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EU Regulation on Succession and Wills: Commentary


ISBN13: 9783504080013
Published: August 2015
Publisher: Sellier
Country of Publication: Germany
Format: Paperback
Price: £63.00



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This concise article-by-article commentary discusses all the crucial points of the new EU Regulation No. 650/2012 of 4 July 2012 on cross-border estates, with particular focus on the following issues:

  • The law applicable to a succession being the law of the State in which the deceased had his habitual residence at the time of death, which is also relevant for jurisdiction for contentious succession matters.
  • Election as to the applicable law.
  • Recognition and enforcement.
  • Authentic instruments.
  • The European Certificate of Succession.
This book turns the Regulation into an easily understandable text for all users, practitioners, academics or students and – authored by members of the experts group that formulated the Commission’s draft proposal from six European countries – reflects perspectives from differing legal systems.

Subjects:
Wills and Probate
Contents:
Regulation (EU) No 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
Chapter I: Scope and Definitions
Chapter II: Jurisdiction
Chapter III: Applicable Law
Chapter IV: Recognition, Enforceability and Enforcement of Decisions
Chapter V: Authentic Instruments and Court Settlements
Chapter VI: European Certificate of Succession
Chapter VII: General and Final Provisions
Annex: Commission implementing Regulation (EU) 1329/2014
Glossary
Index