Portugal collection profile

Portugal-bnr

 

Collecting in Portugal

  • Payment terms and late payment interest are regulated in accordance with applicable EU rules; however the standards put in place are among the most lenient in Europe. As a result, DSO remains excessive at around 80 days.

  • The court process is a major complication when it comes to collecting debt and it is advisable to first conduct negotiation with the support of collection specialists. When court is needed, Alternative Dispute Resolution methods and foreign courts (EU judgments will be fairly enforceable in Portugal) may be worth considering in order to avoid inefficient domestic courts.

  • Despite reforms conducted in 2012 to increase company rescue possibilities, insolvency proceedings often lead to the liquidation of the company and it is rare for unsecured debtors to recover their debt.

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    portugal

    Portugal

    Collection complexity

    notable-2


    Collection relating to

    Payments
    $-2
    Court
    proceedings
    Gav-2
    Insolvency
    proceedings
    Arrow-1
     

    Portugal

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