Derains & Gharavi International

Legal notice

By sending an e-mail to our Law Firm (as defined hereafter) through a “mailto” link reproduced on the Website (as defined hereafter) or by accessing and/or by using the Website, each individual (referred to as the “User”) declares and warrants that he/she has read the following terms and conditions, including the “legal information”, the “privacy statements”, the “copyright”, and the “other provisions” reproduced hereafter and agrees to be bound by them without any conditions, limitations and/or modifications.


The website, accessible from the URLs (referred to as the “Website”) is published by Derains & Gharavi Law Firm, a limited liability partnership (Association d’Avocats à Responsabilité Professionnelle Individuelle), with its head office located at 25 rue Balzac, 75008 Paris, France, phone number: +33 (0) 140 55 51 00, fax number: +33 (0) 140 55 51 05 (referred to as the “Law Firm”).

The European Community VAT of the Law Firm Derains & Gharavi is the following: FR 23509851630

The AARPI Derains & Gharavi is subject to the professional rules of the Code of Ethics of the Paris Law Society

The Director of this Website is Ms. Melanie van Leeuwen, partner.

The design of the website was provided by: BUREAU 347
Boulevard d’Anvers 40
B-1000 Bruxelles, Belgique
Phone number : 00 32 2 240 10 30

The company providing the hosting services is: Société LIBERYS
Att. M. Guillaume Pauchet
73 rue du Général de Gaulle
95880 Enghein les Bains
Phone number : + 33 6 84 53 51 56


The Law Firm Derains & Gharavi pays particular attention to the legal obligations of any website publisher and follows the recommendations of the National Commission for Information Technologies and Liberties (C.N.I.L.) and those of the Secretariat General for the Modernisation of Public Action (SGMAP).

E-mail addresses and any other personal data voluntarily included by the User for identification purposes in his/her e-mail sent to the Law Firm, and the User’s IP address (Internet Protocol address) relating to his/her connection to the Website are the only personal data that may be collected and processed by the Law Firm through its Website (referred to together as the “Personal Data”).

E-mail addresses and any other personal data included by the User for identification purposes in his/her e-mail are collected through a “mailto” link on the Website which allows the Users to send an e-mail to the Law Firm or to one of its members. This data is collected, processed and recorded exclusively for the purpose of responding to the e-mails. A valid e-mail address must be sent to the Law Firm in order to receive an answer and any other personal data provided is optional. The Personal Data sent by e-mail are recorded and kept for a period of time consistent with the purpose of their collection and processing.

The User’s IP addresses are collected, processed and recorded by the Law Firm exclusively for the purposes of discovering any malfunction of the Website and/or the servers where the Website is hosted, securing the Website and/or the servers where the Website is hosted and using the data for statistical purposes without identifying the User.

This Website uses cookies to store browsing information during the use of the Website. Cookies cannot be used to identify the Users. They, however, record information relating to the page browsing performed by the User’s computer on the Website (details of pages visited, time and date of visit, etc.) which can be retrieved at later visits.

Users may block the use of cookies by configuring their browsers in accordance with the documentation provided with the software.

The Personal Data is not leased nor transferred to any third party, whether free of charge or not. The foreign office of the Law Firm is not regarded as a third party.

Any User who proves his/her identity has the right to ask to the Law Firm for:

- confirmation as to whether or not Personal Data relating to the User is being processed by the Law Firm or on its behalf;

- information as to the purposes of the processing, the categories of Personal Data processed and the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the Personal Data is disclosed in the Law Firm;

- information as to the transfer, of Personal Data relating to the User, to a country outside the European Community;

- communication, in an intelligible form, of the Personal Data relating to the User and any available information as to their source. A copy of this data is provided to the User, free of charge, upon his/her request, provided that such request is not unreasonable, in particular due to its repetitive or systematic nature.

Any request shall mention the content referred to as well as the publication or the website on which the content will appear. Once the authorization given, the reproduction of the content shall meet the following principles: free distribution, reproduction in its entirety (neither modification nor alteration in any way), compulsory mention of © site – all rights reserved.

Any User, upon proof of his/her identity, has the right to request, as appropriate, the rectification, completion, updating and/or erasing of Personal Data which are incomplete, inaccurate, expired, or of data, the processing or the recording of which would be forbidden.

The rights of the User referred to above can be exercised by sending an e-mail to or by sending a letter to the following address: Derains & Gharavi, 25 rue Balzac, 75008 Paris, France.

Personal Data relating to the members of the Law Firm which are given access to the Website cannot be collected and/or be processed without the prior and express consent of the individual concerned. In particular, Users are not allowed to collect and process this data, whether automatically or manually, to send unsolicited commercial messages or any other kind of messages which would not have a direct connection with the activities of the Law Firm.


Pursuant to the Order no. 2005-650 dated 6 June 2005 related to the free access to administrative documents and to the re-use of public information, this information can be re-used for purposes other than those for which they had been published, and more particularly information subject to a public distribution. Public or official documents are not covered by royalty and can thus be reproduced freely. The Website and any work and material composing the Website, in particular any text, article, newsletter, brief, statement, presentation, illustration, photograph, software, digital animation, drawing, logo, etc, remain the exclusive property of the Law Firm Derains & Gharavi and as such are subject to the protection provided by the Code of Intellectual Property (Article L.122-5).

Users are allowed to represent the Website on the screen of their personal computer and print the Website pages for their own personal use. Users are allowed to temporarily reproduce the Website in the cache memory of their personal computer only for the purpose of facilitating the viewing of the Website.

Notwithstanding the previous paragraph, Users are not allowed to copy, represent, modify, adapt and/or translate, whether in part or in whole and whether for free or for financial consideration, the Website and/or any work and material composing the Website, and are not allowed to copy or represent such translation, modification, adaptation, whether in part or in whole, whether for free or for financial consideration, without the prior and written consent of the Law Firm.

As an exception to the foregoing, the Law Firm grants to Users the right to download on their personal computer the newsletters and any other documents which are made available to the Users, in a computer file form, for the express purpose of being downloaded by the Users. These files are downloadable only through a hypertext link with the reference “download this document here” or any other reference specifying that the Users are allowed to download them. With regard to these files, and subject to specific provisions reproduced on these documents which will prevail over these Terms and Conditions, Users are allowed to keep a copy of the files downloaded and to print these documents only for private use. Users are not permitted to distribute these files to any third parties, including via e-mails, printed versions, distribution by any tangible medium and/or by making these files available on a server, whether on a public or a private network.


The Website is strictly limited to personal use by the Users.

The Website and any documents, information and data provided therein are intended to provide general information relating to the Law Firm and its areas of business.

The Website and any documents, information and data provided therein cannot be regarded or interpreted as providing legal advice and/or as a canvassing, a solicitation and/or an offer of services.

The Website has been submitted to the Paris Bar Association (“Ordre des Avocats du Barreau de Paris”).

Users are solely liable for any use of the information contained therein and the Law Firm shall not be held responsible for any damages, direct, indirect or otherwise, arising from the use of the information provided on the Website by the Users. The Law Firm does not warrant the access to the Website without interruption.

Users are not allowed to create a link targeting the Website and any webpage and/or any material within the Website without the prior and written consent of the Law Firm.

© Derains & Gharavi – 2013