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Johnny Hallyday – the French inheritance dispute continues

Posted by on May 30, 2019 in LEGAL UPDATES

The inheritance dispute between the heirs of Johnny Hallyday took a dramatic turn in the French court of Nanterre this week.  A much awaited ruling was published on Tuesday 28th May. Click here to read our previous article on the commencement of proceedings in 2018 The Nanterre court declared this week that it does have jurisdictional competence to hear...

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Usi civici – property rights

Posted by on Apr 29, 2019 in LEGAL UPDATES, PROPERTY LAW UPDATES

In some regions in the South of Italy, in particular Abruzzo, Basilicata and many parts of Lazio (in particular south of Rome which were areas of the Mussolini bonifico) there are still ancient property rights (“usi civici“) which affect the ownership of land parcels, which in some cases go back to pre-Roman times. These are considered a...

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EU Law in English

Posted by on Apr 5, 2019 in LEGAL UPDATES, NEWS AND EVENTS, OUR TEAM

The European Union Justice Programme is funding a two year project in partnership with the Fondazione del Notariato Italiano and the Internatonal Association of Judges as well as the Notaries Chambers of Bulgaria and Hungary for the teaching of EU law. The project focuses specifically on the areas of family, succession and property law, in the English...

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Simplifying public documents

Posted by on Mar 13, 2019 in LEGAL UPDATES

The EU Regulation on Public Documents n. 1191 came into force on 16th February 2019 and dramatically cuts red tape for EU citizens who need to provide public documents in another EU member state, abolishing the need for fixing with an Apostille, to prove the cross-border document or certificate is genuine, or even the need to provide a translation. The...

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