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Planning Cross-Border Succession

Recent case law on the Succession Regulation; Inheritance tax; Digital legacy


The conference will address practical issues in planning cross-border successions, in particular:

  • Recent (CJEU) case law on the Succession Regulation: after nearly three years of experience with the Regulation, participants will discuss key practical issues on the basis of real cases, including the CJEU ruling of 12 October 2017 (C-218/16).
  • Inheritance tax: drafting testamentary dispositions requires knowledge of the applicable inheritance tax regimes. The conference will address national inheritance laws in comparative perspective and possible measures to avoid double taxation in cross-border situations.
  • Digital legacy and the growing need to manage it: problems include the definition of digital legacy, inheritance of an account (e-mail, paypal, social media such as Facebook and LinkedIn), rights of the heir vs rights of close relatives, rights of the heirs against the provider, and aspects of data protection.

Who should attend?

Lawyers in private practice and notaries involved in succession planning, tax lawyers, judges, ministry officials and academics.

Languages:English, German (simultaneous interpretation)


17 May 2018 @ 09:00 am

18 May 2018 @ 01:00 pm

Duration: 1 days, 4 hours


ERA Congress Centre

Metzer Allee 5



Organised by

Academy of European Law (ERA)

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