Here is our latest contribution to The Commonwealth Lawyer.
As a dual qualified solicitor practising in England and in Italy, I am often asked to advise on inheritance cases that involve cross-border succession aspects. The legislative framework governing succession can differ greatly from a national and international perspective. This topic is becoming more and more common given the global society we now live in and the rapid increase in the movement of people throughout the world. Europe’s increasing focus on international succession triggered the European states’ governments – except for the UK, Denmark and Ireland – to regulate the varying rules under EU Regulation 650/12 (Brussels IV).