Industrial property law
Platforms & Marketplaces
An international know-how
Being a lawyer implies acting as a man of reflection and thinking as a man of action.
HAAS Avocats has been a member of the GESICA network since 1999.
As the first international network of French-speaking lawyers, GESICA has been active for more than 25 years in all fields of law.
GESICA gathers 2200 lawyers committing day-to-day to 200 000 clients by providing information, advice and by defending their interests down the road.
GESICA gathers more than 220 law firms, about fifty of which are located in the European Union and the rest of the world.
In 2014, Gérard HAAS was elected President of the GESICA network.
The GESICA network covers in France the majority of the courts of law (lower courts as well as courts of appeal). Therefore, HAAS Avocats has a specific and accurate knowledge of local jurisdictions.
GESICA’s global footprint also allows us to cover our clients’ needs to expand internationally, which is frequent in e-commerce.
What’s in it for our clients to be a member of the GESICA network?
HAAS Avocats enables international companies to benefit from the assistance of lawyers whose expertise in e-commerce and IT law is internationally recognized. While techniques and business are often the same in each country, applicable law is often different.
Skills tailored to your needs
HAAS Avocats' know-how and values
Our intellectual property and digital law experience
How do we set our fees ?
Lawyers’ fees are set according to customary practice, the client’s financial situation, the difficulty of the case, the costs incurred by the lawyer, its reputation and the lawyer’s diligence.
It is forbidden to set fees according exclusively to a judicial ruling. However, the lawyer and the client may, in addition to the remuneration for the services performed, provide for an additional fee depending on the result obtained or the service performed (French Law 71-1130 of December 31, 1971, article 10).
Furthermore, if an unknown or unforeseeable event at the origin of the relations between the parties subsequently occurs, the lawyer must inform its client that it will lead to an increase of the cost of its fees.
Finally, a fee agreement must always be entered into between the lawyer and its client, except in cases of emergency or force majeure (French Law 71-1130 of December 31, 1971, article 10).