International Debt Collection Agency

When you have an international debt collection matter, you are confronted with a different language, culture and legislation. Moreover, the local custom concerning payment may not be what you are used to. This tends to make international debt collection a complex matter. As a debt recovery law firm, we have more than 60 years of knowledge and experience to assist you with all your international debt collection matters. 

Do you have an international debtor?

In Europe, we work with specific teams per country which can assist you with your international debt collection. The international debt recovery lawyers at Bierens have specialist knowledge and experience at their fingertips to provide you with the best possible assistance when you are dealing with an international debtor. 

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No Cure No Pay International Debt Collection

An outstanding debt is burden enough, let alone having to pay costs to get your money paid. We don’t believe this is fair. That’s why we operate on a No Cure No Pay basis. This means that if we don’t collect your money during the pre-legal phase, you will not pay a heavy price. You will only pay a small amount of basic costs.  

“Bierens works brilliantly. They know how to handle cases smoothly and quickly to get your money back.”

Ossur BV

Why choose our international debt collection agency?


Do you have an outstanding invoice with your European business partner? Our firm employs more than 60 in-house European debt recovery lawyers and specialists, who can assist you in getting your invoice paid. 


Our international debt recovery lawyers have extensive experience with and knowledge of the legislation, regulations, commercial customs and culture in the country of your debtor. That makes it easier for us to engage with your debtor and encourage them to pay more swiftly. 


We will always give our honest advice on the chances of success in your debt recovery matter. Putting your interests first is important to us; we endeavour to provide you with your options, as well as our advice on the best route to take. It’s easy to see how we put our core values of integrity and justice into practice. 


We understand that you want your claim dealt with quickly. If you submit your debt recovery claim to us by 16:00pm CET, we will start handling your case that same day. Your debtor will only be given a few days to effect payment. We’re on top of it! 


As lawyers, we are able to put more pressure on your debtor than, for example, a debt recovery agency or a bailiff. Furthermore, we can assist you during the extrajudicial collection stage and also the judicial stage. This saves you time and money. 


Our commercial debt recovery approach is customised to each unique case, and we provide you with tailor-made advice. 

Send us your case before 16:00pm and we'll get to work immediately!

The best international debt collectors

 When you’re looking for a debt collection agency or law firm, you want to be sure they have the best resources at their disposal. However, there is always the concern that the best probably means the most expensive.  

At Bierens, we have the best debt collectors, specialists and lawyers. But don’t just take our word for it. Our customers have given us a 9/10 rating on Kiyoh. And as for the costs, we believe in justice and fairness. That’s why we offer No Cure, No Pay so you don’t end up with a huge bill and a disappointing outcome.  

Read more about what our customers say about us.  

No Cure No Pay international debt collection

An outstanding debt is burden enough, let alone having to pay costs to get your money paid. We don’t believe this is fair. That’s why we operate on a No Cure, No Pay basis. This means that if we don’t collect your money during the pre-legal phase, you will not pay a heavy price. You will only pay a small amount of basic costs.  

Find out more about our No Cure, No Pay policy 

We are experts in resolving Business Conflicts

  • Since 1952
  • International expertise
  • Specialst laywers in international ligitation
  • Every year we resolve hunderds of contract disputes

How does international debt collection work?

Although collecting debt abroad can be more challenging than when dealing with a national collection case, with a specialist debt collector, you can still get your money back.  

But how does it work? Well, that depends completely on the country of your debtor. The process can be very different and is also dependent on the complexity of the case.  

For example, for an undisputed case where your debtor agrees with your invoice but simply hasn’t paid, you can use the European Order for Payment. This process can be used if you and your debtor reside in any member state of the European Union, excluding Denmark. If your invoice is disputed however, or if your debtor doesn’t accept your claim, then this process can no longer be used.  

In this case, you will need to litigate abroad, ideally for the best results, in the country of your debtor. An international debt collection lawyer can help you with this process. They have knowledge of your debtor’s country’s laws and can communicate in your debtors native language.

Read more>> How does international debt collection work? 

International debt collection laws

There is no-one overriding international debt collection law or rule book. In Europe, the process for recovering debt is very differing depending on the country of your debtor. This means that the process for getting your outstanding debt paid is likely to be very different to what you are used to in your country.  

However, this shouldn’t put you off trying to collect your debt from your international debtor. With an international debt collection lawyer, you can strengthen your position. Understanding the laws of your debtor’s country and being able to communicate with your debtor in their own language, means you are more likely to get your outstanding invoice paid.  

And should your debtor dispute your invoice, we can take them to court in their own country to get your money back.  

Read more: International Debt Collection Laws 


Specialists in solving international legal conflicts. At Bierens, our team of lawyers specialise in solving international business conflicts regarding the delivery of goods. They are knowledgeable and aware of the latest developments in the international legal field. Would you like more information about resolving a dispute or do you have a conflict with your international supplier? Contact us today.

We can be an extended arm of your company if required. Especially, for long term, complex projects, we can act as senior legal counsels, supporting your legal department. Members of our team with specific knowledge and expertise can be hired to enhance your performance and reach your goals quicker. Whether it’s acquiring a company in another country, merging or setting up a new branch, we can become part of your team.

Want to know more about international debt collection?

Read through our knowledge bank to find further, more comprehensive information about international debt collection.  

Still in need of some advice? Give us a call today. Our international debt collection specialists and lawyers will be happy to help.  

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