Switzerland first State to ratify Hague Securities Convention

On Monday 14 September 2009, the Hague Convention of 5 July 2006 on the Law Applicable to Certain Rights in Respect of Securities held with an Intermediary was ratified by Switzerland. Two more ratifications or accessions are needed in order for the Convention, which is open for signature by all States, to enter into force. See also the related items listed below: - Swiss Government...

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Switzerland ratifies 1996 and 2000 Hague Conventions

On Friday, 27 March 2009, Switzerland deposited the instruments of ratification of the Hague Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children and the Hague Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults. Both Conventions will enter...

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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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Swiss Government recommends quick ratification of Hague Securities Convention

At its meeting of 15 November 2006, the Swiss Federal Council approved the Message relating to the Draft Federal Intermediated Securities Act and the Hague Convention of 5 July 2006 on Intermediated Securities. The official press release expressly mentions that the Message “takes into account the needs of current operations involving securities and increases legal certainty. The attraction of...

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Switzerland and the United States sign Hague Securities Convention

United States and Switzerland first to signHague Treaty providing legal certainty to modern forms of holding and transferring of securities 1. The United States and Switzerland, which represent two of the world's foremost financial markets, today jointly signed the Hague Convention on the Law Applicable to Certain Rights in Respect of Securities held with an Intermediary. 2. The...

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Switzerland for ratification of Intercountry Adoption Convention

Published in Le Temps of Thursday 28 September 2000: "(...) Dans sa séance de mercredi, le Conseil national s'est aussi: prononcé à l'unanimité pour la ratification de la Convention de La Haye sur l'adoption internationale. Les enfants étrangers adoptés en Suisse devraient ainsi bientôt bénéficier d'une meilleure protection. Il a apporté quelques corrections à la loi qui permettra de mettre...

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