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Legal tip 1162. Choose your Inheritance Law NOW!
04 June 2014 @ 16:59

Just transcribing from 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 shall apply to the succession of persons  who die on or after 17 August 2015.

 
-Where the deceased had chosen the law applicable to his  succession prior to 17 August 2015, that choice shall be valid if  it meets the conditions laid down in Chapter III or if it is valid  in application of the rules of private international law which  were in force, at the time the choice was made, in the State in  which the deceased had his habitual residence or in any of the  States whose nationality he possessed. 

 -A disposition of property upon death made prior to  17 August 2015 shall be admissible and valid in substantive  terms and as regards form if it meets the conditions laid down  in Chapter III or if it is admissible and valid in substantive terms  and as regards form in application of the rules of private inter­ national law which were in force, at the time the disposition  was made, in the State in which the deceased had his habitual  residence or in any of the States whose nationality he possessed  or in the Member State of the authority dealing with the  succession.

 
 If a disposition of property upon death was made prior to  17 August 2015 in accordance with the law which the deceased  could have chosen in accordance with this Regulation, that law  shall be deemed to have been chosen as the law applicable to  the succession.

This regulation entered into force  on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official  Journal of the European Union, which was July, 27th, 2012 

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