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II.2.81 CONVENTION ON THE ACCESSION OF SPAIN AND PORTUGAL TO THE 1968 BRUSSELS CONVENTION ON JURISDICTION AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF JUDGMENTS IN CIVIL AND COMMERCIAL MATTERS AND ANNEXED PROTOCOLS, 1989

The Ratification of Maritime Conventions

Chapter I.2.81

CONVENTION ON THE ACCESSION OF SPAIN AND PORTUGAL TO THE 1968 BRUSSELS CONVENTION ON JURISDICTION AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF JUDGMENTS IN CIVIL AND COMMERCIAL MATTERS AND ANNEXED PROTOCOLS, 1989

ADOPTED: Done at San Sebastian, on 26 May 1989
REFERENCE: OJEC 1989 L 285/1
ENTERED INTO FORCE: 1 February 1991
DEPOSITARY: Council of the European Union
SECRETARY: Council of the European Union

IMPLEMENTATION

SIGNATURE AND RATIFICATION

Article XXXI

This Convention shall be ratified by the signatory States. The instruments of ratification shall be deposited with the Secretary-General of the Council of the European Communities.

ENTRY INTO FORCE

Article XXXII

1. This Convention shall enter into force on the first day of the third month following the date on which two signatory States, of which one is the Kingdom of Spain or the Portuguese Republic, deposit their instruments of ratification.

2. This Convention shall take effect in relation to any other signatory State on the first day of the third month following the deposit of its instrument of ratification.

TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

Article XXIX

1. The 1968 Convention and the 1971 Protocol, as amended by the 1978 Convention, shall apply only to legal proceedings instituted and to authentic instruments formally drawn up or registered after the entry into force of this Convention in the State of origin and, where recognition or enforcement of a judgment or authentic instrument is sought, in the State addressed.

2. However, judgments given after the date of entry into force of this Convention between the State of origin and the State addressed in proceedings instituted before that date shall be recognized and enforced in accordance with the provisions of Title III of the 1968 Convention, as amended by the 1978 Convention, the 1982 Convention and this Convention, if jurisdiction was founded upon rules which accorded with the provisions of Title II of the 1968 Convention, as amended, or with the provisions of a convention which was in force between the State of origin and the State addressed when the proceedings were instituted.

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