Karatzas and Partners Law Firm

Update 25 May 2018


I.                   Karatzas & Partners Law Firm and data protection


Karatzas & Partners Law Firm (“K&P”) was established in 1963, and has since grown and expanded steadily.  The firm offers legal services and advice as regards the entire spectrum of commercial and financial law, including banking and finance law, capital markets law, general corporate and commercial law, competition law/antitrust, energy law, mergers and acquisitions, privatizations, project finance law, real estate law and telecommunications law.  Our litigation department represents clients in litigation before courts and arbitral tribunals touching upon all the above areas of law.  General information about K&P is available online on its website: http://www.karatza-partners.gr.


Our law firm is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.  In line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation this privacy policy sets out the personal data we collect about you, and the ways we use your personal data.  When we refer to “personal data,” we mean any information that identifies, or could reasonably be used to identify a natural person, either on its own or along with other information.


We therefore ask you to read this privacy policy carefully.


II.                In what context and how do we collect personal data about you?


In the course of our professional activities we may collect your personal data inter alia: (a) in the context of our business development activities; (b) when you or your organisation seek legal advice from us; (c) when you express your interest in working with us; (d) when you or your organisation provide services to us; (e) when you browse our website; (f) when you email us or otherwise provide us your data in connection with an event organised by our law firm; (g) when you correspond with us more broadly by telephone, post, email or otherwise; or (h) when you give us a business card (or similar).  In most instances, we will have received your personal data directly from you.  Nonetheless, there may be instances we may collect personal data from a third-party source, including a government or credit reporting agency, an information or service provider, or from public records.


III.             What kind of personal data we collect and process?


The personal data we collect about you may include basic information such as name, employer, title or position; contact information including a physical address, email address or phone numbers; other information such as background and interests; technical information such as your IP address from your visits to our website or in relation to communications we send you electronically; information provided to us in the context of our employment relationship with you or another relationship related to the provision of services; information provided by or on behalf of our clients; and any other information relating to you, you may provide us with. 


IV.              The ways we use your personal data


We will use your personal data in connection with our ordinary professional activities regardless of the way we have collected this data.  These uses include: (a) the provision of legal advice or other services; (b) compliance with our legal obligations such as anti-money laundering and export control regulations; (c) the management of access to our offices, systems and online platforms (including for security purposes); (d) compliance with Court rulings; (d) to the extent not overridden by your own fundamental rights and freedoms the processing of your personal data serving our legitimate interest; or (e) any other reason for which you may have granted the personal data to us.


We can only process your data for additional purposes such as communication with you concerning legal developments and other announcements, distribution of surveys, or gathering information to improve our services if you have explicitly given your consent.  At any time you may withdraw this consent.


V.                 Who has access to your personal data apart from K&P?


We may transfer your personal data to third parties such as, for examples, sub-contractors (including our IT support service provider), other counsel and accountants, as well as third parties involved in your matters.  We ensure that sharing your personal data with third parties is done in accordance with applicable legislation concerning data protection, and we ensure where applicable that third parties adopt all appropriate safeguards to protect your personal data.


VI.              We strive to ensure your personal data is secure


We take all appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure your personal data are processed in accordance with the law, and to prevent any unauthorised access, destruction, accidental loss, or damage to your personal data.  Your personal data is processed in line with our internal security procedures relating to storage, access and destruction.


VII.           We will only retain your personal data for as long as it is reasonable required


We will only retain your personal data for as long as it is required for in view of their use, or until you withdraw your consent if and where applicable.  We may retain your data for an additional period if required in order to defend legal claims arising during any relevant retention period.


VIII.        What are your rights concerning your personal data?


You may have a right to access the personal data we hold about you.  Moreover, you may also require any inaccurate personal information to be corrected or deleted.  In addition, you can object to our use of your personal data for direct marketing purposes at any time, and you may have the right to object to our processing of some or all of your personal data, as well as to require it to be deleted, under certain circumstances.  Furthermore, where applicable you may also have a right to data portability, according to which we may be required to transfer your personal data to a new service provider.  If you wish to exercise any of the aforementioned rights, you can contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Finally, you can also lodge a complaint about the processing of your personal data with the regulatory authority responsible for data protection matters in your country.


IX.              Miscellaneous


Should you have any questions, comments or requests concerning our privacy policy, we welcome questions address to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


X.                 Updates and changes to this policy


This privacy policy was last updated in May 2018.  Any changes we make to this policy in the future will be posted to our website at: http://www.karatza-partners.gr/our-firm/privacy-policy.html.