Data Protection Notice

When you access this website and its features and/or communicate with us via the contact form on our website, by e-mail or other channels, you agree that Junod Muhlstein Levy & Puder (hereinafter:   “Junod Muhlstein Lévy & Puder” or “we” or “us”) can collect and process your Personal Data in accordance with this data protection statement and in compliance with Swiss law and any other applicable data protection laws.

This Privacy Statement does not necessarily constitute a complete description of our data processing procedure. Other privacy policies may be applicable in specific circumstances.

1. Personal data

The term “Personal Data” includes all information that concerns an identified or identifiable person.

2. Collection and processing of personal data

a. As part of our services

We mainly process Personal Data collected or transmitted in the context of mandates that our clients entrust to us or in the context of other business relationships. This data is generally subject to professional secrecy. We may also receive or collect data from business partners, business contacts or other interested parties. We also collect data from publicly available sources, such as public registers, the press or the Internet in general. We also receive data from public authorities, courtsor arbitral tribunals, supervisory authorities and third parties, such as contractual and business partners, other law firms or professional advisors and opposing parties.

The type of Personal Data we may collect while providing our services includes your name and contact information (such as address, e-mail address and telephone numbers), nationality, business interests, employment history and positions held, as well as information of any kind arising from correspondence, contacts and interactions with us. Personal Data may concern you and your employees, vicarious agents, principals or agents. We will also process information of any kind that is revealed to us in the course of our services or that we have collected. This information may include special categories of sensitive data.

b. In connection with the use of this website 

We collect certain Personal Data when you visit this website. For example, by using cookies and similar technologies, we may process your IP address, your geographic location as indicated by your IP address, your language preferences, the content you access, the website from which the request originates, the search terms you enter on this website, information about the type of device you use to access this website and its settings, the operating system and your browser type.

Use of the website may result in the collection of Personal Data by means of cookies and Google Analytics, which provide information on how visitors use our site.

i. Cookies and Google Analytics

Cookies are small text files that are placed in the browser directories of your computer or mobile device when you visit our website. Our website uses session and permanent cookies. “Session cookies” let you move from one page of the site to another and memorize the information you enter. Session cookies are deleted when you close your browser or after a short period of time. “Permanent cookies” enable the website to remember your preferences and settings when you visit the website in the future. Permanent cookies expire after a certain period of time (e.g. two years).

You can change your browser settings to block cookies, notify you when cookies are sent to your device or clear them at the end of your session. Please note that if you decide to disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain features of our website or commercial messaging. By continuing to use our website without changing your settings, you consent to our use of cookies.

We also use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”) that provides us with information about how visitors use our website. Google uses permanent cookies as part of the process of collecting anonymous information, such as the number of website visitors, where they come from, which pages they visit and how long they stay on our website. The processing of your Personal Data by the service provider is thus the responsibility of the service provider and is governed by its data protection regulations. The service provider only tells us how our website is used (without providing any personal information about you).

This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “anonymizeIP()”, so that IP addresses are truncated before further processing in order to exclude any direct connection with individuals.

ii. Social Plug-in

Please note that no social plug-in is used on this website.

iii. Contact form

Contact by e-mail also involves the collection of Personal Data (first name, last name and e-mail address) and the use of cookies.

3. Purposes and legal basis of the data processing

In accordance with applicable law, we process your Personal Data and that of third parties for the following purposes, which are in our (or, where applicable, a third party’s) legitimate interest:

  • to provide legal services to our clients and to ensure that our mandates are carried out smoothly;
  • to manage our law firm’s activities (for example, to carry out administrative or operational processes);
  • to monitor and analyze our activities or improve our services and products;
  • to operate and improve our website and its functionality, as well as any other platforms we use (Internet traffic analysis);
  • to maintain and develop our business relationship with you, identify services that may be of interest to you, pursue certain business development initiatives, send you publications and marketing communications, invite you to events or workshops (provided that you have not objected to the use of your data for this purpose; if you are one of our customers and you receive advertising from us, you can object at any time and we will put you on a list of clients who do not wish any further advertising mailings);
  • to comply with our legal obligations, in particular identifying or checking the identity of our clients;
  • to manage risks, assert our rights and defend ourselves in litigation and formal proceedings.

4. Recipients of Personal Data

We may share the Personal Data collected in connection with the provision of legal services with third parties (such as advisors, related parties, courts, authorities, opposing parties, service providers and other persons) in Switzerland or abroad, if this is necessary or useful for the provision of our services and in accordance with the purposes of data processing set out in paragraph 3 above.


In addition, we may share your Personal Data with third parties when:

  • you have given us permission to do so (if necessary) or the organization you work for has obtained your permission for us to do so (if necessary);
  • we are subject to a legal, regulatory or professional obligation to do so (for example, to comply with anti-money laundering requirements or sanctions) or
  • such disclosure is necessary in connection with legal proceedings or in order to assert or defend our rights.

We use third parties to perform services on our behalf and we may share your information with them (for example, banks, insurance companies, marketing service providers, analytics providers, or telecommunications and IT providers who may have access to your Personal Data when providing their services).

If the recipients of the Personal Data are located in jurisdictions which do not offer an adequate level of data protection, any transfer of data abroad will be subject to appropriate safeguards.

5. Your rights

Unless otherwise agreed in writing, the Personal Data we collect shall only be kept for the period of time necessary to perform the contract with you or achieve the intended processing purposes and/or if there is a legal obligation to store it or an overriding public or private interest. As soon as the Personal Data collected by us is no longer required for the above-mentioned purposes, it is deleted or made anonymous to the extent possible.

You have the right to request access to the data we have about you at any time, including the right to request rectification of inaccurate Personal Data, the right to restrict or object to the processing thereof and the right to request its deletion, unless the Personal Data concerned is subject to a legal retention obligation or is absolutely necessary for the performance of the contract.

We may refuse access if data protection legislation or other relevant laws, in particular attorney-client privilege, allows or requires us to do so, in which case we will justify our decision as required by law.

In addition, and subject to applicable law, you are entitled to request the delivery of certain Personal Data with a view to transferring them to another entity (“data portability”).

Finally, you can lodge a complaint with the competent data protection authority if you believe that our processing of your Personal Data violates the applicable data protection laws (in Switzerland, the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner).

Junod, Muhlstein, Lévy & Puder is the data controller under this Privacy Statement.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us in writing at the following address:

Junod, Muhlstein, Lévy & Puder

17, rue Töpffer

1206 Geneva


6. Changes 

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion and without any notice, to update, supplement or amend this Privacy Statement at any time to reflect any changes in the way we process your Personal Data or any changes in legal requirements. Any changes we may make to this Privacy Statement in the future will be published on this website. Please check our site regularly for updates or changes.

This Privacy Statement does not apply to third-party websites linked to this website. We have no control over the data processing carried out by these third parties and disclaim any warranty or liability in connection with these websites.


Last updated: June 2020