Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for Clients

With this Privacy Policy, the lawyers listed below under section 1 explain how they process personal data of their clients.

1. Persons Responsible and registered address

The persons responsible are – each individually – the lawyers Dr. iur. Christoph Rohner, Dr. iur. Stephan Thurnherr, Dr. iur. Andreas Wiget, lic. iur. Jürg Jakob, lic. iur. Armin Linder, lic. iur. Nico Gächter, Dr. iur. Thomas Kern, Dr. iur. Rebecca von Rappard, M.A. HSG in Law Mathias Enderli, Rosenbergstrasse 42b, 9000 St. Gallen.

For questions regarding the handling of personal data or other data protection concerns, please contact:

2. Personal data processed and purposes of processing

The following personal data are processed within the scope of a mandate relationship:
– Client data and data for mandate management: first name and surname as well as contact details of the contact persons, position and title, associated company/office, industry, any cross-connections (e.g. shareholders or related persons) and further background information from publicly accessible sources (e.g. commercial register), any assigning person, contents of enquiry and mandate, counterparties or opposing parties and their representatives as well as further details for checking any conflicts of interest;
– Mandate data: Communication with clients, courts, opposing lawyers and third parties, advisory documentation, information disclosed by or for clients, counterparties or opposing parties, courts, authorities and other parties involved in proceedings in the course of services or created in the course of services;
– Service and invoicing data: Information on services rendered and invoiced, invoice data, proof of services, invoices, payments, bank details;
– Supplementary information: Information in connection with participation in events and other information provided by clients.

The lawyers listed in section 1 process data mainly to provide, document, invoice, and improve their services. This includes processing to meet legal requirements (e.g. to check for any conflicts of interest) and to enforce or defend legal claims. Personal data of clients are also processed in order to communicate with them, to answer enquiries and to send them newsletters, information about the firm as well as personal invitations to events, courses, conferences or lectures upon request.

Anyone who no longer wishes to receive newsletters and invitations can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the relevant link in the respective e-mails or by notifying the registration office referred to in section 1 above.

3. Disclosure of personal data

No personal data will be passed on to third parties without the consent of the person concerned, unless this is done in connection with the processing of the mandate or is necessary for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. In particular, information may be disclosed to courts and authorities, counterparties or opposing parties, correspondent lawyers, legal protection insurers and other experts in the course of the processing of the mandate.

In addition, personal data may be disclosed to contract data processors, in particular to IT service providers and other providers who make IT applications available (e.g. collaboration platforms) or provide support and other services for the purposes listed in this Privacy Policy on behalf of the client.

4. Rights of the data subjects

Persons about whom data are processed have the right to request information in accordance with Art. 25 of the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act of 25 September 2020.

If the processing is based on consent, the data subjects have the right to revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future.

They may also assert the other rights under the applicable Swiss Data Protection Act.

In order to exercise such rights, the data subjects may contact the respective lawyer or the registration address mentioned in section 1. These requests will be processed by the respective lawyer in accordance with the applicable Swiss Data Protection Act and may also be rejected or only fulfilled to a limited extent in accordance with the legal regulations.

A data subject also has the possibility provided for in the Swiss Data Protection Act to contact the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (

5. Adjustments to this Privacy Policy

It may be necessary to amend this Privacy Policy from time to time, for example if the law or the way in which personal data are processed change. In this case, the new version will be published on the website

Status: 31 August 2023