The Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and Its Implementation in the Netherlands and on the Dutch Caribbean Islands
Sjef van Erp
Already in 2004 I expressed the idea that the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment (“Cape Town Convention”) with its first-in-time and object- based computerised notice filing system could be a workable model for a registration system of security interests in Europe and even be a model for a European mortgage registration system regarding immovable property. This was at a moment when it was not clear yet whether this convention would be as global in its success as the drafters had hoped for. In the meantime that hope has become true and it was therefore an excellent choice of the International Academy of Comparative Law to devote one of its sessions to this topic during its XIXth International Congress of Comparative Law in Vienna.