Law Firm Feinen - Your partner in debt collection and commercial law


Law Firm Feinen - Your partner in debt collection and commercial law

Debt Collection all over Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Europe 
out of court service - no cure, no pay 

25 years of experience in international debt collection and court proceedings

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Contact us: 
+49-221-16844589
E-mail: debtcollection(ad)gmx.net   

Our London Office 
+44-2033184513 Tel
+44-2033184574 Fax
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SMS: +49172-9147464
WhatsApp (Chat): Kanzlei Feinen

Please send your claims and unpaid invoices to: Fax 0049221-16844619 or E-mail debtcollection(ad)gmx.net   




Law Firm Feinen, Köln, Cologne, Germany, would like to take the opportunity to introduce our office and our legal services. 


The facts: Your partner in Germany tries to delay payments by promises, false allegations about his bad financial situation, excuses and 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. 

Consumer debts - Commercial debts 

We assist you in debt collection of claims more than 100 Euro/ 150 USD.  

Please check our Workshops and Courses in Your Country: In 2017 in India, UK, China more


Your intention is

  • to find a reliable, competent and experienced partner at the homeground of the debtor 
  • to have a partner competent to pursue a claim out of court, also in court proceedings up to legal enforcement of judgments 
  • to keep administrative costs and burden low 
  • to keep fees and expenses in debt collection and court proceedings low as possible


Your benefit:

  • no extensive paperwork 
  • no long term contractual obligations 
  • no charges, no flat rates compensation, no membership


Our offer: It is possible to free our Clients from any costs if we dispose of full documentation (like all invoices, POD, reminder, contract, all contact details, signed PoA, bank details etc.), we assess the legal position strong and we find the debtor not insolvent. The range of the debt is 500,00 EUR-15,000.00 EUR. 
Therefore you do not have to pay anything and do not have to care about something.

Please contact us for details and check information below. 


Our fees and conditions: 

1. Out of court: no upfront fees 

Out of court proceedings are free of charge for our clients ("no cure, no pay"). 

As our client you come up to pay nothing in out-of-court-activities (prelegal proceedings). In case of success in collection we only charge for a contingent fee only from the collected amount. The range is 1,5% - 7% (details on your request).*

Our service includes the check of:

  • court's register of debtors (pending proceedings, debts),
  • check if service of (court) documents is possible,
  • pending bankruptcy proceedings, 
  • peculiarities in the Internet and Social Networks-low level, 
  • active business of the debtor (f.i. phone calls, fax), etc.

For this basic package we charge 90,00 EUR each if there is no relation to a running file. 
A comprehensive check of the financial situation – advanced package – includes the basic package plus credit reports of the most famous credit rating agencies in Germany, costs are 220,00 EUR for each debtor. 
The price of a single credit report is 150,00 EUR each.


We need: all contact details of the debtor (full name, legal form, CEO/MD, postal address, phone No., mobile No., Fax, email), the invoices, first reminder, main correspondence (emails etc), contract if available. Please send by email.


2. Court proceedings: 

If the debtor does not react or refuses to pay court proceedings are to recommend by lack of further legal options to force him to payment out of court. 
Before starting any court proceedings we request for your consent and try to get information about the solvency of the debtor. 

The Basics: 

Court and Lawyer fees relate to a legal table binding by law. The amount depends on the amount in controversy (amount of claim). 

You can find the legal table below - Table 1
You also find explanations how to calculate the fees in your case.

We kindly ask for your understanding, that court fees basically can not be covered by our office, meaning that the client has to provide us with the court fees in advance. 

Besides the legal table we offer to keep your fees small.
Background is that it is often possible to achieve a writ of execution/judgment and to collect the debt without investing regular fees (in legal dunning proceedings, court summons, "order to pay a debt").
The debtor is obliged by law to refund all court and lawyers fees, if he is defeated in the lawsuit. Hence, all fees and costs are basically recoverable from the debtor. 

Our conditions for our special offers in court proceedings:

1. We always check if it is possible that you pay no fees at all especially in case the following requirements are fulfilled: 

  • the debt is not contested (no legal relevant objections out of court like defect of goods, bad quality, breach of contract, partial delivery, malperformance, late delivery, counterclaims etc),
  • we dispose of a valid postal address and all contact details of the debtor (phone, fax, mobile, email, website, bank details) are available,
  • we dispose of all documents like invoices, delivery notes, proof of delivery, correspondence
  • we found Your legal position strong
  • signed Letter of Authorisation (PoA)
  • the debtor still is solvent due to our prior investigations.

2. We also offer paying only court fees if not all requirements mentioned above are fulfilled.

3. Furthermore it is possible to free you from any costs to start court proceedings if you accept a higher commission/success fee (10-25%) to cover our risks. 

The range of Court Fees is from 71,00 EUR-184,00 EUR (at a claim of 7.000,00 EUR). Such small fees can be sufficient to obtain an enforceable judgement.

We reserve to claim for the total of the legal fees if the debtor still files an appeal against a court order or contests the debt in court proceedings (defect of goods, malperformance, late delivery, breach of contract, counterclaims etc.). We will inform you about the total of fees at an early stage or on request. Certainly you can decide not pursue the claim further on. 

Please consider: If the debtor has acknowledged to pay the debt you can achieve a judgment very fast and by investing less or no fees at all!

Nevertheless, do not hesitate to present your case to us! We will present an offer to you. 

In all other cases (especially the debtor contests the debt by legal relevant objections like defect of goods, malperformance, late delivery, breach of contract, counterclaims etc.) we charge in accordance with the legal table for Court and Lawyer Fees mentioned in Table 1 (see below)

Please ask for your individual offer for free!

Your benefit: 

Our collections process is due to more than 25 years of experience with outstanding payments. Our workflow is being constantly improved to include legislative changes and also the latest technological innovations that can benefit our clients (e.g.: consultation and transmission of files by Internet, databases, email, etc.).

Our Lawyers would like to assist you in all legal and court matters all over Germany and Europe (in English language), especially in the area of debt collection and commercial law as well as in all areas of civil and procedural law. In addition the field of international purchase law (international sale of goods) is absolutely important for our work. 

Our Law Firm and debt recovery agency is primarily dealing in the area of collecting outstanding debts (bad debts) in Germany -and all European countries as well- and the international conducting of lawsuits. 

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

For more than 25 years we have been working for numerous foreign companies in the field of claim management and took over the debt collection for French, Italian and English export credit insurance companies. Therefore our Lawyers are familiar with their handling and requirements in bad debt collection proceedings. We serve industrial, commercial and service-providing firms as well as private individuals. 

Our Office combines modern debt collection proceedings (debt collection agency) with subsequent court proceedings if necessary - all proceedings are in one single hand. Your case is always related to one office - from the first request for payment (dunning letter, reminder) until payment in enforcement (execution proceedings, levy of execution). 

Why We?

  • Your legal representative on the homeground of the debtor
  • out of court proceedings, court proceedings and enforcement in one single hand 
  • modern and effective workflow in processing of your claims and communication guaranteed 
  • 4-stages proceedings to collect the debt 
  • out of court "no cure, no pay" - in out of court proceedings no additional fees and expenses in contrast to debt collection agencies in Germany 
  • in court proceedings we can offer favorable, competitive terms and reasonable fixed-rates for our services. Please note that the debtor has to take over all our fees and court fees in case of a judgment to your favour 
  • additional background information in each stage of proceedings (e.g. bankruptcy proceedings) 
  • we are called to the bar all over Germany 
  • business information about your debtor or your future business partner (from 45,00 EUR for address check of the debtor, comprehensive credit report 180,00 EUR 

Please note that success of collection is depending on all information about the debtor like full postal address, full name, legal form (corporate company or individual), email accounts, websites, TelNo. and Fax.No., bank details of the debtor and the documentation the client provides us with. 

For information to bankruptcy and administration resp. insolvency proceedings please read here>>

* In case of any direct communication and settlement between the client and the debtor we charge a commission fee of 10% of the amount paid in any case, not less than 120,00 EUR. 
The same applies if the debtor pays only the main claim directly to the client and the client does not wish us to pursue any further legal fees and costs the debtor has to bear by Law. In those cases we are entitled to pursue the claim in relation to legal fees against the debtor if applicable on our risk. 
We are entitled to deduct the agreed fees and possible legal fees the debtor has to bear by Law from any remittance to our clients. These conditions are usual and reasonable. Please contact us in case of any queries.

Legal Fee structure in court proceedings:

We would like to point out that in Germany the unsuccessful party in court proceedings has to pay all fees and costs of the court and lawyer fees by Law. 
Therefore the debtor has to take over and to refund all fees (including court fees) in case of a judgment to the favour of the client.

To estimate fees in court proceedings the amounts of the red marked lines/rows of the legal table below are to add (see last column "in total").

In court proceedings Lawyer fees are amounting as follows: for initiating/institution and performing/conducting court proceedings a German Lawyer is entitled to charge:
- a 1,3 fee (initiating proceedings - all communications, discussions with the client, research of facts and information, preparation of Statement of Claim, pleadings, applications) and 
- a 1,2 fee (conducting of court proceedings, all court hearings, communication with the client and the counterparty) 
related to the legal table like performed in the schedule mentioned below.

Here you find the legal table for Court and Lawyer's Fees (extract).
For court proceedings please add up the amounts of the  red marked line/row.*

If the debtor contests resp. objects the claim in court proceedings we charge in total (all your advance will be deducted!) in accordance with the:


Legal Table for Fees in Germany

sum in dispute EUR

amount of the main claim

Court Fees

Lawyer Fees

In total

up to 500,00

105.00

112,50

217,50

up to 1000.00

159.00

200,00

359.00

up to 1500.00

213.00

287,50

500.50

up to 2,000.00

267.00

375,00

642.00

up to 3,000.00

324.00

502,50

826.50

up to 4,000.00

381.00

630,00

1,011.00

up to 5,000.00

438.00

757,50

1,195.50

up to 6,000.00

495.00

885,00

1,380.00

up to 7,000.00

552.00

1,012,50

1,564.50

up to 8,000.00

609.00

1,140,00

1,749.00

up to 9,000.00

             666.00

            1,267,50

1,933.50

up to 10,000.00

723.00

1,395,00

2,118.00

up to 13,000.00

801.00

1,510,00

2,311.00

up to 16,000.00

879.00

1,625,00

2,504.00

up to 19,000.00

957.00

1,740,00

2,697.00

up to 22,000.00

1,035.00

1,855,00

2,890.00

up to 25,000.00

1,113.00

1,970,00

3,083.00

up to 30,000.00

1,218.00

2,157,50

3,375.50

up to 35,000.00

1,323.00

2,345,00

3,668.00

up to 40,000.00

1,428.00

2,532,50

3,960.50

up to 45,000.00

1,533.00

2,720,00

4,253.00

up to 50,000.00

1,638.00

2,907,50

4,545.00

up to 65,000.00

1,998.00

3,120,00

5,118.00

up to 80,000.00

2,358.00

3,332,50

5,690.50

up to 95,000.00

            2,718.00

3,545,00

6,263.00

up to 110,000.00

3,078.00

3,757,50

6,835.50

up to 125,000.00

3,438.00

3,970,00

7,408.00

up to 140,000.00

            3,798.00

4,182,50

7,980.50

up to 155,000.00

4,158.00

4,395,00

8,553.00

up to 170,000.00

4,518.00

4,607,50

9,125.50

up to 185,000.00

            4,878.00

4,820,00

9,698.00

up to 200,000.00

            5,238.00

            5,032,50

         10,270.50

more than 200,00.00

 

 

Please contact us!




*not included: expenses for copies, translations, expert fees, travel expenses (court), court hearing (150,00 EUR-350,00 EUR), costs and fees of enforcement proceedings (like bailiff, seizure of bank accounts etc.).

To calculate the worst-case-risk (you would lose the case in total) you have to consider 3 steps:
1. Choose the line of your claim
2. Add the amounts in the line marked in red  
3. Add (only) Lawyer's fees once more (fees of the opposite Lawyer)

Example: Your claim 13,150.59 EUR 
1. Choose the line of your claim: it is the line "up to 16,000.00"
2. Add the amounts in red (3 per line): 879.00 + 780.00 + 845.00 = 2,504.00
3. Add (only) Lawyer's fees once more (fees of the opposite Lawyer):
2,504.00 + 780.00 + 845.00 =  the risk is 4,129.00 EUR

Please note that we are able to represent your interests all over Germany. Our Lawyers are called to the bar at every court in Germany (except BGH). 

In case of payments of the debtor (esp. instalments) we firstly deduct our fees and costs and pay out all exceeding amounts to the client. When the debt is paid in total the client obtains the principal claim, interest and the advance he paid to us (f.e. for court fees). 

If the debt is not paid in total because it is not possible to enforce the total of the debt anymore (the debtor is not solvent any more, no assets to enforce in) or an agreement about the amount of the debt is concluded the client obtains all payments exceeding our legal fees. 

If there is a proposal to pay a flat sum to settle the total claim the debtor regularly would have to pay this amount plus our fees or all additional costs. In general this is not the intention of the debtor: he proposed to settle the total of the claim by payment of a fixed amount don't mind whether this amount includes Court fees, Lawyer's fees, costs of the client or the Lawyer. This is the character of such a proposal. 

Therefore the client has to keep in mind that the Lawyer is to be paid and that he has to bear the fees by deduction from the agreed amount. 

Hence, in case of an agreement it is to consider to heighten the total amount to include our fees. 

Therefore we have to reserve to charge our fees In case of 1. necessary court proceedings and 2. the debtor appeals to the court or raises legal objections in court proceedings (like defective goods, delay in performance, malfeasance, malperformance …) or 3. if it is obvious that we cannot cover our fees by the debtor because of lack of assets to enforce in. The same applies if the debtor refuses to pay our fees and the client does not wish to collect them further on from the debtor by legal means. 

Our new offer: Debtcollection - Infomation counts!
The problem: Often creditors realise impending default firstly if their business partners do not pay the invoices after several reminders. Often it is yet too late to ensure payment and to trace the debtors. 

Due to our experience of more than 25 years we recommend: 

to collect information about solvency of your business partners before entering into a business relation, 
to secure business relation by permanent collection of important data, 
to get notice of fundamental changes of your partners in solvency, legal structure a.s.o. timely, 
to know the business numbers, the legal form and structure of your business partners, all their contact details, full Name and addresses of the CEO/MD, the bank accounts.
Here our Safety-Package Standard / Advanced / Premium: Here-->

Safety-Package Standard: 500.00 EUR for 3 months
permanent check and monitoring of 3 business partners including:
unlimited check of postal addresses (company, CEO) and availability by telephone, fax, email, etc.(3 times in minimum and everytime on your request)
unlimited check of natural persons like CEO/MD or salesmen if they are registered as a debtor at court (1 time for each business partner in minimum and everytime on your request)
unlimited check of pending bankruptcy proceedings 
(1 time for each business partner at the beginning and 1 time on your request)
check of changes and peculiarities in the Internet and Social Networks* (1 time for each business partner at the beginning and 1 time on your request)
Feedback and recommendations to your data and used forms (order, invoices etc)

Safety-Package Advanced: 1,000.00 EUR for 3 months
permanent check and monitoring of 5 business partners including:
unlimited check of postal addresses (company, CEO) and availability by telephone, fax, email etc.
(3 times in minimum and on your request)
Plus 1 excerpt from the commercial register for each business partner
disclosing capital, sharholders, CEO, address, etc
unlimited check of natural persons like CEO/MD or salesmen if they are registered as a debtor at court 
(3 times in minimum and on your request)
unlimited check of pending bankruptcy proceedings 
(3 times in minimum and on your request)
check of changes and peculiarities in the Internet and Social Networks*
Feedback and recommendations to your data and used forms (order, invoices etc)
 
Safety-Package Premium: 1,800.00 EUR for 3 months
permanent check and monitoring of 10 business partners including:
unlimited check of postal addresses (company, CEO) and availability by telephone, fax, email etc.
Plus 1 excerpt from the commercial register for each business partner
disclosing capital, sharholders, CEO, address, etc
Plus 1 inquiry at the residents' registration office for each business partner
disclosing the postal address of the CEO or the sharholders
unlimited check of natural persons like CEO/MD or salesmen if they are registered as a debtor at court
unlimited check of pending bankruptcy proceedings (1 months interval and on your request)
Plus 1 comprehensive credit report for each business partner 
(of one of the most famous credit rating agencies in Germany)
unlimited check of changes and peculiarities in the Internet and Social Networks*
Check, Feedback and recommendations to your data and used forms (order, invoices etc)

all Plus can be booked in addition for an additional charge

* Linkedin, Xing, Facebook, Yasni
 
Try us! Feel free to contact us if you need more information.

Our new App for all platforms: IOS, Android, Windows Phone, see here>> 
 


Recommended websites:

www.debtcollectionagency.de

www.debtcollectioningermany.com

www.inkassodeutschland.koeln

www.rechtsanwalt-feinen.de

www.mediationsanwalt.de

www.mindimproved.de