2020 Alaska Statutes
Title 45. Trade and Commerce
Chapter 05. Letters of Credit
Sec. 45.05.113. Transfer by operation of law.
(a) A successor of a beneficiary may consent to amendments, sign and present documents, and receive payment or other items of value in the name of the beneficiary without disclosing its status as a successor.
(b) A successor of a beneficiary may consent to amendments, sign and present documents, and receive payment or other items of value in its own name as the disclosed successor of the beneficiary. Except as otherwise provided in (e) of this section, an issuer shall recognize a disclosed successor of a beneficiary as beneficiary in full substitution for the successor's predecessor upon compliance with
(1) the requirements for recognition by the issuer of a transfer of drawing rights by operation of law under the standard practice in AS 45.05.108(e); or
(2) in the absence of the standard practice referred to in AS 45.05.108(e), other reasonable procedures sufficient to protect the issuer.
(c) An issuer is not obliged to determine whether a purported successor is a successor of a beneficiary or whether the signature of a purported successor is genuine or authorized.
(d) Honor of a purported successor's apparently complying presentation under (a) or (b) of this section has the consequences specified in AS 45.05.108(i) even if the purported successor is not the successor of a beneficiary. Documents signed in the name of the beneficiary or of a disclosed successor by a person who is not the beneficiary or the successor of the beneficiary are forged documents for the purposes of AS 45.05.109.
(e) An issuer whose rights of reimbursement are not covered by (d) of this section, or by substantially similar law, and any confirmer or nominated person may decline to recognize a presentation under (b) of this section.
(f) A beneficiary whose name is changed after the issuance of a letter of credit has the same rights and obligations as a successor of a beneficiary under this section.