Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP is a registered limited liability partnership under the laws of the State of New York, USA, with its principal place of business at 200 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281. Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP has additional offices in Washington, D.C.; Charlotte, NC; and London, UK. It operates in Dublin, Ireland through a separate partnership Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft Ireland (Cadwalader and its additional offices, including Dublin, are herein referred to as the “Firm”).
United States: The Firm is a registered limited liability partnership under the laws of the State of New York. The personal liability of our partners is limited to the extent provided in such laws. Additional information is available upon request made to our office in New York.
United Kingdom: The Firm is registered in England and Wales and is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. A list of our partners who are Solicitors or Registered Foreign Lawyers in England and Wales is available for inspection at our London office. Cadwalader lawyers resident in London who are admitted as members of the legal profession elsewhere may also be subject to regulation in their place of admission. Information on the regulations of The Solicitors Regulation Authority can be found in the Solicitors' Code of Conduct at www.sra.org.uk. The Firm is compliant with the annual requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales in relation to the collection and reporting of diversity data.
Ireland: The Firm operates in Ireland through Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft Ireland, a general partnership formed under the laws of Ireland and regulated by the Irish Law Society. Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft Ireland lawyers who are admitted as members of the legal profession elsewhere may also be subject to regulation in their additional jurisdictions of admission. Information on the regulations of The Irish Law Society can be found in here.
Belgium: The Cadwalader office in Brussels has closed. Please direct all inquiries to our London office: 100 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AG, United Kingdom; phone: +44 (0) 20 71770 8700; fax: +44 (0) 20 7170 8600; email: email@example.com
Cadwalader is an international law firm engaged in providing legal services to our clients. Our supply chain consists primarily of vendors that support the provision of legal services. We consider that the risk of modern slavery existing in our business or our supply chain is minimal. We operate our business in compliance with all applicable employment laws, including those relating to compensation. None of our employees earn less than minimum wage.
The Firm has a zero tolerance policy with respect to the facilitation of tax evasion. If it suspects any facilitation of tax evasion in any transaction or matter, the Firm will not continue to act in the transaction or matter and may file a report with the relevant authorities. The Firm also expects that all those with whom it does business will also have a zero tolerance policy with respect to the facilitation of tax evasion.
Terms and Conditions of Use
The following Terms and Conditions of Use apply to you when you view, access, or otherwise use the web site at www.cadwalader.com (the "Site"). The Firm grants you a nonexclusive, nontransferable, limited right to access, use, and display the Site and the materials provided hereon, provided that you comply fully with these Terms and Conditions of Use.
This Site is presented by the Firm for informational purposes only and does not constitute and is not intended to constitute advertising, solicitation, or legal advice. By using the Site, you agree that the information on this Site does not constitute legal or other professional advice and no attorney-client or other relationship is created between you and the Firm. The purpose of this Site is to assist in the dissemination of general information about the Firm and our areas of practice. No representation is made regarding the accuracy of the information, which may or may not reflect the views of Firm or of the current state of the law or of the most current legal developments. The information on the Site may be changed without notice and is not guaranteed to be complete, correct or up-to-date.
The Firm does not seek to represent anyone desiring representation based upon viewing this Site, including without limitation in a state or other jurisdiction where this Site fails to comply with all laws and ethical rules of that state.
Transmission of this information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers seeking legal advice should retain competent legal counsel licensed in their state or other jurisdiction. Confidential information should not be sent to the Firm without first communicating directly with us about establishing an attorney-client relationship.
The entire contents of this site are copyright © 2001-2018 Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP. In addition, certain articles and materials at this site are reprinted with permission as indicated therein. UNAUTHORIZED COPYING, REPRODUCTION, REPUBLISHING, UPLOADING, POSTING, TRANSMITTING OR DUPLICATING OF ANY OF THE MATERIAL IS PROHIBITED. You may download any downloadable materials displayed on the Site only for personal, noncommercial, and informational purposes, provided that the documents are not modified and provided you maintain and abide by all copyright, trademark, and other notices contained in such material or if none, you include the appropriate copyright notice in such downloaded materials. The Firm respects the intellectual property rights of others. Upon proper notice or on its own initiative, the Firm reserves the right to remove content from the Site for any reason whatsoever, including that the content does or may or is asserted to violate copyright or other law, or suspend access to the Site (or any portion thereof) to any user for any reason whatsoever.
Links may appear on the Site that may be used to link to other websites. These links are provided solely as a courtesy to our visitors. The Firm has no control over the linked sites or the materials, information, goods, or services available or contained on these linked sites. The Firm is not responsible for and does not endorse or warrant in any way any materials, information, goods, or services available through such linked sites or any privacy or other practices of such sites. If you decide to access any of the linked sites, you do so entirely at your own risk. The Firm reserves the right to terminate any link at any time.
You may not use the Site or any content thereof for anything other than a lawful and legitimate, noncommercial purpose. Without limitation, you agree not to use the Site to carry out any unauthorized alteration of any data or information on the Site or to conduct any activity that infringes on the copyright, patent, trademark, service mark, or other rights of any person or entity. You shall not restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying any service conducted on the Site. We reserve the right to limit or deny your access to the Site or take other appropriate action if you violate any provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use or if you conduct any activity that violates the rights of any person or entity, or which we in our sole discretion deem unlawful, offensive, threatening, inappropriate, abusive, or potentially harmful or malicious.
The Firm reserves the right to revise these Terms and Conditions of Use at any time by updating this posting. Your continued use of the Site constitutes your agreement to comply with such revisions. Accordingly, you should visit this page from time to time.
Communications made through the Site's e-mail and messaging system shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal notice to the Firm or any of its partners, employees, agents or representatives.
The Firm expressly disclaims all liability for any viruses or other contamination of your computer system or other device used to access this Site, and expressly disclaims all liability for actions taken or not taken based on any or all of the contents of this Site. THE SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, SECURITY, ACCURACY AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, FIRM MAKES NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, THAT ACCESS TO OR OPERATION OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE.
USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK OF LOSS RESULTING FROM YOUR DOWNLOADING AND/OR USE OF FILES, INFORMATION, OTHER COMMUNICATIONS, CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIAL (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, SOFTWARE) ACCESSED THROUGH OR OBTAINED BY MEANS OF THE SITE.
The Firm makes no representations that materials in the Site are appropriate or available for use in any location whatsoever. The display of the Site does not subject the Firm to jurisdiction of any kind. Access to the Site from any state or other jurisdiction where the content is illegal is prohibited. If you choose to access the Site from other locations, you do so at your own risk and are solely responsible for compliance with any and all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. You may not use or export any of the Site materials in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations. Any claim related to the use of the Site or to the Site materials shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of New York. Any action arising out of or related to or concerning the access, use, content, or existence of this Site shall be filed only in the appropriate state or federal court located within the State and County of New York. The access, viewing or use of this Site constitutes the user's express permission and consent to the jurisdiction of the state and/or federal courts of the State of New York for purposes of such action.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP (“Cadwalader”, “we” or the “Firm”) is committed to protecting individuals’ privacy rights, which is why the Firm has developed and implemented this Policy.
This Policy explains:
- the types of personal information we collect about you;
- the means by which we obtain your personal information;
- the ways in which we use your personal information;
- the basis on which we use your personal information;
- whom we share your personal information with;
- the length of time for which we keep your personal information;
- how we protect your personal information; and
- where and why we transfer your personal information outside of the EU.
We may collect your personal information in your capacity as a client, potential client, alumnus, job applicant and/or as a visitor or subscriber to our website(s), including www.cadwalader.com, Fund Finance Friday Newsletter www.cadwalader.com/fund-finance-friday, Ref News and Views Newsletter, www.cadwalader.com/ref-news-views, Brass Tax Newsletter www.cadwalader.com/brass-tax, the alumni website www.cadwaladeralumni.com, State Attorney General insider, www.cadwalader.com/state-attorney-general-insider and the Cabinet website www.findknowdo.com (collectively, “Cadwalader Sites”).
DATA CONTROLLER AND RESPONSIBLE OFFICER
Cadwalader, a New York limited liability partnership located at 200 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281, is the Data Controller responsible for the implementation of this Policy.
Should you have any questions about this Policy or how Cadwalader handles your personal information, please contact Beth Taylor, General Counsel, or Wei Tschang, Senior Information Security Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE TYPES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
We may collect your personal information when conducting our business, including when you contact us, seek information from us, use one of our websites or engage us to provide our legal or other services. We may also collect your personal information for recruiting purposes.
The personal information that we process includes:
- personal identifying information, such as your name (including your name prefix or title);
- employment information, including your employer, your title and your job description;
- background check information to enable us to assess a prospective employee’s suitability for employment;
- contact details, including your postal address, email address and telephone numbers;
- personal information required to satisfy legal requirements, such as your anti-money laundering requirements (for example, passport details);
- financial information (for example, your bank account details);
- technical information (for example, the number of visits you make to our websites, or your receipt and use of materials and communications we send to you electronically);
- personal information you provide to us in advance of and during meetings and events, including your physical access and dietary requirements;
- personal information we receive by or on behalf of our clients, or created by us when providing services to our clients, which may include special categories of data; and
- in response to public health emergencies such as the Covid-19 pandemic (or similar health crisis we may request health data (including for this purpose vaccination status, Covid test results or information about any recent travel you may have undertaken) to comply with our health and safety obligations and support our prevention measures, including in relation to access to our premises. Any such processing will be undertaken in line with relevant, government and Information Commissioner guidance and where there is a clear lawful basis to process such data (see below);
- any other information relating to you that you may provide to us.
HOW WE RECEIVE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We come into possession of your personal information in many ways, including:
- during the monitoring of our technology, including the Cadwalader Sites and email communications sent to and from Cadwalader;
- as part of our business onboarding processes and during the course of our providing legal services;
- when you provide information to us, or during your interactions with us directly, including face‑to‑face interactions with our staff and online interactions using the Cadwalader Sites or email; and
- from third-party sources (including, for example, LinkedIn and other social media).
HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We collect and process your personal information in a variety of ways, including when you use the Cadwalader Sites and when we provide our services to you. When we collect and process personal information, we do this:
- to manage and administer our relationship with clients, vendors and other third parties in the conduct of Cadwalader’s business;
- to market our services, including sending publications and the details of events to our clients and friends;
- to conduct recruitment;
- to administer our websites, including our monitoring of their use;
- to deliver and enhance our services, which may include handling personal information on behalf of our clients;
- to make available information requested by you; and
- to meet any of our legal, regulatory and risk management obligations.
LEGAL AND OTHER SERVICES
When we provide services to our clients, we may collect, develop, retain and use personal information.
We process personal identification information in order to process new clients and conduct our business acceptance processes, including anti-money laundering, conflict, reputational and financial checks, and as part of our finance, administration and marketing processes.
We will process personal information that our clients, or third parties on behalf of our clients, provide to us for the purposes of providing our services. To the extent reasonably necessary in connection with our services, we may need to share personal information with third parties. Please also see sections 7 and 9 below.
MARKETING AND OTHER EMAILS
If you receive our marketing materials, we may use your personal information to try to understand:
- whether you open our emails or other materials, including Clients & Friends Memos, either by downloading images in the emails or clicking links;
- whether you click on the web links, unsubscribe links or event RSVP links included in our emails and marketing materials;
- whether and how you visit our websites after you click on links we have shared with you, both immediately and on future visits. We do this by using software that places a cookie on your device that tracks this activity and records it against your email address. Please see our Cookie Policies, which are posted on our websites, for more information on how to manage and remove cookies. Refusal of this cookie will not affect your experience on the Cadwalader Sites.
We may also use a relationship management tool, where permitted by applicable local law, to assess the strength of the relationship between individuals in Cadwalader and our clients or potential clients based on the frequency of email contact between them. We use that information in order to assess, analyze and improve the services that we provide.
If you receive marketing communications from us and no longer wish to do so, you may unsubscribe at any time by emailing email@example.com.
MEETINGS, EVENTS AND SEMINARS
When you attend meetings and events organized by Cadwalader or one of its business partners or contractors, we may collect and process personal information about you in relation to your attendance, including your contact information, name and employer. We also may collect special categories of personal information, including dietary requirements, allergies or access requirements, so that we can appropriately cater to your needs and meet any other legal or regulatory obligations we may have. We may share your information with our business partners and contractors who are involved in organizing or hosting the relevant events.
USING CADWALDER'S WEBSITES
When you use the Cadwalader Sites, you may be asked to provide us with personal information; for example, when you sign up to our Cabinet news resource, you will be asked to provide your name and contact information. When you provide us with personal information in this way, we only use it for the purposes stated to you at the time we collect that information.
THE BASES ON WHICH WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We use your personal information on the following bases:
- the performance of contractual obligations, including the provision of legal and other professional services;
- legitimate business purposes, which are described more fully above in section 5;
- your explicit consent;
- in order to comply with legal and regulatory obligations;
- the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims and proceedings;and
- for the purposes of substantial public interest, including in relation to public health.
WHO WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH
We are a law firm headquartered in New York, with offices in Charlotte, Washington D.C., London and Brussels. Information that you provide to us may be shared with and processed by any of the Cadwalader offices.
If Cadwalader’s business structure changes in the future, we may transfer your information to new Cadwalader offices or to third parties for the purpose of carrying out Cadwalader’s business.
We may share your personal information with third parties in accordance with the contractual arrangements we have put in place with them, including with:
- our professional advisers and auditors;
- third‑party suppliers we engage to conduct certain services on our behalf, including translators and document reviewers, meeting planners, event organizers and IT service providers; and
- other third parties we engage when providing services to our clients, including local counsel, barristers, experts, data room providers, transcript and case management service providers.
We also may share personal information with regulatory authorities, courts, tribunals, government agencies and law enforcement agencies where such disclosure is necessary to comply with legal or regulatory requirements. At times this may include the disclosure of health data to public authorities, for example for the purposes of the Covid-19 pandemic. Unless we are restricted from doing so by law, we will use reasonable endeavors to notify you before we make any such disclosure.
We do not allow personal information to be made commercially available to any third party unless we have first obtained your prior permission.
HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We retain your personal information for as long as necessary to comply with our legal, regulatory and professional obligations.
TRANSFERRING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO OTHER COUNTRIES
When providing our services, we may need to transfer your personal information outside of the country in which you are located for the purposes set out in this Policy. This may entail a transfer of your information from a location within the European Economic Area (the “EEA”) to outside the EEA, or from outside the EEA to a location within the EEA. Please see section 7 for more detail on how the information may be shared with Cadwalader offices and third‑party service providers.
The level of information protection in countries outside the EEA may be less than that which is offered within the EEA. Where this is the case, we will implement appropriate measures to ensure that your personal information remains protected and secure in accordance with applicable data protection laws. Where our third‑party service providers process personal information outside the EEA in the course of providing services to us, appropriate measures, usually standard contractual clauses, will be included in our written agreement for the service provision.
HOW WE PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Consistent with applicable data protection laws, we utilize technical and organizational measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, alteration or destruction.
Cadwalader holds the internationally recognized security standard BS ISO/IEC 27001:2013 in respect of its document management and email systems and the supporting infrastructure for Cadwalader’s offices globally. This is an independently verified certification that information security is managed in line with international best practice.
RIGHTS OF EUROPEAN UNION RESIDENTS REGARDING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Pursuant to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and other applicable data protection laws, data subjects within the European Union have certain rights that we are obliged to protect.
You are entitled to request details of the information we hold about you and how we process it.
In certain circumstances, you also may have the right to have the information that we hold about you rectified or deleted, restrict our processing of that information, request that we stop unauthorized transfers of your personal information to a third party, and request that we do not transfer information relating to you to another organization. You also may have the right to lodge a complaint in relation to Cadwalader’s processing of your personal information with a local supervisory authority.
Where you object to our processing of your personal information, or where you withdraw consent previously given, we may not be able to achieve the purposes set out above in section 5 or you may not be able to use our services and products.
Where you object to our processing of your personal information, or where you withdraw consent previously given, it is important to understand that we may be able to continue to process your personal information to the extent required or otherwise permitted by law, particularly in connection with exercising and defending our legal rights or meeting our legal and regulatory obligations.
Please inform us of any changes to your information by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can keep your information up to date.
MAKING A COMPLAINT
We strive to meet the highest standards when handling your personal information and deal seriously with any complaints we receive.
If you think that our collection or use of information is unfair, misleading or inappropriate, please bring it to our attention by contacting our General Counsel whose details are set out in section 2 of this Policy. We also welcome suggestions for improving our procedures.
If you are located within the European Union and are not content with our response to your complaint, you may request that the UK Information Commissioner’s Office investigate the matter further by contacting:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF
Phone: (UK) 0303 123 1113 / (abroad) 44 1625 545 700.
Cadwalader reserves the right to change this Policy from time to time as needed.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored in your computer’s memory and hard drive when you visit certain web pages. They are used to enable websites to function or to provide information to the owners of a website. A cookie cannot read data from your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.
In broad terms, we use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our sites. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our sites, such as (if applicable to you) the Cadwalader Alumni Network.
- Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies allow us to recognize and count site visitors and to see how visitors move around our sites when they are using them. This helps us to improve the way our websites work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. For these purposes, we may store the following information:
- your browser type
- the name of the domain from which you accessed the internet
- the date and time you accessed our sites
- the advert or internet address of the site from which you linked directly to our sites
- the pages you accessed while visiting our sites and the links you followed
- the device from which you accessed our sites
- the location from which you accessed our sites
- the search terms you used
In addition, we use third party service providers to provide certain analytics services to us in connection with the operation of the sites, including (without limitation) the collection and tracking of the data and information listed above. We may disclose visitor data, including personal data, to enable those third party service providers to provide their services. This data may be sent to those third party service providers and their local overseas suppliers, where the standard of data protection may be lower than the country in which you reside.
- Functionality cookies. These cookies are used to recognize you when you return to our sites and enable us to remember the choices you make when using our sites.
Third party cookies
Please note that, when you visit our sites, you may also receive cookies set by third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services such as web traffic analysis services). We have no control over these cookies; however, they are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.
Amending cookie preferences
If you prefer not to receive cookies through our sites, you may set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookies when your browser alerts you to their presence. You may also delete cookies that have already been placed on your device or refuse all future cookies by turning them off in your browser. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use any pages within our site at www.cadwalader.com but cookies are required to access certain parts of the alumni site at www.cadwaladeralumni.com.
The instructions for removing cookies from your computer or mobile device depend on the operating system and web browser you use. But you may find further guidance, together with more information on cookies, at: www.allaboutcookies.org.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
This cookie is used to ensure the security of the site.
Session cookie – expires after the session
This cookie is used to collect statistics about your use of the website, for example to record what you have looked at as you’ve navigated the site or when you last visited. This information is used to improve user experience.
Persistent – expires after 1000 days
This cookie is used to track the sequence of pages viewed by a visitor during a visit to the site.
Session cookie – expires after the session
This cookie is used to track your website journey
Session cookie – expires after the session
This cookie is used to connect any marketing you have received during your website journey
Persistent – expires after 1 year
This cookie is used to uniquely identify your visit for web traffic analysis.
Session cookie – expires after the session
Our sites use Google Analytics, which provides reports on website traffic data to help us understand usage and to ensure we continue to improve your experience when using our websites.
We use these cookies to track information about a user’s visit, including the IP address of the visitor, time and duration of visit, pages viewed, visit source/referring site and time zone. We use this information to improve the usability of our websites. More information on Google’s cookie usage, including how to opt out of or amend Google Analytics preferences, can be found here.
Cadwalader reserves the right to change this policy from time to time as needed.