The Firm offers legal advice and assistance.
Our working method is characterised by:
The appointments to our Firm are concentratein the following areas:
The Firm has also acquired extensive experience in family and child law:
Italian, English, German, French, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian.
Our professionals offer the services of interpreters and translators for the formation of contracts or notarial deeds in Italian, English, German and French.
The determination of remuneration in free negotiation
The current rules governing professional fees for italian lawyers generally provide for free negotiation between clients and professionals, on the basis of a written estimate.
Unless otherwise agreed, the preparation of an estimate is subject to a fee, involving the examination and preliminary assessment of the proposed issues.
The current legal system now provides for the possibility that the lawyer may take up the appointment without a formal agreement on remuneration having been reached in advance. In such cases, the lawyer will endeavour to agree on a fair and satisfactory remuneration for the client as soon as possible and appropriate, taking into account the criteria indicated in the Ministerial Decree. n. 55/2014 (Regulation concerning the determination of the parameters for the payment of fees for the forensic profession, pursuant to article 13, paragraph 6, of Law no. 247 of 31 December 2012 – New regulations of the legal profession).
According to art. 13, paragraph 9, of Law No. 247/2012, in the absence of an agreement between lawyer and client, each of them may apply to the Council of the Bar Association in which the professional is registered for an attempt of conciliation. In the absence of agreement, the Council may, at the request of the person concerned, give an opinion on the appropriateness of the lawyer’s claim in relation to his work.
Professional fees are subject to VAT in accordance with the law (currently 22%) and to a 4% social security charge to the client.
Fees on an hourly basis
In cases where the fees due to the professionals of the Firm are determined on the basis of time, unless otherwise agreed with the client, the hourly rate of €200.00 will be applied.
International assignments usually involve an increase in the hourly rate, to be agreed in relation to the complexity and the territories concerned.
A fee of 50% of the agreed hourly rate will be charged for travel times.
Ministerial parameters in the Ministerial Decree. n. 55/2014
Decree of the Minister of Justice no. 55/2014 sets the parameters for the determination of fees to be paid to the lawyer when, at the time of the assignment or subsequently, the remuneration has not been determined in writing, in any case of failure to determine them by consensus, including the cases of liquidation by the judicial authorities, as well as in the case of benefits in the interest of third parties or official services provided for by law.
Reimbursement of expenses
According to art. 13, paragraph 10, of Law No. 247/2012, in addition to the professional performance fee, the lawyer is due, both by the client in the event of contractual determination, and during judicial liquidation, in addition to the reimbursement of expenses actually incurred and all charges and contributions advanced in the interest of the client, a lump sum for the reimbursement of flat-rate expenses. Pursuant to art. 2 of the Ministerial Decree. n. 55/2014 this sum is normally determined at the rate of 15 per cent of the total compensation for the service.
According to art. 27 of D. M. D. No 55 / 2014 to the lawyer, who must move away from the place where he carries out his principal occupation, reimbursement of the costs incurred and an allowance for travel expenses shall be paid. The cost of the stay documented by the professional is taken into account, with the limit of a four-star hotel, together, as a rule, with a 10 per cent increase in the reimbursement of incidental expenses; for travel expenses, in the case of own vehicle use, a kilometric allowance is paid, as a rule, equal to one fifth of the cost of fuel per litre, in addition to the documented costs of motorway tolls and parking.