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This website has been developed by:
A limited liability partnership under the laws of France,
Located at 15, rue du Temple, 75004 Paris, France,
Registered in the Sirene registry under number 524729480.

Contact details of the firm are as follows:
15 rue du Temple, 75004 Paris, France
Tel. : +33 (0)1 58 80 80 00
Fax : +33 (0)1 44 61 42 87
Email :


Bar : Paris Bar


The publisher of the website is:
Mrs. Isabelle Smith Monnerville and Mr. Jean-Olivier d’Oria


This website is hosted by:

2 rue Kellermann

59100 Roubaix – France
RCS Lille Métropole 42476141900045
Telephone : + 33 9 72 52 06 48



By accessing, viewing and using this website (hereafter « the Site »); you indicate that you understand and accept without reservation the following terms & conditions of use



1.1. The Site and each of its components, including without limitation texts, articles, newsletters, brochures, plans, keyword tags, pictures, illustrations, photographs, databases, software (hereafter « the Protected Contents ») are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws applicable in France, in other countries and under international treaties.

1.2. You are authorised to display the pages of the Site only on your screen. Unless otherwise specifically provided in these terms of use, any reproduction of Protected Contents is prohibited.

1.3. You may reproduce Protected Contents temporarily and solely for the purpose of consulting this Site.

1.4. You are authorized to display, download from the Site and reproduce the firm’s publications, including the newsletters and other publications posted under the « publications » tab, on any medium and on a permanent basis, when such display and reproduction are strictly limited to personal, private and non-commercial use. You undertake not to communicate such publications to any other person, including by e-mail or by posting them on a website or on a server.

1.5. You may make short citations of the Site, provided the following information are conspicuously displayed: source and title of the document or page (i.e. « source: SMITH D’ORIA, attorneys in Paris, »), author and date if available.



2.1. Information, materials and publications available at or from the Site are not necessarily exhaustive or up-to-date. You are advised not to take any action based upon any such information, materials or publications without consulting legal counsel. Information, materials and publications available at or from the Site are displayed only to allow you to learn more about the services we offer and do not, and are not intended to, constitute legal advice nor a solicitation or offer for legal services. Information, materials and publications provided at the Site, or the act of sending an e-mail to SMITH D’ORIA or any of the firm’s lawyers, do not create an attorney-client relationship.

2.2. SMITH D’ORIA may in no event be held liable for any direct or indirect damage relating to the use by any user of any information, materials or publications available at or from the Site.

2.3. Subject to the prior consent in writing of SMITH D’ORIA, you may set up and display a hypertext link to a page of the Site.

2.4. These terms of use are governed by the laws of France without giving effect to their rules of conflict of laws and YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE TO BE SUBJECT TO THE JURISDICTION OF THE COURTS IN PARIS, FRANCE.


Data Privacy Policy

This personal data protection policy describes how we, at SMITH D’ORIA collect and use your personal data and the measures we take to ensure that your rights are being respected.


Collected data

For the management of cases and prospects, SMITH D’ORIA may be required to collect, in whole or in part, the following personal data of its contacts: first name, last name, postal address, email address, phone number.

When collecting this information, SMITH D’ORIA informs you if certain data are required or if they are optional. We also inform you of the possible consequences of a failure to answer.

In application of the data minimization principle or “Privacy by default”, SMITH D’ORIA makes sure to only collect and process the data strictly necessary for the purpose for which they are processed.


Purposes of the collection

The collected personal data is processed by SMITH D’ORIA for one or more of the following explicit, legitimate and determined purposes:


–          ensure the management, monitoring and invoicing of cases;

–          manage and monitor customer relations;

–          manage prospectus;

–          comply with its legal and regulatory obligations.


Basis of data collection

This collection is systematically based either on the consent of the person concerned, on the performance of a contract or pre-contractual measures, or on the fulfillment of a legal obligation.


Recipients of the data

SMITH D’ORIA only communicates personal data to authorized and determined recipients.

These recipients are the authorized services of SMITH D’ORIA, its potential subcontractors, as well as the services in charge of control (auditors in particular).


Public bodies may also be recipients of the personal data, exclusively to meet the legal obligations of SMITH D’ORIA, paralegals, ministerial officers, organizations responsible for the recovery of debts and our colleagues representing other parties potentially involved in the case.


Absence of transfers

Personal data are not assigned, rented, exchanged or transferred for the benefit of a third-party or an international organization.


Data retention period

Personal data relating to the Clients

Personal data are kept for the duration of the contractual relationship with the Customer and for a period of one (1) year beyond. They are then archived for a period of ten (10) years, for evidentiary purposes.

Personal data relating to prospects

The personal data relating to prospects are kept for a period of three (3) years from their collection. This duration is renewed at each positive event of the prospect following a personalized solicitation.


Data security

SMITH D’ORIA ensures the security of personal data by implementing reinforced organizational and technical security measures.


Exercise of the rights of data subjects

Right to access data

The data subject has the right to obtain from SMITH D’ORIA access to his personal data collected by the latter.

Right to rectification of data

The data subject has the right to obtain from SMITH D’ORIA, as soon as possible, the rectification of the personal data, concerning him, that would be inaccurate. Particularly, the subject has the right to have the incomplete personal data completed.


Right to erase data

In the exercise of his right to be forgotten, the data subject has the right to request the deletion of his personal data.


SMITH D’ORIA has the obligation to proceed to the deletion of personal data in the following situations:


–          When personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected;

–          In case of withdrawal of the consent of the data subject on which the processing is based (and where there is no other legal basis for the processing);

–          In case of opposition to the processing of data by the person concerned (and where there is no compelling legitimate reason for the processing);

–          When personal data are subject to unlawful processing;

–          When the personal data must be erased for the purpose of fulfilling a legal obligation.

Nevertheless, the irreversible erasure of the concerned personal data can only be implemented once the limitation period for professional liability has expired.


Right to limitation of processing

The data subject may, in the following cases, ask SMITH D’ORIA to limit the processing of his personal data, that is, his data are temporarily rendered inaccessible:


–          When it disputes the accuracy of one or more of his personal data;

–          When the processing is illegal and the concerned person objects to the deletion of the data and instead requires a limitation of their use;

–          When the data subject needs his or her data for the challenge, exercise or defense of rights in court and that SMITH D’ORIA no longer needs for processing;

–          When the data subject has objected to the processing: in this case, the limitation will be effective until the legitimate grounds pursued by SMITH D’ORIA override those of the person concerned.


SMITH D’ORIA undertakes to inform the data subject before making his data available again.

Right to oppose the processing

The data subject has the right to oppose, at any time, the processing of its personal data.

Right to data portability

The data subject may request SMITH D’ORIA (i) to retrieve its personal or (ii) to transmit the data to another data controller, insofar as the processing of such data is performed using automated processes.

In case of exercise of this right, the delivery or transmission will be in a structured format, commonly used and readable by machine.


Right to withdraw consent

If the processing is based on the consent of the data subject, the data subject may withdraw consent at any time without affecting to the lawfulness of the consent-based processing prior to withdrawal.



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They are created when the user’s browser loads a given website: the website sends information to the browser, which creates a text file. Each time the user returns to the same site, the browser retrieves this file and sends it to the server of the website.

SMITH D’ORIA uses technical cookies that are stored in the user’s browser for a period of thirteen (13) months.

SMITH D’ORIA does not use advertising cookies. However, if SMITH D’ORIA were to use them in the future, it would inform the user beforehand and offer him the possibility, if necessary, to disable these cookies.

For all practical purposes, it is reminded to the user that it is possible for him to oppose the deposit of cookies by configuring his browser. Such a refusal could however prevent the proper functioning of the website.


Data controller

SMITH D’ORIA oversees the correct application of the legal provisions relating to the processing of personal data, compliance with this policy of protection of personal data, as well as the effectiveness of the rights of data subjects by the processing of their data.



For any request of information concerning the personal data protection policy implemented by SMITH D’ORIA, you can contact the following address:

Requests for access, rectification, deletion, limitation, opposition, portability and withdrawal of consent should be sent to SMITH D’ORIA by email at the following address:

Each application must be accompanied by proof of identity. In case of reasonable doubt about your identity, you may be asked for additional information necessary to confirm your identity.

In case of manifestly unfounded, excessive or repeated requests, SMITH D’ORIA reserves the right to refuse to follow up.

By sending an e-mail to the firm by means of a “mailto” link on the Website (as defined below) or by accessing and / or using the Website, each individual (hereinafter “the User”) declares and guarantees that it has first taken cognizance of the present legal conditions, that is legal information, rules applicable to the protection of personal data and conditions of use and that it accepts the terms and conditions without reservation, modification or restriction.


You can ask the firm’s Data privacy policy to be communicated to you by sending us an email to