The long-awaited hearing of the tribunal de Nanterre, which was originally scheduled for 30 November 2018 and is expected to rule that French law should apply over Johnny Hallyday's disputed legacy, has been stayed until 22 March 2019. The case is receiving public attention due to the celebrity of the parties involved but it also serves to represent a classic interpretation of private international law: which law should apply and who should inherit as a consequence.

Patrick Delas appears in Trusts and Estates Law and Tax Journal discussing the problems that can arise with international estates using the case of Johnny Hallyday as an example.

Ça n’finira jamais is available to read on the Law Journals website via subscription. 

Patrick is a dual qualified solicitor and avocat au barreau de Paris. His specialist work includes advising on French and cross-border legal and tax issues including inheritance tax, capital gains tax, wealth tax and trust reporting obligations.