Transparency is not a matter of coincidence

A clearly drafted invoice means a good business relationship. In order to avoid any surprises we always draft our invoices as clear as possible. Although legal services are to a great extent subject to the Act on Lawyers’ Tariff or the Autonomous Guidelines for Lawyers’ Fees, individual arrangements, for example based on an hourly rate, are possible.

If your costs are covered by a legal protection insurance we are happy to assist you with the assessment of insurance coverage and manage your case in cooperation with your legal insurance provider.

Even if you do not have a legal protection insurance policy, the law often provides that your opponent will have to reimburse your costs if he loses the case. The final settlement in relation to a specific appointment can only be made once the client relationship has been terminated.

However, to ensure that our clients are provided with clear information about current costs in the course the ongoing client relationship, we settle our fees by partial invoices or by way of retainers. This will of course be considered in the final settlement and your payments will be reimbursed to you if your opponent is legally obliged to pay your costs. If your matter is covered by an existing legal protection insurance policy, we will charge our services directly to your insurance provider.


The following arrangement regarding our fees are possible:

  1. Fees according to the Act on Lawyers’ Tariffs:
    The legal services will be invoiced pursuant to the Act on Lawyers’ Tariffs (RATG) or the Autonomous Guidelines for Lawyers’ Fees (AHK). Our fees depend on the relevant amount of the claim. If you have not agreed on another way of settlement with your lawyer, your fees will be calculated on this basis.
  2. Hourly rates:
    We agree on an hourly rate for the respective legal services, which includes all back-office services. To ensure an accurate and clear record of our fees, each service provided to the client will be referred to separately.
  3. Fee-cap:
    If our costs can be estimated in advance (for example in connection with standard contracts) we can also agree on a fee-cap.