CA Paris, 15 Jan. 2016, n°14/17486: The confirming bank breaches its obligations when it proceeds to payment without checking the apparent conformity of the documents. It cannot validly invoke fraud to exclude its liability, as in the instant matter the fraud concerned the underlying commercial operation and not the credit operation. In any event, its negligence contributed to the occurrence of the consequences of the fraud. Besides, considering that the issuing bank notified to the confirming bank of its refusal of the documents for discrepancy within the 7 banking days provided under the UCP 500, the confirming bank must reimburse the amount of the credit wrongfully paid.