Debt Collection in Finland
Does your company have to deal with debt collection in Finland because your Finnish customer has not paid your invoice? Our Finnish debt collection specialists and lawyers will be happy to help you. We ensure that your outstanding invoices are paid quickly. Read here what we can do for you when you want to hire a debt collection agency and recover debt from Finland.
"Debt collection abroad can be very complicated. In most cases, your debtor may have different business practices and speak a different language, making debt collection in Finland extremely difficult. We have extensive knowledge and experience on international debt collection and debt collection in Finland. If you have a debt collection case with a Finnish debtor, you should hire our debt collection lawyers. We will do everything to ensure that your invoices are paid. "
International debt collection in Finland
When doing business with a trading partner in Finland, you are confronted with different trading traditions and customs than those you are used to. In addition, different legislation applies in Finland than in your country. This often makes debt collection in Finland complicated and time-consuming. That is why you should hire our Finnish debt collection specialists. They have the means to get your debtor to pay.
Finnish lawyer in your country
If you have a debt collection case in Finland, you will not have to hire a Finnish debt collection agency. The best way to collect your invoice in Finland, is by contacting our international debt collection lawyers or debt collection specialists. Our debt collection lawyers and specialists have extensive knowledge and experience with the laws and regulations in Finland. This way we can make your debtor pay quickly.
Advantages of debt collection in Finland
- Finnish collection lawyers in your country
- Finnish-speaking lawyers
- Highest success rates
- Collection throughout Finland
- Always a single point of contact
- 24/7 online access to our portal
- No Cure No Pay debt collection
Debt collection procedure in Finland
The collection process in Finland can be divided into two phases. In the extrajudicial phase, we collect without the intervention of the court, in the judicial phase we do involve the court to get your Finnish debtor to pay. Because we are a law firm, we can assist you in both phases.
If your debtor refuses to pay, we can in consultation with you, initiate legal actions against your debtor. If so, then the first question you will have to consider is in which country should you litigate? In your country or in Finland? This depends on the competent court, i.e. the court that is competent to rule on your debt collection case.
In your general terms and conditions, you can make agreements about the competent court in the event of a (payment) conflict. This is also called choice of forum. Have no agreements been made? Then other rules may apply. Our international debt collection specialists will be happy to tell you more.
Our debt collection specialists and lawyers will guide you throughout the entire process and ensure that your outstanding invoice is paid. Depending on your specific case, our lawyers will look at what is the most beneficial course of action for your organisation.
International collection laws
There are also several European laws that can be enforced if your Finnish customer refuses to pay. For the European Union, it is important that trade between European countries is stimulated. Therefore, complicated procedures are unwanted. That is why, in addition to regular procedures, there are two alternative procedures that can be used for foreign claims between two EU countries: the European Payment Order Procedure and the Small Claims Procedure.
Both procedures are relatively fast and inexpensive. A standard form must be filled in, which is then sent to the competent court. If you and your trading partner have not previously agreed on the competent court in the event of a payment conflict, then the court in the defendant's country has jurisdiction. In this case, this will be the Finnish court. The Finnish court then processes the debt collection case and reaches a verdict.
The Small Claims Procedure is only suitable for small claims up to € 5,000 and can be used for disputed claims. The European Payment Order however, only applies to undisputed claims. Although it is a relatively simple procedure, it is not implemented very often. As soon as your Finnish debtor indicates that there is a disputed claim, the procedure will be terminated. Other legal debt collection procedures will then follow.
Is your debtor located in Helsinki, Espoo or Tampere? For our specialists it does not matter where your customer is located. We can assist you throughout Finland. You can simply transfer your case online and our Finnish debt collection lawyers and specialists will get straight to work.
“Bierens is a highly effective and professional partner. Not only do they have a good debt collection procedure, they also give solid advice.”
Manuel Maas, Eneco
More than a debt collection agency
If you are looking for a debt collection agency, you are actually better off with a debt collection lawyer. Our Finnish collection lawyers have more resources than a collection agency. Moreover, they work faster and are also more successful. This is beneficial for your organisation as you will quickly receive your payment.
No Win No Fee debt collection
During the extrajudicial phase, we work based on the No Win, No Fee principle. If we do not collect, then you pay no legal fee. You only pay €150 for administrative costs. After all, an unpaid invoice causes enough frustration. We think it would be unfair if you were to be faced with all sorts of additional fees.
You only pay a fee if we can collect the claim. We try to recover this fee from the debtor as much as possible. Therefore, a successful collection case will cost you almost nothing! That is what we call justice, as you will receive what you are entitled to.
If the collection is successful, we try to recover the collection costs from the debtor as much as possible. In that case, your Finnish customer will pay the outstanding invoice and the collection costs. This way, you will pay little to no collection fees to our organisation.
Do you have an outstanding invoice with a Finnish customer? Or do you have another conflict with your client? Our collection specialists and lawyers will be happy to help you solve your payment conflict. Please feel free to contact us for more information. Are you tired of waiting for your payment? Then transfer your debt collection case and our specialists will then get straight to work for you.