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Attorney Fees

The type of fee charged and structure of billing will be discussed and agreed with the client at the beginning. The fee agreement also addresses overhead charges e.g. copies or overnight mail services as well as travel expense. Under German law the following basic types of fees can be negotiated:
  • Hourly charges (e.g. also possible to place a cap on the fee and/or negotiate new terms for further procedure and additional fees)
  • Statutory fees - Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz (RVG)
  • Flat fees
  • Contingency fees / Success fee (only applicable if certain requirements are met and based    on the individual case)
  • Annual or monthly retainers   
Please note some additional restrictions apply in case of litigation