Fees

Our policy on fees

Our legal fees are freely determined by each Lawyer (“Avocat”) and the Client, in accordance with the applicable mandatory provisions regulating the Legal profession.

Fees in general take into consideration factors such as the Lawyer’s specific expertise, the complexities of the file, time spent, as well as the importance and urgency of the matter.

Fees may take the form of:

  • an agreed hourly billing rate based on time spent, necessarily and exclusively dealing with the matter entrusted by the Client, and/or,
  • periodic retainers for an agreed scope of legal services,
  • any other form of mutually agreed remuneration, as admitted by the Paris or Geneva Bar as applicable, including if deemed mutually appropriate, the payment of a retainer and/or an additional remuneration based on results.
Agreed billing terms and conditions will be set forth in an engagement agreement which may, as required and mutually agreed, be duly updated or modified from time to time in writing by each Lawyer and his Client. The engagement agreement will also specify the timing for periodic invoicing and payments, the applicability of VAT and the agreed modalities for the determination of costs, disbursement and other charges.

Non payment of fees at due date may authorize the termination of the contractual relationship pursuant to applicable law, notwithstanding the right of the Lawyer to pursue payment of the amounts due.

A Lawyer may also cease to represent a Client if said Lawyer fails to obtain clear and timely instructions, or if the mutual relationship of confidence has broken down.

Lawyers agree to submit any dispute concerning their fees or relating to other matters for resolution in accordance with all applicable Bar or other procedures.

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