European Parliament workshop on cross-border successions

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On 21 November 2017, the CNUE was invited by the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee to take part in a workshop on “Planning cross-border succession: easy or challenging task?”.

Two years have passed since the entry into force of Regulation (EU) 650/2012 on international successions. In organising this workshop, Parliament wished to invite practitioners, including notaries, to share their practical experience in applying the new rules, as well as their views on the strengths and possible shortcomings of this legislation.

Mr François Tremosa, Chair of the CNUE’s Succession Law working group, and Mr Isidoro Antonio Calvo Vidal, representative of the Spanish Presidency of the CNUE, spoke at the workshop. They dealt respectively with the following topics: “Scope, applicable law, party autonomy and parallelism between forum and jus” and “Public policy, universal application and renvoi, European Certificate of Succession and access to registers”.

In addition, the workshop was an opportunity to present the main findings of the study carried out by the University of Aberdeen on “The evidentiary effects of authentic acts in the Member States of the European Union, in the context of successions” which had not, until now, been formally presented to the EP.

The working papers of the workshop and speakers are available at the following link: