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LIC General Assembly 2018

Place: Holiday Inn Kraków City Center

Time: Start at 5pm the 14th of June. End after dinner 15th of June 2018. We recommend that all participants stay until Saturday the 16th.

The GA is primarily for members. Should any prospective members wish to attend, please contact the general secretary by e-mail or phone + 47 47 09 51 31.

To receive an agenda and/or register for the GA, please send an e-mail to

Introducing our new member Sugar Law Group

Sugar Law Group (SLG) is a commercial (B2B) debt collection law firm located in Toronto, Canada.  The firm is regulated by the Rules of Professional Conduct for Lawyers and is not a collection agency.  SLG has more than 40 years worth of debt collection experience that it uses for the benefit of its clients.

SLG uses unique strategies and specialized software in order to maximize the recovery of delinquent commercial accounts receivable without resorting to the court system.  The firm acts entirely on contingency.  If SLG does not collect, its client do not pay.  While the rates charged by SLG are competitive with collection agencies, its clients are represented by a lawyer.

If SLG is unable to collect an account at the pre-litigation stage and believes that it can win at court, it will litigate the matter entirely on contingency.  The rate charged remains the same for cases brought to the litigation stage.  At the small claims court level, the firm will even advance the court fees and disbursements.  If SLG wins, it reimburses itself from the collected funds.  If it does not win, SLG bears the cost.

If SLG does not recommend litigation as a course of action, but a client still want to sue its debtor, SLG will take those cases at a competitive hourly rate.

The SLG website allows clients to securely view the status of each account that they have placed with the firm.  Also, the firm’s computer system prepares detailed progress reports that it can forward to a client on request.  This allows clients to track their files without incurring the costly legal bills associated with manual legal reporting.  Still, the professionals at SLG will always be available to speak with its clients about files at no additional cost.

Introducing our new member Franklin & Franklin

The law firm of Franklin & Franklin is a leader in the field of International Debt Collection. Over the years, we have developed an international client base and a reputation as having some of the highest success rates in the industry.

One of the keys to our success is our vast and reliable network of collection agents and attorneys worldwide, many of whom we have worked with for several years, resulting in solid business and personal relationships. Each agent and attorney is authorized to handle collection efforts under the laws and regulations of their jurisdiction; while under our management.

We work on a strictly contingent basis for all pre-litigation collection efforts; i.e.: no collection – no fee.

LIC General Assembly 2017

Thanks to everyone for yet another successful GA, this time in Dublin, Ireland!

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Next year we will be in Kraków, Poland. Make sure to join us then!


Introducing our new member Antroya Legal Consulting & Advocacy Services

Antroya Legal Consulting & Advocacy Services, has been successfully collecting accounts in Turkey since 2005 on a No Cure No Pay principle.  We are one of the leading legal consulting/debt collection offices in Istanbul with a dedicated international team, it is actually safe to say that we have been the pioneers of introducing international amicable debt collection to Turkey.

We have two offices in Turkey and in the United States, we operate throughout the world via our partner offices. Due to our professional business ethic and detailed market experience we have successfully built long lasting relationships with world’s leader institutions in the debt collection sector and export insurance companies.

Still not sure and wondering why Antroya ? Well that’s easy, we are one the first internationally operating debt collection offices in Turkey with unmatched market experience.  In combination with a high amicable success approach percentage, we do make a difference. Especially in B2C cases we have a reputable success factor due to our specialized internal investigation team.

For more information please visit their website


Introducing our new member GSC Ukraine

GCS Ukraine is credit and risk management company established in 2007 in Kiev, Ukraine with the ultimate goal to provide debt collection services of best international business standards.
In the next two years we joined GCS Group (now GCS Credit)  and became Ukrainian-Australian-Lithuanian joint venture.
From the credit management side, company’s main expertise is commercial and international debt collection in Ukraine and CIS (former Soviet Union countries).
From the risk management side we provide credit reports and corporate investigations services.
Apart from GCS Credit we are also members of international organizations WAD, GENERAL BAR, ALQ as well as being Ukrainian vendor of GCS Risk.
Ten years of experience and thousands of handled cases made us experts in what we do. Professional, prompt, precise ones.

For more information please visit their website


LIC General Assembly 2017


Place:  O’Callaghan Alexander Hotel

Time: 15th -17th of June 2017


To receive an agenda and/or register for the GA, please send an e-mail to


Introducing our new member Creditreform Romandie

The Swiss association of creditors Creditreform is a modern business venture structured as a cooperative. It offers exclusive economic information and debt collection services on a worldwide scale, all from one source. Today Creditreform has a network of about 180 offices in Europe, and seven independent regional offices in Switzerland. More than 165’000 businesses all over Europe are members of Creditreform. Each year they order more than 22 million items of economic and creditworthiness related information, and collect billions in delayed payments thanks to their debt collection services.

For more information please visit their website


Introducing our new member Law Firm Nikolaos Tsesmeloglou

The Law Firm Nikolaos Tsesmeloglou is an internationally oriented firm, concentrating mainly on Debt Collection. The Firm represents international corporations of all sizes (around 95% of the clientele are foreign corporations), whereas its largest clientele comes from Germany, the UK, Austria, Poland and the Netherlands. Some of the firm’s representative clients are the following companies: MoretonSmith Receivables, Creditreform UK Ltd., die Deutsche Factoring Bank GmbH & Co KG, Würth GmbH & Co. KG, Salzgitter AG, Zurich Kredit Service & Inkasso GmbH, LKW Walter Internationale Transportorganisation GmbH, ZF Trading GmbH, TUNAP Deutschland GmbH, Hymer Leichtmetallbau GmbH, Akzepta Inkasso Group, Europa Inkasso Service, GGN Incasso and EMS Debita GmbH.

 The Firm accompanies its clients in commercial and consumer debt collection extrajudicially (out of court debt collection), working on very competitive rates and on contingency basis (no recovery no fee), as well as judicially (legal debt collection). Mr. Nikolaos Tsesmeloglou, being a lawyer himself, undertakes the legal debt collection of the firm.

Nikolaos Tsesmeloglou is a member of the Athens Lawyer Bar, member of the Greek Branch of the German Lawyer Bar (Deutscher Anwaltverein), member of the German Society for Transport Law (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Transportrecht), recommended debt recovery firm for Greece for the international network “Global Law Experts” and partner for Greece for the international transport law network “Kooperation Internationaler Transportrechtsanwälte”.


For more information please contact: , call +302103617990 or visit our website


Introducing our new member ARS Consultancy

Reputable, Ethical and Professional

ARS Consultancy is Turkey’s first firm specializing in International Receivables Management. Established in 2011, ARS Consultancy aims at providing solutions to the problems of international receivables both in Turkey and in any country around the world. From a one customer case to full Credit Risk Management, we offer the assistance that your business needs. Our pre-legal debt collection program fees are contingency based. In other words; “No Recovery…No Fee”. We work hard for your business and our recovery successes demonstrate this.

We are the only Turkish partner of Global Credit Solutions, (, the World’s leader in credit risk management. We adhere to the standards of practice detailed in multiple international organizations within our industry set forth by ACA International, GCS Group (Global Compliance Requirement Program), FDCPA and FENCA.


ARS Consultancy: Amicable Recovery Solutions

Based in Istanbul, Turkey, our team of collection specialists is highly trained. In addition to their financial knowledge, familiarity with local customs and culture, our agents are trained in negotiation, confliction

resolution, and other persuasion techniques. This emphasizes our commitment to amicable debt resolution. ARS Consultancy wants to play a supporting role in the success of your business.

For more information see


Introducing our new member Collection Attorneys Europe Ltd

Collection Attorneys Europe is an International Collection Platform in Belgium, specializing in commercial and consumer debt recovery on contingency basis (No Collection / No Fee) both in pre litigation as in litigation in most European Countries and overseas. Our organization consists of three working units:

  • our Collection Agency specialized in B2B Collection in Belgium and abroad
  • our Law Firm exclusively working in debt collection matters in Belgium B2B and B2C in pre litigation and litigation
  • our Collection Agency specialized in B2C Collection in Belgium and abroad

 Collection Attorneys Europe is the debt recovery partner of domestic and international clientele. We act on behalf of listed multinationals as well as medium-sized and small enterprises, manufacturers and wholesalers, branch organizations, credit insured companies and more.

 For more information please contact : or call 00-32-3-260.65.08


Save the date!

The LIC General Assembly will be held in Dublin, Ireland the 15-17th of June 2017. Open for all members, prospective members can contact the General Secretary at for an invitation.

More details will follow later.

Obituary Notice.

Rolf Buccella.  RIP.

It is with great regret and sadness that we inform you of the recent death of Rolf Buccella of Lic  International  Collections  in Switzerland.
He died in hospital in Zürich following a very short illness. Our sincere sympathies and condolences  are extended to his family and colleagues.
Requiescat in Pace

Cessation of trading.

We regret to inform you that our Swiss member Lic International  Collections has  ceased trading.


Minutes and Survey Results from the General Assembly 2016

The minutes from the Annual Business Meeting of Members, held at the General Assembly in Budapest in June, are now posted on the website. You will find them on your left hand side after you log in.

Also posted are the results of the survey that was sent out to the attendants at the Assembly. A big thanks to those that answered the survey! We are please to see that the Assembly was so well received.


General Assembly 2016

This year’s Annual Assembly took place in Budapest, from 16th-18th of June. Thanks to everyone who participated and in particular our sponsors Joseph, Mann & Creed and G. Jónsson and partners!

Please see here for more pictures and here for speeches.


The Assembly has decided on Dublin as our destination for 2017. Look at the News sections for updates.


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Former General Secretary honoured at General Assembly

LIC’s former General Secretary, Werner Ott, was honoured at this years Annual Assembly for his 15 years of loyal and exemplary service. Below, he is given a Waterford clock by President Liam de Feu.


President Liam de Feu honors ealier secretary Werner Ott, June 2016

LIC General Assembly 2016


Place:  Budapest, Hungary, at the Courtyard by Marriott Budapest City Center

Time: 16th -18th of June 2016


If you would like to attend please send an e-mail to our General Secretary at, also you will need to book the hotel separately at this link: Book your group rate for League International for Creditors

We hope to see you there!


Vacancy on Board of LIC

Due to the recent resignation of board member, Daniel Bucklar, applications for nomination to the board are invited from members to fill the position.

Kindly procure details from the General Secretary.

Obituary Notice


The late Eva Raetz

It is with great regret and sadness that we inform you of the recent death of Eva Raetz of Lic International Collection in Switzerland. Our sincerest sympathies and condolences are extended  to the staff at Lic International Collection and in particular to her husband Rolf Buccella (
May she rest in peace.

Introducing our new member SPC S.r.l, Italy (member since July 2015)

SPC Srl was founded in 2000 to manage the credit management growing demand of some main International Banking Groups. During the following years SPC enlarged the services portfolio to the whole industry keeping the main focus on the Out Of Court and Legal processes.
Today SPC can count on a structured network of collectors and professionals in order to cover the whole Italian territory. SPC staff is spread across the head office of Milan and Palermo.
To cover efficiently every Client needs SPC has senior operators each responsible for a different department:
  • Retail Banking
  • B2B Loans
  • Consumer Loans
  • Leasing
  • Legal unit

SPC’s Mission and Vision:
«Efficiency and effectiveness of credit management»

SPC partners with banks, financial companies and companies that want to improve the efficiency of their process of credit management, through an integrated and efficient debt collection, which is a delicate and strategic activity for companies, and very costly if handled internally.
Outsourcing professionals of high standing enables:

  • Change fixed costs (structure and resources for debt collection) into variable costs, commissions that are only recognized if successful;
  • Manage lots of files with flexibility;
  • Increase performance thanks to excellent expertise;
  • Rely on a customized management, able to optimize the entire process, according to the specific needs of each customer;

Out of Court and Legal process:

  • Portfolio Engagement
  • Due Diligence
  • Business Plan
  • Letter of Formal Notice
  • CRM File Load
  • Debtor master data crosscheck
  • Phone collection & mediation
  • Home colletion
  • Asset evaluation
  • Master Legal (Master Legal role is to engage in lawsuit as a tool in order to make the OoC process more effective)
  • Court Action Management

The General Assembly for 2016 will take place in Budapest the 16th – 18th of June.

Please save the dates!


General Assembly 2015

This year’s LIC General Assembly took place in lovely Amsterdam. We would like to thank everyone who participated and made this assembly a success! We would especially like to thank our sponsors ALQ, Joseph, Mann & Creed and Lindorff.

If you would like to see some pictures you can do so here and the speeches can be found here.


Introducing Priority Credit Recovery INC, Canada (member since May 2015)

Priority Credit Recovery Inc is headquartered in Edmonton, Canada. The company was established in 2005 by Brad Lohner, the company’s President and CEO. PCR is focused on commercial-based debt recovery, although some select consumer portfolios are administered

The PCR Group of Companies provides the following products and services to their clients:

  • Compliance & Risk Services
  • Account Receivable Outsourcing
  • Account Receivable Management Advisory Services
  • Credit and Collection Training Seminars
  • Tailored Credit and Collection Training Programs
  • International Collection Services
  • Legal Action Referral Services
  • Skip Tracing
  • Lien filing and discharges
  • Credit bureau reporting

PCR’s Mission and Vision:

Our passion is helping customers manage accounts receivable for the best possible return on investment.

PCR’s Five Guiding Principles:

  • We Embrace Accountability and Consistency
  • We Are Passionate About Performance
  • We Are Fiduciaries to Our Clients
  • We Are Innovators in Our Field
  • We Are “One PCR Group”

Priority Credit Recovery Inc became a member in May of 2015 and we are excited to welcome them into the LIC family!

Introducing Unified Credit Services, India (member since March 2014)

Established in 1991, Unified Credit Solutions (UCS), is a leading B2B credit management group specializing in Business Information Services, Receivables Management, Debt Collection and Para Legal Services.

UCS is a joint participant in the worldwide expanding network of B2B Credit Management service providers offering a total solution to all credit management needs and beyond.

Headquartered in India with representation across all major global cities covering 200 countries, UCS has assembled a tried and tested team of professionals and local partners that provide for prompt, efficient and reliable service making problems such as language, culture and differing commercial and legal practices, a thing of past.

UCS offers the following Services.

  • Business Information Services
  • Business Information Reports
  • Monitoring Services • Customized Database Services
  • Industry Reports
  • Skip Trace & Asset Search
  • B2B Debt Collection Services
  • Para Legal Services
  • Receivables Management Services

Countries where UCS has their own capabilities are India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, Singapore, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar