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Federal Court of Justice on the Scope of the Right to Access Pursuant to Article 15(1) GDPR

Background In its ruling of June 15, 2021 (Case No. VI ZR 576/19), the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) for the first time took a comprehensive position on the scope of the right to access pursuant to Article 15(1) GDPR. Article 15 GDPR standardizes the right of access of a data subject vis-à-vis a controller. Pursuant to Article 15(1) GDPR, a data subject may ask the controller to provide information on whether he/she is processing personal data relating to him/her and, if so, to provide access to such data and further information...

Cross-State Review of Websites and Use of Cookies by German Supervisory Authorities

In the summer/autumn of 2020, the supervisory authorities of several German states examined the websites of various media companies, particularly with a view to the use of cookies and the tracking of users for advertising purposes. According to the press releases published by the supervisory authorities involved (see the press release from the State Commissioner for Data Protection of NRW), the supervisory authorities came to the conclusion that the integrated tracking methods and the cookies used often did not meet legal requirements...

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Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek celebrates anniversary with VIP guests at K21 in Düsseldorf

50+1 – the event title aptly summarizes Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s festivities held at artwork exhibition venue K21 yesterday. Since it had not been possible to celebrate the law firm’s 50th milestone anniversary in 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, guests were invited a year later in honor of the occasion. Attendees enjoyed an evening surrounded by art. Lord Mayor Keller sent a welcome address to the Düsseldorf-based firm. Jacques Tilly, Germany’s premier carnival float designer, then continued the successful start of the night...

Heuking awarded Best Law Firm of the Year in Germany - Corporate and M&A at International Legal Alliance Summit

At the beginning of June, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek was awarded the title of Best Law Firm Corporate and M&A 2022 in the “Germany” region. At the 13th ILASA - International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards in Paris, a top-class jury had recognized the work of German legal experts for the first time ever. Boris Dürr, Managing Partner, and Dr. Helge-Torsten Wöhlert, Head of the French Desk, personally accepted the award on behalf of the law firm in Paris. The award was given based on the commitment of the French Desk headed by Dr. Helge-Torsten Wöhlert. Heuking’s detailed submission in the French Décideurs / Leaders League handbook convinced the jury to present the firm with the Gold Award...

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