List of bankrupt businesses

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When a debtor goes bankrupt, the creditor has a certain amount of time to declare his receivable debts (maximum 20 days as from the date of bankruptcy).

It is therefore important to be informed of a customer's bankruptcy as early as possible in order to declare receivable debts and have them verified in due time.

Bankruptcies are displayed and published in the newspapers by the trustee within 3 days of the judgement.

They are immediately published on the website of the Luxembourg / Diekirch Bar or the Trade and Companies Register Luxembourg.

Creditors can directly contact the district court (Luxembourg or Diekirch) which has jurisdiction over the business in question.

Bankruptcies are published in the Official Journal B (Mémorial B) within 2 to 3 months.

Who is concerned

A creditor whose debtor has ceased payments or who is suspected of having been declared bankrupt must keep himself informed of the debtor's situation and declare any receivable debts in due time.

How to proceed

Bankruptcies published in the newspapers

Creditors should regularly read the newspapers to check whether their debtor has not been declared bankrupt.

3 days after the sentencing of a bankrupt business, the trustee ensures that the following is posted in the auditorium of the court and also published in the newspapers:

  • the declaration of bankruptcy;
  • and the ruling which determines the period of cessation of payment.

The trustee sends a circular to the creditors identified through the files of the bankrupt business, which indicates among other things, the days and times where the procedure concerning the verification of receivable debts will be closed.

Finding bankrupt businesses on the internet

In order to verify whether their debtor has gone bankrupt, a creditor can:

  • search by name in the section "Faillites" (bankruptcies) on the website of the Luxembourg/Diekirch Bar.
    If the business is declared bankrupt, the search result also indicates the name of the trustee and the date of the delivery of the judgement.
    The "Recherche d'un avocat" function (search for lawyer) allows the user to find the contact details of the trustee.
  • search by name in the section Consultation on the website of the Luxembourg Trade and Companies Register.
    Where applicable, the search result will systematically indicate the wording "radié" (revoked) or "en faillite" (bankrupt) next to the company name.
    If no wording appears, the company is still trading for the moment.

Contacting the clerk of the court

In order to verify whether his debtor has gone bankrupt, the creditor can also contact the clerk of the district court who has jurisdiction over the business concerned (Luxembourg or Diekirch).

The clerk will indicate if the business is declared bankrupt and provide the name of the trustee where the claim declaration can be submitted.

For further information on the procedures that must be undertaken, businesses and individuals may contact the Centre for Civil and Commercial Mediation (Centre de médiation civile et commerciale).

Bankruptcies published in the Official Journal

NB: this list is for information purposes only.

A bankruptcy is published in the Official Journal within 2 to 3 months of the official declaration of bankruptcy. The deadlines for the claim declaration have therefore expired by the time of publication.










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