Frequently Asked Questions
We never charge for an initial consultation. At the free initial consultation, we will introduce ourselves further and get to know you, your business and the support you need. We will also inform you further about the way we calculate our fees and how we invoice and discuss with you the on boarding steps if you would like to engage us.
Our lawyers have been helping individuals and companies to succeed for decades. We have long-standing relations with our clients and are their trusted advisors in China and through our network also outside of China. We have an international approach, reliable, are transparent about our fees and professional.
The partner involved in your case will determine which attorney can best represent you in handling your case. It may be that your case requires more than one attorney handling the matter. However, we will provide at least one lawyer to be responsible for the overall progress of the case and inform you effectively. We will always do our best to handle your case as professionally, efficiently and cost-effective as possible.
We try to keep legal fees as reasonable and transparent as possible. The amount of services required, however, is not fully within our control. We discuss with our clients options for services and the benefits of services. Sometimes services are directly related to an opposing party’s action or inaction.
We have several fee arrangements like hourly fees, flat fees, maximum fees, monthly subscriptions and other tailor made fee arrangements. We will discuss with you what the possibilities are for you or your company.
Our invoicing is a function of three components, time spent, our expertise and value added. Given the nature of these criteria, even with careful application, invoicing is still necessarily subject to a degree of professional judgment. For complete clarity, with our invoice we provide our timesheet for the relevant period.
BNLS is the only Chinese law firm to be admitted as a member of Bonnard Lawson International Law Firm with offices in Geneva, Lausanne, Paris and Dubai. Through the Bonnard Lawson organization, BNLS is able to provide our clients with high quality services in many parts of the world.
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