Expansion to Antwerp for Bierens European Collection Attorneys

International debt recovery firm enters the Belgian market.
New York, October 2012 – Recently, Bierens European Collection Attorneys opened an office in Antwerp. The new office will allow this law firm, with its unique international proposition and which, meanwhile, has two Dutch and five international offices, to serve its Belgian clientele even better. In addition to business-to-business debt recovery, this law firm provides legal assistance with procuring international trade and is, therefore, entirely at the right place in Antwerp.

60 years experience
Bierens European Collection Attorneys not only celebrates its sixtieth anniversary this year but also the opening of the new office in Antwerp. In addition to two offices in the Netherlands, this law firm also has branches in Germany, Spain, the United States, and China. Meanwhile, the office is fully active and is, for the time being, manned by account manager Vivy Kamsteeg. The team handles Belgian cases, as well as cases in other countries. What’s more, the team in Antwerp can rely on its international colleagues from ten different countries who are based in the Netherlands and at the other branch locations.

Reciprocity
The Belgian branch is a logical next step, according to Sander Bierens. It is a fact that the European economy is not doing well, and Belgium also struggles with an increasing number of liquidations. The Statistics Belgium website shows that the number of liquidations has increased compared to last year. The result of the economic slump is that the number of unpaid invoices increases. The firm noticed in the past that there is an increased demand for assistance with collecting Belgian invoices from foreign parties and vice versa. By also opening an office in Antwerp, it is only a small step for the Belgian entrepreneur to actually take action against the defaulting customer abroad. Furthermore, this new office also brings knowledge of the Belgian market closer, in order to assist companies across the border to collect their claims against Belgian companies. If this cannot be accomplished by extrajudicial means, then the lawyer will confer with the client and will exert every possible effort to collect by judicial means. This way, the law firm, known for its firm approach when dealing with defaulters, hopes to contribute to an improvement of payment morale in Belgium and also to assist Belgian entrepreneurs with collecting claims against foreign debtors.