Convention for the Settlement of Certain Conflicts of Laws in Connection with Cheques

General Detail

General Information

  1. Type: Convention
  2. Date of signature:
  3. Place of signature: Geneva, Switzerland
  4. Depositary:
  5. Date of entry into force: 01/01/1934

Category

Finance, payments and insolvency

Sub category

Cheques

Groups

UNS

What is it about?

The present Convention determines the applicable law in the case of conflicts of laws in connection with the international use of cheques. It settles the conflict between the law of the country where the cheque is drawn and the law of the country where the cheque is payable. Conflicts of tax or criminal law are excluded. This instrument completes the 1931 Convention Providing a Uniform Law for Cheques and regulates legal aspects that had previously not been considered.

Why is it relevant?

The present Convention is the only multilateral instrument dealing with conflicts of law in connection with cheques. It provides a regulatory framework for the international use of cheques and promotes international trade by making this method of payment faster and more secure.

Additional Information

Although independently applicable, this instrument is closely tied to the 1931 Convention Providing a Uniform Law for Cheques and the 1931 Convention on the Stamp Laws in Connection with Cheques. Therefore it is useful to become a Member Party to all three Conventions.

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Country ratifications
CountryRatification date
Austria01/12/1958
Belgium18/12/1961
Brazil26/08/1942
Denmark27/07/1932
Finland31/08/1932
France27/04/1936
Germany03/10/1933
Greece01/06/1934
Hungary28/10/1964
Indonesia09/03/1959
Italy31/08/1933
Japan25/08/1933
Liberia16/09/2005
Lithuania28/04/2000
Luxembourg01/08/1968
Monaco09/02/1933
Netherlands02/04/1934
Nicaragua16/03/1932
Norway27/07/1932
Poland19/12/1936
Portugal08/06/1934
Sweden27/07/1932
Switzerland26/08/1932
Treaties analysis
YearRatifications
19327
19334
19343
19362
19421
19581
19591
19611
19641
19681
20001
20051
Total24
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