Unless otherwise stipulated in the Legal Services Agreement, fee for Zunic Law services will be based on the time spent working on the Client’s case, which should be calculated according to the hourly rates stipulated in the Legal Services Agreement. The time spent working on the Client’s case includes the time spent in meetings with Client or third parties according to the Client’s instructions, preparation and work on documents, as well as oral and written communication between the Client and the Partner, senior associate and/or associate. Zunic Law will issue an invoice on a monthly basis, and with the invoice, Zunic Law will provide the Client with a specification of the requested services.
If the work on the Client’s subject is urgent, and requires work outside ordinary working hours, work on weekends or work during national holidays, the contracted hourly rate may be increased by 20%. In such cases, Zunic Law will notify Client in advance in writing and ask for the Client’s approval.
If the fee is agreed in the fixed amount, Zunic Law will not charge any additional fee unless the scope and nature of the work are different than previously agreed, of which the Client will be informed in advance by Zunic Law. The assessment of the fee (as opposed to the fixed fee) is provided as a guideline that will help Client when making a decision on hiring Zunic Law. When assessing the fee Zunic Law may take into account all the factors relevant for such assessment, including but not limited to the complexity of the task, value of the case, the number or amount of the documents to be reviewed, etc.
The fee for any services requested by the Client in addition to the previously agreed scope of work shall be calculated according to the hourly rates stipulated in the Legal Services Agreement.
If the Client hires Zunic Law for the representation before the courts, the fees will be calculated according to the official Tariff of fees and expenses payable for the work of attorneys at law applicable at the time of taking the action.
By deciding to hire Zunic Law, the Client authorizes Zunic Law to bear the costs and expenses that are considered necessary for the execution of the work by Zunic Law. Zunic Law will ask the Client to reimburse all the costs that have arisen in relation to the purposes of working on the Client’s case, at the time of their occurrence and at the latest when issuing the invoice for the month in which the costs were incurred. In some cases, Zunic Law may ask the Client to pay such costs in advance. Costs include, among other things, court and administrative fees, payment of courier services, fees for experts hired upon the Client’s approval, transportation costs, travel costs and accommodation costs incurred while working on the Client’s case. This list of costs is not definitive. If the value of an individual expense exceeds the amount of 100 EUR in RSD countervalue on the day of payment, Zunic Law will first request the Client’s written approval for such an expense.
Zunic Law reserves the right to request an advance payment of the agreed fee in whole or in part.