Hague Securities Convention enters into force

On Saturday 1 April 2017, the Hague Convention of 5 July 2006 on the Law Applicable to Certain Rights in Respect of Securities held with an Intermediary (Hague Securities Convention) entered into force. The Convention provides legal certainty and predictability as to the law governing issues that are of crucial practical importance for cross-border holdings and transfers of intermediated...

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USA ratifies the 2006 Hague Securities Convention, triggering its entry into force on 1 April 2017

On 15 December 2016, the United States of America (USA) deposited its Instrument of ratification of the Hague Convention of 5 July 2006 on the Law Applicable to Certain Rights in Respect of Securities held with an Intermediary (2006 Securities Convention). The USA had signed the Convention, together with Switzerland, 5 July 2006. The deposit of the instrument of ratification of the 2006...

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Second ratification for the Hague Securities Convention

On 15 October 2009, the Republic of Mauritius deposited its instrument of ratification of the Hague Convention of 5 July 2006 on the Law Applicable to Certain Rights in Respect of Securities held with an Intermediary. The Convention, which is open for all States, needs only one more ratification or accession in order to enter into force. ...

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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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Third signature for the Hague Securities Convention

On Monday, 28 April 2008, the Hague Convention of 5 July 2006 on the Law Applicable to Certain Rights in respect of Securities held with an Intermediary was signed by Mauritius. The instrument of ratification will be desposited at a later date. The Convention has not yet entered into force....

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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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International Symposium on the Hague Securities Convention in Seoul

The Korea Private International Law Association (KOPILA) & the Korea Securities Depository (KSD) are pleased to announce the holding of an important Seminar on the Hague Securities Convention. This Seminar, which is organised with the support of the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) and sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Korea,...

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Proposal by the European Commission

The Commission of the European Communities presented a proposal (COM(2003)783) dated 15 December 2003 for a Council decision concerning the signing of the Hague Convention on the Law Applicable to Certain Rights in Respect of Securities Held with an Intermediary (the text of the proposal is available on the website of the European Union at:...

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