Adil Advokater’s terms of engagement extend to the assignments we agree on, unless otherwise is stated in writing.
1.1 Conflict of interest or of loyalty
In accordance with the rules of The Danish Bar and Law Society and our procedures as to impartiality we ensure that no conflict of interest or of loyalty exists before we finally undertake an assignment. If subsequently a conflict of interest or impartiality should arise, which leads us to resign our case, we shall be pleased to recommend another law firm.
1.2 Identity information and money laundering
Like other law firms Adil Advokater is comprised to the Danish Act on Measures to Prevent Money Laundering. Accordingly, we are obliged to obtain and keep identity information of any client.
1.3 Fees and payment
Legal fees are based on various parameters, such as the time spent, the expertise and experience of the attorneys, the complexity of the assignment and its importance to the client, the values involved, the outcome of the assignment and the liability involved within the solution of the assignment. Our fees are exclusive of relevant costs and disbursements.
It can be difficult to estimate the fees upon the receipt of the assignment. Though, upon request – and always to consumers – we provide an estimate of and information regarding the expected costs and disbursements. We will also inform the client as early as possible in the event that the total fees are likely to exceed the estimate.
We usually invoice the client, when the assignment has been completed. Continuous assistance and assignments of long duration are invoiced at regular intervals, typically monthly or quarterly, unless otherwise agreed. The terms of payment are 8 days of the date of in-voice, and VAT is added pursuant to applicable rules.
In general, we ask for prepayment of disbursements and costs – and in rare cases for prepayment of fees.
Prepaid fees, disbursements or costs are paid into our client account and the amount inclusive of any interest accrued may be used to settle future invoices and costs, unless otherwise agreed.
The client is charged separately for disbursements and relevant costs in connection with the assistance.
All employees at Adil Advokater are subject to professional secrecy. Any information from or regarding clients, which we receive in connection with an assignment is treated as confidential, unless it appears from the circumstances that the information is non-confidential.
1.8 Insider training
All employees at Adil Advokater are comprised by the applicable legislation on the prohibition against exchange of inside information on listed companies and restrictions on trade in listed securities as well as Adil Advokater’s internal rules.
1.9 Use of our advise
Our advice is targeted at each individual assignment and must therefore not be used for any other purposes without our explicit prior consent. Unless otherwise agreed, we are only liable to the client for the assistance provided.
1.10 Completion of the assignment
Adil Advokater completes the assignment to the end, unless the client requested the assistance to be terminated beforehand. Though, we reserve the right to discontinue our assistance immediately if the credit period of our invoice has been exceeded considerably, despite reminders, or if the client becomes insolvent. We also reserve the right to resign from an assignment, if in exceptional cases, we find that we cannot be responsible for handling the case or if we believe it is in the interest of our client that our collaboration is terminated.
Original documents are usually surrendered no later than upon the completion of the assignment and we keep the case files for at least five years from the date of invoice.
Adil Advokater is subject to the general rules on complaints of the Danish Bar and Law Society. If the client is unsatisfied with our assistance or fees, the client will be asked to contact the attorney who is responsible for the client relation in order to solve the problem amicably.
1.12 Law and venue
Any dispute between a client and Adil Advokater shall be subject to the Danish law and the jurisdictions of the Danish courts.
1.13 Liability, limitation of liability and insurance cover
Adil Advokater is liable for the legal advice to clients in accordance with the general rules of Danish law, and we are insured against third-party risks in an approved insurance company.