I. Lawyer’s Fee in Debt Collection Cases

The lawyer's fee is the amount of money that a client pays for his or her intellectual work. Lawyer' fee is applied on the basis of the agreement between the lawyer (the lawyer's office) and the client and is recorded in the legal service contract signed by and between the lawyer's office and the client.

1. Basis for Lawyer’s Fee in Debt Collection

Lawyer’s fee in general lawyer’s fee in debt collection in particular are calculated on the following bases:

- Complexity of work;

- Time of lawyer (or some attorney) spent on work;

- Experience and prestige of the main lawyer, the lawyer's office;

- Special requirements of customers about responsibility, efficiency of work.

Based on the preliminary study of the content of the case and the requirements of the client, the particular nature of the work, the lawyer agrees with the client to apply one of the following calculation methods of fee:

- Hourly fee (depending on the reputation and experience of each lawyer);

- Package fee for each case

2. Methods for Lawyer’s Fee in Debt Collection

Clients can choose one of the following methods for debt collection fee:

a. Fix fee

b. Fee based on the percentage of collected value

c. Fee based on a part of fix fee of collected value

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II. Costs for Debt Collection Activities

Costs include: office expense the lawyer’s office; expense or traveling, living of the lawyers while performing their jobs; cost of working contact; State expense; tax.

1. Office expenses

This is the amount of money that the client must pay to ensure the performance of the office activities related to the client's work (papers, books, telephone, internet signals and other expenses ...). The cost is usually not large and is usually included in the cost of travel, accommodation, business contact. However, if the customer requests, it will count as a separate item.

2. Cost of travel, accommodation, working contact

This is the cost that customers will pay for a lawyer or consultant, including costs such as car fares, train tickets, airfare, meals, room rentals, etc. Medium transport and accommodation where lawyers and consultants come to work). Customers can choose to pay for travel in one of two ways:

a. Customers and lawyer estimate the cost and agree on a one-off payment (usually customers choose this option).

b. Before going on a business trip, the lawyer informs and the client pay in advance the cost with the lawyer. Both parties will settle after the business mission.

Usually, if a customer pays for travel, one-time stay, this will include the cost of the office.

However, it is not in all cases that this fee is charged, but there may be some services or work that we charge a fee for, or there are services we do not charge for this fee, especially in cases the client agrees that this fee will be charged separately.

3. State charges

This is the cost of the lawyer’s office on behalf of the client paid into the State, which may include licensing fees, advance court fees, court fees and so forth. The amount of money that the state management agency or the judiciary will collect (with invoices). Typically, this cost is paid by the customer or by the lawyer’s office on behalf of clients. However, there may be exceptions, such as in proportional remuneration arrangements or in other package services, the lawyer’s office will collect the fee and settle it with the State.

4. Tax

As a general rule, the service quotes do not include value added tax (VAT). Customers are obliged to pay this tax equal 10% of the contract value. In addition, each legal service provided by a lawyer to clients also increases the income tax payable by the lawyer’s office in accordance with the law.

III. Payment to Lawyer’s Fee

1. Fee of Lawyer and Other Lawyer’s Costs

The specific lawyers' fees and charges in each case are calculated on the basis of the agreement between the lawyer and the client and recorded in the legal service contract signed by and between the Dragon Law's Office and the client (The contract is stamped by the Dragon Law's Office and signed by the chief of the Dragon Law's Office). In addition to the remuneration, the cost of agreement in the signed legal service contract, the customer does not have to pay any lawyers’ fees or other costs.

2. Payment Methods to Lawyer’s Fee

All fees are paid under the legal services contract, 100% in VND cash at the Office through the Account Department or transfer at:

a. Dragon Law in Hanoi:

Name: Dragon Law Co., Ltd

Account No.: 140.2262.6998.689 at Techcombank, Lang Ha Branch

b. Dragon Law in Haiphong:

Branch of Dragon Law Co., Ltd

Account No.: 190.2659.2532.018 at Techcombank, Hai Phong Branch

3. Payment Time for Lawyer’s Fee

The payment of lawyer's fee and expenses related to legal services are made under the agreement between lawyer and client in each specific case: The client can pay the lawyer's fee when signing the legal service contract with the lawyer or after the lawyer has completed the legal work (liquidation of the contract) or pay the lawyer's remuneration according to the performance schedule.

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IV. Fee, Remuneration of Lawyer

Lawyer is person who defend, authorize as representative with the legal services. When visualizing the product of the lawyer is an intangible asset, an intellectual value associated with the interests of the client, client often asks the lawyer to provide a fixed fee schedule ("quotation") of the lawyer service. However, each client's work is different, the degree of the lawyer's request for the case is different, even within the same legal field will still be different in specific case.

Through years of experience in solving legal consultancy and in accordance with the Law on Lawyers recognized by Vietnamese law, Dragon Law Firm has issued the general rules on charging and preliminary quotation to client for reference.

Lawyer’s legal quotation represent the role of the lawyer in each case, each social relationship, the transparency of the lawyer's services, the lawyer's quality and the general situation of the economy as well as the need to use lawyers in Vietnam as follows: 




Unit: VND)



Legal advice directly in the office

300,000 - 500,000/ 1 time

Lowest fee, advice time not exceed 01 hour


Draft petition; request letter  …

500,000 - 3,000,000/ 1 piece

Support to send the letter to third party


Draft testament; agreement on asset; agreement on asset division

2,000,000 -  6,000,000/ 1 piece

Included advice fee, excluded notary fee


Draft petition, appeal, denunciation letter …

1,000,000 -  3,000,000/1 piece

Applied to lawsuit, denunciation proceedings …


Draft economic contract, commercial contract, civil contract

3,000,000 -20,000,000/1 contract

Excluded the translation fee, notary fee (if any)


Settle the legal case by consult directly the case in the whole process and draft relevant documents

5,000,000 - 20,000,000/1 case

Applied in complex case with official legal advice from lawyer


Lawyer’s fee in proceedings; representative at court; arbitration

Lowest fee: 20,000,000 / l level of trial or 1 level of handling process

Cases in crime; civil; divorce; land; labor; administration; commerce


Company setup; change in business registration

3,000,000 - 8,000,000

Min-max level applied in Hanoi


Setup of branch, representative office (local and foreign company)

3,000,000 - 18,000,000

Applied in Hanoi and normal process (without verification)


Legal advice at client’s place or lawyer in negotiation upon client’s request

2,000,000 - 20,000,000

Consult directly by lawyer; negotiate contract


Lawyer go for verification, evidence

10,000,000 - 20,000,000

Applied in Hanoi without travel fee or accommodation fee outside Hanoi


Commercial brokerage; representative for trade man


Exclude travel fee or accommodation fee outside Hanoi, time for lawyer below 48 hours


Regular legal advice service for enterprise

5,000,000 -10,000,000/month

Time for lawyer from 16 hours/month to 32 hours/month


Private lawyer

5,000,000 -10,000,000/month

Time for lawyer from 16 hours/month to 32 hours/month


Certificate of land use rights at first issuance; procedures of sale, purchase, transfer of real estate; construction license

10,000,000 -50,000,000/1 time

Applied in Hanoi


Other legal services


At the time of case receipt

       (Dragon Law Firm provides the above fees which are not included VAT)


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