In all its practice areas, and for the sake of clarity, VIGO sets the procedures for billing its fees in consultation with the client, from the outset of their relationship, based on two essential principles: flexibility and transparency.
Depending on the client’s needs, their familiarity with legal services and the nature of the case, we determine with the client the most appropriate billing system :
- billing on a time-spent basis
- flat fee
- contingent fee
The hourly rate for partners is based on their professional experience and reputation and, for associates, it is based on the number of years of professional experience as a lawyer.
In all cases, VIGO is able to provide its clients, at all times, with detailed and up-to-date information on the amount of fees billed and still to be billed in connection with ongoing matters.
The costs of legal acts (bailiffs, local counsel) are covered directly by clients.
Furthermore, in accordance with the provisions of the French Data Protection Act, Act No. 78-17 of 6 January 1978, we inform you that it will be necessary for us to process personal data in connection with the matters clients appoint us to handle and that, therefore, clients are entitled to object to such processing or access the information about them and to request its correction or erasure at any time.
Finally, in accordance with the rules of professional confidentiality applicable to us, which is general, absolute and imprescriptible, and from which no one, including the client, can release the lawyer, VIGO obviously undertakes not to disclose to any party the personal data collected in this manner, which will be limited to data strictly necessary to defend the interests of clients.