General Terms and Conditions for Legal Army clients
THESE GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS WILL APPLY TO YOU WHEN YOU HAVE SIGNED A SERVICES AND FEES PROPOSAL WITH LEGAL ARMY, S.L. ("L-A").
We inform you that we are a legal services company domiciled at Calle Princesa, 31, 5ª 1-A. - 28008 Madrid (Spain) and our NIF is B88103700. If you have any questions or queries about these General Terms and Conditions, you can write to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist you.
We want you to read our General Terms and Conditions carefully, as our relationship will always be guided by these guidelines and in accordance with the indications contained herein.
Which is the scope of our services?
The scope of the services we provide to you will be previously agreed between both parties in the service proposal you have signed with L-A (the "Proposal"), and may be modified, provided by prior agreement, during the course of the provision of services.
We inform you that L-A may ask you, at any time, to provide the information necessary to carry out the assignment with the highest quality and always in accordance with our values of excellence.
We like to give a totally personalized advice, therefore, bear in mind that the advice we give you is exclusively addressed to you as a client, as agreed in the Proposal, and may not be used by third parties, or by other companies or individuals in the same group if it has not been indicated in this way in the Proposal.
L-A advises exclusively in Spanish law, and only where otherwise provided for in the Proposal we will provide advice on other jurisdictions. If this legal advice on foreign regulations has not been established in the Proposal, it will be the subject of an independent fee proposal.
L-A will provide its services to you with absolute independence. This means that we are not obliged to follow client guidelines or directives that may affect our professional judgment.
We are located in Madrid, but we love to travel and have clients in other cities. Therefore, if you decide to hire us and it is necessary for us to travel to your city, it is likely that we need to bill the essential expenses to cover the trip there, always with the transparency that characterizes us.
How will the team of lawyers manage your project and give you legal advice?
For the provision of the services included in the Proposal, a team of highly qualified lawyers with extensive experience and the necessary knowledge in the required field will be appointed. We select the best legal talent with a comprehensive view of the law as well as your business, to provide highly specialized and personalized services, thus ensuring excellent results.
Assistance in other matters will be provided by professionals specialized in the corresponding departments, always in coordination with the lawyers who are part of the team involved in the operation.
All our lawyers and collaborators will always act in accordance with our values of excellence, transparency, agility, and the use of new technologies to provide you with the services we have agreed upon in the best possible way.
How do we feel about confidentiality and how will communications with our clients be?
Strict maintenance of the confidentiality of all information received on any matter you entrust to us is one of our most important values.
Communications between the two parties may be made directly with staff members or advisors that you, as a client, have designated for this purpose. We may use different means of communication including email, however, for confidential information or exchange of documents, we like to use secure file exchange systems or technologies that ensure the security of information.
L-A informs you that we may use your personal contact details to send you newsletters related to news, jurisprudence, resolutions, legal notes or any other information that may be of interest to you, and related to our field of activity, in accordance with article 21 of Law 34/2002, of 22 July, on Information Society Services. If you wish to object to us sending you this type of email, you can notify us via email@example.com.
In addition, unless you indicate otherwise, we would like to use your company logo, and for this, you give us your permission, in presentations to customers or on our corporate website for the purpose of promoting L-A, as well as publicizing our participation in any matter, respecting at all times our duty to maintain confidentiality, for commercial, reputational, doctrinal or academic purposes.
Termination, shutdown of services and payments: what can happen?
At L-A, we reserve the right to waive the representation or advice of a client at any time, but if this should occur, we undertake to take the necessary action to prevent their helplessness. This shall not prevent L-A from carrying out the necessary actions to preserve the right to claim and/or settle the fees derived from the services provided up to that time.
You should be aware that we may paralyse the work that you have entrusted to us or terminate the provision of services if our fees or invoices are not satisfied within the established period. The stoppage or termination of services may extend to any of the matters that you as a client, your subsidiaries or associated companies have entrusted to us. The paralysis, if any, will cease when you settle the outstanding amounts.
Failure to pay invoices issued within the agreed period will give rise to the accrual of interest in accordance with the provisions of Law 3/2004, of 29 December, which establishes measures to combat late payment in commercial transactions.
Always avoiding conflicts of interest
At L-A we are committed to not advising different clients on the same matter at the same time when there may be a direct conflict between the interests of those clients.
We will verify that there is no such conflict of interest before accepting a matter, and we will refrain from representing or defending clients in the event that such a conflict of interest arises.
Audit and prevention of money laundering: what is our role?
L-A may assist in client audits upon the express written request of the client or the audit firm designated by the client. In this case, we will provide the information required for the preparation of such audit, accepting the client that this action does not involve any breach of the duty of confidentiality that we have assumed.
At L-A we will comply with the regulations on the prevention of money laundering and the financing of terrorism in force at all times. In compliance with the regulations on money laundering prevention currently in force, L-A will check the identity of our clients, either by directly requesting information and/or documentation accrediting their identity, real ownership and economic activity, or by means of the necessary searches in suitable databases.
Due to our profession, both L-A and the lawyers that make up the company, we may be obliged to provide the competent authorities with information relating to our clients in certain cases contemplated in the regulations on the prevention of money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
How do we process your personal data?
The personal data of the legal representatives who have signed the Proposal and these General Terms and Conditions will be processed by L-A for the purpose of maintaining the business relationship, as well as for sending newsletters or bulletins about information that may be of interest, in the terms indicated in the section on Confidentiality and communications of these Terms and Conditions, all based on the fulfilment of the contract signed by both parties, as well as the legitimate interest of L-A. The data you provide us will be kept for as long as we maintain this relationship, or you do not ask us to delete it, or for as long as it is necessary to comply with the legal obligations that apply to us. The data will not be transferred to third parties except in cases where there is a legal obligation.
You may exercise, to the extent that they are applicable, the rights of access, rectification or deletion, limitation of processing, opposition, portability and to oppose automated individual decisions at the address indicated in the heading of these General Terms and Conditions, or at the address firstname.lastname@example.org.