Selling services and products is challenging enough without the added burden of clients that do not pay on time or at all. The risk is that accounts receivable may reduce the value on the books, which may create a depreciation of the company at the end of a fiscal year. This in turn could even require measures to avoid the need to “bilanz hinterlegen”.
Switzerland has a unique system for enforcing payments that is linked to the credit rating and the courts. This system can mostly be used without resort to a lawyer and is highly cost efficient. Threatening the use of the enforcement mechanism offered by this system (called “Betreibung”) often has the desired result already.
This course intends to show the participant how to use this system to best effect while avoiding pitfalls as well as how to write notices to wayward debtors prior to proceeding to enforcement action. The participant will learn from an experienced trial attorney what steps lawyers take to ensure successful enforcement and speedy payment.