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The New EU Succession Regulation - a Swiss Perspective

January 2014

In view of the growing mobility of people, in particular within Europe, the number of cross-border successions has significantly increased in recent years. Upon the death of a person, complex questions arise, such as who has jurisdiction over the estate and which law governs succession to the estate. The European Union ("EU") has now taken a major step to facilitate cross-border successions within its Member States by adopting the new EU Succession Regulation.

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