We process personal data (data that directly or indirectly identifies natural persons) that we receive from you or involved third parties within the scope of the mandate relationship or that we collect ourselves. Spühler Rechtsanwälte AG is responsible for the processing of personal data described in this privacy policy.

Some of the personal data you or the data subjects provide to us yourself when you or they contact us via e-mail or by telephone and request our services. This includes, for example, name and contact information, as well as information about the data subject’s role with the company or organization for which you or the respective contact persons work or on whose behalf you or they contact us. We also process personal data that we receive in our correspondence with third parties (namely clients, counterparties, authorities and courts and their employees or other contact persons) within the scope of the mandate relationship (e.g. name, contact data, date of birth, information on employment relationship, income situation, family relationships or state of health). In addition, we collect some personal data ourselves, e.g. from public registers or websites.
We process the aforementioned types of personal data primarily to provide, document and bill our legal services.

In order to achieve the purposes described in this Privacy Policy, it may be necessary for us to disclose Personal Data to the following categories of recipients: External service providers, clients, counterparties and their legal representatives, business partners with whom we may need to coordinate the provision of legal services, and public authorities and courts.

We process the personal data in our area of responsibility in Switzerland. However, we may transfer the personal data to recipients (namely clients, counterparties or authorities) who in turn process the personal data in other countries, including those that do not ensure a level of data protection comparable to Swiss law. We will do the latter based on consent or standard contractual clauses, or when necessary to perform a contract or enforce legal rights.

We only store personal data for as long as is necessary to process the client relationship, for as long as there is a legal obligation to retain and document the data, or for as long as we have an overriding private or public interest in doing so. We take reasonable and appropriate precautions to protect personal data from loss, unauthorized modification or unauthorized access by third parties. If you provide Personal Data to us through a third party (e.g., through your employees or other contacts), it is up to you to inform them in a general way about the processing by legal service providers (such as us) or other external service providers (e.g., in a privacy statement for employees).

We would like to point out that we use external IT service providers and cloud providers with servers in Switzerland as part of our mandate. We then use certain IT services as well as means of communication which may be associated with data security risks (e.g. e-mail, video conferencing). It is your responsibility to inform us of any request for special security measures.

We have a legitimate interest in the processing of personal data corresponding to the aforementioned purposes. Some processing is also necessary so that we can fulfill our contractual obligations to you or our legal obligations (e.g. retention obligations).

In particular, data subjects have the right to obtain information about the personal data stored about them and the purpose of the data processing, the right to rectification as well as to erasure or restriction of the processing of their personal data, the right to object to the processing, the right to take legal action before a competent supervisory authority as well as to data transmission/transferability. However, please note that conditions and exceptions apply to these rights. To the extent permitted or required by law, we may refuse requests to exercise these rights. Thus, we may or must retain or otherwise continue to process the personal data despite a request to delete the personal data or restrict processing for legal reasons.
No consent is required from the client, their staff or other contacts to the privacy policy. This privacy statement is merely information about the nature, scope and purpose of the use of personal data by Spühler Rechtsanwälte AG. Spühler Rechtsanwälte AG reserves the right to unilaterally change the content of the aforementioned privacy policy at any time and without notice. It is therefore recommended that you regularly consult the privacy policy of Spühler Rechtsanwälte AG on our website.

If you have any questions or if you or your employees or other contacts would like to exercise your or their data protection rights, please contact us at or write to Spühler Rechtsanwälte AG, General-Wille-Strasse 19, CH-8002 Zurich, Switzerland.

Supplement to the privacy policy in relation to the use of this website

We typically use “cookies” and similar technologies on our websites to identify your browser or device. A cookie is a small file that is sent to your computer or automatically stored on your computer or mobile device by the web browser you are using when you visit our website. If you visit this website again, we can recognize you this way, even if we do not know who you are. In addition to cookies that are only used during a session and deleted after your website visit (“session cookies”), cookies can also be used to store user settings and other information for a certain period of time (e.g. two years) (“permanent cookies”). However, you can set your browser to reject cookies, save them for one session only, or otherwise delete them prematurely. Most browsers are preset to accept cookies. We use persistent cookies so that you can save user settings (e.g. language, autologin). If you block cookies, certain functionalities (such as voice dialing) may no longer work. By using our websites you consent to the use of these techniques. If you do not want this, then you must set your browser accordingly.