International Debt Collection

International Debt Collection

International debt collection specialises in the collection of claims across different countries. With specialists in international debt collection laws and procedures, our lawyers can help you solve your debt collection cases across Europe. As we combine our knowledge as an international debt collection agency and law firm, we have the resources to retrieve your unpaid invoices.

What is international debt collection?

International trade has grown exponentially. When doing business internationally, the risk of non-payment increases. In addition, collecting outstanding invoices from your international trading partner can be very difficult. An international debt collection case occurs when your business partner still owes you an amount for the good or service that you have delivered. There can be many reasons as to why your customer has not paid you. For instance, the payment of your invoice is delayed because your customer is dissatisfied with the product or service or simply has forgotten to make the payment. If you are experiencing such issues, we advise you to make use of our services at Bierens. We specialise in such cases and we have the knowledge, resources and experience to get your debtor to pay.

Debt collection in Europe

Would you like to know more about debt collection in European countries? Here you can find an overview of all countries that we cover. For each country you will find more detailed information about the debt collection procedure. If your country is not on the list, you can always contact us as we are rapidly expanding our services.

How does international debt collection work?

The laws and regulations on international debt collection differ in each country. There are no universal international debt collection laws. Not even for the collection of claims. Many European countries have similar debt collection procedures. However, for a successful collection it is important to hire a qualified international debt collection lawyer familiar with the local rules, regulations, language and business customs.

International debt collection procedure

An international debt collection procedure can be divided into two phases. These are the extrajudicial and the judicial phase. Within the extrajudicial phase, we can help you collect your payment without court intervention. If your debtor refuses to pay, we can continue in the judicial phase.

If court intervention is necessary and if you must follow legal proceedings, we can help you during this judicial phase as well. There are many factors that must be considered when taking this step. For instance, you must decide which court has jurisdiction and which laws are applicable. These procedures can be complicated, and that is why you can rely on our services.

Moreover, we look at which specialist can work on your case. As an international debt collection agency and law firm, we will assign a debt collection solicitor who speaks the same language as your debtor and has the knowledge and experience in that country. The sector and the complexity of the case is considered as well. Based on these factors, we ensure that the right person is assigned and will have a customised international debt collection approach relevant to your case.

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International debt collection laws

The fact that each country has its own laws and rules for their judicial debt collection procedure can be very confusing. After all, there is not always a straightforward way to collect your international debt, as there are no universal international debt collection laws. However, there are two procedures that are recognised across EU Member States. These are known as the European Small Claims and the European Order for Payment and can be initiated depending on the amount and complexity of your international debt collection case. As an international debt collection agency and law firm, we can help you with these processes. Our lawyers have the knowledge and experience with the laws in your debtor’s country and can communicate in your debtor’s native language.

Advantages of Bierens debt recovery lawyers

  • Successful debt recovery since 1952
  • Honest and clear advice
  • Specialist lawyers in international debt recovery
  • Success rate of 95%
  • High customer satisfaction

Knowledge on local laws and debt collection techniques

Each country has its own laws and regulations, including in the field of debt collection. A judicial collection procedure differs in each country. For example, if a Dutch company has a debt collection case in Germany, the Dutch law is based on protecting the creditor while German law is based on protecting the debtor. That is why, if you want to take a foreign debtor to court, it is important that you are assisted by a lawyer from that country. At Bierens we have 35 international lawyers from various European countries. This way we can always help you with your international debt collection case.

Knowledge on business culture and payment behaviour

Not only do the rules and regulations different in each country, the commercial culture and payment behaviour differ as well. Fortunately, our debt collection lawyers and specialists know perfectly well how debtors in their country deal with outstanding invoices and the best way to respond to these. This is how we get outstanding invoices paid quickly, even abroad.

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Our specialist

Bierens Debt Recovery Lawyers specialises in international debt collection. We have a team of international debt collection specialists and lawyers from 20 of the largest economies in Europe. They have extensive knowledge on commercial culture and know the best debt collection tactics in their country.

Contact our international debt collection lawyers

Would you like more information about international debt collection? Our debt collection lawyers have years of experience in debt collection. As an international debt collection agency and law firm, we can assist you in various procedures. We will always do our utmost to get your unpaid invoice paid. Feel free to contact us for more information.

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