Debt collection services in The Netherlands

Debt collection services in The Netherlands

The lawyers of Dutch law firm AMS act in all matters of debt recovery in The Netherlands. We have many years of experience in all kinds of debt collection cases. We offer fair and transparent fee structures – among which, depending on the nature and the volume of the claims, no-cure-no-pay-structures –  and we always aim for a maximum result at a minimum costs. In The Netherlands, there are several alternative methods for debt collection. Dutch debt collection lawyer Sander Schouten, owner at law firm AMS attorneys, explains.


Application for insolvency of the debtor

An application for insolvency can be made in order to put a maximum pressure at low cost. This has proven to be a very efficient and relatively low-cost instrument of debt collection. Legal proceedings can be started either as summary proceedings or as proceedings on the merits.

Prejudgment seizures (conservatory attachments)

Dutch law offers the highly efficient possibility to effect prejudgment attachments on any asset of the debtor (such as tangibles, real estate, shares, rights of intellectual property, claims, payable rent or payable wages). Such attachment aims to secure recovery of the debt on the attached asset.

Debt collection lawyer: the services in The Netherlands

If debt collection is not (only) a matter of the debtor not being willing to pay, but if parties also have a dispute, they may negotiate a settlement agreement on that issue. It is always wise to clearly record those agreements in a settlement agreement. The Dutch Civil Code gives several rules on the settlement agreement. Setting down the agreements in writing can save having to go to court. As a basic rule, we  start with sending a letter of demand by registered mail, followed by telephone calls and e-mails in order to put pressure on the debtor. Should the debtor fail to pay, we can choose the right instrument to further pursue the debtor.

Dutch law firm specialized in debt collection

If you search for reliable and fair-priced law firms for debt collection in The Netherlands, please contact one of our Dutch debt collection lawyers.

Sander Schouten - Advocatenkantoor AMS Advocaten
Sander Schouten Sander both advises and litigates in the areas of corporate law, insolvency law and Dutch employment law. He is very experienced in restructuring, reorganization and litigating in complex civil proceedings. Also follow Sander on Google or LinkedIn. Sander is available via e-mail and +31 (0)20-3080315.
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