In principle, the respective District Court (“Landgericht”) has jurisdiction, since the dispute is worth more than EUR 5.000,00 in international commercial matters.
The most common reason is insolvency of the debtor.
No, they don´t have to be necessarily physically present to bring the proceedings in a German Court of Law if an Attorney-at-Law represents them legally.
Yes, it is the debtor who must pay all the costs that are involved with the debt collection, no matter whether it is an amicable debt collection or a state-run debt collection through a bailiff.
The debtor’s property may be disclosed by the bailiff as a state enforcement measure. In this case, the debtor must provide information about the available assets.
The main payment method for debt paying is by bank transfer.
Yes, amicable debt collections are allowed in Germany.