Although there is a Lawyers' Fees Act (Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz), in the practice of specialized law firms, fees for legal services are usually negotiated in special agreements on a case-by-case basis. These agreements, either in the form of flat-rate fees for a particular part of the proceedings or for an entire case, or in the form of hourly rates, allow for flexible conditions customized to the client's needs, such as a legal department’s budget plans.

Clients should always be fully aware of the costs associated with the legal service. That is why the matter of legal fees should be dealt with openly: Let's talk about it. Transparency creates acceptance!