Togo 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.
Main reasons why a local country debt recovery agency is so important rather than trying to recover from the UK are as follows:
The local International Debt collection Partners know:
- The local cultures
- The languages
- The laws
- Are in the same time zones
Herewith details of our debt collection service Togo
– Location of office in Togo
– Number of Staff
Our firm employs about twenty people including three (03) lawyers
– How long been operating in Togo
Our law firm has been in operation since 1994, more than twenty-five (25) years ago
– What type of debts do you recover? Do you do commercial (B2B) and consumer (B2C) debts?
We recover debts of all kinds, whether commercial or consumer
– Statute of limitation in Togo
With regard to the law of prescription in Togo, it is governed by the Revised Uniform Act on General Commercial Law adopted on December 15, 2010 in Lomé (TOGO) and entered into force on May 16, 2011
According to the provisions of Article 16 of the said Act, Obligations arising from their trade between traders, or between traders and non-traders, are prescriptive by five years if they are not subject to shorter prescriptions
– How EU (European Union) laws effect debt collection in Togo?
European laws (European Union) have no impact on debt recovery in Togo
– How many company registries in Togo for businesses? (i.e. UK just has 1 central registry)
With regard to business registers in the field of business in Togo, there is only one so-called Center for Formalities of Enterprises (CFE)
General comments regarding process in Togo for debt collection and how differs from UK / other European countries:
– What is the debt collection process in Togo?
With regard to the general comment concerning the debt recovery procedure in Togo and its difference from the European Union, it is important to underline that:
Firstly, at the request of the Togolese authorities, the World Bank has prepared an assessment of the strengths and areas for improvement in the debt management in Togo
Then, this assessment uses the Debt Management Performance Assessment tool. This tool is only a methodology developed by the World Bank, in collaboration with international institutions and other suppliers to assess the performance of debt management through a comprehensive set of performance indicators
Lastly, the assessment covers all entities of the State involved in debt management activities. This set consists of several services within the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) of other public bodies and the national agency of the Central Bank of West African States
As regards the debt recovery procedure in Togo, it is the one enacted by the Uniform Act on the Organization of Simplified Recovery Procedures and Execution Ways, particularly the order for payment procedure. The creditor may, in accordance with this procedure, request the recovery of a certain, liquid and payable debt by first obtaining an enforcement order for recovery, without prior mediation with the debtor
– Average length of time to collect?
The average duration of debt recovery between individuals is five (05) years. If you have loaned money to a friend or sold a good to an individual, then, you have five (05) years to claim the amount from the day of the loan or sale
In principle, with regard to the average period of recovery as an experienced lawyer, the legislator of the Uniform Act on the Organization of Simplified Procedures for Recovery and Enforcement does not provide for any average duration and it depends on the slowness or speed of the procedures.
As an exception to this rule, in civil matters, according to the provisions of Article 2224 of the Civil Code: “Personal or movable actions are prescribed by five years from the day on which the holder of a right knew or ought to have known the effect enabling him to exercise it “
In commercial matters, as pointed out above, the Article 16 of the Revised Uniform Act on General Commercial Law makes it clear that: “Obligations arising from their trade between traders, or between traders and non-traders, are prescriptive by five years if they are not subject to shorter prescriptions”.
The Togolese Legal System for the recovery of debts is inherited from the Uniform Act on the Organization of Simplified Procedures for Recovery and Enforcement, which is a strong inspiration for it. In short, there is no average recovery time.
– Can late payment fees / interest be added to claims?
Yes, the payment of fees may be delayed by the debtor. In this case, the latter is exposed to penalties of delay or increase depending on the circumstances in case of formal notice
Concerning the interests, the legislator of the OHADA provided in article 157 of the Uniform Act that the act of seizure must contain, on pain of nullity, some mentions of which the separate counting of the sums claimed in principal, expenses and accrued interest plus a provision for accruing interest
– Details on legal service / legal process in Togo
With regard to the details on the legal service, we can list the companies of legal expertise, the Law Firms, the Legal Advice, the Notaries, the Bailiffs, the auctioneers, Companies of debt recovery.
For the legal procedure in Togo, note that the judiciary opts for all procedures whether social, civil, criminal or commercial.
There are many unique requirements to recovering international debts in all countries including Togo 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.