Bill of Exchange Act

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Basic data
Title: Bill of Exchange Act
Abbreviation: Flat share
Type: Federal law
Scope: Federal Republic of Germany
Legal matter: Commercial law
References : 4133-1
Issued on: June 21, 1933
( RGBl. I p. 399)
Entry into force on: April 1, 1934
Last change by: Art. 201 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 bill of exchange law of June 21, 1933 ( RGBl. I p. 399) is based on the agreement on the standardization of bill of exchange law that came about on June 7, 1930 in Geneva and was signed by most European and South American countries as well as by Japan . It regulates the bill of exchange .

Come into effect

The Change Act replaced the General German Change Order of 1849.

Coinciding with the change of law is to regulate the entry into force and transitional provisions, the Introductory Act to change the law (RGBl I, p. 409) was adopted, which in the course of legal cleanup was lifted April 25 of 2006. With the ordinance on the entry into force of the Bill of Exchange Act of November 28, 1933 (RGBl. I p. 1019), the Reich Minister of Justice put the Bill of Exchange Act into effect on April 1, 1934.


In Switzerland , the relevant provisions of the Geneva Convention on Exchange Law have been integrated directly into the Code of Obligations .


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Announcement on the agreement on the standardization of the law of exchange of June 22, 1933 ( RGBl. II p. 377).
  2. Art. 157 G of June 19, 2006 ( BGBl. I pp. 862, 886).