Introducing our new member DPLS

Debtors Protection Legal Services (DPLS) is based in Port Elizabeth, South Africa with more than 24 years of debt collecting experience, which has enabled us to streamline our processes in line with our clients’ individual needs. Our debt collectors are skilled in the latest debt recovery processes, software and practices, and use these to devise the most suitable collections strategy for each client. We are one of the leading collection services in South Africa and Africa.

  • We specialize in collecting consumer and commercial debts from domestic and foreign debtors.
  • We accept B2B (Business to Business) and B2C (Business to Consumer) debts.
  • We collect in all African countries, including Mauritius and Seychelles.
  • We work on a No collection, No fee basis.
  • We operate on a pre agreed commission model.
  • We are GDPR compliant.
  • We currently provide our services to clients based in Europe, China, Singapore, Middle East and Africa.
  • We have multiple partners across the globe and have found flexibility to be the key to our success.

Should you feel that DPLS can be of assistance to your company for Debt collection in Africa or should you require additional information, please do not hesitate in contacting us.

Digital meeting in November

LIC will hold a digital meeting November 17th, 2021 14:00-16:00 CET where new members will introduce themselves and ‘old’ members will have the opportunity to re-introduce themselves. More information and an agenda will be sent out to the members in the fall.

Franklin & Franklin becomes Franklin & O’Brien Legal Services

Over the course of his illustrious career, David Franklin and his team cultivated a deep global network of resourceful, reliable, professional partners, to assist him in recovering his clients’ commercial debts.

On February 1, 2021, after a career spanning more than six decades, David Franklin decided to wind down his practice and passed on the torch to Montreal-based attorney, Kevin O’Brien.  

 A member of the Quebec Bar since 2003, Kevin practiced commercial and contractual law at top-tier, international, national and provincial law firms, before opening up his own boutique law firm in the fall of 2019.  When David met Kevin in 2020, a strong professional and personal relationship was born and a new chapter of the firm began.

The team at Franklin & O’Brien remains available and dedicated to serving any commercial collection matter in Canada or internationally, and especially for our LIC co-members.

See our member page for contact details Franklin & O’Brien Legal Services Inc. – LIC – League International for creditors (

Studio Legale Mannari is changing it’s name to Studio BGC

We are pleased to announce that today we have officially changed our
name into Studio BGC !

The change of our name is the natural consequence of the passing of our
beloved colleague Andrea Mannari, whose name has obviously been linked
to Studio Legale Mannari in the past 35 years.

In consideration of our 20-year close cooperation with Andrea, we will
continue to perform our business as usual; except for the fact that we
from today we will present ourselves as Studio BGC, and you will see
this name where you before have seen Studio Legale Mannari.
We are still the same colleagues/partners from Florence, who will take
care of your files in Italy.

LIC GA 2021

As a consequence of the pandemic we will postpone our GA scheduled to take place in Vienna in June 2021. We are exploring options to move it to September or October and have sent out a survey to the members to hear their opinion on the matter. An update will be posted when a decision has been made.

Introducing our new member Agree2Act Ltd

Agree2Act is an innovative domestic and international collection agency that thrives when promoting business growth and development. We are passionate about taking on challenges and believe there is a more efficient way to debt collection, where we all agree together to act toward resolutions that promote success.

We aim to deliver a revolutionary approach to the recovery of debts, upholding the highest integrity, quality and compliance standards. We are committed to identify individual needs and develop a rapport with all interested parties to add value to our clients’ brand and their customers’ business. Our vision is to agree to act together towards a suitable resolution.

We are a trusted partner helping you achieve a competitive edge. We assist you from the first steps by offering a range of reliable services tailored to your organisation:


Regardless of the size of your business or type of debts, we discuss your needs and review any case to identify your chance of success, any weaknesses and recommend a practical way forward.

Debt Collection

We offer an ethical and professional debt collection service; our strategy is designed to create a productive relationship with your customer, protect your reputation and interest.

Legal Recovery

Our Solicitors offer a full end to end litigation solution, always addressing each case-specific factors and ensuring any action taken is in our clients’ best interest.

LIC General Assembly 2020

We are all aware of the difficulties and international uncertainties being presently experienced because of the Corona virus pandemic.
Consequently the Board has decided that the General Assembly,  scheduled for Vienna in June 2020 is to be adjourned to  June 2021 in Vienna. The dates will be approximately the  same.
It is possible that we may need some decision to be made by the GA before this time. I will get back to you on how we will do this should it be necessary.

Introducing our new member Ningbo Esteem Consulting Co., LTD

Ningbo Esteem Consulting Co., Ltd. ( “Company”) was established in 2013 who is originally an accounting service company, but now is dedicated to investment and management of NPA, especially the NPA of foreign banks against Chinese entities and individuals, and consulting service of transnational business debt collection for domestic and foreign clients as well. The company is sponsored, managed and operated by the a team of transnational business lawyers in Zhejiang Xinmu Law Firm(“Law Firm”), and some experienced Chinese accountants.

The collection and operation of non-performing assets are the basis of all products business system of Esteem. Our business of non-performing assets includes collection of non-performing assets, management of non-performing debt assets, management of debt to equity assets, entrusted agency of non-performing assets, special opportunity investment based on non-performing assets. With our professional and technical advantages, and capital operation experience and accumulated customer resources for many years, our professional team can maximize the success rate of collection of non-performing assets. At the same time, based on years of experience, we have gradually explored and formed a pricing method and risk management and control system for non-performing assets in line with our own business characteristics.

As our vision planning, Esteem will focus on the main business of non-performing assets, prevent and control financial risks, create a business model of sustainable development, and achieve the new goal of building high-quality development, for our clients.

Introducing our new member Voller Rechtsanwaelte

Voller Rechtsanwaelte is a law firm in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Our activities focus on business law and comprise advice to our clients and their representation in court. We regard ourselves as a service provider whose primary aim is to provide effective and cost efficient handling of legal affairs for our clients and to identify potential co-operations and contacts. Our clients are mainly companies in Germany and abroad.

We approach and solve legal problems as a team. Whenever necessary, we depend on advice or support from members of our international, national and local professional networks as well as certain firms which can provide specialist knowledge required in specific cases. However, we will remain responsible for solving your problem and will be your sole contact.

In the recent years we were thoroughly engaged in credit management and compliance matters.

Our special field of activity is cross border debt collection (B2B), but also B2B debt collection within Germany. For our international activities we are founding member of EuroCollectNet, a network of business law firms all over Europe with a special focus on cross border debt collection. Worldwide we are connected with a number of networks as, for example, LEX Africa for the African continent.

LIC General Assembly 2020

The GA 2020 will be held at the Steigenberger hotel in Vienna, Austria 18th -20th of June! You may register now by sending an e-mail to Special early bird fee ends at the 1st of March, prospective members are also welcome.

Check out the hotel here:

Introducing our new member Alwadi Holding

AL WADI HOLDING is an ISO certified group of companies and a leading International Debt collection and Legal Debt Collection provider in GCC & MENA regions which includes United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, and Bahrain…etc. Experts in market since 97 and specialized in B2B.

AL WADI HOLDING set out to help create, nurture and drive the credit industry forward, and today we are proud of the regional and international recognition that we have gained in our field.

We work as a team to provide the required synergy that exceeds our client’s expectations. With expert, business-oriented lawyers and team of skilled professionals who thoroughly understand the market.

AL WADI client’s portfolio is from the government, semi-government and top 10 in most of the industries.

AL WADI HOLDING other arms includes AL WADI Business Advisory & Risk Management and AL WADI Translation Services.

With the comprehensive suite of services, specialized professionals and a tireless dedication to delivering top quality work, AL WADI HOLDING’s companies are exactly the partners you need in your pursuit of corporate excellence.

Lowell Eesti AS has changed name to Julianus Inkasso OÜ

Julianus is the leading collection service provider in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Through our partners, we are also represented in all of the Nordic countries and in 16 other countries in Europe.

In 2014 we launched the credit registry service, which today includes information on every second debtor in Estonia. On a daily basis, around 200,000 enquiries are made via It is also used to assess people’s financial worthiness.

Julianus is the largest initiator of court proceedings, submitting one in every three payment order applications or statements of claim in Estonia.

The Julianus Group employs a total of 106 experienced specialists.

If you would like to work with us or if you have any questions about our services, please call us on +372 681 4400.

LIC General Assembly 2020

The GA 2020 will be held at the Steigenberger hotel in Vienna, Austria 18th -20th of June! More details and an opportunity to register will come later.

Check out the hotel here:

Introducing our new member Axactor Group

Axactor Group (Axactor SE) is a next-generation debt management company operating in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Spain and Italy with an ambitious European growth strategy. Axactor acquires and collects on own portfolios of non-performing loans and also provides debt collection and accounts receivable management for third parties.

Axactor SE is a Norway-based debt management company. The Company has four operating segments: Non-Performing Loans (NPL), Real Estate Owned (REO), Third Party Collection (3PC), and Accounts Receivable Management (ARM). The NPL segment invests in portfolios of non-performing loans and collects the outstanding debt through either amicable or legal proceedings. The REO segment consists of real estate assets, mainly derived from mortgage shortfalls, acquired at a discount to their appraisal value and held for sale. The 3PC segment is responsible for debt collection services on commission, as well as preparing documentation for future legal proceedings against debtors. The ARM segment monitors invoices on behalf of clients and sends reminders to the debtors to ensure timely payments. Defaulted claims are typically transferred to 3PC for debt collection.

The company has approximately 1100 employees per July 2019.

We at Axactor are looking forward to building a professional affiliate network internationally. Membership in LIC give us a good start on this. We look forward to cooperate with LIC members in near future.

To learn more, visit or contact Rune.ohlgren on following email:

Changes in the Board

After 27 years as President of LIC Dr. Liam de Feu is retiring. However, we are fortunate to keep him as a board member. He will be succeeded by Bill Mann from JMC (USA). Also, Catarina Gallego will step down as Vice-president, to be replaced by Willem Waaijen from NIAB (The Netherlands). Fortunately, Catarina will stay on the board as well.

In addition to this Yechiel Yaron from Yechiel Yaron – Dr. Akiba Hoffman Law Offices (Israel) will join the LIC Board.

GA Athens June 2019

A big thank you to all the participants at this year’s General Assembly! Next year we’ll be in Vienna, details to follow in the Fall!

Introducing our new member Lowell Norge AS

Lowell is Europe’s second largest credit management company and has over 100 years of history. Today we have 4,400 employees in nine countries and handle 36 million European consumers.

In Norway, we are at the forefront of the industry to develop new innovative solutions so that our customer will get even faster paid. For example, we were first in Norway with mobile payment of debt collection.

We meet your customers in a solution-oriented and comprehensible way to preserve good customer relationships, speak 24 languages, take care of sensitive personal information and compliance very seriously, while having effective methods to ensure that debtors actually pay.

Our employees have a high level of education and a large proportion also have debt collection permits – which shows a long time in the industry and is a quality sign.

New members!

We have some new members from the Nordics:

  • Solvencia AS from Norway
  • Lowell Eesti AS from Estonia
  • Lowell Sverige AB from Sweden
  • Lowell Norge AS from Norway

A big welcome to the LIC family to our new members!

LIC General Assembly 2019

Place: Royal Olympic Hotel in Athens, Greece

Time:  13th 14thof June, 2019.  We recommend that all participants stay until Saturday the 15th.

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 register for the GA, please send an e-mail to

Introducing our new member NCS Mena W.L.L

NCS MENA W.L.L, is a globally renowned collection and credit risk service provider established in 1993, in the Kingdom of Bahrain with a branch office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Although our main coverage is the Middle East & North African (MENA) region, our global coverage spans in over eighty countries worldwide.

With over 25 Years of experience in the collection and credit risk industry, we have expanded our robust solutions offering new services such as credit information & reporting, investigations, verifications and so on to meet the specific market needs of global industries today.

All our operations are conducted in strict compliance to the international standards and regulations that govern the universal collection and credit risk industry. Through our strategic alliance with internationally acclaimed associations and a deep understanding of the cultural and legal frameworks of the countries in which we operate, we are able to provide professional solutions without compromising our Client’s reputation.

Our Services Portfolio includes:

Collection Solutions:

  1. Invoice management
  2. Early stage collection
  3. Debt collection

Credit Risk Solutions:

  1. Credit information & reporting
  2. Investigation
  3. Verification

Support Solutions:

  1. Tracing / skip tracing service
  2. Field visits
  3. Service of documents
  4. Legal advice / litigation

The countries we operate in locally include the below countries, however services in some countries known to have civil unrest or tensions may be limited and can be confirmed at the time of request.

  • Algeria
  • Bahrain
  • Egypt
  • Yemen