Need information from Belgian company register
Thread poster: MariusV

MariusV  Identity Verified
Lithuania
Local time: 11:05
English to Lithuanian
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Jul 30, 2013

Hi,

I have quite a weird situation - did a big project for one company from Belgium, the amount is quite big and payment is overdue for over 2 months. When I sent reminders earlier, they used to feed me with various stories and promises (their accountant is away, "holiday time", they need to get a confiormation from their boss for the payment, etc.). And recently they stopped responding to my emails and reminders at all. I have a bad feeling that the company might face some cash flow problems or can even be on the edge of bankruyptcy (or something like that).

Is there any possibility to get some publicly available information from company register or from somewhere else about the "financial status" of the company, like their authorized/share capital, incomes/revenues/profit, their property, debts (if any), unpaid debts, etc.? And, if possible, contacts of some good debt collection agency from Belgium (hope this will not be needed, but...) ? as I am really getting nervous about the situation.


 

Marie-Helene Dubois  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 10:05
Spanish to English
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Hi Marius Jul 30, 2013

I'm sorry to hear about your situation.
Here is the link to the public searchable database of the Belgian companies' register:
http://economie.fgov.be/nl/modules/onlineservice/KBO/bce_public_search_odi.jsp

(the English doesn't work well - send me a PM if you want me to do the search for you)

You might be able to go down the European small claims route. Here are details on this:
http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/consumers/protection_of_consumers/l16028_en.htm

You would first need to establish whether or not the company is solvent and the claim needs to be for under €2000.

If it's higher, it may definitely be worth finding a debt collector.

Good luck!


 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 09:05
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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Hi Marius Jul 30, 2013

Sorry to hear about your situation. Was the project done for a company or for a translation agency? As I am based in Belgium, if you wish contact me directly by email...

 


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