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English Will valid recognised Germany

German ProbateGerman Succession & Inheritance Law

Is an English Last Will & Testament valid in Germany?

Even after Brexit? In most cases, the answer is simply: yes! Any Last Will which is set up in accordance with the formal requirements of English or Scottish law is, in principle, recognised as a valid Will by German Probate Courts. Within the European Union, this is nowadays exlicitly stated in Article 27 of the EU Succession Regulation, which, however, the UK has opted out of (even before Brexit): Article 27: Formal validity of dispositions…
Bernhard Schmeilzl
July 28, 2016