Client data protection declaration

The purpose of this data protection declaration is to illustrate how Studio 1896 treats the personal data of its Clients.

1. Responsible and contact person

The data controller is Studio 1896 with registered office in via Pretorio 7, 6900 Lugano (Switzerland).

If you have any questions about the processing of personal data or any other data protection issues, please contact the following address: 

2. Personal data processed and purpose of processing

As part of the mandate contract, we process the following personal data:

  • Client and mandate management data: Name, name and contact details of contact persons, function and title, company/department, sector, possible inter-relationships (e.g. partners or close relatives) and other basic information from publicly accessible sources (e.g. Commercial Register), any person who has given the firm a reference, content of the enquiries and mandate, counterparties and their representatives, as well as other information needed to examine the existence of potential conflicts of interest.
  • Mandate-related data: communications with clients, courts, opposing counsel and third parties, advisory documents, information transmitted in the course of the mandate by or on behalf of clients, opposing counsel, courts, authorities and other participants in the proceedings or which are prepared in the course of the mandate.
  • Service and billing data: information on services provided and billed, billing data, bill of services, invoices, payments, bank details.

Personal data is processed primarily for the purpose of providing, documenting, invoicing and improving our services. Processing includes processing to comply with legal requirements (e.g. to verify potential conflicts of interest) and to ensure the exercise or defense in court. Clients’ personal data are also processed to communicate with them and to respond to their requeries.

3. Transmission of personal data

We do not transfer any personal data to third parties without the consent of the person concerned, unless this is in connection with the execution of the mandate or is necessary for the purposes described in this data protection declaration. In particular, information may be transferred to courts, authorities, opposing parties, corresponding lawyers, legal protection insurances and other experts within the scope of the execution of the mandate.

Furthermore, we may pass on personal data to commissioned parties, in particular to IT service providers and other service providers who, at our request, provide IT applications (e.g. collaboration platforms), support services and other services for the purposes specified in this data protection declaration.

4. Rights of data subjects

Persons whose data is processed have the right to request information in accordance with Article 25 of the Federal Act on Data Protection of 25 September 2020 (entry into force on 1 September 2023).

In addition, other rights conferred by the applicable data protection law may be invoked.

In order to exercise these rights, the data subject may contact the e-mail address mentioned in Section 1. The request will be dealt with in accordance with the applicable data protection law. The response to such a re-request may also be denied or limited in accordance with legal provisions.

Furthermore, the data subject has the possibility, in accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act, to contact the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (

5. Amendments to this data protection declaration

An amendment of this data protection declaration may be necessary again, for instance in the event of a change in legislation or a change in the way personal data are processed.