Following our post REGULATION OF EUROPEAN UNION IN MATTERS OF SUCCESSION. EUROPEAN CERTIFICATE OF SUCCESSION.I (see here) Regulation No. 650/2012 is coming to unify the different European rules on succession matters and the granting of a European Certificate of Succession.
Inheritance, Wills and succession in Spain
In a later post will discuss the main characteristic of this European Certificate of Succession, although now will provide you some guides about the Regulation 650/2012, which comes into effect on August 17, 2015.
This Regulation establishes as general rule that the law applicable to the succession as a whole shall be the law of the State in which the deceased had his habitual residence at the time of death (we will not come to regard as this rule affects our internal law that states that the succession shall be governed by the national law of the deceased at the time of his death … (art. 9.8 Civil Code).
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