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Commission only French debt collection

Sterling Debt Recovery provides international business debt collection and debt recovery services. Our customers include small businesses and global corporates from across the world. We are able to collect one-off debts with a minimum value of 1000 euro and upwards, or regular and higher volumes of debts where values are lower.

French speaking debt collectors

Our international team of debt collection staff work in our Krakow office, managed by our English debt recovery manager. We use collection agents with fluent French to ease communication with the debtor. Sterling have experience since 2006 of collecting overseas debts, and fluency in many different languages, our expert debt collectors are able to collect French debt without the need for legal proceedings in the majority of cases.

Debt litigation in France

Where legal expertise is necessary, our UK lawyer working in our Krakow office has considerable experience in collecting cross-border debt. Even if it proves necessary to engage our lawyer to assist in recovery, he will still attempt to achieve payment without court proceedings. If litigation is required, then we will analyse the case and provide advice as to whether the procedure is likely to be successful and cost effective. We will also advise on which procedure is more appropriate, including options for enforcement should this be necessary. Various options for litigation are possible depending on the terms of business and status of the debt. In some cases the terms will stipulate that the jurisdiction is in our client’s country, in which case it may be appropriate to issue a claim there before applying to the French court to register the judgement. Often the European Order for Payment procedure may be more efficient, and in others cases it may be necessary to take action in France.

Where local representation, expertise, or enforcement is necessary in France, we are able to call on an established network of trusted partners there to assist in collection. The entire process is managed by our debt collection team so that our client has a single point of contact throughout the process.

No-win, no-fee commercial debt recovery in France

Sterling are able to collect French debts on a commission only basis with no up-front fees. Charges only apply in cases where legal proceedings are required or third party costs apply. Our standard commission rate for collecting deb