Legal representation

1AAS exercises representation services in courts through an authorized attorney’s office.

2The most common type of service is civil enforcement based on an authentic document, i.e. an invoice for payment of royalties, issued by AAS on behalf of the author or other rightholder (hereinafter the Client). The service includes:

• an informative consultation between the Client and AAS,

• communication between AAS and the attorney’s office,

• the drafting and filing of an application for enforcement (on assets on the debtor’s bank account),

• the payment of court taxes on behalf of and from the Client’s assets,

• obtaining a court clause of res judicata,

• withdrawal or partial withdrawal of the application for enforcement in case of payment or partial payment of the claim,

• informing the client about the progress of the procedure.

3The service fee and the court tax shall be paid by the Client to AAS in advance, based on an AAS’s proforma invoice. At the same time, the Client signs for AAS a mandate for representation in Court. AAS transfers the latter, together with the Client’s files, to the attorney’s office. After filing an application for civil enforcement, the attorney’s office charges its service to AAS.

4Based on the submitted proposal, the Court shall issue an enforcement decree, by which it authorizes the civil enforcement of the claim and orders the debtor (i.e. the subscriber or user of the copyright work or other protected matter) to pay the principal and the statutory interests due, within the period of the maturity of the invoice until payment. In the decree, the Court also determines the amount of the acknowledged enforcement expenses of the creditor (i.e. the Client), which the debtor is obliged to reimburse (i.e. court taxes, attorney’s fees for representation). As a rule, this amount will be lower than the Client’s actual costs. AAS’s representation fee under AAS’s tariff is viz. higher than the fee for the drafting of a civil execution proposal under the attorney’s tariff, since AAS’s service under item 2 is more extensive than the latter.

5If the debtor lodges a timely and reasoned objection against the enforcement decree, i.e. within 8 days from the receipt of the decree, the civil enforcement procedure shall be suspended. The Enforcement department of the Court shall transfer the file to the Litigation department of the Court where, if the Client insists on his claim, continues a litigation for the payment of the claim. Representation in a civil litigation procedure is subject to separate payment.

1. Civil enforcement on the basis of an authentic document:
• 100,00 EUR

2. Registration of a claim in a bankruptcy procedure:
• according to the attorney’s fees, or to an agreement with the the attorney’s office

3. Representation in civil litigation:
• according to the attorney’s fees, or to an agreement with the the attorney’s office

1. The civil enforcement fee refers to one authentic document – invoice. If there are several invoices, the price for each subsequent invoice is increased by EUR 15,00.
2. The quoted fees are exclusive of VAT, which shall be added at a rate of 22%.
3. In addition to the attorney’s service, a court tax must be paid.
4. A proposal for the continuation of civil enforcement with a new object of enforcement (enforcement on immovable property, enforcement on movable property) is considered to be a new service, subject to a new payment.
5. The fees for representation or for single services in civil litigation and bankruptcy proceedings shall be agreed upon following a pro forma invoice by the attorney’s office.