Paragraph 1. Consultant B.I. shall invoice for its services according to hourly rates or other methods, as indicated in the contract with the client. The method and the amount of these rates are set by common agreement on the basis of the subject, the complexity, the stakes and urgency of the services.
Paragraph 2. Consultant B.I. may ask for one or several advance payments before beginning to provide its services and for the duration over which the services are provided. At the end of this period, the client shall receive one final invoice from which the advance payments received beforehand shall be deducted.
Paragraph 3. If the client disagrees with an invoice, he/she must contest it in writing providing a just explanation within 14 days following the date of the invoice, under penalty of forfeiture of these rights.
Paragraph 4. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, all invoices must be paid in cash at the registered office of Consultant B.I., without any reduction. If an invoice has not been paid by the deadline, Consultant B.I. reserves the right (without prior notice being sent to the client by registered mail) – (A) to charge interest at a rate of 1.5% per month from the date on which the payment was due until the date it is paid in full as well as (B) the right to charge a flat-rate sum of compensation of 10% of the amount paid late with a minimum of 60 EUR, without prejudice to the right to be reimbursed for any legal costs (including compensation for the relevant procedure), if the debt has to be collected using legal channels. Similarly, Consultant B.I. also has the right to suspend the execution of its activities on all active dossiers with the client in question until all invoices have been settled in full, or to cease immediately all forms of cooperation with the client. Consultant B.I. is not responsible for damages arising from suspending activities or terminating the contract with the client.