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    I have been contracting with a German registered company remotely from the UK. My company is a limited registered company in the UK.

    The contract was for 6 months and at the point of writing, they have refused to pay my last 2 invoices with promises for paying up for the last few weeks. I am not the only contract they have done this to also after making so investigations about the company.

    I need legal advice and I wonder if anyone could help, been in touch with UK lawyers but the catch is the contract was based on German laws.

    The question now is; is there any EU law I can pursue to getting my money from this rogue company?

    I will truly appreciate any help; as this is depressing and a huge loss to my income. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrade View Post
    I have been contracting with a German registered company remotely from the UK. My company is a limited registered company in the UK.

    The contract was for 6 months and at the point of writing, they have refused to pay my last 2 invoices with promises for paying up for the last few weeks. I am not the only contract they have done this to also after making so investigations about the company.

    I need legal advice and I wonder if anyone could help, been in touch with UK lawyers but the catch is the contract was based on German laws.

    The question now is; is there any EU law I can pursue to getting my money from this rogue company?

    I will truly appreciate any help; as this is depressing and a huge loss to my income. Thanks
    It's a German debt, so go through German debt collection proceedings. Try asking your question here: Toytown Germany - English language news and chat - it's an English language forum for expats living in Germany.
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    So good, you posted it twice
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrade View Post
    I have been contracting with a German registered company remotely from the UK. My company is a limited registered company in the UK.

    The contract was for 6 months and at the point of writing, they have refused to pay my last 2 invoices with promises for paying up for the last few weeks. I am not the only contract they have done this to also after making so investigations about the company.

    I need legal advice and I wonder if anyone could help, been in touch with UK lawyers but the catch is the contract was based on German laws.

    The question now is; is there any EU law I can pursue to getting my money from this rogue company?
    EU Regulation 1896/2006. Issue a European Payment Order (e.g. an EU Small Claims Court application -- although it doesn't necessarily have to be very small).

    European e-Justice Portal - European payment order

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    Quote Originally Posted by BR14 View Post
    So good, you posted it twice
    The forum software doesn't always catch a duplicate post. I've no idea whether the forum is any good. It's the German equivalent, I believe, of the Swiss one I use.

    Quote Originally Posted by m0n1k3r View Post
    EU Regulation 1896/2006. Issue a European Payment Order (e.g. an EU Small Claims Court application -- although it doesn't necessarily have to be very small).

    European e-Justice Portal - European payment order
    You'd use this where the debtor is outside the UK, and the contract is not drawn up under their laws. If you follow this process, you get judgement that the debt is valid by a UK judge, then present that to a German judge, who should then take steps to enforce the debt, but where the contract is under the law of the country of residence of the debtor, you might as well go directly to the German system - cut out the UK judge, it's not needed.
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    Hello, Appreciate this post is pretty old but I am in a very similar situation where I have a UK limited company and this German company is refusing to pay the last couple of invoices for about a month. Is the suggestions mentioned in the thread still valid as it's couple of years old?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chacs View Post
    Hello, Appreciate this post is pretty old but I am in a very similar situation where I have a UK limited company and this German company is refusing to pay the last couple of invoices for about a month. Is the suggestions mentioned in the thread still valid as it's couple of years old?
    After January 1st it will be a lot more difficult.

    Try safe collections:

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    Thanks I will try Safe collections.
    With the Brexit transition on Jan 1st, is it the EU laws aspect of it, that would make it lot more difficult?

    Quote Originally Posted by BlasterBates View Post
    After January 1st it will be a lot more difficult.

    Try safe collections:

    How to Chase Late Payments From Overseas Clients

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    Quote Originally Posted by chacs View Post
    Thanks I will try Safe collections.
    With the Brexit transition on Jan 1st, is it the EU laws aspect of it, that would make it lot more difficult?
    no. EU laws aren't changing.
    The problem will be that we are leaving the EU and refuse to (so far anyway) accept the jurisdiction of EU laws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    It's a German debt, so go through German debt collection proceedings. Try asking your question here: Toytown Germany - English language news and chat - it's an English language forum for immigrants living in Germany.
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