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Herinafter “Conditions” or “these Conditions

1. Provider of Legal Services, Client, Client as a Consumer, Parties
1.1. The provider of legal services in the sense of these Conditions is the company advokáti online s.r.o., IČ: 24203521, business address: Politických vězňů 911/8, 110 00 Praha 1, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +420 774 444 574, registered at the Commercial Register of the City Court, Prague, Rubric C, Insert 188321, as the person representing the first party to the Contract (herinafter “AK”).
1.2. The Client, respectively the receiver of legal services, is a natural person or legal entity (herinafter “Client”). If the Conditions mention a “Client as a consumer”, this shall be taken to mean a consumer in the sense of Act No. 89/2012 Coll., the Civil Code, as ammended (herinafter “Civil Code”).
1.3. AK and the Client shall herinafter be jointly referred to as “Parties”.
1.4. Provision of legal services consists as a rule of representing the Client in proceedings on the basis of a power of attorney, generating answers or legal opinions or analyses pursuant to a question posed by the Client, drafting appeals or other submissions or documents etc. The range of legal services provided, respectively the legal specialization of AK, is listed on the Internet pages of AK “Pages of AK”.
2. Legal Services, One-Time Legal Services
2.1. AK shall in exchange for payment (herinafter “Payment”) provide the Client with legal services (herinafter “Legal Services”), which shall be specified in further detail in electronic messages sent between the Parties by means of a form on AK’s Pages and of e-mail and/or through IM or SMS messages (e.g. Skype, Viber, WhatsApp etc) and/or in a Payment Order and/or in a schedule to the Payment Order or in another appropriate manner. This communicatin between the Parties by means of these electronic messages shall be referred to as “E-Communication” in the further text of the Conditions.
2.2. AK shall first provide Legal Services to the Client on the basis of a concluded One-Time Online Contract for the Provision of Legal Services (herinafter “One-Time Online Contract”). The One-Time Online Contract shall be concluded by means of E-Communication.
2.3. E-Communication may také place and the One-Time Online Contract may be concluded in the Czech, English or Russian language.
3. Concluding a One-Time Online Contract
3.1. The procedure for concluding a One-Time Online Contract shall be as follows:
  (a) The Client shall read these Conditions on AK’s pages, including all information for consumers.
  (b) If the Client agrese with the Conditions, he shall send AK a request for a Legal Service (herinafter herinafter “Request”) by means of E-Communication.
  (c) If prior to sending the Request, the Client has not read the Conditions and/or the information for consumers, he shall read it as part of further E-Communication with AK and/or in the Payment Order before concluding the One-Time Contract.
  (d) If the requested Legal Service falls under AK’s specialization, AK shall answer the Client through E-Communication under what concreed price, time and other conditions they are able to provide the Legal Service to the Client.
  (e) In the event that the Client shall express consent with these conditions, AK shall send the Client a payment order (herinafter “Payment Order”) through E-Communication with the following possibilities for executing Payment for the Legal Service in advance:
    [i] The Client can make the Payment through a non-cash money transfer to a domestic or international bank account entered into the Payment Order. During an international bank payment in EUR from a state outside the European Union, the Client must use an OUR payment, in order for the Payment to be entered in AK’s bank account in its full amount, without the deduction of bank fees. Otherwise, AK shall have the right to consider the Payment as unpaid.
    [ii] It is further possible to make a Payment of up to 500 EUR by means of the Western Union service. If this payment possibility is not entered into the Payment Order, this payment method shall not be possible and AK shall not have the duty to accept or receive such a payment.
    [iii] It is further possible to make a Payment of up to 500 EUR by means of the PayPal system. If this payment possibility is not entered into the Payment Order, this payment method shall not be possible and AK shall not have the duty to accept or receive such a payment.
  (f) On the day of the entering of the Payment into AK’s bank account or the PayPal account that is entered into the Payment Order or on the day when AK receives the Payment at a branch of Western Union, the One-Time Online Contract shall be concluded.
  (g) If the Payment is not entered into AK’s bank account or, as the case may be, paid in its full amount, AK shall have the right to consider the Payment as unpaid and to reimburse the amount paid to the bank account or PayPal account from which it was paid, or through Western Union, after deducting bank transfer or other transfer fees.
  (h) Within 48 hours of the Payment being made as per Par. (f) above, AK shall send the Client and invoice (tax document) confirming the making of the payment.
  (i) The paid Payment Order is a document attesting to the conclusion of a One-Time Online Contract and these Conditions entered into it lay down the Parties’ legally binding rights and duties.
  (j) The Client shall take note of the fact that the Payment Order is not a tax or accounting document; therefore it may contain a full description of the Legal Service, including the Client’s confidential information.
4. Information for the Client as a Consumer in the Sense Contained in the Civil Code Regarding the Possibility to Withdraw from the One-Time Online Contract
4.1. The Client as a consumer has the right to withdraw from the One-Time Online Contract within 14 days of making the Payment, respectively from the day of its conclusion, without stating a reason. The client shall provide this withdrawal in e-mail, delivered to AK’s e-mail address, into the subject line and into the message body of which he shall enter the following text: I HEREBY WITHDRAW FROM ONE-TIME ONLINE CONTRACT OD ID [enter the ID of the Payment Order here] and shall deliver this e-mail to AK. If this e-mail is successfully delivered to AK, AK shall confirm its delivery to the Client in a further e-mail and shall return to him the Payment to the bank account or PayPal account from which the Client had previously transferred it. If the Client previously made the Payment through the Western Union service, AK shall transfer the money back to the Client through this service, after deducting the transfer fee.
4.2. If the Client as a consumer withdraws from the One-Time Online Contract after AK has, on the basis of the Client’s explicit request, begun providing the Legal Service before the end of the 14-day withdrawal period, AK shall be entitled to a commensurate amount of the agreed-upon Payment for the part of the Legal Service that was provided until the moment of withdrawal from the One-Time Online Contract.
4.3. The Client as a consumer cannot withdraw from the One-Time Online Contract if the agreed-upon Legal Service has already been provided in full, with the Client’s explicit consent, before the end of the 14-day period for withdrawing from the One-Time Online Contract.
5. Steps after Concluding a One-Time Online Contract
5.1. As a Client generally requires the Legal Service to be provided as soon as possible and not after the 14-day withdrawal period has ended, AK shall, as a rule, send the Client, together with the tax document confirming the making of the Payment, through E-Communication the following text: VZDÁVÁM SE PRÁVA NA ODSTOUPENÍ OD JEDNORÁZOVÉ SMLOUVY ONLINE ID [●] V ZÁKONNÉ ČTRNÁCTIDENNÍ LHŮTĚ A POŽADUJI POSKYTNUTÍ PRÁVNÍ SLUŽBY IHNED. (I renounce the right to withdraw from the One-Time Online Contract ID [●] Within the Legal 14-Day Period and Request Immediate Provision of Legal Services.)
5.2. The Client shall copy this text into the subject of the E-Communication (as a rule, e-mail) and send it back to AK.
5.3. AK shall then provide the agreed-upon Legal Service within the set period.
5.4. In the event that the Client shall not deliver to AK the renunciation of his right to withdraw from the One-Time Online Contract set out in pgph. 5.1., AK shall commence providing the Legal Service after the 14-day withdrawal period.
6. Manner of Determining the Amount of Payment
6.1. The Payment for the provision of a Legal Service shall be composed of a “Piecemeal Compensation” as defined in pgph. 6.2., of “Expenses” as defined in pgph. 6.3. and of a “Share in a Successful Matter” as defined in pgph. 6.4.
6.2. The amount of Piecemeal Compensation shal be determined according to the number of expected contractual acts of legal services (hereinafter “Act”) The Act is defined in Schedule no. 1 of these Conditions. The price of one Act shall be 3,000 CZK (125 EUR). For some Acts, AK may reduce the price by up to 90%, according to its discretion.
6.3. By Expenses is meant the real expenditures purposefully spent in connection with the provision of Legal Services, in particular:
  (a) court, administrative and other fees.
  (b) postage outside the territory of the Czech Republic, telecommunication fees outside the territory of the Czech Republic, fees for expert assessments, professional opinions, translations, interpretations, certified copies, photocopies etc.
  (c) travel expenses incurred while providing Legal Services outside the territory of Prague; for determining their amount, currently valid legal rules on compensation for employees’ travel expenses shall be used.
  (d) compensation for time spent in connection with the provision of Legal Services outside the territory of Prague for time spent traveling to a given location and back, in the amount of 100 CZK (5 EUR) for every half-hour period commenced.
6.4. Depending on the extent of success in a given matter, AK shall have, in addition to the right to Piecemeal Compensation, the right to a Share in a Successful Matter, consisting of the right to procedural (e.g. court) costs awarded by a court tor other organ or procedural costs or costs for legal representation agreed upon with an adverse party in a settlement agreement, in a court settlement or in a similar analogous document or legal proceedings, in an amount commensurate to this measure of success in said matter. As Success in a Matter shall also be considered merely the awarding of or agreement to compensation for procedural (e.g. court) costs or compensation for legal representation. The Share in a Successful Matter shall be payable only if it is actually paid by the court tor other organ or adverse party.
7. Particular Provisions for a Long-Term Online Contract
7.1. At the moment when AK shall take up legal representation of the Client according to the One-Time Online Contract on the basis of a power of attorney and/or at the moment when a second One-Time Online Contract shall be concluded between AK and the Client within the ensuing 30 days, at that moment, the One-Time Online Contract shall automatically become a long-term online contract on the provision of legal services (hereinafter “Long-Term Online Contract”), which shall likewise be governed by these Conditions.
7.2. During the duration of a Long-Term Online Contract, the Client shall provide AK with Payment as a rule continuously and in advance, on the basis of Payment Orders payable within 3 to 7 days. Depending on the circumstances, the Client may also provide the Payment continuously after the execution of an Act or multiple Acts, on the basis of a tax document (hereinafter “Invoice”), payable within 7 days.
7.3. During the duration of the Long-Term Online Contract, AK shall continuously provide the Client with accounting for the legal services provided (hereinafter “Accounting”). The Accounting shall list the Acts, Expenses, the Client’s previous constant payments and, as the case may be, the Share in a Successful Matter. The Accounting may be contained directly in a Payment Order or in a separate document.
7.4. During the duration of the Long-Term Online Contract, it will be stated in Payment Orders, Invoices and Accounting that they pertain to a Long-Term Online Contract.
7.5. After the conclusion or during the duration of a Long-Term Online Contract, AK shall have the right to require the client to post a security deposit for assuring the fulfillment of his obligation to the amount of 6,000 CZK (250 EUR) and in criminal matters to 12,000 CZK (500 EUR), hereinafter “Deposit”, on the basis of a Payment Order payable within 7 or more days. The Deposit shall remain posted at AK in its full amount during the entire duration of the Long-Term Online Contract and shall be reimbursed to the Client within up to 14 days after its demonstrable ending. With regard to the amount, the Parties have agreed that AK shall not pay interest to the Client on the posted Deposit. AK shall have the right to spend funds from the Deposit at any time for the purpose of covering the Payment owed, about which fact AK shall inform by sending him a relevant Invoice, as a rule by e-mail. In such an event., the Client shall replenish the Deposit to its original amount, no later than 7 days from its funds being spent by AK, on the basis of a Payment Order sent to the Client.
7.6. A Long-Term Online Contract shall last in particular during the entire duration of the legal representation of the Client. A Long-Term Online Contract shall continue to last even after the ending of the legal representation of the Client and shall end after 6 months if during such time, no Payment Order and/or Invoice is paid by the Client and/or no Legal Service is provided during such time. If a Legal Service does not consist of legal representation of the Client, a Long-Term Online Contract shall automatically end in the event that no further Payment Order is paid nor any Legal Service provided within a period of 12 months. Further, a Long-Term Online Contract shall end by agreement between AK and a Client, or through a Client’s written repudiation without a notice period or AK’s repudiation without a notice period due to a reason pursuant to the Advocacy Act. Further, AK may repudiate a Long-Term Online Contract without a notice period in the case of any default of the Client in providing the Payment.
7.7. A repudiation of a Long-Term Online Contract shall be carried out either in the same manner as that in which it was concluded, or in a stricter form, e.g. in writing.
7.8. A change or agreement to end a Long-Term Contract shall be carried out either in the same manner and form as those in which it was concluded or in any other stricter form, e.g. in writing.
7.9. Through the ending of a Long-Term Online Contract, the duty of the Client to provide the Payment to which the entitlement of AK arose in the period of the duration of said Contract shall not end; likewise, the right of AK to include in the Payment the Deposit or other debts of the Client against any debts of AK toward the Client.
8. Some Aspects of the Payment Order
8.1. A Payment Order shall contain in particular:
  (a) the number of a One-Time Online Contract, which shall be the ID of the appertaining Payment Order and in the case of a Long-Term Online Contract, its number consisting of the number of the legal file at AK and the ID of the appertaining Payment Order;
  (b) information regarding whether it pertains to a One-Time Online Legal Contract or a Long-Term Legal Contract;
  (c) a delineation of the agreed-upon Legal Service with reference to the appertaining E-Communication and/or its description directly in the Payment Order and/or a reference to a schedule or in another appropriate manner;
  (d) the Payment.
9. Inclusion of Debts
9.1. AK shall have the right to include its entitlement to the Payment against any debts of the Client toward AK. For this purpose, AK may in the said Matter also enter for the payment of the Client’s debt in the matter its bank account as the place of payment, about which fact it shall inform the Client, as a rule through E-Communication. After including the debt, AK shall transfer the remainder of the financial means to the Client’s account.
10. Liability for Damage
10.1. The Client shall bear responsibility for the correctness of all materials and information submitted to AK. AK shall not bear responsibility for any damage that arises as a result of the Client failing to fulfill his responsibilities, in particular failing to cooperate as necessary with AK, not providing the necessary materials or providing improper, incomplete or untrue materials or information. AK shall not bear responsibility for commercial or other economic risks arising from the Client’s business or other activities, the effects of which may manifest themselves in connection with the provision of the Legal Service. AK declares that in accordance with the Advocacy Act, is insured for the event of its liability arising for damage caused by its provision of the Legal Service, up to the amount of 50,000,000 CZK. The Client declares that if in a concrete case he shall not inform AK otherwise, it shall be true that the foreseeable damage caused by the provision of legal services to the Client does not surpass the aforementioned amount.
11. Risks of Internet Communication
11.1. The Client takes note of the fact that it is not possible to sufficiently reliably secure E-Communication against possible eventual interception by third parties. Due to this reason, we do not recommend providing particularly confidential information through E-Communication. It is possible to achieve securing E-Communication at a higher level through the use of encrypted PGP e-mails or in another analogous manner (such as by means of the Telegram application etc). However, this is dependent on the Client’s further cooperation.
12. Powers of Attorney
12.1. In proceedings in which the law does not allow the Client to be represented directly by AK as a commercial corporation, an attorney of AK shall represent the Client.
12.2. In the event that it shall be necessary, the Client shall sign the necessary powers of attorney for AK or its attorney either in electronic form, accompanied with an officially recognized electronic signature and electronic marker or in paper form, delivered to AK by mail, courier or personally. For a power of attorney in paper form, AK shall always reserve the right to require an officially notarized signature of the Client and in the event that the Client is residing outside the territory of the Czech Republic, it can request that his signature be notarized at an embassy or consulate of the Czech Republic.
12.3. AK or its attorney may give power of attorney to a further attorney, articled clerk or other worker to act in their stead in the matter, in accordance with the Advocacy Act.
13. Measures Against the Legalization of Profits from Criminal Activity and Financing of Terrorism
13.1. The Client takes note of the fact that in the event. that Act No. 253/2008 Coll. On Certain Measures Against the Legalization of Profits from Criminal Activity and Financing of Terrorism, as amended, and/or any other analogous laws, including the fundamental regulations of the Czech Bar Association, should apply to a Legal Service pursuant to a One-Time Online Contract or a Long-Term Online Contract, the Client shall be informed of the duty of AK to carry out his identification, background check, reporting the suspect commercial transaction, and fulfilling the duty to carry out his instructions, if the legal conditions for this should be fulfilled. These matters would then be dealt with through further legal procedures and means and, as the case may be, through a further contract with the Client.
14. Information for the Client as a Consumer About the Possibility of an Out-of-Court Settlement
14.1. In the event of a conflict between the Client as a Consumer and AK, the Client as a Consumer has the possibility to address the Czech Bar Association for the purpose of an out-of-court settlement of this consumer conflict. The Internet address of this subject of out-of-court solutions of consumer conflicts is www.cak.cz. The contact information of this subject is: Česká advokátní komora, Národní třída 16, Nové město, 110 00 Praha, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; data-box ID: n69admd.
15. Governing Laws, International Court Competency
15.1. Questions that are not governed by the One-Time Online Contract or the Long-Term Online Contract shall be governed by the Czech Advocacy Act, the Czech Civil Code and otherwise by Czech law. For dealing with eventual conflicts, it is agreed that exclusive competency shall belong to the Czech courts.
16. Cases in Which the Client Is Not a Consumer
16.1. If the Client is not a consumer, the provisions of the Conditions that pertain to a consumer in the sense of the Civil Code shall not be used. However, the Client shall not have the right to refuse the AK’s acting according to the provisions of the Contract that pertain to a consumer in the event. that AK shall insist on acting in said manner. If AK should act in accordance with the provisions of the Conditions that pertain to a consumer, it does not mean that through these actions, the Client shall automatically become a consumer, if according to the Civil Code, he is not one in actual fact.

Schedule no. 1: Definitions of Contractual Acts of Legal Services

1. Contractual acts of legal services are defined, without reference to the length of time it takes to carry them out, as follows:
  b) Accepting legal representation, which includes in particular the preparation of the contract for the provision of legal services, powers of attorney and other contractual documentation, copying and scanning documents provided by the client, etc..
  b) Drafting (or revision or modification) of motions to be filed with the court or another organ (e.g. proposals, lawsuits, requests, complaints, objections, appeals, incentives, position statements, constitutional complaints, complaints to the European Court of Human Rights, etc.).
  c) Drafting (or revision or modification) of demand notes and requests prior to resorting to a lawsuit.
  d) Sepsání (nebo revize, úprava) dopisu či jiné korespondence (emailu apod.) protistraně, znalci nebo jinému odborníkovi, notáři, exekutoru, případně jiné osobě, soudu, rozhodci či jinému orgánu nebo instituci.
  e) Drafting (or revision or modification) of legal analyses or opinion statements.
  f) Drafting (or revision or modification) of documents concerning legal acts (e.g.: contracts, agreements, etc.).
  g) Drafting (or revision or modification) of closing arguments or closing proposals.
  h) Drafting (or revision or modification) of a bill of exchange or other commercial paper.
  i) Ending legal representation, which includes in particular preparation and handover of documentation to the client in electronic or paper form, reporting the ending of legal representation to the courts or other organs or persons, etc..
2. Contractual acts of legal representation connected to the period during which they are carried out (in case of interrupting these acts for a period shorter than 60 minutes, this period is counted toward the duration of the contractual act; if the interruption is longer, further continuing of the contractual act is counted as a new contractual act; if the contractual act is interrupted due to a reason on the side of the law office, the period of duration of the interruption will not be billed and individual periods of duration of acts are added up) are defined as follows:
  a) Consultation with the client: per every 2 hours begun.
  b) Looking into and studying the documentation of courts or other organs: per every 2 hours begun.
  c) Studying the documentation provided by the client or a third party: per every 2 hours begun.
  d) Preparing for meetings (e.g. in court, with the adverse party, etc.), per every 2 hours begun.
  e) Participation in proceedings before the court, arbiter or other organ: per every 2 hours begun.
  f) Participation in preparatory court proceedings, including participation in proceedings where only a decision or verdict is pronounced: per every 2 hours begun.
  g) Participation in acts of the police, administrative court or other organ: per every 2 hours begun.
  h) Negotiations with the adverse party, expert witness or other expert, notary, collection agent or other party: per every 2 hours begun.
  i) Search for, study of, or background research of evidence, judicature or other documentation connected with the realization of the contractual acts of legal services mentioned above: per every 2 hours begun.