Privacy policy

1. Processing personal data

We process personal data (data that directly or indirectly identifies natural persons) that we receive from you or involved third parties in the context of the business relationship or in the initiation of the business relationship or that we collect ourselves. AGON Partners Legal AG, Wiesenstrasse 17, 8008 Zurich, is responsible for the processing of personal data described in this privacy policy.

2. Data origin

Some of the personal data you or the data subjects provide to us yourself when you or they contact us via email, social media (e.g. LinkedIn), via an online contact form or by telephone and request our services. This includes, for example, name, telephone number and contact details as well as information about the role of the data subject at 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) in the context of the mandate relationship (e.g. name, contact data, date of birth, information on employment, income situation, family circumstances or state of health). In addition, we collect some personal data ourselves, e.g. from public registers or websites.

3. Processing purpose

We process the mentioned types of personal data:

a. ) primarily to provide, document and bill our legal services.

b. ) for marketing purposes (using any means of communication such as email, social media, mail or telephone) to inform about publications, events, news, services or products that may be of interest (e.g. with a newsletter).

4. Disclosure

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. Furthermore, your data will be passed on to group companies (see website).

5. Processing location

We process personal data in our area of responsibility mainly in Switzerland and in the EU/EEA. However, we process the data worldwide if this is required by the mandate relationship. 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 if it is necessary for the performance of a contract or the enforcement of legal claims.

6. Website

In order to operate our website securely and stably, we collect technical data, such as IP address, information about the operating system and settings of your terminal device, the region, the time and the type of use. In addition, we use cookies and similar technologies.

7. Job application

If you apply for a position with us, we obtain and process the relevant data for the purpose of reviewing the application, conducting the application process and, in the case of successful applications, for the preparation and conclusion of a corresponding contract. For this purpose, in addition to your contact data and the information from the corresponding communication, we also process in particular the data contained in your application documents and the data as we can additionally obtain about you, for example from job-related social networks, the Internet, the media and from references, if you consent to us obtaining references.

8. Duration data storage and backup

We store personal data only for as long as is necessary for the processing of 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).

9. External services

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 up to you to inform us about the request for special security measures.

10. Editing interest

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).

11. Attorney-client privilege

The attorney-client privilege remains unaffected. Insofar as data subject to attorney-client privilege is involved, it will only be disclosed to third parties in consultation with you.

12. Your rights

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 seek redress from a competent supervisory authority and 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. For example, we may or must retain or otherwise continue to process personal data despite requests to delete personal data or restrict processing for legal reasons. If you are in the EEA, you also have the right to complain to the data protection supervisory authority in your country. You can find a list of authorities in the EEA here:

13. No consent

No consent is required from the client, its employees or other contact persons to the privacy policy. The data protection declaration is merely information about the type, scope and purpose of the use of personal data by AGON Partners Legal AG. AGON Partners Legal AG reserves the right to unilaterally change the content of the aforementioned privacy policy at any time. We would inform you accordingly about any changes.


Should the EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) exceptionally apply to certain data processing, the following shall additionally apply exclusively for the purposes of the GDPR and the data processing subject to it. We base the processing of your personal data in particular on the fact that:

a. ) it is necessary for the initiation and conclusion of contracts and its administration and enforcement (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO;

b. ) it is necessary for the protection of legitimate interests of us or of third parties, namely for communication with you or third parties, to operate our website, to improve our electronic offers and registration for certain offers and services, for security purposes, for compliance with Swiss law and internal regulations for our risk management and corporate governance and for other purposes such as training and education, administration, evidence and quality assurance, organization, implementation and follow-up of events and to protect other legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO);

c. ) it is required or permitted by law due to our mandate or position under the law of the EEA or a member state (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO);

d. ) you have separately consented to the processing, e.g. via a corresponding declaration on our website (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a and Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a DSGVO).

15. Contact

If you have any questions or if you or your employees or other contact persons would like to exercise your or their rights as data subjects under data protection law, please contact us via