As a German Rechtsanwaeltin (attorney-at-law), the remuneration of my services is subject to the relevant national and European laws. Among others, § 49 b of the German Federal Lawyers' Act (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung - BRAO) and the German law on the Remuneration of Attorneys (Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz - RVG) apply.
The RVG, on the one hand, includes a statutory table of legal fees, the so called Vergütungsverzeichnis (VV-RVG). On the other hand, it also allows the individual arrangement of the attorney’s remuneration. In this case, a so called remuneration agreement between the attorney and the client is concluded (§§ 3a ff, 34 RVG).
The conclusion of a remuneration agreement allows one to consider the individual circumstances of the particular case. In this regard, e.g. the significance of the case and the client’s income and assets can be of relevance, as well as a potential particular liability risk incurred by the attorney, and the scope and difficulty of the professional activities involved.
If, and insofar as my services relate to legal concerns but also to specific scientific-technical issues, there is an increased level of difficulty. This leads to an increased scope of my professional activities and, not seldom, also to particular liability risks. Against this background, my services are usually to be based on an individual remuneration agreement.