Do you have a Croatian debtor which does not pay the invoices? Successful debt collection in Croatia requires extensive knowledge of the Croatian culture, language and regulations.
Debt collection in Croatia
If you are having a non-paying Croatian business partner, you will have to take into account the differences between the Croatian business culture and your own. As international creditor, you are at a disadvantage in Croatia, due to cultural differences. We have international lawyers which understand the regulations in Croatia, speak the language and are familiar with the Croatian business culture.
Successful collection in Croatia
Do your invoices remain unpaid by your Croatian partner? Make sure that you can prove your claim. In Croatia, it is advisable to put your business agreements in writing. The following documents are important for debt collection in Croatia:
- Signed agreements;
- General conditions;
- Order confirmations;
- Copies of invoices;
- Proof of delivery or services;
- Correspondence with the debtor.
If it turns out that your debtor remains ignorant to his duty to pay, immediately sending a reminder is important. In this reminder, you have to state a clear description of the invoice and indicate a clear term of payment of usually 14 days.
If your customer does not respond to your reminder, handing over your claim for collection is advisable. In Croatia, we are able to collect most claims extrajudicially in the form of a payment arrangement or otherwise.
Extrajudicial and judicial debt collection in Croatia
When you hand your claim over for collection, we immediately take action. Both in writing and on the telephone we will demand that your Croatian debtor pays the invoices. If necessary, we will also engage in a face to face conversation with the Croatian company. If the Croatian debtor does not pay within the stated term, then, in consultation with you, we will commence with legal proceedings. In most cases, Croatian debtors are likely to settle when they face court actions.
No Win, No Fee
In case we do not collect, then your company does not have to pay us a legal fee. In our view, you should always be able to opt for the quality of a debt collection lawyer. If the debtor does not pay, we will merely charge you our administrative fee of €150.00.
Our international lawyers are familiar with the regulations, language and culture of Croatia. We achieve optimum results in cross-border debt collections since we collect internationally in your language and that of your debtor. If you have a question regarding your Croatian debtor or you would like to have more information, please contact us.
This website is about sharing knowledge. But if you have a claim to recover, you can go to the website of Bierens Debt Recovery Lawyers. For claims submitted by 4pm, a demand letter is sent the same day.