Debt Collection in

  • Effortlessly start your case within 2 minutes
  • Russian-speaking debt collection lawyers
  • Assistance in the pre-legal and judical phases
  • Debt collection in Moscow, St. Petersburg or Novosibirsk? 95% success rate throughout Russia
  • No Cure No Pay debt collection
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Debt Collection Russia
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Debt collection in Russia

When dealing with debt collection in Russia, you can count on Bierens to act swiftly and efficiently against your debtor. With more resources than a regular debt collection agency in Russia, our experts can help overcome the language, cultural and legal differences that arise when dealing with Russian 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 summary proceedings (Приказное производство) or ordinary civil proceedings (Исковое производство) against your Russian debtor. For successful debt collection in Russia, find out what our experts can do for you and recover your debt.

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Debt collection in Russia explained in 7 steps

  • Step 1: You can easily upload your claim here. All you have to do is enter your details, your debtor’s details and information regarding your debt collection case in Russia.
  • Step 2: Your caseworker will send your Russian debtor a demand letter. This will be written in Russian 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 Russia 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 Russian 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 Russian 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 Russia 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 Russian 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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International experts for debt collection in Russia

With a team of more than 115+ experts in international recovery, our lawyers can tell you everything you need to know on debt recovery in Russia. With each specialising in different countries and industries, our lawyers can tell you everything you need to know in both the extrajudicial and judicial phase. By overcoming the language, cultural and legal differences, our international debt collection specialist can have your unpaid debt recovered in no time. Find out more about our international team here.

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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 Russia

When solving your debt collection in Russia, we aim to recover your debt without court intervention. We start on a No Cure No Pay basis, whereby we charge €165,- 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 Russia, you can expect the following:

  • Personal contact with your caseworker
  • Personal contact with your Russian 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 Russia

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

Приказное производство: Summary proceedings

If you have an undisputed claim, then the "Приказное производство" procedure can be initiated. With these summary proceedings, an enforceable title is obtained timely and efficiently. After a judge has reached a verdict, our lawyers will immediately deploy the necessary means to execute this judgement.

Enforcement order
Regular proceeding €6000 onwards

Исковое производство: Ordinary civil proceedings

In case of a disputed claim, when your debtor disagrees with the invoice, our lawyers can submit a writ of summons ("Иск"). Both parties will then have to present their cases in court. In certain cases, the judge will reach a verdict immediately, while in others a hearing will be necessary. Depending on amount and complexity of your case, your lawyer will determine the best course of action and applicable procedure.

Debt collection enforcement in Russia

Once our lawyers have received a judgement against your Russian debtor, the judgement will still have to be enforced. With different enforcement laws in Russia, our experts can explain how these work and help have measures enforced on your behalf.

Summary proceedings

Limitation period in Russia

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 Russia 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 by the Russian debtor.

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

  • Highest collection rate throughout Russia
  • Extensive measures to recover your debt in the extrajudicial and judicial phase
  • No Cure No Pay debt collection in Russia
  • 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?”

Start your debt collection in Russia today

Start your debt collection case in Russia 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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  • 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 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 Russia. Find out how our international specialists and lawyers have helped other companies in similar situations and find the solution for debt collection in Russia.

Frequently asked questions about debt recovery Russia

How does debt collection work in Russia?

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

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 Russia?

We handle all out of court cases on a No Cure No Pay basis, also in Russia. Our starting fee is €165,- 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 Russia 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 Russia?

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 Russia?

If legal proceedings are necessary, we can assist you with summary proceedings (Приказное производство) or ordinary civil proceedings (Исковое производство). Once obtaining an official court verdict, we can help to have measures enforced.

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 do I have before a debt is written off?

Under debt collection laws in Russia, invoices have a limitation period of 3 years. This applies towards the end of the year the claim is payable. The limitation period of invoices can be interrupted with an official acknowledgment of the outstanding debt.