International debt recovery

International debt recovery comes with its pro's and cons. On one hand, international trade can increase your horizon, while on the other hand, it imposes many challenges. If you have an unpaying customer, you will be facing different rules and regulations than those you are used to, as well as language and trading traditions.

You may think it would be best to simply write off your claim, but with Bierens Debt Recovery lawyers by your side, we can recover the amount you are entitled to anywhere in the world.

How does international debt recovery work?

The international debt recovery process can be divided into two phases. In the pre-legal phase, foreign debt is collected without the intervention of the court, whereas during the legal phase we do involve the court. Because we are an international debt recovery agency and law firm, we can assist you during both phases. What if your debtor still fails to pay? Then our international debt recovery agency and law firm will call in one of our specialised debt collection partners based in the country your foreign debtor is located.

Pre-legal international debt recovery

During the pre-legal international debt recovery phase, our lawyers will contact your foreign debtor by either calling you or sending payment reminders. In most cases, we can get your debtor to pay during this phase. However, if your debtor refuses to pay, you may choose to initiate legal international recovery proceedings.

Legal international debt recovery

If your debtor refuses to pay and you decide to initiate legal debt recovery proceedings, then this is where it may get more challenging. Before even starting legal proceedings, you will have to decide on which court has jurisdiction and which law is applicable. Determining these aspects and initiating international debt recovery proceedings can be extremely complicated, which is why you can rely on our international debt recovery agency.

International debt recovery
International specialists

No Win No Fee international debt recovery


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 €185 for administrative costs. You only pay a fee if we collect the entire claim. We try to recover this fee from the debtor as much as possible. Therefore, a successful collection case will cost you almost nothing!

From small business to multinationals, we can help you with your international debt recovery cases.”
Download this free e-book
Free e-book: Debt Recovery in Europe
  • Information about a large variety of EU countries
  • Useful tips for conducting business in Europe
  • Covering European order for Payment Proceedings

Specialists in International debt recovery


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 leading economies in Europe. They have extensive knowledge of various cultures and know debt collection tactics in their country.

Contact our international debt recovery lawyers

Would you like more information about international debt recovery? Our debt recovery 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.