Article 20

Law applicable to the form of marriage contract


1. The form of the marriage contract shall be that prescribed by the law applicable to the

matrimonial property regime or by the law of the State where the contract is drawn up.

2. Notwithstanding paragraph 1, the marriage contract must at least be set out in a document

dated and signed by both spouses.

3. If the law of the Member State in which the spouses have their common habitual residence

at the time the marriage contract is concluded provides for additional formal requirements

for that contract, these requirements must be complied with.