1. Costs - No Win No Fee! 

Having long standing relationships with all our overseas partners we have agreements to provide these services on a NO WIN NO FEE basis charging the agreed commission rate against monies recovered only. 

2. Coverage in Azerbaijan 

Azerbaijan is divided into 9 regions plus Nakhchivan which is an Autonomous Republic. Our local office is in Baku which is the capital and largest city by population ensuring we are centrally located to recover debts throughout all of Azerbaijan. 

3. Local Experience 

Unlike many of our competitors all cases are handled by the local office or partner. The reasons for this are they speak the debtors' language, in this case Azerbaijani is spoken by 92% of the population. We understand the local cultures and know all the legal processes. These are reasons why Creditreform are the ideal people to help you in collecting debts from overseas. 

4. Statute of Limitation in Azerbaijan 

3 years but there are special exemptions so whatever the age please contact us and we will advise if we can assist with your claim 
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How to Instruct Us 

We simply require the following details: 
Full name & address of the debtor 
All available contact details of the debtor i.e. contact name(s) / Tel / Mobile / Email(s) 
Amount owed (Invoice(s) or Statement will help) 
Or ask us to call you – just leave us your details: 

Case Study - EUR 4,000 recovered from Azerbaijan Debtor 

Initiation of Case 
A large Ireland client located in Dublin had a EUR 7,500 debt against a debtor in Baku, Azerbaijan. The debt related to the sale of literature products. 
Debt Collection Processes 
Upon receipt of the case we forwarded it to our local approved partner in Azerbaijan. They then immediately sent the initial dunning letter to the debtor stating the amount owed and a deadline to pay. Following their intense collection processes the debtor made payment in full. 
The client, as usual, was pleased with the efficiency and professionalism of our services and the processes used by our local partner. 

Azerbaijan Debt Collection – No Win No Fee 

Creditreform operates a global specialist International debt collections service. We have local offices and fully approved expert international debt collection agency partners in every country worldwide. All our International debt collection agency partners and offices operate on a No Win No Fee basis charging an agreed commission against monies recovered only. All our international offices and partners initiate the collection processes by sending the debtors a debt collection letter to introduce their involvement. 
Main reasons why a local country debt recovery agency is so important rather than trying to recover from a debt collection agency UK are as follows: 
The local International Debt collection Partners know: 
The local cultures 
The best methods of initiating debt recovery letters and processes 
The languages 
The laws 
Are in the same time zones 
Herewith details of our debt collection service Azerbaijan: 

Location of debt recovery office in Azerbaijan? 

Baku. All debt collection letters are sent by the local head office. 

Number of debt collection staff? 

6 persons.. Each staff member is allocated a client and all their debt collection letters are personalised in order to effect the best response result s from debtors. 

How long have you been operating a debt recovery service in Azerbaijan? 

We have been operating an Asia debt collection service on a no win no fee basis in Azerbaijan since 2015. Azerbaijan is included on our debt collection agency list

What type of debt collection services do you provide? Do you do commercial debt recovery (B2B) and consumer debt recovery (B2C)? 

We handle both Business to Business debt recovery cases and Business to Consumer debt collections cases. There is different content for business to business debt collection letter templates and business to consumer debt collection letters templates

Statue of Limitation in Azerbaijan? 

3 years in relation to contractual obligations. 
Azerbaijan civil litigation statute of limitations is a law that time limits a plaintiff’s right to bring a claim against a defendant. The statute of limitations in Azerbaijan is 3 years. However, if an action has been taken within this time then the statute of limitations time will be extended to account for this. Once the specified time period elapses then no action can be taken through the legal processes unless the plaintiff is able to prove exceptional circumstances. 

How EU (European Union) laws effect debt collection in Azerbaijan? 

There is no effect of EU laws in Azerbaijan from the legislative and practical standpoint. 
There is currently no Free Trade Agreement that has been signed or any ongoing negotiations between Azerbaijan and European Union. 

How many companies registries in Azerbaijan for businesses (i.e. UK has just 1 central registry)? 

There is one state register of commercial legal entities, maintained by the Ministry of Taxes. 
There is 1 company registry in Azerbaijan which is called Ministry of Taxes - State Register of Business Entities - "Azerbaycan Respublikasi Vergilər Nazirliyi" located at Landau Küçəsi, Bakı, Azerbaijan. 
We have access to Azerbaijan Company Registry searches to find out who further background information on all Azerbaijan companies. 

What is the debt collection process in Azerbaijan? 

Generally, the debt collection process comprises of the following phases: (i) pretension (i.e., sending official debt recovery letters and verbal inquiries with the debtor); (ii) court litigation; and (iii) enforcement of court decision. 

Average length of time to collect a debt? 

There is no established record of length for b2b debt collection processes. This will mainly depend on many factors, such as amount of debt, parties involved, instance of courts, approach of the enforcement authority etc. In general, it make take any time between 2-15 months. 

Can late payment fees / interest to be added to claims? 

Yes. If the amount of the late payment fees/interest is not stipulated in the agreement between the parties, then borrower(s) will be under the obligation to pay 5% interest on annual basis to the creditor(s). 

Details on legal service / process in Azerbaijan? 

Azerbaijan is republic with a legal system of Roman-German (European) legal system. With regard to debt collection, if the parties fail to settle a claim in the pretension (pre-court) phase, one of them will be submitting a claim in respective court. Azerbaijan has three tier court system. The first tier includes general courts that resolve civil and criminal cases of all severity. The second tier are appeal courts that hear appeals from such first-instance courts on the points of law. The Supreme Court is the court of cassation, hearing the cassation appeals from the appeal courts. The Constitutional Court of Azerbaijan hears cases involving a breach of constitutional rights, as well as interpreting laws. 
Currently, Azerbaijan has about 20 treaties in force regarding the mutual legal assistance matters, which cover recognition and enforcement of foreign court decisions as well. With regard to some countries recognition of courts orders and their enforcement in Azerbaijan is relatively fast and easy compare to others. Regarding other countries, in practice, mutual reciprocal approach is the principle of authorities, i.e. where the counter-party courts recognize and enforce decisions of Azerbaijani courts and there is a warranty in the central state level, Azerbaijani Ministry of Justice submits the case for hearing and final decision by the Supreme Court. 
Further, as a member of the New York Convention for the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, Azerbaijani courts recognize arbitral awards obtained in foreign jurisdictions, provided that all the formalities and in certain cases, the merits are generally compliant with Azerbaijani laws. 

Azerbaijan Business Credit Reports 

Creditreform provides over 88 million international business credit reports throughout Europe and 200 million international business credit reports worldwide. We provide freshly investigated Azerbaijan Credit Reports which can be done prior to trading to make sure the company you will be dealing with can meet the commitment or once the debt becomes overdue to ensure the debtor can meet the amount owed. 

Azerbaijan Skip Tracing Agents 

Creditreform’s debt collection company service also uses expert local Azerbaijan tracing agent services to locate any absconded debtor. This debtor tracing service is provided on a No Find No Fee basis only charging for a successful trace. 

Specialist Debt Recovery Experts 

There are many unique requirements to recovering international debts in all countries including Azerbaijan debt collection services which differ from the UK debt collection agency  services and therefore it is very important that cases are handled directly by our expert international debt collection agencies and not from debt collectors UK. This method of international debt collection sets Creditreform aside from the competition who in many cases try and recover debts from a UK debt collector only. Using the local offices and partners enables us to achieve a far greater success rate and our No Win No Fee service together with competitive commission rates against monies recovered only ensures you get the best service. 

Azerbaijan Debt Collection Partners in the following Azerbaijan Cities 

Who are the main trading partners for Azerbaijan? 

The main trade markets for Azerbaijan are Russia, Turkey, China, and Italy
The country also has trade links with Georgia, Belarus, UK and Israel

Which countries border Azerbaijan? 

Azerbaijan is bordered by Iran in the south, by Armenia in the west, and Georgia and Russia in the north. 

What is the legal system in Azerbaijan? 

The Azerbaijan legal system is based on German, French, Russian, and traditional Azerbaijani Law. 

What is the name of the Government Gazette in Azerbaijan? 

The Gazette in Azerbaijan is called Azərbaycan. 

What is the Supreme Court in Azerbaijan? 

The Supreme Court in Azerbaijan is called Constitutional Court of Azerbaijan, Supreme Court of Azerbaijan. 

Azerbaijan Debt Collection Agency FAQs 

1. How does a Debt collection agency in Azerbaijan recover overdue debts? 

The debt collection process is initiated by an introductory letter to your debtor stating the amount owed to you and informing them of our involvement. Letters are then followed up with emails and telephone calls. From our experience the most effective part of this process will be the outsourcing to a third party debt collection agency in Azerbaijan as the debtor now has to resolve the debt and can no longer hide or provide lame excuses. 

2. How long does the debt recovery agency in Azerbaijan take to process a case? 

The debt collection case will be processed immediately up receipt and a letter sent normally by email and post. You will receive an automated confirmation by return. 

3. What is the success rate for debt collection agencies in Azerbaijan? 

The success rate of the debt recovery case depends on a number of factors including the solvency of the debtor and whether the case has a legitimate dispute. Our aim is to recover every debt that is recoverable. 

4. Does the debt recovery agency in Azerbaijan operate a No Win No Fee debt collection? 

We take on all debt collection cases on No Win No Fee basis only charging the agreed commission against monies recovered. 

5. Why use a local debt recovery agency in Azerbaijan? 

The reasons for using a local Azerbaijan debt collection agency than processing from a different country is the debt collector in Azerbaijan speaks the local language, knows the local laws and operates in the same time zones. 

6. Are there any debts too old or too small for Azerbaijan debt collection? 

We will assess all debt cases, irrelevant of age and size and then advise the best processes to recover these through the Azerbaijan debt collector. 

7. How do I instruct the debt collectors in Azerbaijan? 

Instructing the debt collectors Azerbaijan is a simple process. You just email details of the debt, debtor and amount to be recovered and the case can be initiated. 

8. What evidence do I need to provide when instructing the Azerbaijan debt collector? 

When instructing the debt collector in Azerbaijan just provide copies of invoices/statements, debtor contact details and any relevant information you may have to assist with the recovery process. 

9. Who does the debtor pay? 

In general the debt collector in Azerbaijan will request payments to be sent directly to the client but if not possible for any reasons will take payment directly. If payment is taken then cleared funds will be processed and sent to client straight away. 

10. Can I instruct multiple cases? 

You can send unlimited debt case instructions. Our systems will automate volume cases to meet your requirements. 

11. Can you trace debtors in Azerbaijan? 

Through our network of skip tracing agents we have an extremely high success rate of locating your absconded debtor. 

12. How long does the debt collection process take? 

On average the debt collections process takes 90 days to resolve an amicable debt recovery case. There are a number of factors that can delay this process but we will keep you informed every step of the way. 

13. What are my options if debt collection in Azerbaijan is not successful? 

If the debt recovery service is not successful we will advise you of your options including legal actions. Please note no legal actions or other processes will be taken without prior instruction from you. 
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