James Purba


Basis Of Billing

In general, we will bill our fees and expenses to clients in U.S. Dollars and IDR currencies on a monthly basis, except for litigation. Payment is due upon receipt of our account. Operational expenses such as facsimile, courier service, long distance calls, travel, staff and building overtime, photocopying and document preparations costs are charged to the client. For our outlays on client behalf, the client will reimburse us for reasonable disbursements and other charges we incur in connection with providing services to the client. We may require advances if significant out-of-pocket expenses are to be incurred on our part.

For non-litigation services, our charges are generally based on hourly rate. In some cases we may agree on another formula for calculating charges. We may adjust our fees to reflect the value and skill we bring by delivering an innovative solution or the special responsibility or urgency of the matter. We may also adjust fees to reflect the benefits of our previous work products or precedents. Hourly rates vary according to the type of work and experience of the person performing the work. Types of works, particularly in the areas of patent and trademark registrations, may be performed for fixed fees according to prescribed schedules. We agree on a fixed fee and in the event the scope of the work increases beyond the basis of your original instructions, charges for the additional works will be based on the normal hourly rates of the practitioners involved.

Billing And Deposit

In general, we follow international practices by billing on an hourly basis, at the rate ranging from US$60.00 – US$300.00 per hour, depending on the skills, experience and competence of the particular attorney handling the matter. These rates, which we believe compare favorably with those charged by other major law firms in Jakarta, may be modified over time and are subject to applicable taxes. Exceptions may be made upon consultation with you in cases where we contribute special expertise to the client’s success.