Complex rules govern the transfer and inheritance of property throughout Europe. Fundamental differences exist in the way in which the law operates between one country and another - providing scope for misunderstanding and injustice in the treatment of an individual's estate. As Europe moves towards the Single Market, the ownership of property becomes more international and the problems of nationals with foreign residence, nationality, or domicile become harder to resolve. Legal and financial advisers are increasingly expected to extend their expertise across a range of jurisdictions - to advise clients with international business and property interests and overseas assets. In private international law, much may depend on the forum for resolving a particular dispute. This book offers an explanation of the rules, together with an awareness of the practical differences between countries. "European Succession Law" is specifically designed to help with estate planning and the administration and distribution of assets within Europe. A practical summary of the law is provided on a country-by-country basis - focusing on details of the domestic law relating to the transfer of property and including will formalities, restrictions on disposition, disqualification from benefits, distribution rules, administrative procedures, basis for jurisdiction and applicable law.
The problems of diversity; administration of UK estates by personal representatives; UK succession law; French succession law; Spanish succession law; Swiss succession law; West German succession law; Austrian succession law; Dutch succession law; Italian succession law; Irish succession law.