Information on my Legal Fees




Agreement on the fees

At the occasion of our first meeting or telephone conversation, we also talk about the fees to be expected in your case and agree upon an individual fee arrangement. This way, you are in the position to budget your expenses.

Hourly rates

As a general rule, my legal services are charged on an hourly basis. The hourly rates are depending on the amount at stake and the complexity of your case. However, normally the hourly rates range between CHF 290.00 and CHF 380.00. Of course, a cap can be fixed.

Flat rates

For some services (such as establishing a company, the registration of a trademark or drafting contracts and deeds) a flat fee can be agreed upon. This facilitates your budgeting.

Retainer

It is common for law firms to request an advance payment.

Secretaries' work

Secretaries' work is always included in my fees and has never to be paid extra.

Surcharges

I have to charge VAT on my fees of 8%. Services provided for clients outside Switzerland are VAT-exempt by law.

A flat fee of 3% of my fees is charged for expenses (such as postage, telephone and fax charges, copies and travel expenses for trips within the city of Zurich).

Not included in the flat fee for expenses and charged extra: travel expenses for trips outside the city of Zurich (first class, half price card), expenses for courier services and invoices from third parties (for excerpts from the register of commerce and the debt collection register, translations, notarizations and legalizations etc.).

Credits

I grant credits in case of continuous collaboration with my law firm and if you recommend my firm to third parties assigning me a mandate.

Payment Methods

I accept the following payment methods:

- Bank transfer (IBAN: CH48 0070 0110 0009 7178 4, BIC/SWIFT-Code: ZKBKCHZZ80A)
- Cash Card
- Credit Cards (Visa, Eurocard, American Express)
- PayPal

No surcharges are made if you pay by card.

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Transparent invoicing

You get a fee statement on a regular basis, from which you may take all services provided to you in detail. You may ask for an interim fee statement at any time.

Legal Protection Insurance

If you are insured with a legal protection insurance, I first check whether your case is covered by the insurance policy and request for a respective confirmation.


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