Our clients, whether individuals or corporate groups, whether public or private institutions, expect concrete results as soon as possible, and at the right price. So we seek to ensure full transparency on the progress of the case and regular communication about the costs.
DBB advocates a pragmatic "no nonsense" approach to legal practice. An example is the growth of our Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) department: which reflects the importance of conciliation, arbitration and mediation. These are all mechanisms that can provide faster, modern and efficient alternatives to trial proceedings in appropriate cases.
The Partner responsible for your file is usually assisted by at least one other lawyer - depending on the specific case requirements. Having a team dedicated to your file assists with monitoring and communication as your case or your legal project develops.
From our first contact we seek to develop a sustainable and winning relationship with our clients. We put a premium on dialogue and transparency – so we will discuss our instructions with you and confirm those in an engagement letter. We are sensitive to your financial obligations and we will try to arrange a fees and expenses structure that takes account both of your objectives as well as any particular urgency and our assessment of the challenges and complexities of a particular assignment. In appropriate cases reduced hourly fee rates combined with a "success fee" can sometimes be considered.
Our extensive international network of correspondent law firms allows us to help service our clients’ needs for international legal services. This enables us to propose a legal team which suits the particular assignment and to provide information, including on procedure and fees, so that clients can make an informed choice about their representation. Our network is non-exclusive and we will be equally happy to work with your usual service providers.