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ATTORNEYS

Dr. Ulrich Springer, LL.M. (London)

T +49 89 12 50 188-88 | M +49 173 319 45 14
ulrich.springer@springer-kuss.com

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  • Attorney since 1998
  • Linklaters 1998/99
  • CMS Hasche Sigle 1999 - 2015, since 2003 Partner
  • Universities of Munich, London (LL.M.) and Erlangen-Nuremberg (Dr. iur.)

Dr. Michael Kuss, LL.M. (San Francisco)

T +49 89 12 50 188-55 | M +49 175 433 32 94
michael.kuss@springer-kuss.com

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  • Attorney since 1998
  • Linklaters 1998/99
  • Siemens AG / Siemens Venture Capital – Inhouse Counsel 1999 - 2008
  • Universities of Passau, Munich and San Francisco

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Since 2000 we advised inter alia on these INVESTMENTS and EXITS.

 

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CAREER

You are a German attorney (Rechtsanwalt or Rechtsanwältin) and would like to work in a small but highly professional team on demanding domestic and international transactions and corporate structures? You have excellent command of the English language that you gained abroad (e.g. through an LL.M.) as well as two outstanding state exams and ideally a completed PhD (Dr. iur.)? Then we look forward to your application by e-mail to Dr. Ulrich Springer (ulrich.springer@springer-kuss.com). Or call us at +49 89 12 50 188-10. You can expect remuneration that is competitive with a large law firm.

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Sendlinger Straße 50
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T +49 89 12 50 188-10
office@springer-kuss.com

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Name/Legal Form: Springer Kuss Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB (Partnership of Lawyers with Limited Professional Liability under the German Partnership Act – Partnerschaftsgesellschaftsgesetz)

Registered Seat: Munich

Registration: Local Court (Amtsgericht) Munich, PR 1644

Partners: Dr. Ulrich Springer, Dr. Michael Kuss
Address: Sendlinger Strasse 50, D-80331 Munich;
T +49 89 12 50 188-10; E office@springer-kuss.com

VAT Identification Number: DE 815653623

All lawyers are admitted to practice in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Competent bar (Rechtsanwaltskammer): Rechtsanwaltskammer für den Oberlandesgerichtsbezirk München, Tal 33, D-80331 Munich (www.rechtsanwaltskammer-muenchen.de).

Applicable professional rules and laws include, without limitation, the German Federal Lawyers’ Act (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung), the Rules of Professional Practice (Berufsordnung), the German Act on Lawyers’ Fees (Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz) and the Code of Conduct for European Lawyers. The above rules and laws can be found at www.brak.de under “Professional Rules” (“Berufsrecht”).

Professional liability insurance is provided by Allianz Versicherungs Aktiengesellschaft, Königinstr. 28, D-80802 Munich.

Privacy Policy

I. Name and address of the controller

Responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is:

Springer Kuss Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB

Sendlinger Str. 50

80331 München

office@springer-kuss.com

Tel.: +49 89 12 50 188-10

II. General information on data processing

1. Scope of processing of personal data

Personal data of the users of this website are only processed as far as this is necessary to provide a functional website as well as the contents and services. The processing takes place upon the user’s consent Where it is not possible or necessary to obtain prior consent for actual or legal reasons, the processing takes place to the extent that the processing is permitted by statutory provisions. The same applies to the processing of personal data within the framework of a client relationship or a contact or correspondence by electronic communication (e.g. email) or mail.

2. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Where the consent of the respective data subject is obtained for the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) serves as the legal basis. For mere informational visits of our website, we currently do not use or process any data requiring such prior consent.

Article 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data required for the fulfilment of a contract (e.g. a mandate relationship) to which the data subject is a party. The same also applies to processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures (such as the initiation of a mandate relationship).

Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO serves as the legal basis to the extent that the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation of Springer Kuss Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB.

If the processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of Springer Kuss Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB or a third party and the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the first interest, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO serves as the legal basis for the processing. This particularly applies to the storage of log files in accordance with Section III (see details there).

3. Recipients, transfer to third countries

In some cases, we use external service providers such as host providers for websites or email servers, and IT services. To the extent that those service providers process personal data, they act for us as processor pursuant to Art. 28 DSGVO and subject to respective contractual agreements. The processing of personal data takes place in Germany or the European Union. In case of 1&1 IONOS, the processing of personal data takes place predominantly in a member state of the European Union or in another state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Otherwise, we will point this out separately below.

4. Data erasure and storage duration

The personal data of the data subject will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies. In addition, the data may be deleted if the European or national legislator has provided for this in Union regulations, laws or other provisions to which the controller is subject. The data shall also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless it is necessary for further storage of the data for the conclusion or performance of a contract.

III. Provision of the website and creation of log files

1. Description and scope of data processing

Each time our website is accessed, the system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the accessing computer. The following data is collected:

  • Information about the browser type and the version used,
  • the operating system (system configuration) of the user,
  • the IP address of the device with which the user accesses the website or a service,
  • the website that the user has previously visited, and
  • date and time of access.

The data is also stored in the log files of the server. These data are not stored together with other personal data of the user. 1&1 IONOS, with its registered office and server location in a member state of the European Union or in another state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, acts as the processor for hosting the website.

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files, insofar as these are personal data, is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

3. Purpose of data processing

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable delivery of the website to the user’s computer. For this purpose, the IP address of the user must remain stored for the duration of the session.

The data is stored in log files to ensure the functionality of the website and to analyze user behavior from the above data. In this way, the data is used to improve the website and to ensure the security of the information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context. These purposes also include the legitimate interest in data processing pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

4. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. Data collected for the purpose of providing the website, will be deleted no later than six weeks after the data has been collected. If the IP address is stored in log files, deletion takes place after seven days at the latest. The duration of storage may be extended. In this case, however, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated so that it is no longer possible to assign it to the calling client.

5. Possibility of objection and removal

The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of data in log files is mandatory for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility for the user to object.

IV. Analysis Tools

1. Google Analytics

We use the web analysis service Google Analytics (“Google”) on our website to collect and analyze various statistical data about the use of our website.

Google uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie is usually transferred to a Google server located in the USA and stored there. However, by having activated IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google in advance within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases your full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and will be shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.

The website of Springer Kuss Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”.It means in effect that IP addresses are shortened for further processing and that it is not possible to identify individuals. As far as the data collected about you is personal, this is immediately excluded and the personal data deleted immediately.

According to Google, the IP address transmitted by your browser is not merged with other Google data.

We use Google Analytics to analyze and regularly improve the use of our website. The statistics obtained allow us to improve our services and make them more interesting for you as a user. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Third Party Information

Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Terms of use: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html, privacy policy overview: http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html, and privacy policy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Disabling Google Analytics

If you want to prevent the storage of unique web analysis cookies in your browser, you can deactivate this via the settings in your browser software. You may not be able to use all functions of our website.

In order to deactivate the collection and processing of data relating to your use of our website and the forwarding of your IP address to Google, you can also download and install the browser plug-in available via the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

2. 1&1-Webanalytics

Furthermore, we use the web analysis service 1&1-WebAnalytics (“1&1 IONOS”) for the statistical evaluation and technical optimization of our website. The data are processed completely anonymously. When processing the personal data collected for this purpose (inventory data, usage data and content data), Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO serves as the legal basis.

Further information on the use of 1&1 IONOS and data processing can be obtained via the following link: https://www.ionos.de/terms-gtc/index.php?id=6

V. Use of Google Maps

On this website we use the offer of Google Maps. Thus, we are enabled to display interactive maps directly on the website and allows you to conveniently use the map function.

When you visit the website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data mentioned in Section III of this declaration will be transmitted. This takes place regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in to or whether there is no user account. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not want your profile to be associated with Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for advertising, market research and/or needs-based design of its website. Such evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide demand-oriented advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, and you must contact Google to exercise this right.

Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by the plug-in provider can be found in the provider’s privacy policy. There you will also find further information on your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

VI. Email contact

1. Description and scope of data processing

Contact with us is possible inter alia via the email address provided on our website and the email addresses of our employees and partners. In this case, the personal data of the user transmitted with the email (in addition to the above-mentioned data such as telephone number, etc.) will also be stored. The same applies to emails or other correspondence sent within the framework of an existing client relationship.

The data are used exclusively for the processing of the establishment of contact as well as the existing mandate relationship or other correspondence. Fischer Systempartner GmbH, headquartered and server-located in Germany, acts as the processor for hosting the email server.

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted by email in the course of establishing contact is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If the email contact is aimed at the conclusion of a contract (e.g. a mandate relationship), or if the email or other correspondence serves to carry it out, then the additional legal basis for the processing of the personal data transmitted is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

3. Purpose of data processing

The processing of personal data from email or other correspondence serves solely to process the correspondence, i.e. to respond to inquiries addressed about it or to otherwise enable and carry out communication within the framework of an existing contractual relationship (such as a client relationship), which also constitutes the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data.

4. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. If there are legal storage obligations, the processing may only be restricted. Personal data sent by email or other correspondence will no longer be required once the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is terminated when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the relevant facts have been conclusively clarified.

5. Possibility of opposition and removal

The user has the possibility to object to the storage of his personal data at any time by notifying office@springer-kuss.com. In such a case, the communication cannot be continued. In this case, all personal data stored in the course of establishing contact will be deleted.

VII. Rights of the data subject

If personal data is processed by you, you are the data subject within the meaning of the DSGVO and you have the following rights vis-à-vis the controller (Springer Kuss Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB):

1. Right of information

You can request confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data relating to you will be processed by us. In the event of such processing, you may request the following information from the controller:

  • the purposes for which the personal data will be processed;
  • the categories of personal data processed;
  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data relating to you has been or will be disclosed;
  • the planned duration of the retention of the personal data concerning you or, if it is not possible to provide specific information in this regard, the criteria for determining the retention period;
  • the existence of a right to rectify or erase personal data concerning you, a right to limit the processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing;
  • the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
  • all available information on the origin of the data, if the personal data are not collected from the data subject;
  • the existence of automated decision-making including profiling in accordance with Art. 22 para. 1 and 4 DSGVO.

You have the right to request information as to whether the personal data concerning you will be transferred to a third country or to an international organization. In this context, you may request to be informed of the appropriate guarantees pursuant to Art. 46 DSGVO in connection with the transfer.

2. Right to rectification

You have the right to have your personal data corrected and/or completed by the controller if the personal data processed concerning you is inaccurate or incomplete. The controller must carry out the rectification immediately.

3. Right to limit the processing

Under the following conditions, you may request that the processing of your personal data be restricted:

  • if you dispute the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period of time which allows the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
  • the processing is unlawful and you refuse to delete the personal data and instead request that the use of the personal data be restricted;
  • the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you need them for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims, or
  • if you have lodged an objection against the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 DSGVO and it has not yet been determined whether the justified reasons of the controller outweigh your reasons.

If the processing of personal data concerning you has been restricted, such data – apart from their storage – may only be processed with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of an important public interest of the Union or a Member State. If the processing restriction has been limited in accordance with the above conditions, you will be informed by the controller before the restriction is lifted.

4. Right to deletion

  1. Obligation to delete

You may request the controller to delete the personal data concerning you immediately and the controller is obliged to delete this data immediately if, in particular, one of the following reasons applies:

  • The personal data concerning you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
  • You revoke your consent on which the processing pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a DSGVO was based and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
  • You object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 DSGVO and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing or you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 2 DSGVO.
  • The personal data concerning you have been processed unlawfully.
  • The deletion of your personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the controller is subject.
  1. Exceptions

The right to deletion does not exist if the processing is necessary, such as

  • on the exercise of freedom of expression and information;
  • to fulfil a legal obligation which processing is subject to under the law of the Union or of the Member States to which the controller is subject or to perform a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
  • the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.

5. Right to data transferability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to the controller in a structured, common and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to communicate these data to another controller without being hindered by the controller to whom the personal data was provided, provided that

  • the processing is based on a consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a DSGVO or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO and
  • processing is carried out using automated procedures.In exercising this right, you also have the right to request that the personal data concerning you will be transferred directly from one controller to another controller, insofar as this is technically feasible, provided that freedoms and rights of other persons must not be affected.

The right to transfer data does not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

6. Right of objection

You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e or f DSGVO.

The controller will no longer process the personal data relating to you unless he can prove compelling grounds for processing that are worthwhile to protect and that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

Notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EG you have the possibility to exercise your right to object by means of automated procedures using technical specifications in connection with the use of services of the information society.

7. Right to revoke the declaration of consent under data protection law

You have the right to revoke your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. The revocation of your consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of your consent until you revoke it.

8. Right of appeal to a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you shall have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, place of work or place of presumed infringement, if you consider that the processing of your personal data is in breach of the DSGVO.

The supervisory authority with which the complaint was lodged shall inform the complainant of the status and outcome of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Art. 78 DSGVO.

Status: February 1, 2019