Trusts Convention enters into force for Panama

On 1 December 2018, the Convention of 1 July 1985 on the Law Applicable to Trusts and on their Recognition (“Trusts Convention”) entered into force for Panama, following the deposit of its instrument of accession on 30 August 2017. The Trusts Convention currently has 14 Contracting Parties.  Panama has been a Member of the HCCH since...

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Panama accedes to the 1985 Trust Convention

On 15 September 2017, the Permanent Bureau was informed that on 30 August 2017, Panama had deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 1 July 1985 on the Law Applicable to Trusts and on their Recognition (Trust Convention). With the accession of Panama, the Trust Convention now has 14 Contracting Parties. The Trust Convention will enter into force for Panama on 1...

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Belarus signs the 2007 Hague Convention on Child Support ; the Republic of Cyprus ratifies the 1985 Hague Trusts Convention

On 15 March 2017, during the meeting of the Council on General Affairs and Policy of the Hague Conference, Belarus signed the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance. Belarus was represented by the Minister of Justice, H.E. Mr. Oleg L. Slizhevsky. With the signature of Belarus, the Convention now has 37 States and...

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Switzerland ratifies Hague Trusts Convention

Only a few weeks after signing the Hague Convention of 1 July 1985 on the Law Applicable to Trusts and on their Recognition, Switzerland deposited, on 26 April 2007, its instrument of ratification of this Treaty. Switzerland became the eleventh Contracting State to the Trusts Convention. In conformity with its Article 30, the Convention will enter into force for Switzerland on 1 July 2007....

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The European Community becomes Member of the HCCH

Text of the press release: 1. On 3 April 2007 the European Community (EC) became a Member of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, by depositing its instrument of acceptance of the Statute of the Hague Conference. The Hague Conference is the World Organisation for Cross-border Co-operation in Civil and Commercial Matters. 2. The deposit, preceded by a favourable decision...

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Principles of European Trust Law

On Friday, 15 January 1999, an international conference took place on "Principles of European Trust Law" in the Academy Building at The Hague. It was organized by the Business and Law Research Centre and the Faculty of Law of Nijmegen University. The conference discussed Principles of European Trust Law, drawn up by an International Working Group. The Principles build on the work which the Hague...

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