International inheritance and certificates of inheritance law. The European Certificate of Succession and the national certificate of inheritance go hand-in-hand: ECJ 16 July 2020, C 80/19, ECLI:EU:C:2020:569

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Abstract

This judgment is important in two respects. Firstly, the Court has made it clear that, in the context of an international succession, a notary is competent to issue a national certificate of inheritance, even if he or she is not competent to issue a European Certificate of Succession. In doing so, the Court has responded to the strong criticism of the Oberle judgment (C-20/17) from the legal profession and
notarial practice. Although notaries will of course also have to apply the conflict rules of the regulation when issuing a national certificate of inheritance, the present judgment is a blessing for international estate settlement practice. Secondly, the Court has shown how the so-called fictitious choice of law of Article 83(4) can be applied in practice.
Translated title of the contributionInternational inheritance and certificates of inheritance law. The European Certificate of Succession and the national certificate of inheritance go hand-in-hand: ECJ 16 July 2020, C 80/19, ECLI:EU:C:2020:569
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)447-452
Number of pages6
JournalNederlands Internationaal Privaatrecht
Volume36
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 15-Oct-2020

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TitleInternationale nalatenschap en verklaringen van erfrecht. De Europese erfrechtverklaring en de nationale verklaring van erfrecht gaan hand in hand
CourtHof van Justitie Europese Unie
Date of judgement16/07/2020
ECLI IDECLI:EU:C:2020:569

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