Check Act

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Basic data
Title: Check Act
Abbreviation: ScheckG
Type: Federal law
Scope: Federal Republic of Germany
Legal matter: Commercial law
References : 4132-1
Issued on: March 11, 1908
( RGBl. P. 71)
Entry into force on: April 1, 1908
Last change by: Art. 200 Regulation of August 31, 2015
( Federal Law Gazette I p. 1474, 1504 )
Effective date of the
last change:
September 8, 2015
(Art. 627 of August 31, 2015)
Please note the note on the applicable legal version.

The German Check Act determines the conditions under which a document is considered a check and the legal consequences associated with it. It is the legal basis for the so-called check transactions.

The version of the law of August 14, 1933 (RGBl. I p. 597) is the literal implementation of the check law agreement concluded in Geneva in 1931 , to which most European countries (including the USSR ), the countries of South America and Japan , but not the countries of then the British Commonwealth and the United States .

The accompanying Introductory Act to the Check Act of August 14, 1933 ( RGBl. I p. 605) has now been repealed.

See also


  • Peter Bülow : Heidelberg Commentary on the Bill of Exchange Act, Check Act, General Terms and Conditions. 4th edition. CF Müller, Heidelberg 2004, ISBN 3-8114-1920-X .
  • Adolf Baumbach (first), Wolfgang Hefermehl , Matthias Casper: Bill of Exchange Act, Check Act, law of card-based payments with subsidiary laws and an introduction to securities law. 23rd edition. CH Beck, Munich 2008, ISBN 3-406-55284-6 .

Web links

Wikisource: Check Act  - Sources and Full Texts