Data Protection

We process your personal data only to the extent permissible under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz – “BDSG”).

Data Protection


We are data controller in the meaning of Art. 4 no. 7 GDPR:

Rimôn Falkenfort
Taunusturm, Taunus Tor 1, 60130 Frankfurt
Tel.: +49 (69) 5899624-0

Further information about who we are and how you can contact us can be found here.


Server log files

When you visit our websites (, / com) your browser automatically transmits information to the website’s server. In this context, the following information will be temporarily stored:

  • IP address of the requesting processor,
  • date and time of access,
  • name and URL of the requested file,
  • website that linked you to the website (referrer URL),
  • used browser, the operating system on your device.

This data will only be used for the following purposes:

  • to ensure smooth connection to the website,
  • to ensure comfortable use of the website,
  • to analyze system security and stability, and
  • for other administrative purposes.

Legal Basis
The processing of your personal data when visiting our website is based on Art. 6 (1) sent. 1 lit. f GDPR. It serves our legitimate interest to ensure smooth operation of our website.


Cookies - Google Maps (including Google Fonts)

Our website uses the map service Google Maps from Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland, (hereinafter "Google"). 

By integrating Google Maps, a direct connection is established between Google's servers and your browser. This enables the display of the Google Maps map. Through the integration and use of the Google Maps map, your IP address and information on the use of the maps by your browser are transmitted to Google for independent data processing. 

In addition, Google may process search terms entered by you on the Google Maps map (e.g. city, postal code) as well as your current location, provided that you have granted your express consent via the Google Maps application. 

In addition, the Google Maps map integrates so-called Google Fonts. These are fonts from Google. To display the Google Fonts on the Google Maps map, a connection is also established from your browser to a Google server and your IP address is transmitted by your browser to Google for independent data processing. Further information on data processing and possible transfers of personal data to third countries, e.g. USA, by Google can be found in Google's privacy policy. The additional terms of use of Google Maps/Google Earth also apply. Please note that you can revoke your consent regarding the integration of external content at any time for the future.

The following cookies are stored in your browser if you consent to the use of Google Maps:

Stores visitor preferences and personalizes ads on Google websites based on recent searches and interactions. Source:, storage period: 6 months.

Builds a profile of website visitors' interests to display relevant and personalized ads through retargeting. Origin:, storage period: 2 years.

Creates a profile of website visitors' interests to display relevant and personalized advertising through retargeting. Source:, storage period: 2 years.


If you are in the EU and use Google Maps, your IP address will not normally be transferred to servers in the US. Google has servers in different regions of the world, including in the EU, to ensure that data can be processed quickly and efficiently.

Typically, your data, including your IP address, is processed, and stored on servers near your location or in the EU. Google is committed to complying with EU data protection laws and protecting its users' data.

However, in certain situations, such as when you use a routing feature of Google Maps, it may be necessary for your IP address to be transferred to servers in other countries, including the US.

We expressly point out: 

  1. that the data protection standard in the USA is insufficient and that there is a risk that the data will be processed by US authorities for control or monitoring purposes, possibly without legal remedy.
  2. that no adequate protection can be guaranteed when your personal data is transferred to the USA and no guarantees can be given.

Purpose of processing:  

We offer Google Maps to display our worldwide locations and addresses and to provide an external link to Google's route planner. 

Type of personal data that may be transferred to the US, purpose of transfer and processing: 

IP address: The user's IP address is transmitted to Google to determine the user's location and approximate geographic position. This allows Google to customize the map based on the particular region or language. 

Browser and Device Information: Information about the user's browser, operating system, and device data (e.g., device type, screen resolution) is sent to Google. This information helps Google to adapt the map display to the respective device and to optimize the user experience. 

Cookies: Google Maps may store cookies on the user's device in order to retain certain settings and preferences. This information is sent to Google when the map is loaded. 

Usage statistics: Google collects information about how users use the Maps application, such as which features they use, how long they stay on the map, and how they interact with the map. This data may be used to improve the performance and functionality of Google Maps. 

Identity of the recipients, location of the recipients: 
Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA 
Tel: +1 650 253 0000, Fax: +1 650 253 0001 

You give your consent in accordance with Art. 49a DSGVO.´ 

If you are concerned about Google's cookies and the transfer of your IP address and other personal data to the US, do not use Google Maps. 

Forms & Subscriptions


You can sign up on our website to a newsletter we also use for marketing purposes. In this context, we store your personal data and use such data as described in our subscription form.

Legal Basis
Procession of your personal data is based on your express consent under Art. 6 (1) sent. 1 lit. a GDPR. 

You can withdraw your consent at any time without stating any reason by sending an email to

Forms & Subscriptions

Contact forms

You can contact us using contact forms on our website, e.g. to sign up to conferences. You may be required to submit your name and a valid email-address, to confirm your identity and to contact you. Further information can be provided on a voluntary basis.

Legal Basis
Procession of your personal data is based on your express consent under Art. 6 (1) sent. 1 lit. a GDPR. 

You can withdraw your consent at any time without stating any reason by sending an email to

Other means of contact

E-mails, calls, meetings

If you contact us by email, call or if we meet personally, we may record your personal data e.g. for purposes of returning calls or answering questions or processing your application.

If you wish to retain us as your lawyers, we are under a legal obligation to identify you as our client, to record further data points, including information on your ultimate beneficial owner, and to conduct a risk assessment.

Legal basis
Personal data is then processed, as the case may be, to take conduct steps necessary prior to entering into a contract (Art. 6 (1) sent. 1 lit. b GDPR), for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject (Art. 6 (1) sent. 1 lit. c GDPR), in particular for purposes of ensuring compliance with anti-money laundering provisions, or to pursue our legitimate interests (Art. 6 (1) sent. 1 lit. f GDPR). Once you have engaged us as your lawyer, the terms of our engagement will also govern processing of your personal data.

Further Data Protection

Data Transfers

We will not transfer your personal data to any third party for other than the purposes stated below.

We transfer personal data to third parties, if:

  • you expressly consented to such transfer under Art. 6 (1) sent. 1 lit. a GDPR,
  • the transfer is necessary under Art. 6 (1) sent. 1 lit. f GDPR for purposes of enforcing rights or protection against claims, except where such interests are overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms,
  • the transfer is mandatory under Art. 6 (1) sent. 1 lit. c GDPR to comply with a legal obligation, or
  • the transfer is compliant with legal obligations under Art. 6 (1) sent. 1 lit. b GDPR for the performance of a contract.

In the course of our work for you as your lawyer, or if you apply for a position as partner with us, additional rules may apply. We may then transfer your personal data outside the EEA (eg to other law firms). The processing of your personal data in an attorney-client relationship with us is then also governed by the terms of our engagement with you.

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Your Rights

Subject to statutory requirements, you have the right to receive information about your personal data stored, to require rectification or erasure of your personal data or the restriction of the processing and to receive your personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format (data portability).

Subject to statutory requirements, you also have the right to object to the processing of your personal data. If the processing of your data is based on legitimate interest under Art. 6 (1) sent. 1 lit. f GDPRS, you have the right to object under Art. 12 GDPR to the processing of your personal data, if there are justifying reasons based on your personal situation or if you object to direct marketing measures. To the extent we use your personal data for direct marketing, you can object to a processing of your personal data at any given time and without stating any reasons. Please lodge your objection with

Furthermore, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority regarding the processing of your personal data.

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Data security

We use suitable technical and organizational means to protect your personal data again manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction, and against unauthorized third-party access. Our IT security measures are updated and monitored in line with technological developments. To the extent we use cloud-services, we rely on the IT security measures implemented and provided by our cloud service providers.

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Version and updates

This data privacy statement is currently valid and dated September 2021.

We continue to improve our website and our offerings. This – and changes to the legal environment – may require in updates to this data pricy statement. The latest data privacy statement will be available for download and printing under