Power of attorney

During the first meeting between the lawyer and his client, it is customary and necessary for the lawyer to submit to the client a Power of Attorney to be ratified (an example of a procuration can be found under this link).

Such document empowers the lawyer to represent his client and assist him in court in case of judicial process. In addition, through this document, the client elects domicile at the office of the lawyer, which means that all communications regarding the procedure shall be notified at the address of his lawyer to be received lawfully.

The client, after ratification, receives a copy of the power, on which all powers granted to counsel and assist in carrying out the mandate are discribed.

Death, declaration of absence, incapacity or bankruptcy of the customer will, if applicable, not end to the powwrr of attorney, which will continue to have effect.

On the power of attorney it is also mentioned that the customer agrees to pay all the legal provisions necessary for the implementation of the mandate, that he is required to pay all costs, expenses or advances that would have been incurred by the lawyer, and to pay his fees. It is also stated that the lawyer is entitled to compensate his claim for fees and expenses, even contested, with the values he has collected on behalf of his client.

A section is also devoted to the fact that only the lawyer is authorized to inform the press of the case against his client or publish extracts from the record. The agreement of counsel in dealing with the media is essential.

To conclude, it is mentioned in the power of attorney that all disputes resulting from the mandate, the client and lawyer declare expressly accept the jurisdiction of the competent authority as the arbitral tribunal.