Last updated: March 2020
These Standard Client Relationship Terms describe the terms applicable to the relationship between Buzko Legal, a law firm operating in the Russian Federation and the United States through affiliated entities (“we”or “us”), and a person or entity (“you”) that has entered into a legal services agreement (“Agreement”) with us.
These Terms and Conditions of Use (“Terms”) describe the terms and conditions applicable to your access to and use of the Website. By using the Website, you accept and agree to comply with these Terms. We may revise these Terms at any time by posting revised Terms on the Website, and you agree that your use of the Website after such changes will constitute your acceptance of the revised Terms.
We will provide advisory services (legal, strategic, marketing) according to your assignments, and you will pay for these services as outlined in the Agreement. We may render the services in the form of oral advice, certain action, legal opinion, or draft document.
If we have agreed on a specific, limited scope of services in the Agreement, our assignment will be limited to performing those services. Following our performance of those services and your payment for those services, or if no specific services were indicated in the Agreement, you will communicate the assignment to us via email, telephone, or any other means of communication through which we have acknowledged receipt. We may decline to accept the assignment if it would create a conflict of interest, cause us to violate any rules of ethics that apply to us, or for other reasons we communicate to you. If we accept the assignment, we will complete it ourselves or retain contractors for whose work we will be responsible.
We will bill for our services based on the fees and terms indicated in the Agreement. Your payment obligation will arise when we issue the corresponding invoice. You will compensate us for any out-of-pocket expenses we incur in the course of providing the services. If the estimated fees are more than USD 200, we will communicate the estimated amount to you and seek your preliminary approval.
You will pay the full amount of each invoice we issue to you within the payment term indicated in the Agreement. You will also pay any bank and credit card fees charged in connection with your payment and any fees charged in connection with payments in digital currency. If you delay full payment on an invoice past the payment term indicated in the Agreement, we may claim a penalty from you in the amount of 0.1% of the unpaid amount per each day of delay starting from the 10th business day of delay and ending on the day of the actual payment. We may also suspend the provision of services until the settlement of an outstanding invoice.
We will hold in strict confidence all communications between you and us and the work product created in course of our providing services to you. We may disclose any confidential information only if you authorize us to do so, if it becomes public due to prior disclosure by you or a third party, or if we are required to do so by law. If confidential information is inadvertently disclosed, we will take all reasonable measures to recover the confidential information and prevent further disclosure.
The term of the Agreement will continue until you or we terminate the Agreement. You or we may terminate the Agreement by 15 days’ advance written notice. Your termination of the Agreement will not terminate your obligation to pay for any services rendered before you sent us your notice of termination and any expenses we incurred in connection with performing those services.
We are liable for the quality of the services rendered only directly to you. No other person will rely on the results of services that we provide to you. Our liability for a particular assignment is limited to the amount of fees you paid for that assignment. We are not liable for indirect, consequential, or incidental loss or damages, including loss of profit and unrealized gains.
Any dispute, controversy, or claim arising out of the Agreement or in connection with it, including in relation to its formation, breach, termination or invalidity, that you and we do not resolve within 10 business days after receipt by you or us of a motivated claim, will be resolved using the governing law and dispute resolution method and place indicated in the Agreement.
This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between you and us with respect to the subject matter of the Agreement.
If any provision of the Agreement is held to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable, such provision will be struck, and the remaining provisions will remain in full force.
You may not assign or transfer your rights or obligations under the Agreement without our prior written consent, and any assignment or transfer in violation of this provision will be void.
We reserve the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of the Agreement.