Terms & Conditions
The present working methods shall be the general framework for the performance of legal Services undertaken by Klam & Partners Avocats through it lawyers (the Services).
Our working methods shall be defined in an engagement letter or in any other written form proposed by the law firm Klam & Partners Avocats and, accepted by the Client (a private individual or a legal entity)who entrusts the protection of their/its interests to Klam & Partners Avocats.
- Klam & Partners Avocats Client’s request -
Normally, the Services shall be requested by the Client in writing manner and shall result in a financial proposal being sent to the Client by Klam & Partners Avocats law firm.
- Calculation of Fees -
At Klam & Partners Avocats law firm, Clients have the choice between the fixed flat rate and hourly rate fees. Regarding the hourly rate of each lawyer, it is set according to his/her preofessional experience, the background and specialisation practice area and expertise.
The Services may be remunerated in part according to the result obtained by Klam & Partners Avocats. In this case, the principle and the formula for the calculation of this success-related fee are discussed and agreed prior to the occurrence of the event which determine the success of the result. A minimum deposit is due in any event regardless the result.
- Costs and Disbursements -
Some expenses incurred by Klam & Partners Avocats for the performance of the Services which are not part of the general and administrative expenses of Klam & Partners Avocats shall be paid by the Client (i.e. travel and hôtel expenses, specialised studies, long-distance phone calls, couriers).
The discbursements incurred by Klam & Partners Avocats for the performance of the Services shall be paid by the Client. These include,services provided by Court Baillif, notaries, experts, translators.
- Professional Secrecy -
Klam & Partners Avocats team members are subjet to the reules governing and protecting the professional secrecy of lawyers in DRC. Any violation of these rules may give rise to criminal actions and to disciplinary sanctions upon the matter being referred to the Chairperson (Bâtonnier) of the Kinsahsa-Matete Bar Association.
The presents working methods may be modified discretionary at any time by Klam & Partners Avocats.