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Dina
Ostmann

Lawyer

LANGUAGES: German and English

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DID YOU KNOW ...

... if I hadn't become a lawyer then probably a master carpenter to carry out projects at dizzying heights. However, not having achieved that, I settled instead for shepherding 40 sheep and lambs on the meadows of my family’s Bioland farm in my free time.
„ She believed she could, so she did.“
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Ralf
Kämmerling

Lawyer

LANGUAGES: German and English

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DID YOU KNOW ...

... if I hadn't become a lawyer, I would probably have become a writer and my work would still consist primarily of writing and research. The advantage would be that I could freely choose which subjects I wished to write about. However, on the other hand, the advantage of being a lawyer is that you come across stories and incidents from real life that one could ever imagined...
“ Nobody knows what he can do until he tries.”
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Dr. Jens
Wanner

Lawyer │Partner

LANGUAGES: German and English

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DID YOU KNOW ...

... if I hadn't become a lawyer, I guess I would have more time for my family these days. Instead of law, I would have studied Graeco-Roman archaeology. But then again even if I had chosen the latter, I probably still wouldn’t be at home very often.
„Always look on the bright side of life.“
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Jesko
Zahn

Lawyer │ Partner

LANGUAGES: German and English

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DID YOU KNOW ...

... if I had not become a lawyer, I would probably still be the CEO of an advertising agency or perhaps I would have become a tennis coach. In my junior year of high school, I founded an advertising agency selling designer name cards under the label “Rakosi Design”. While at law school, I became a certified tennis coach at the Tennis Association of Hessen and managed to keep my head above water by giving tennis lessons.
“If you don´t overdo you will not reach a level beyond mediocrity.”
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Sarah
Adler, née Machander

Lawyer│ Mediator │Partner

LANGUAGES: German and English

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DID YOU KNOW ...

... if I had not become a lawyer, I'd be working with animals instead of people today. After graduating from high school, my original desire was to study veterinary medicine or pharmacy.
“One may not be able to change the direction of the wind, but you can change the way in which sails are set”
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Gero M.
Wähner

Attorny at Law │ Mediator

LANGUAGES: German and English

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PUBLICATIONS AND LECTURES

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PUBLICATIONS AND LECTURES

DID YOU KNOW ...

... if I hadn't become a lawyer then I would probably still be a civil servant working for the Bavarian tax authorities ("my former life"). In my ‘former life’, in addition to taking the Abitur on the second educational path, I was actively involved in a diverse range of activities – from football to table tennis, from periods of performing community service in geriatric care to being a taxi driver in Frankfurt am Main and working in the student administration while at university. ...now cycling, working out at the gym, Nordic walking, hiking and cross-country skiing is my way of balancing out my sometimes stressful job as a lawyer.
“There are no problems only challenges.”
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Shari
Seitz

Paralegal │ Law Student

LANGUAGES: German and English

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... that my greatest passion is horseback riding and that I actively support Eintracht Frankfurt in my free time? Even my daughter's first onesie had the eagle on his chest.
“Real happiness on this earth is to be found on the back of a horse.”
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Rebecca
Spreier

Assistant to the Management

LANGUAGES: German and English

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DID YOU KNOW ...

... that I love to travel, to discover the world, to get to know other cultures and to taste culinary delights. My biggest dream is to go on a journey around the world, maybe one day - who knows?
"The world is there to discover!"
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Talisa M.
Drescher

Research associate │ Stud. iur.

LANGUAGES: German and English

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DID YOU KNOW ...

... that I do a lot of jogging in my free time and I have already completed a half marathon? When I jog I love listening to rock music which – as others tell me - seems to be in complete contrast of their image of me. In summer you'd be more likely to meet me at Rock am Ring than on the beach.
“We all put our pants on - one leg at a time.”
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Cara
Dielmann

Research associate │ Law graduate │ Doctoral candidate

LANGUAGES: German, English and Spanish

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DID YOU KNOW ...

... that social engagement is very important to me? When I'm not brooding over my doctoral thesis, I devote myself fully to the international nonprofit organisation Rotary. At only 27 years of age, I founded my own Rotary Club and am one of the youngest Rotary presidents in the world.
„When you stop learning you stop growing.“
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Virginia
Baumbach

Research associate │ Stud. Iur

LANGUAGES: German, English and Italian

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DID YOU KNOW ...

... my mom is Italian and my dad is German? I believe I’m a really good mix of both countries and I often find it very difficult to answer the question of whether I feel more Italian or German. Perhaps the truth lies in the fact that I always - and without exception - have a cappuccino and a pretzel for breakfast.
„Why Not.“
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Stuart

Unbezahlter Faul-Lancer, Security

Sprachen: Alle (aber nur passiv)

Ausbildung

Tätigkeitsschwerpunkte

Ausbildung

Tätigkeitsschwerpunkte

DID YOU KNOW ...

Wuff Wuff !
Wuff Wuff !

Privacy policy

We thank you for your interest in our homepage www.wzm-law.de and the interest in the services we offer.

The use of our internet presence is basically possible without any disclosure of personal data.

With regard to data protection, we do not offer direct contact forms, have removed all direct links to social networks, do not implement Google Maps, Google Analytics etc. and consequently do not collect any personal data to the best of our knowledge and belief.

Nevertheless, we are obliged by law to inform you about your rights regarding the collection of personal data.

With this data protection declaration we inform you about the scope and purpose of the personal data not collected, not used and not processed by us and explain your rights in this respect.

As the party responsible for processing data in accordance with the following definition of "responsible party", we have taken organisational and technical measures to ensure that the personal data transmitted via this website is protected as completely as possible.

Nevertheless, data transmission on the Internet can have security gaps.

A complete protection of data against access by unauthorized persons cannot be guaranteed or ensured by us.

Therefore, it goes without saying that you are free to provide us with personal data, if necessary in person, by telephone or in writing.

With regard to the transmission of personal data via this website (which is not possible according to our understanding) the following provisions apply:

Definitions

Our data protection declaration is based on the terms and definitions used in the Basic Data Protection Regulation (German DS-GVO).

In this declaration, the following terms are used among others:

Personal data

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as "Person concerned"). An identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, on-line identification, or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

Person concerned

Data subject means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.

Processing

Processing is any operation or set of operations, performed with or without the aid of automated means, which is performed upon personal data, such as collection, recording, organisation, organisation, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

Restriction of processing

Restriction of processing is the act of marking stored personal data for the purpose of limiting future processing.

Profiling

Profiling is any automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to the performance of work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, conduct, location or change of location of that natural person.

Pseudonymisation

Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the need for additional information, provided that this additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures which ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

Responsible

The controller or controller shall mean the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or any other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data concerned.

Order Processor

Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

Recipient

The recipient is any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not that person is a third party.

Third party

Third party means any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or the processor, are authorized to process the personal data.

Consent

Consent is any voluntary, conscious and unequivocal expression of the data subjects will or any other unambiguous act confirming the data subjects will by which he or she indicates his or her consent to the processing of the personal data concerned.

Name and address of the controller

The controller within the meaning of the basic data protection regulation is:

WZM Wanner Zahn Machander mbB, legally represented by the partners Dr. Jens Wanner, Ms. Sarah Machander and Mr. Jesko Zahn, Hanauer Landstraße 523, 60386 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Tel.: +49 (0) 69 - 97 84 71 - 70, Fax: +49 (0) 69 - 97 84 71 - 77, info@wzm- law.de, www.wzm-law.de

Every affected user of this website is welcome to contact the above-mentioned persons with regard to all questions, suggestions and information on data protection, our website and/or related matters.

Cookies

Our website does not use cookies.

Collection of general data and information

The website collects a number of general data and information with every visit to the website by the user. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The following can be recorded

• used browser types and versions,
• the operating system used by the accessing system,
• the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer),
• the sub-websites, which are accessed via an accessing system on our website
• the date and time of access to the website,
• an Internet Protocol (IP) address,
• the Internet service provider of the accessing system and
• other similar data and information which serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using this general data and information, WZM will not draw any conclusions about the person concerned. Rather, this information is required to

• to deliver the contents of our website correctly,
• to optimize the contents of our website,
• to guarantee the permanent functionality of the web presence and
• to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack.

These anonymously collected data and information are evaluated by us as a consequence, if necessary statistically and furthermore with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company, in order to ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a person concerned.

Contact possibility via the Internet site

The website does not contain any direct input fields for information that would enable rapid electronic contact with our company and direct communication with us, which also includes a general address for so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). However, you have the possibility to activate your mail browser by clicking on the corresponding link and thus send us e-mails.

Rights of the data subject

a) Right to confirmation

Every data subject has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation, to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether personal data relating to him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.

b) Right to information

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to obtain at any time and free of charge from the data controller information on personal data relating to him/her and a copy thereof. The European Data Protection Supervisor has also granted the data subject access to the following information:

■ the processing purposes
■ the categories of personal data processed
■ the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular to recipients in third countries or international organisations
■ if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration
■ the existence of a right of rectification or erasure of personal data relating to him or her or of a restriction on processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing
■ the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
■ if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: All available information on the origin of the data
■ the existence of automated decision making including profiling in accordance with Article 22(1) and (4) of the DS-BER, and - at least in these cases, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject

The data subject shall also have the right to obtain information as to whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject shall also have the right to obtain information on the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.

c) Right of rectification

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right to obtain the rectification without delay of inaccurate personal data relating to him. The data subject shall also have the right to obtain the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration, having regard to the purposes of the processing.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of rectification, he or she may at any time contact a member of staff of the controller.

d) Right of cancellation (right to be forgotten)

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to obtain from the controller the immediate erasure of personal data relating to him/her, if one of the following reasons applies and provided that the processing is not necessary:

■ The personal data has been collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which it is no longer necessary.
■ The data subject withdraws his or her consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) DPA or Article 9(2)(a) DPA and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
■ The data subject lodges an objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the DPA and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for processing, or the data subject lodges an objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the DPA.
■ The personal data were processed unlawfully.
■ The deletion of personal data is necessary to comply with a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the controller is subject.
■ The personal data were collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Article 8(1) of the DSDB.

If any of the above reasons apply and a data subject wishes to request the deletion of personal data stored by WZM (which it is not), he/she may at any time contact an employee of the data controller. The WZM employee will ensure that the request for deletion is complied with immediately.

If the personal data have been made public by WZM and our company as controller is obliged to delete the personal data in accordance with Article 17 (1) of the DS-GVO, WZM shall take reasonable measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform other controllers who process the published personal data that the data subject has requested these other controllers to delete all links to these personal data or copies or replications of these personal data, unless the processing is necessary. The WZM staff member will arrange for the necessary action to be taken in individual cases.

e) Right to restrict processing

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to obtain from the controller the restriction of processing if one of the following conditions is met:

■ The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period of time that allows the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
■ The processing is unlawful, the data subject refuses to have the personal data deleted and instead requests that the use of the personal data be restricted.
■ The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject needs them for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.
■ The data subject has lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) of the DPA and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the controller outweigh those of the data subject.

If one of the above conditions is met and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data not stored by WZM in the first place, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the data controller. The WZM employee will arrange for the restriction of the processing.

f) Right to data portability

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to receive the personal data concerning him/her which have been made available to a controller by the data subject in a structured, common and machine-readable format. He or she also has the right to have this data communicated to another controller without interference from the controller to whom the personal data has been made available, provided that the processing is based on the consent pursuant to Article 6 paragraph 1 letter a DPA or

Art. 9 para. 2 letter a DPA or based on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter b DPA and processing is carried out by means of automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

Furthermore, in exercising their right to data transfer, the data subject has the right, in accordance with Article 20 paragraph 1 of the DPA, to obtain that personal data be transferred directly from one controller to another controller, insofar as this is technically feasible and provided that it does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.

To exercise the right to data transfer, the data subject may at any time contact a WZM employee.

g) right of appeal

Every person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to object at any time, for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her carried out pursuant to Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the DPA. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

WZM shall no longer process the personal data before and in the event of an objection, unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing that are worthy of protection and outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

In order to exercise the right of objection, the data subject may directly contact any WZM staff member.

The data subject shall also be free to exercise his right of objection in relation to the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, by means of automated procedures involving technical specifications.

h) Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling

As a matter of principle, we do not use profiling or automatic decision making.

i) Right of revocation of a data protection consent

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

If the data subject wishes to exercise his or her right to withdraw consent, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.

If the person concerned is logged on to Twitter at the same time, Twitter recognizes the following with every visit to our website by the person concerned

Legal basis of the processing

Art. 6 I lit. a DS-GVO would serve our company as a legal basis for processing operations for which we would obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations necessary for the supply of goods or the provision of another service or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b DS-GVO. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of enquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which makes it necessary to process personal data, for example to fulfil tax obligations, processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c DS-GVO. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our company were to be injured and his or her name, age, health insurance details or other vital information had to be disclosed to a doctor, hospital or other third party. In this case the processing would be based on Art. 6 I lit. d DS-GVO. Finally, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f DS-GVO. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or of a third party, unless the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject prevail. We are permitted to carry out such processing operations in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, it took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (Recital 47 sentence 2 DS-GVO).

Legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the controller or a third party

If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f DS-GVO, our legitimate interest is and would be the conduct of our business activities for the benefit of the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.

Duration for which the personal data are stored

The criterion for the duration of storage of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After expiry of the period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer required for the fulfilment or initiation of the contract.

Legal or contractual provisions providing the personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of not providing the data

We would like to inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary for a contract to be concluded that a data subject provides us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company concludes a contract with him/her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before the person concerned makes personal data available, the person concerned must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what the consequences would be if the personal data were not provided.

Existence of an automated decision making process

As a responsible company, we refrain from automatic decision making or profiling, as we do not even process or store personal data.