Information regarding data processing

Name and contact details of persons responsible for data processing, as well as controller for data privacy protection

This information applies to the data processed by:

Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte (hereinafter: Hanefeld)
Brooktorkai 20
D-20457 Hamburg, Deutschland
T +49 40 18 04 82 93-0
F +49 40 18 04 82 93-9

The data protection officer for Hanefeld, Mr. Miro Berbig, is available at the above address or may be contacted at

Gathering and storage of personal data – type of data, purpose and use

If you mandate us, we may collect the following information from you:

  • Form of address, first name, last name.
  • Valid email addresses.
  • Physical addresses.
  • Telephone numbers (mobile and/or landline).
  • Any information necessary to assert or defend your rights under the mandate.

The collection of data takes place in order to:

  • identify you as our client;
  • successfully advise and represent you legally;
  • correspond with you;
  • bill and invoice you;
  • settle possible liability claims and assert any claims on our part.

The data processing is based on your request and is undertaken in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO. Such data processing is necessary for the purposes set out above, for the proper handling of the mandate and for the bilateral fulfilment of obligations under the mandate contract.

The personal data collected by us for the purposes of the mandate will be stored until the expiration of the statutory retention obligation for lawyers (6 years after the end of the calendar year in which the mandate was terminated) and then deleted, unless we are obliged under Article 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. c DSGVO to retain such personal data for a longer period of time due to fiscal andor commercial duties of retention and documentation (HGB, StGB or AO) or because you have consented to further storage according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO.

Transfer of data to third parties

Except as otherwise provided below, we will not transfer your personal data to third parties.

To the extent it is required by Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b DSGVO for the handling of our client relationship with you, your personal data will be passed on to third parties. This includes, in particular, our passing on your personal data to opponents in a case and their representatives (in particular their lawyers) as well as courts and other public authorities for the purposes of correspondence and asserting and defending their rights. The transferred data may be used by the third party exclusively for the stated purposes.

As far as data that is subject to the attorney-client privilege is concerned, a passing on to third parties of such data takes place only with your agreement.

Rights of persons affected

You have the right to:

  • in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO, revoke your previously given consent to us at any time. As a result, we will no longer permitted to continue to process data based on such revoked consent in the future;
  • in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO, request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you may require/request/demand information about the purposes of the processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been disclosed, the planned retention period, the right to rectification, deletion, limitation of processing or opposition/objection to processing, the existence of a complaint, the origin of your data, if not collected by us, as well as the existence of an automated decision-making process including profiling and, where appropriate, meaningful information about their details;
  • in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO, demand the rectification of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us without delay;
  • demand the deletion of your personal data stored with us, in accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO, unless the processing is required for exercising the right to freedom of expression and information, for the fulfilment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims;
  • demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, as far as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you do not wish to have it deleted and we no longer need the data, but you require them for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or you;
  • file an objection against the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO;
  • in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO, receive your personal data provided to us in a structured, standard and machine-readable format or to request the transfer of said data to another person;
  • and complain to a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 DSGVO. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or work or our office.

Right of objection

If your personal data is processed based on legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO, you have the right to file a claim against the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, to the extent that there are grounds for this arising from your particular situation.

If you would like to exercise your right to object, please send an e-mail to

HANEFELD Rechtsanwälte