What about no payment from one of our clients in Germany?
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Twinpens  Identity Verified
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Jan 15, 2009

Our company, BioMed Proofreading LLC, did an English copyediting project for a new client from Germany. After sending the finished file back to this client, no any response any more, of cause, no payment at all. What should we do?
Thanks for your suggestions.


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Elías Sauza  Identity Verified
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A suggestion Jan 15, 2009

1. Call them
2. Make an entry in the Blue Board if they are already there; otherwise, create a new entry for them. This is very helpful.

Good luck


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xxxXX789  Identity Verified
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Anwaltkanzlei Strick Jan 15, 2009

You can find them at http://cms.strick.de/actueel/index.cfm?ID=47 (the website is only in German and Dutch).

Write an e-mail to kanzlei@strick.de in English. These people are specialized in obtaining money from German companies.

[Edited at 2009-01-15 23:26 GMT]


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Twinpens  Identity Verified
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some government agency or company... Jan 15, 2009

Loek van Kooten wrote:

You can find them at http://cms.strick.de/actueel/index.cfm?ID=47 (the website is only in German and Dutch).

Write an e-mail to kanzlei@strick.de in English. These people are specialized in obtaining money from German companies.

[Edited at 2009-01-15 23:26 GMT]


Hi, Loek,
This is really helpful. I do need find some government agency or company who takes care of this issue in Germany. I will contact them.
Thank you so much.


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Erik Hansson  Identity Verified
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Zentrales Mahngericht Jan 16, 2009

There is a special court in Berlin which only deals with outstanding payments to suppliers outside Germany.

Zentrales Mahngericht
Amtsgericht Wedding/Berlin
http://www.berlin.de/sen/justiz/gerichte/ag/mahnsachen.html

Phone +49 (0) 30 - 90156-0
poststelle@aumav.berlin.de

Sometimes it's just enough to inform the debtor that you consider to contact this court.


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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Find out who you are dealing with Jan 16, 2009

Looka up at Zahlungspraxis if this is a known non-payer. If so you will have to fight really hard for your money.
I once tried Mahngericht in Berlin, but when the official finally went to the address I had been given there was not such business there, the office worked under another name. So make sure you sue the real person involved, not the business.
But first try to contact them directly. Ring once a day using Skype, doesn't cost anything.

Regards
Heinrich


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Twinpens  Identity Verified
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So helpful !!! Jan 16, 2009

Erik Hansson wrote:

There is a special court in Berlin which only deals with outstanding payments to suppliers outside Germany.

Zentrales Mahngericht
Amtsgericht Wedding/Berlin
http://www.berlin.de/sen/justiz/gerichte/ag/mahnsachen.html

Phone +49 (0) 30 - 90156-0
poststelle@aumav.berlin.de

Sometimes it's just enough to inform the debtor that you consider to contact this court.


This client is a medical equipment manufacturer in germany. I will contact it again with this information.
Thank you so so much!


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