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 Libya 

We cover all 22 districts, or baladiyats, in Libya. Our local office is in Tripoli where we recover debts throughout all of Libya. 

3. Local Experience 

Unlike many of our competitors, all cases are handled by the local office or partner. In Libya, the official language is Arabic as with Italian and English often used in the largest cities. The local office will be able to communicate with the debtors in their own language. 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 Libya 

15 years but there are many 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: 

Libya 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 Libya: 

Location of debt recovery office in Libya? 

190 Khaled Ben Waled Street, Dahra, Tripoli, Libya. 
All debt collection letters are sent by the local head office. 

Number of debt collection staff? 

In the firm we have a team of over 20 in-house Lawyers and we cooperate with very experienced off-counsel lawyers.. Each staff member is allocated a client and all their debt collection letters are personalised in order to effect the best response results from debtors. 

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

We have been operating an African debt collection service on a no win no fee basis in Libya since 1990. Libya is included on our debt collection agency list. Our Libya office has over 35 years of experience in debt collection. 

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

As a Law firm, we only deal with corporate matters therefore only business to business debt recovery. 

Statue of Limitation in Libya? 

According to Article 361 of the Libyan Civil Code, general prescription (Statute of Limitation) is fifteen (15) years “…with the exception of those cases for which a special provision is contained in the law.” 
Exceptions listed under Libyan Law, to name a few, are as follows: 
For commercial contracts the prescription/limitations' period is considered ten (10) years. (Article 505 of the Libyan Commercial Code) 
Actions and claims arising out of insurance contracts shall be barred by limitation after the expiration of three (3) years from the date of the occurrence which gave rise to such action. (Article 752(a)  of the Libyan Civil Code) 
Labour Law claims are time barred for a period of one (1) year (Article 365 of the Libyan Civil Code) 
Libya 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 Libya is 15 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 Libya? 

EU laws have no effect for contracts that are governed by the Libyan Law. 
There is currently no Free Trade Agreement that have been signed or any ongoing negotiations between Libya and European Union. 

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

There is only one commercial registry in Libya however due to the current political divide in the country the East and West have separate registries. In other words, A company registered in Tripoli cannot operate in Benghazi without being registered there too. 
There is 1 company registry in Libya which is called Ministry of Economy and Trade - Libyan Commercial Registry - جميع الحقوق محفوظة لوزارة الاقتصاد والتجارة / Libyan General Union of Chambers of Commerce - GUCC located in Tripoli, Libya. 
We have access to Libya Company Registry searches to find out who further background information on all Libya companies. 

What is the debt collection process in Libya? 

There are two types of debt collection service processes: 
Amicable Process: The attempt to reach a peaceful solution through a negotiation between the two parties. Proof of the debt will need to be visible. If amicable solutions didn’t recover your debt then the parties will resort to court proceedings 
Court Procedures: 
Stage 1: drafting and filing notification to the debtor. 
Stage 2: if the debtor does not comply to the notification our action will be to take the matter to court. 

Average length of time to collect a debt? 

Unfortunately, estimating a time for Libya B2B debt collection is difficult since in such matters the duration will depends on certain aspects and the situation of each case. 

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

Transactions and dealing (between individuals/entities and other legal entities) comprising interest shall be void. 
By applying the new law provision, any transaction implying Riba/ interest will be void and inapplicable to Libyans. 
However, details on the matter could take effect in this being possible but in a form of penalty or compensation. It should be noted that  Law no. 1 of 2013 regarding the prohibition of Riba transactions in Libya has been issued on 07/01/2013. According to the provisions of this law, all commercial 

Libya 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 Libya 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. 

Libya Skip Skip Tracing Agents 

Creditreform’s debt collection company service also uses expert local Libya 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 Libya 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. 

Libya Debt Collection Partners in the following Libya Cities  Benghazi Debt Collection Agency Tripoli Debt Collection Agency  

Who are the main trading partners for Libya? 

The main import and export partners for Libya are China, South Korea, Turkey, Italy, Egypt and Tunisia

Which countries border Libya? 

Libya is bordered by Egypt on the east, Sudan on the southeast, Niger and Chad on the south, and Tunisia and Algeria on the west. 

What is the Supreme Court in Libya? 

The Supreme Court for Libya is called the 'Supreme Court of Libya' 

Libya Debt Collection Agency FAQs 

1. How does a Debt collection agency in Libya 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 Libya 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 Libya 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 Libya? 

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 Libya 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 Libya? 

The reasons for using a local Libya debt collection agency than processing from a different country is the debt collector in Libya 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 Libya debt collection? 

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

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

Instructing the debt collectors Libya 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 Libya debt collector? 

When instructing the debt collector in Libya 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 Libya 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 Libya? 

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 Libya 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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