Debt Collection in
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Although Danish debtors are often good payers, debt collection in Denmark still frequently occurs. When dealing with debt collection in Denmark, you will find that language, cultural and legal barriers will have an impact on successfully recovering your debt in Denmark. For example, although Denmark is a member of the EU, the European Small Claims Procedure and the European Order for Payment are not recognised. With our international debt collection specialists by your side, we ensure you recover your debt as fast and efficiently as possible. Find out more about how our experts can solve your debt collection in Denmark.

 
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Den udenretslige fase: solving your debt collection in Denmark without court intervention in 6 simple steps

  • Step 1: Within two minutes you can make a start on your debt collection in Denmark. All you have to do is enter your details, your debtor’s details and relevant information regarding your case. You can easily upload your claim here.
  • Step 2: Our debt collection specialist will then conduct a thorough investigation by using local databases. With the help of registers, our specialist can assess the credit rating of your debtor. In doing so, we can make a calculated decision on the next steps that need to be taken.
  • Step 3: Your Danish case worker will draft a kravbrev, or a demand letter. This letter will be written in Danish and customized according to your case. Under Danish debt collection law, you must submit 3 letters informing your debtor of the outstanding amount. For each reminder you can request the debtor for compensation, and they must be sent 10 days apart.
  • Step 4: Your caseworker will reach out to you. Together you can determine how you wish to have your debtor approached. You can also track the status of your case 24/7 through our online portal.
  • Step 5: Should your Danish debtor fail to respond to our kravbrev, then our efforts don’t just stop there. We will also contact your debtor by phone. Based on our experience, we know that your debtor is more likely to pay while avoiding any miscommunication.
  • Step 6: With the help of our debt collection lawyers, we can solve 95% of the cases we solve in the extrajudicial phase without court intervention. If legal action is necessary, we can proceed in consultation with you.
 
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International debt collection lawyers: meet the experts who will help recover your debt in Denmark

For your debt collection in Denmark, our international specialists can help you. With knowledge of the business culture and legal system, they can explain everything you need to know for successful collections in Denmark.

Although Denmark is a member of the EU, EU regulations such as the European Small Claims and the European Order for Payment are not recognised in Denmark. This makes it more important to ensure that you have a lawyer who understands the Danish legal system.

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  • Fast solutions for your cases
  • Real measures to recover your payments
  • The best results for the lowest costs

Debt collection costs: No Cure No Pay debt collection in Denmark

When solving your debt collection in Denmark, we aim to recover your debt without court intervention. We start on a No Cure No Pay basis, whereby we charge €185,- for administrative costs. We aim to collect the interest and costs from your debtor; however, this differs per case. With more resources than regular debt collection agencies in Denmark, you can expect the following:

  • Personal contact with your caseworker
  • Personal contact with your Danish debtor by phone and in writing
  • Customised strategy according to your case
  • Access to the largest national and international B2B debt collection databases
  • Real knowledge of local business cultures and payment behaviours
  • Knowledge of national and international judicial procedures
  • Honest advice if legal action is necessary

If legal action is required, then we move to an hourly or fixed fee. We will only do so in consultation with you. You can view our fees here.

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Debt collection laws in Denmark

If your Danish debtor fails to pay in the extrajudicial phase, you can take legal action if you wish to proceed. Danish legislation is composed of both common and civil law, meaning that debt collection laws may differ from the laws that apply in your own country. When litigating in Denmark, we can initiate the following procedure on your behalf:

Bailiffs court for payment claims below 10 000 kroner

For payment below 10.000 kroner, Danish lawyers can initiate legal proceedings in the Bailiffs Court. Your appointed lawyer will draft a writ of summons, that must be approved by the court before it is send to the bailiff. The bailiff can then proceed with collecting the payment.

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Regular proceeding €6000 onwards

Civil court proceedings for claims above 10 000 kroner

If your debtor raises a defence in the Bailiffs court, or if the amount of the claim is more than 10 000 kroner, then your case will be processed in the Civil Court. Once accepted by the Court, a hearing will take place within 3 months of submitting the writ of summons.

The limitation period in Denmark

When dealing with a debtor in Denmark, it is important to note that invoices have a limitation period of 3 years. This means that after the invoice had expired, you cannot take any legal action. Claims coming from the transport sector have a limitation period of 1 year. Regular claims can only be interrupted with a court verdict.

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Why hire Bierens rather than a regular debt collection agency in Denmark?

  • Highest collection rate throughout Denmark
  • Extensive measures to recover your debt in the extrajudicial and judicial phase
  • No Cure No Pay debt collection in Denmark
  • Immediate action after uploading your claim
  • 24/7 tracking of your case in our online portal

“Did you know that when sending a demand letter under Danish law, maximum of 3 letters can be sent 10 days apart? Creditors can also request the debtors to cover the costs for the letters.”

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Start your debt collection case in Denmark today! While our international debt collection team gets started on your case, you can resume your regular business operations. Upload your case for immediate action or contact our experts today.

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Find out how we have helped others with international debt collection

From simple debt collection cases to complex legal matters, from small businesses to multinationals across different industries, our specialists have assisted over 24.000 companies worldwide, including Denmark. Find out how our international specialists and lawyers have helped other companies in similar situations and find the solution for debt collection in Denmark.

Frequently asked questions about debt recovery Denmark

How does debt collection work in Denmark?

Debt collection in Denmark always starts in the extrajudicial phase where we send your debtor demand letters and contact them by phone. If your debtor disputes the claim or fails to respond, then we can discuss further options including legal action.

How will you recover my debt in Denmark?

Our debt collection strategy starts in the amicable phase without court intervention first, followed by legal action upon your request. Our approach is always firm and respectful, and you will always be informed of the status of your case.

What are the costs for debt collection in Denmark?

We handle all out-of-court cases on a No Cure No Pay basis, also in Denmark. Our starting fee is €185,- for administrative costs. We aim to recover the principal amount including interest and costs from your debtor as much as possible, however, this depends on the amount and complexity of the case. If you decide to take legal action against your debtor, then we move to an hourly or fixed fee. We do not have any hidden costs and will first consult you before proceeding with any action.

How long does an average debt collection procedure in Denmark last?

This depends on each situation and debtor. The amicable phase takes a relatively short time because we provide your debtor with limited time to complete the payment. When starting your case, your caseworker will provide an estimate of the duration of your case. Should your debtor fail to respond, then our specialists and lawyers can provide you with an expected outcome or course of action within 4 weeks. If legal proceedings are necessary, the debt collection process takes longer, which depends on the legal proceedings and whether the debtor raises a defence.

When is a debt collection case taken to court?

Our preference is to collect your claim without court intervention. Therefore, we always start a collection in the amicable phase. If your debtor fails to respond or disputes the claim, you can proceed with legal action. We will only do so in consultation with you first.

What chances do I have for a successful recovery in Denmark?

The chance for a successful recovery depends on the nature of your debt collection case. 95% of the cases are solved on a No Cure No Pay basis. Our specialists and lawyers always do their utmost to ensure to collect your claim as fast and efficiently as possible. We always make sure to give you honest and practical advice that will deliver you the best results.

What legal possibilities do I have for debt collection in Denmark?

If legal proceedings are necessary, we can proceed with suitable procedures in either the Bailiff’s Court (for claims below 10 000 kroner) or in the Civil Court (for claims above 10 000 kroner).

Which documents are required when taking my debtor to court?

If your claim is taken to court, then there are several documents that are required to substantiate your claim. This includes a copy of the contract, applicable terms and conditions, order confirmation, proof of delivery, invoices and a copy of the correspondence with your debtor. If additional documents are required, your caseworker will inform you.

What do I do if my debtor is insolvent?

If your debtor is unable to pay because of insolvency, it is advised to contact our lawyers. With different laws regarding bankruptcy, our layers can tell help you determine your chances of recovering your debt.

How long does it take before a debt is written off in Denmark?

When dealing with debt collection in Denmark, invoices have a limitation period of 3. This applies as soon as the invoice is due and payable. The limitation period of invoices can only be interrupted with an official court verdict.