This conference forms part of a day of special interest sessions comprising seven options. There will be a breakfast, three morning sessions and three afternoon sessions for you to choose from. 

Event Focus

On 29 January 2019 two EU Regulations will come into force harmonising the private international law rules for both matrimonial property regimes and the property consequences of registered partnerships. These will be directly applicable within a significant part of the European Union, and will also be of wider interest to other jurisdictions. Just as with the EU Succession Regulation, the new Regulations will have a significant impact on cross-border estates with a European element.

This conference will explore the impact and limitations of the new Regulations. It will also serve as a refresher for matrimonial property regimes and registered partnerships more generally, and their importance within cross-border estate planning. It will also cover important issues and need-to-know information for anyone dealing with clients with a cross-border element.


Richard Frimston is a consultant in the private client team. He advises clients in relation to their estate planning, wills, probate and tax planning issues and offers Notary Public services. Areas of expertise include cross-border estates and international private law issues.

Andrew Godfrey is a partner in the private client group. Chambers High Net Worth (2019) ranks him as a foreign expert. Legal 500 (2019) highlights his 'advice on international trusts, tax and succession issues'.


Friday 7 December 

13:15 - 17:35


For more information and to book tickets visit the STEP website.