Privacy Policy

Our personal data protection policy

Our Study attaches great importance to the protection of privacy. We are committed to protecting the confidentiality and security of personal data provided to us or that we collect in the course of our professional activity as lawyers registered with the bar. This personal data includes all data necessary for the exercise of this activity (the “Data”) and is processed in accordance with the Swiss Data Protection Act (LPD) and its implementing provisions.

The lawyers of the MCE Firm (the “Lawyers” or “we”), rue du Grand-Chêne 1 in Lausanne, respectively avenue de la Gare 56 in Martigny, are responsible for the processing of this Data.

It is specified that Lawyers are bound by a legal obligation to maintain secrecy (professional secrecy; art. 13 LLCA). Data subject to professional secrecy of Lawyers is processed in compliance with this legal obligation.

This Data is processed to enable Lawyers to provide their legal services, manage the administrative activities of the Firm, monitor these activities and improve these services. By using our services, you consent to the processing of your Data.

If necessary or useful for us to provide our legal services or for other purposes set out in this privacy policy, we may share your Data in connection with the provision of legal services with third parties (such as such as advisors, related parties, courts, authorities, opposing parties and other persons) in Switzerland, the EU or other countries. If Data is transferred outside Switzerland or the EU, we will implement appropriate safeguards (for example based on the standard contractual clauses established by the European Commission) or justify the transfer based on legal exceptions applicable. Additionally, we may share your Data with third parties when :

  • you have consented (if necessary) or the organization you work for has obtained your consent (if necessary);
  • we are subject to a legal, regulatory or professional obligation to do so (for example, to comply with anti-money laundering or sanctions requirements); Or
  • where necessary in legal proceedings or to exercise or defend legal rights.

When we use third parties providing services in connection with the execution of the mandates entrusted, we may be called upon to collect your Data from these third parties and to share it with them, for example banks, insurance companies, translators, proofreaders or IT services when providing assistance. The collection of your Data may also be done from public registers (in particular commercial registers, land registers, debt collection and bankruptcy offices for the information contained in these registers).

We have implemented security measures to store your Data securely in electronic and physical form to protect it against unauthorized access, misuse or disclosure, unauthorized modification or unlawful destruction or accidental loss. However, the transmission of information in electronic form as well as the retention of data pose certain security risks; we cannot assume any guarantee regarding the security of the information transmitted and stored.

We retain your Data for as long as necessary for the purposes for which the Data is collected and for as long as we have a legitimate interest in retaining it, for example to assert or defend claims or for archiving and security purposes. computer science. We also retain your Data when this arises from a legal retention obligation.

You have the right to request information about your Data that we hold and how we process it and to receive a copy of your Data. You can also have your Data rectified or deleted, limit the processing of this information and object to its processing. You can also choose to withdraw your consent; withdrawal of this consent may result in early termination of the mandate entrusted. Please note that even after you may withdraw your consent, we may be able to continue processing your Data to the extent required or permitted by law.

You can exercise your rights in accordance with the DPA by contacting us in writing at MCE Avocats, Rue du Grand-Chêne 1, PO Box 1106, 1001 Lausanne, or by email at

You can also contact the Federal Data Protection and Transparency Commissioner.

We reserve the right to update and modify this privacy policy. We invite you to regularly consult this on our website in order to keep yourself informed of these possible updates.

(State as of November 1, 2023)