In 1952, the foundation of 'Bierens Advocaten' was laid for what is now Bierens European Collection Attorneys. The company was founded by Frits Bierens, the father of current owner Sander Bierens. At that time, customers were assisted in all kinds of legal matters, such as rent, construction, traffic, labor, lease, bankruptcies, and divorce law. Debt collection cases were also already frequently dealt with at that time. They were written by hand in a special debt recovery book.
The motives of Frits Bierens are still a source of inspiration for the current office. Frits Bierens was an honest man with a very strong sense of justice. In addition, he had the will to win and to be the best. This was not without result, in 1980 there was a great success. The district in 's-Hertogenbosch had conducted an anonymous survey of all law firms in the district. Frits Bierens turned out to be the most profitable firm!
In 1985 Sander Bierens graduated as a lawyer. Shortly thereafter, Sander was sworn in and goes to work in his father's office. After his entry into the firm, Sander assisted with a variety of cases. When the first debt collection cases were placed on his desk, the entrepreneur in Sander awakened. He quickly realized that his passion and strength lay with debt collection.
In 1995, Sander Bierens took over the company from his father. The struggle for justice continued. As his strength and passion lie in collection cases, Sander decided at the beginning of 2000 to specialize solely in debt collection. This made Bierens Debt Collection Attorneys the first debt collection law firm in the Netherlands.
Although Bierens Debt Collection Attorneys primarily focuses on the Dutch defaulter, many customers also have to deal with foreign defaulters. After all, many companies conduct cross-border sales. Therefore, in 2005, Bierens expanded internationally and now has a staff of attorneys from all major European countries.
The will to win and to be the best resulted in rapid growth. In 2007, we opened our office in Amsterdam. But that wasn't all. Additional offices were also opened in Düsseldorf, Antwerp, Barcelona, New York and Shanghai.
Once our Italian Desk also started to receive frequent requests from clients with Italian debtors, the next logical step was to open our office in Rome to start our local presence.