Debt Collection in
Romania 

  • Effortlessly start your case within 2 minutes
  • Romanian-speaking debt collection lawyers
  • Assistance in the pre-legal phase or Procedura privind cereri cu valoare redusă or Procedura somaţiei de platā in the judicial phase
  • Debt collection in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara? 95% success rate throughout Romania
  • No Cure No Pay debt collection
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Debt Collection Romania
Meet our Romanian
debt collection lawyer

When dealing with debt collection in Romania, you can count on Bierens to act swiftly and efficiently against your debtor. With more resources than a regular debt collection agency in Romania, our experts can help overcome the language, cultural and legal differences that arise when dealing with Romanian debtors. Our specialists always start in the extrajudicial phase on a No Cure No Pay basis. Should legal action be necessary, then our debt collection lawyers can assist you in the judicial phase when applying for the Procedura Procedura somaţiei de platā or Ordinary civil proceedings against your Romanian debtor. For successful debt collection in Romania, find out what our experts can do for you and recover your debt.

 
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Recover your unpaid invoices in Romania in 7 simple steps

  • Step 1: You can easily start your debt collection in Romania within 2 minutes. You will be requested to enter your details, your debtor’s details and information regarding your debt collection in Romania. You can do so here.
  • Step 2: Your caseworker will send your Romanian debtor a demand letter. This will be written in Romanian and customised according to your case.
  • Step 3: We start our investigation by checking international credit reports and local databases. This way we can understand why the invoice was not paid. This helps us to define our strategy to solve your debt collection case in Romania more efficiently.
  • Step 4: Your caseworker will reach out to you to discuss the approach you wish to have. We adjust our strategy accordingly and you can track the status of the case 24/7 through our online portal.
  • Step 5: If your Romanian debtor fails to respond to the demand letter, then our efforts do not stop there. We will contact your debtor by phone and in writing. By directly contacting your Romanian debtor, we ensure to avoid any miscommunication.
  • Step 6: In some cases, we can also have your debtor visited by debt collectors. With our contacts across Romania and private detectives, we can further investigate your debtor.
  • Step 7: 95% of our cases are solved in the extrajudicial phase without court intervention. With the expertise of our native in-house specialists and the various resources that we have in store for your Romanian debtor, we can collect your claim. If your debtor refuses to pay or disputes the case, we can continue in the legal phase in consultation with you. Before doing so, we extensively discuss your options and possible costs.
 
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Romanian lawyer for your debt collection: meet your experts

With our native in-house specialists, we overcome language and cultural barriers. Our Romanian specialists contact your debtor in their native language and are familiar with Romanian business practices. This way, your debtor is more inclined to pay and is fully aware of the consequence of non-payment.

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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 Romania

When solving your debt collection in Romania, 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 Romania, you can expect the following:

  • Personal contact with your caseworker
  • Personal contact with your Romanian 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 Romania

Debt collection laws in Romania may differ compared to the regulations in your country. Often following local procedures is much more effective and faster. With a Romanian lawyer by your side, they can initiate the following procedures on your behalf:

Procedura privind cereri cu valoare redusă: Small claims procedure in Romania

For claims with a principal amount of up to 10,000 Romanian RON, approximately €2.200, the Procedura privind cereri cu valoare redusă can be initiated. This is a small claims procedure, whereby a form including all details relevant to the claim is submitted to the court. Subsequently, the Romanian debtor receives a form of opposing evidence or arguments can be provided. On average, it can take the court 90 days to make a verdict. In addition to the written documentation, the court can also request other forms of evidence, such as calling witnesses or external experts.

Enforcement order
Regular proceeding €6000 onwards

Procedura somaţiei de platā: Payment order procedure

The Procedura somaţiei de platā is the most effective method in Romanian courts. With this payment order procedure, a court’s verdict can be obtained and enforced within three months. Although this is not always guaranteed, it is referenced under Romanian law. For this procedure, there are no restrictions regarding the amount of the principal sum. However, it only applies to monetary claims that result from written agreements.

Ordinary civil proceedings

If no written agreements have been made, then neither the small claims or payment order procedure can be initiated. In that case, ordinary civil proceedings must be followed, which can be more lengthy and costly. For more information, our Romanian lawyer can tell you more.

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International debt collection

International debt collection in Romania

While our lawyers specialise in the debt collection laws applicable in Romania, there are other European and international debt collection procedures that we can initiate on your behalf. If you and your debtor are both nationals of any member state of the European Union, the European Small Claims and European Order of Payment are two legal possibilities that we can initiate on your behalf.

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

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

“Did you know that when litigating against foreign debtors, you should consider the competent court and applicable law?”

Debt collection enforcement in Romania

Once our lawyers have received a judgement against your Romanian debtor, the judgement will still have to be enforced. Under EU law, judgements obtained in an EU Member State are recognized in other EU countries as well. For the execution of a judgment from your country in Romania, your court will issue a certificate. This is then sent to the bailiff in Romania together with the judgment. The bailiff can then proceed to ensure that the debt collection judgement is enforced in Romania.

Freezing your debtor's assets

If you have an outstanding claim, you can apply request to have your debtor’s assets frozen. Freezable assets include both movable and immovable property in Romania, as well as receivables and securities. This can only be done if legal proceedings to obtain an enforceable title have already been initiated.

Seizure of assets
Summary proceedings

Limitation period for debt collection in Romania

An outstanding invoice cannot be collected forever. Once an invoice becomes time-barred, you cannot recover the unpaid amount through court intervention. That’s why it is important to know that payment claims in Romania have a limitation period of 3 years. This commences as soon as the claim us due and payable.

While a limitation period of 3 year applies to payment claims, claims under transport law have a limitation period of 1 year. Moreover, if you wish to interrupt the limitation period, this can be done with an official acknowledgment of the outstanding debt, an official declaration that the debtor is in default, or by initiating legal proceedings.

Start your debt collection in Romania today

Start your debt collection case in Romania today! While our Romanian Desk 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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  • Fast solutions for your cases
  • Real measures to recover your payments
  • The best results for the lowest costs

Find out how we have helped others with debt collection in Romania

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 Romania. Find out how our Romanian specialists and lawyers have helped other companies in similar situations and find the solution for debt collection in Romania.

Frequently asked questions about debt recovery Romania

How does debt collection work in Romania?

Debt recovery in Romania always starts in the extrajudicial phase where we send your debtor demand letters and contact them by phone in Romanian. 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 Romania?

Our debt collection strategy starts in the amicable phase without court intervention, 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 Romania?

We handle all out-of-court cases on a No Cure No Pay basis, also for debt collection in Romania. You only pay €185,- for administrative costs. We aim to recover the principal amount including interest and costs from your debtor. If you decide to take legal action against your debtor, then we switch to an hourly or fixed fee. We do not have hidden costs and always consult you before proceeding with any action incurring costs.

How long does an average debt collection procedure in Romania 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 defense.

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 Romania?

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 Romania?

If legal proceedings are necessary, we can assist you with the Procedura privind cereri cu valoare redusă, Procedura somaţiei de platā or Ordinary civil proceedings. Once obtaining an official court verdict, we can help to have measures enforced.

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

Under debt collection laws in Romania, invoices have a limitation period of 3 years. This applies as soon as the claim us due and payable. The limitation period of invoices can be interrupted with an official acknowledgement of the outstanding debt, an official declaration that the debtor is in default, or by initiating legal proceedings.

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.