International Debt Collectionn

We are Your partner in international debt collection and commercial law in Germany, Europe and Worldwide 

The debt collection Law Firm Feinen, Germany, is specialised in international debt collection, debt recovery, commercial law, contract law and insolvency law. Our Law Firm with more than 25 years of experience in debt collection and court proceedings. We offer services in commercial law, contract law, purchase law and insolvency law  in Germany, Europe and worldwide.

We are part of a network of partners in 125 countries. 

The facts: Your partner in Germany tries to delay payments by promises, false allegations about his financial situation, excuses or far-fetched legal objections like defective of goods a.s.o. 
Your attempts to force him to payment by phone calls and emails failed. 

We are at your service for all kind of claims like purchase price, all claims based on contract law or commercial law, private or business loans, damages and indemnification, enforcement of judgments of your country.

We are active throughout Germany and our Lawyers are admitted to all courts throughout Germany.

Consumer debts - Commercial debts 

We assist in debt collection of claims regularly more than 600 Euro/ 600 USD / 600 GBP

Our out of court service is on basis of no win, no fee basis (" no cure, no pay ") for bad debts

As Lawyers we are legally bound by confidentiality and professional rules and the attorney-client-privilege

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International debt collection and accounts receivables (f.e. Austria, Switzerland and Europe)  

The advantage of our services as a Law Firm is that all proceedings, out of court, court proceedings and execution (enforcement) proceedings are in one single hand 

Your attempts to force the debtor to payment by phone calls and emails failed - now we are the best option to pursue Your claims

Your further advantage: Protection of Your data and business information by German Law: Legal Privilege & Professional Secrecy of Lawyers

We are at your assistance in Cologne, Köln, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Dresden, Berlin and Munich as well as in every other City in Germany.

out of court service - no cure, no pay - no win, no fee

no long-termed contractual binding

no minimum turnover

no Start-up fee, no upfront fees

no hidden fees

simple conditions - we confirm your order immediately with short description of our conditions 

no voluminous and extensive agreement necessary

small fees in case of success
Commission is only charged on recovered funds

special conditions in court proceedings: We can exempt the client and costumer from all costs in court proceedings 

Our Lawyers are called to the bar at every court in Germany.

We check the solvency of your debtor immediately for free - credit check 

We file Your claim and represent Your interests in Insolvency proceedings

We are working in every industry like forwarders, freight, logistics, clothing, building and construction, engine, chemical, IT sector and all kind of Service providers

Feel free to upload your claim on our partner website >>

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The comission fee for "no collection, no fee" is regularly in the range from 1,5-10 %, depending on the amount and maturity (age) of the claim. We send details on your request.
These conditions do not apply in insolvency proceedings.

We would appreciate to inform you as well about costs and fees if court proceedings become necessary.

The advantage: as a Law Firm we consider all stages of collection from the first request for payment (dunning, demand letter) up to recovery by the final judgment and enforcement by bailiff and blockage of bank accounts.

To contact us send us an e-mail to:

We would appreciate it if you

  • state the amount of the debt
  • briefly describe the background of the claim
  • attach the invoices and delivery notes/CMR
  • state all known contact details of the debtor
  • state if you know a bank account of the debtor

We will reply to you immediately and inform you about the course of the proceedings and our conditions.

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Furthermore we offer not to charge any fee if

  • the debt is more than 1.500 EUR and is not contested
  • The claim is not older than 3 years (2 years in transport industry)
  • we dispose of a valid postal address and all contact details of the debtor
  • we dispose of all documents like invoices, contract, delivery notes (POD’s), CMR in transport business, correspondence
  • we dispose of a signed Letter of Authorisation (PoA), see below
  • the debtor still is solvent due to prior investigations.

We kindly ask for your understanding that we have to reserve to check all these details before confirmation of these conditions.

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What do I have to do if I want you to collect our debt?

Please send us the invoices via email or:

Use our online form on the right/bottom to send and upload your data and files securely and data-protected. Click on the picture and you will be guided to the form. You only need to fill in a few details.

The transmission takes place via protected high-security servers. The advantage for us is that the data can be immediately transferred to our office software and we can immediately start processing your case.

We will contact you immediately and confirm receipt. 

Please send no zip-, msg, eml- or rar-files, and inform us if you not receive a confirmation of receipt within 48 hours. 

Click and fill out only a few information about the case.

What is the collection procedure?

We regularly send a request for payment (including main claim, interest, costs) and set a deadline of around 1 week.
We will contact the debtor by phone at the same time (contact by phone, email, fax and mail).
In around 1 week we will know if the debtor pays the debt voluntarily.

Our workflow allows basically 4 steps from a first request for payment (dunning letter) up to the sending of a fully prepared plaint (written statement of claim) to threaten the debtor with court proceedings.

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Law Firm Feinen 
Weissenburgstr. 74 
D-50670 Köln

Cologne Office
+49 221 16 844 589 Tel
+49 221 16 844 619 Fax

London Office
+44 203 3184513 Tel
+44 203 3184574 Fax
Skype: debtcollection

Our email contact:

+49172-9147464  (only SMS and answering machine) 

WhatsApp Business (Chat): Kanzlei Feinen

Please contact: Mr. Michael Feinen, Senior Lawyer, Head of International Debt Collection Department, Specialist in Commercial Law

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Use PayPal for fast payment. 

Use the PayPal.Me Service: Just click here: more>> or search

in your browser, enter the amount and send it - that's all.

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PoA Proxy Debt Collection
PoADebts.pdf (375.47KB)
PoA Proxy Debt Collection
PoADebts.pdf (375.47KB)

PoA Regular
LOA.pdf (53.74KB)
PoA Regular
LOA.pdf (53.74KB)

Data Protection Declaration
DataProtectionDeclaration.pdf (110.02KB)
Data Protection Declaration
DataProtectionDeclaration.pdf (110.02KB)

Data Protection Information
Notes of data processing.pdf (48.41KB)
Data Protection Information
Notes of data processing.pdf (48.41KB)

Course of Collection
debtcollection.PDF (57.16KB)
Course of Collection
debtcollection.PDF (57.16KB)

German Litigation Process
Facts and Information of German litigation.pdf (68.21KB)
German Litigation Process
Facts and Information of German litigation.pdf (68.21KB)

PoA German English
LoAPoAGermanEnglish.pdf (50.42KB)
PoA German English
LoAPoAGermanEnglish.pdf (50.42KB)

Debt Collection Conditions
FlyerDebtCollection.pdf (668.47KB)
Debt Collection Conditions
FlyerDebtCollection.pdf (668.47KB)

Our Offer 2020
FlyerOffer.pdf (617.47KB)
Our Offer 2020
FlyerOffer.pdf (617.47KB)

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Letter of Authorization (proxy, PoA)

We kindly request to sign and send back a Letter of Authorization (proxy, PoA) by email to avoid discussions with the debtor about our mandate.
We will send it after receipt of your inquiry.

The LoA is a proof for the debtor that we are entitled to act on behalf of the client. Otherwise the debtor can refuse any communication. It does not rule any conditions in relation to us.

Please note that in case of enforcement of a judgment bailiffs are requested by law to demand a LoA with original signature send by mail.
Please note that it is a legal requirement in Germany to present a signed proxy to the debtor. The debtor can refuse to communicate with us. Please consider that also that bailiffs, courts and other authorities are requested by law to demand a signed LoA with original signature send by post.

Please fill in and complete the form, sign it and send it back by e-mail/fax-letter plus mail (original form, no registered mail please!).  
A LoA/PoA does not affect or rule any conditions in relation to us in any way. It is only a proof for third parties that we are entitled to act on behalf of our clients. It only proves our entitlement to act on your behalf.

How does the law firm Feinen deal with Corona / COVID-19?

Dear clients,

In the current situation, we too are aware of our social and professional responsibility towards our clients.

Of course you can still reach us by telephone or - better - by e-mail.

Please contact us preferentially by e-mail.

However, we have decided not to hold any more personal meetings in our offices in the coming weeks.

Our office is a modern and dynamic law firm with a flexible working environment.

Our team usually works from our office in Cologne. Here we manage the worldwide debt collection and customer service. Our international customer service has always been carried out via telephone and e-mail.

The recent development of the pandemic has not affected our customer service. We are accustomed to providing excellent customer service to all our customers worldwide via e-mail, telephone and WebFile system.

Our entire team is protected and now works mostly from the home office, which we have further expanded to the best and most secure technical standard.

A video conferencing system is in progress and will be available shortly.

In response to recent advice from the Robert Koch Institute, WHO, NHS  and the government, the team has taken all recommended personal health precautions and works from home.

Fortunately, we are all used to flexible working and therefore you should not notice any change in our customer service.

Stay healthy!