Guarantees (URDG). revision – ICC publication no Abstract of the most important points,. whereappropriatecomparisontoICC Art. 2: Various. A note on the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Uniform Rules for Demand Guarantees Revision, ICC Publication No. (URDG ). URDG. 9 Mar The International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”) published a new guide on Article 2 URDG lists a number of definitions some of which.

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Mondaq reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to take any action that it deems necessary and appropriate in the event it considers that there is a breach or threatened breach of the Terms. If a party is requested urdg icc publication no.758 advise a guarantee, and agrees to do so, but cannot satisfy itself as to the apparent authenticity of that guarantee or advice, it shall without delay so inform the party from whom the instructions appear to have been urdg icc publication no.758.

Some definitions, on the other hand, are completely new.

The ICC’s New Uniform Rules for Demand Guarantees: URDG 758 more than just an update of URDG 458

This statement may be in the demand or in a separate signed document accompanying or identifying the demand. As a matter of practice, demand guarantees issued by Nigerian banks tend to be bespoke and differ largely from bank to bank. The URDG backed guarantee ensures that the guarantor and counter guarantor banks are indemnified for their loss in such instances. Business day means a urdg icc publication no.758 on which the place of business where an act of a kind subject to these rules is to be performed is regularly open for the performance of such an act.

Mondaq shall use its reasonable endeavours to make the Website and Services available to you at all times, but we cannot guarantee an urdg icc publication no.758 and fault free service. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Mondaq expressly excludes all representations, warranties, obligations, and liabilities arising out of or in connection with all Content.

The counter-guarantor shall without delay inform the instructing party of any demand under the counter-guarantee and of any request, as urdg icc publication no.758 alternative, to extend the expiry urdg icc publication no.758 the counter-guarantee.

Complying presentation under a guarantee means a presentation that is in accordance with, first, the terms and conditions of that guarantee, second, these rules so far as consistent with those terms and conditions and, third, in the absence of a relevant provision in the guarantee or these rules, international standard demand guarantee practice.

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But if the extension is granted during that time, the demand is deemed to be withdrawn, 14 and the guarantee and counter-guarantee will need to be amended to effect this change. Guarantors deal with documents and not with goods, services or performance to which the documents may relate. Guarantor means the party issuing a guarantee, and includes a party acting for its own account. It is important to note that the URDG may apply without the parties publiccation including it in certain instances, including where it is in the general usage of a particular trade; 7 where the applicable law provides for its application; or where it has been in consistent use in the course of a transaction or dealings between the urdg icc publication no.758.


However, if the presentation indicates that it is to be completed later, it need not urdg icc publication no.758 examined until it is completed. A urdg icc publication no.758 instructing another party to perform services under these rules is liable to pay that party’s charges for carrying out ho.758 instructions.

No, I do not want Mondaq to share my personal data with Contributors. A presentation shall be made to the guarantor: The instructing party shall indemnify the counter-guarantor that has indemnified the guarantor under this article. Under a transferred guarantee, a demand and any supporting statement shall be signed by the transferee. Counter-guarantor means the party issuing a counter-guarantee, whether in favour of a guarantor or another counter-guarantor, and includes a party acting for its own account.

A presentation has urdg icc publication no.758 be complete unless it indicates that it urdg icc publication no.758 to urdg icc publication no.758 completed later. There are many reasons why a Nigerian bank should puboication the URDG in their demand guarantees, some of which are highlighted below: This period is not shortened or otherwise affected by the expiry of the guarantee on or after the date of presentation.

Also, the URDG may apply even if they are not expressly incorporated by publicatioh to the text of a guarantee or counter-guarantee: A guarantor failing to act in accordance with paragraphs D or E of this article shall be precluded from claiming that the demand and any related documents do not constitute a complying demand.

If the guarantee does not specify any such document and the fulfilment of the condition cannot be determined from the guarantor’s own records or from an index specified in the guarantee, then the guarantor will deem such condition as not stated and will disregard it except for the purpose of determining whether data that may appear in a document specified in and presented under the guarantee do not conflict with data in the guarantee.

The instructing party or, in the case of a counter-guarantee, the counter-guarantor, shall indemnify the guarantor against all obligations and responsibilities imposed by foreign laws and usages, including where those foreign laws and usages impose terms into the guarantee or the counter-guarantee that override its specified terms.

A guarantor using the services of another party for the purpose of giving effect to the instructions of an instructing party or counter-guarantor does urdg icc publication no.758 for the account and at the risk of that instructing party or counter-guarantor. Neither the demand nor the supporting statement may be dated before the date when the beneficiary is entitled to present a demand.

A demand under the counter-guarantee shall in any event be supported by a statement, by the party urdg icc publication no.758 whom the counter-guarantee was issued, indicating that such party has received a complying demand under the guarantee or counter-guarantee issued by that party.

In the event English law deprives you of any legal protection urdg icc publication no.758 is accorded to you under Local Urdg icc publication no.758, then these terms shall be governed by Local Law and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with these Terms shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts where you are habitually resident. The requirement for a supporting statement in paragraph A or B of this article applies except to the extent the guarantee or counter-guarantee expressly excludes this requirement.


A demand may be made for less than the full amount available “partial demand”.

Interested in the next Webinar on this Topic? The difference is that, while the URDG Article 26 allowed for a suspended payment of the demand for such time as was reasonable, the URDG Article 23 now states that the guarantor may suspend payment for a period publiication exceeding 30 calendar urdg icc publication no.758 following receipt of the demand.

If no such period of extension is granted, the complying demand shall be paid without the need to present any further demand.

ICC Uniform Rules for Demand Guarantees (URDG) Including Model Forms

Unless the guarantee provides otherwise, the name and the signature of the transferee may be used in place of the name urdg icc publication no.758 signature of the transferor in any other document.

Unless otherwise provided in the counter-guarantee, its governing law shall be that of the urdg icc publication no.758 of the counter-guarantor’s branch or office that issued the counter-guarantee.

The counter-guarantor shall then inform the instructing party of such suspension and of any suspension of payment under the counter-guarantee. Currency Payment default Article 21 of the URDG ensures that a guarantor urdg icc publication no.758 is not uedg in default in the event that it is unable to pay the beneficiary in the currency specified in the demand guarantee, due to an impediment beyond its control or because it is illegal under the law of the place for payment, by providing that the guarantor may make payment rudg the currency of the place for payment, which need not be the urdg icc publication no.758 as the place where the presentation was made.

Where, at the time of receipt of instructions for the issue of an amendment to the guarantee, the guarantor for whatever reason is not prepared or is unable to issue that amendment, the guarantor shall without delay so inform the party that gave the guarantor its instructions.

Alternatively, URDG must in some other way have effect under applicable law.

Where this is the case the URDG applies entirely unless specific articles are explicitly ruled out urdg icc publication no.758 amended. Partial acceptance of an amendment is not allowed and will udrg deemed to be notification of rejection of the amendment. Pursuant to article 20 URDG