Notes EE (C-80/19) (ECJ) on whether, in the context of Lithuanian proceedings, a notary was a "court" and notarial deeds "decisions" within Regulation 650/2012 (the Succession Regulation) art.3 for the purpose of choice of law issues arising in a cross-border succession case. Considers the concept of habitual residence, and the extent to which applicable law and jurisdiction may be determined by the parties concerned, and not habitual residence.
Patrick Delas appears in Lawtel discussing legal issues surrounding the definition of a notary and notarial deeds in a recent ECJ cross-border succession case.
A notary is not a "court" (very often) is available to read on the Lawtel website via subscription.
Patrick is a Solicitor (England & Wales) and Avocat au Barreau de Paris. His specialist work is private international law and includes advising on French and cross-border tax issues (Inheritance Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Wealth Tax and trust reporting obligations).