‘New EU Succession Rules enter into force’

“On 17 August, after years of negotiations, followed by years of preparations, Regulation 650/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012 on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and acceptance and enforcement of authentic instruments in matters of succession and on the creation of a European Certificate of Succession (the ‘Regulation’) enters into force. Although toned down from its original proposed version, the Regulation brings a ‘revolution’ in private international law and substantive succession and property law. Until now each legal system deals with its own succession cases based on the lex rei sitae principle …” (more)

[Bram Akkermans, MEPLI, 17 August]

First posted 2015-08-18 06:32:06

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