank consortium on the refinancing of KAEFER Group (loan - bond) 
  • Cheplapharm on its refinancing 
  • Kaffee Partner Holding on its refinancing 
  • Kongsberg on its refinancing (bonds and super senior revolving facility)
  • Triton on the financing of the acquisition of cathode, furnace linings, and carbon electrodes (CFL/CE) business of SGL Carbon, the first covenant-lite unitranche  transaction in the German market
“Market leader for Banking.” 
IFLR1000 2020
Bar Qualification
  • England and Wales (Solicitor)
  • Rechtsanw√§ltin (Germany)
  • Master of Laws, McGill University, 1999
  • Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court, Bamberg, 1997
  • First State Exam, University of Wuerzburg, 1995
  • Financial Institutions
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • Banking
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Financial Regulatory
  • Restructuring & Special Situations
  • Energy Regulatory & Markets
  • Private Equity Finance