Privacy notice

General information about personal data processing by Partnerschaft

The following privacy notice is intended to explain to you in an understandable, transparent and clear manner how Stenner Partnerschaft – Rechtsanwälte (‘ Partnerschaft’) processes your personal data. This information notice is addressed to every natural person (particularly representatives, contacts or employees of our clients or other business partners, as well as guests whom we are allowed to welcome to our events) with whom we have a lawyer/client relationship, an order relationship, a business relationship or any other communication relationship (including those in the process of being established).

Should you nevertheless have clarification-related questions or other queries regarding data protection at Partnerschaft, you are welcome to contact us on one of the addresses below at any time.

1. Responsibilities and contact details

The controller under Art. 4 (7) of the GDPR for processing of your personal data is

Stenner Partnerschaft – Rechtsanwälte -
represented by Christian Stenner and Philipp J. Veit
Fasanenstr. 77, 10623 Berlin
Tel.: + 49 30 856 212 - 0
Fax: + 49 30 856 212 -12

You can reach our data protection officer by sending an email to the following address:, or by posting a letter to Stenner Partnerschaft – Rechtsanwälte, Data Protection Officer, Fasanenstr. 77, 10623 Berlin, or by calling +49 (0)30 856 212-0.

2. Processing your personal data

The subject matter of our data processing activities is your contact details and, where applicable, other personal data required for our provision of services or our communication with you (e.g. information that (i) is typically contained in legal documents (contracts, pleadings, etc.) and/or public registers, e.g. land registers, commercial registers and registers of associations; (ii) was the subject matter of our correspondence with you; or (iii) affects your legal relationships with your employer or third parties, such as personal data, file numbers or loan or account numbers with banks.

If you have not provided us with your personal data yourself, we have obtained it from our clients, business partners, service providers or cooperation partners, for whom you may work as a representative or employee or through whom you may be invited to our events, or we have taken the data from publicly accessible sources, such as in particular company websites, lists of participants at events or industry directories.

data from publicly accessible sources, such as in particular company websites, lists of participants at events or industry directories.

  • to conclude or execute mandate agreements, orders to our notaries, contracts and other business relationships (including processing of purchase orders, deliveries or payments) or to prepare or respond to requests for quotations and to define the terms of the contractual relationship, with our clients, business partners, service providers or cooperation partners for whom you may be acting as a representative or an employee;
  • for the firm’s internal administrative purposes (e.g. accounting);
  • to conduct court and official proceedings and/or for the purpose of asserting / exercising and defending against legal claim(s) within Germany and abroad, including for the purpose of exercising professional privileges and for the purpose of securing other special confidentiality rights;
  • to send you our client information, such as office events, to the extent relevant to your business activities;
  • for other communication purposes;
  • to ensure our law firm’s IT security and IT operations;
  • to engage service providers (e.g. external IT service providers) who support our business processes;
  • to prevent criminal offences and, on a case-by-case basis, to conduct compliance investigations and the associated (also electronic) review of correspondence and documents;
  • to plan and host events that you are invited to, including coverage of those events, which may include the publication of images and video footage of you.

Furthermore, personal data is processed for the purpose of fulfilling contracts with or orders from individuals (natural persons) that we have a business relationship with (Art. 6 (1) (b) of the GDPR).

If you do not provide us with your personal data, we shall be unable to carry out the contractual relationship or fulfil the above-mentioned communication purposes.

Furthermore, data processing is partly prescribed by law (Art. 6 (1) (c) of the GDPR). For example, under the provisions of the German Money Laundering Act, we are obligated to identify our clients and require the necessary information from you to do so (Section 11 (6), sentence 1 of the German Money Laundering Act). Pursuant to Section 50 of the German Federal Lawyers’ Act, we are professionally obligated to maintain legal files and may use electronic data processing for this purpose.

based on Art. 6 (1) (e) of the GDPR, insofar as data processing is necessary to be able to perform the tasks assigned to our notaries in the public interest.

3. Confidentiality and erasure of your personal data

Each of our employees, and all employees working for external service providers who have access to personal data, are obligated to treat this data confidentially.

We erase personal data following termination of the lawyer/client, order or contractual relationship or our contact, provided that storage is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of our (post-)contractual obligations or the legitimate interests mentioned in this privacy policy and no legal retention obligations exist. We restrict data processing if there are legal retention obligations.

4. Disclosure of your personal data

We transmit your personal data to third parties only on the basis of legal regulations or if you have given your consent on a case-by-case basis.

Your personal data may be disclosed to contractors inside and outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) who provide certain services for us, such as IT services (processors), to the extent necessary for the purposes set out in (2). The contractors are bound to secrecy by us and process personal data only as per our instructions.

In addition, in the normal course of our law firm’s business and for the purposes set out in (2) above, we may disclose your data to third parties both inside and outside the EEA (such as our business partners or law firms that we are working with on a brief, translators, opponents and other third parties).

In addition, insofar as is legally permissible, we may transfer your personal data to authorities (e.g. social security agencies, tax authorities or law enforcement agencies), public registers and courts in Germany and abroad to meet legal obligations or our law firm’s interests. The authorities and courts we liaise with in this respect may be located abroad.

Countries outside the EEA may have different data protection legislation to the EU. Insofar as there is no legal level of protection comparable to European data protection legislation in these countries, we shall take precautions in the event of your personal data being transferred to these countries to ensure adequate protection of your personal data in these countries. In particular, we have the standard contractual clauses published by the European Commission at our disposal in this respect. You can obtain further information from our data protection officer and, in particular, request the contracts concluded from the same for inspection.

5. Your rights

Under the legal prerequisites, the existence of which must be checked on a case-by-case basis, you have a right of access to information about your personal data, a right to request that your personal data be rectified or erased or that processing be restricted, and a right to receive your personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format (data portability).

Under the legal prerequisites, the existence of which must be checked on a case-by-case basis, you also have the right to object to the processing of your personal data.

Insofar as we process your personal data to inform you of our consulting activities and current developments to the extent relevant to your business activities, you may object to the processing of your personal data at any time without any need to state reasons for doing so.

You also have the right to lodge complaints with a supervisory authority in relation to the processing of your personal data.

6. Modifications to this information

This information notice is valid at present and was last updated in November 2020.

It may be necessary to modify this information notice due to the further development of our activities and/or services, or based on modified legal or official requirements. You can access, save and print the current information notice on our website at any time.