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The question of fees is often a sensitive subject for clients (whether corporations, institutions or individuals) who wish to plan the cost of the services.

In this regard, the firm is always eager to establish a clear relationship with its clients.

The question of fees is often a sensitive subject for clients (whether corporations, institutions or individuals) who wish to plan the cost of the services.
In this regard, the firm is always eager to establish a clear relationship with its clients.

In accordance with the internal rules of the Paris Bar, the fee charged by the firm for a given service depends primarily on the following criteria:

  • the time spent,
  • the nature of the case,
  • the complexity and technicality of the case,
  • the degree of urgency.

Several invoicing options are possible and the chosen one is decided by mutual agreement with the client upon the lawyer’s proposition, before starting the relationship:

  • an invoice based on the time spent. As such, the hourly rate is defined from the beginning and is proposed, as far as possible, together with the estimate ;
  • an invoice based on the time spent with an additional fee in case of success. This supplement may be a fixed sum or a percentage of the gains obtained or the savings made ;
  • an invoice based on a fixed fee
  • an invoice consisting in a fixed amount and a supplement in case of success. This supplement may be a fixed sum or a percentage of the gains obtained or the savings made.

No fee is requested untill an invoicing agreement has been concluded between the law firm and its client.

The detail of the work accomplished is always provided with the invoice.

As is customary in the legal profession, an advance payment is requested at the opening the file, which is then deducted from the amount of the invoice issued for the case.