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EU Succession Regulation: European Certificate of Succession

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Brussels IV

Since August 2015, a major step to facilitate cross-border successions has been the adoption of new EU rules which make it easier for people to handle European Certificate of Successionthe legal aspects of an international succession. This major step is known as Brussels IV, Regulation (EU) No 650/2012. Amongst other things, Brussels IV introduced a European Certificate of Succession (ECS). This document is issued by the relevant authority dealing with the succession and heirs, legatees, executors of Wills and administrators of the estate can use it to prove their status and exercise their rights or powers in other EU Member States. Read more

Emphyteusis – What You Should Know

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EmphyteusisIntroduction

A recent topic of discussion is that of Emphyteusis, a regime which has its roots in Roman Law. It formed part of the feudal system and is connected with the agricultural economy. Farmers were offered the possibility to cultivate land thereby sustaining themselves. In return, farmers paid an annual ground rent or canon in money and or in kind. Read more