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German British Will Preparation

German LawGerman Succession & Inheritance LawInternational ProbateWills and Succession Planning

Preparing International Wills: A Checklist for Clients and their Lawyers

Complete Questionnaire for International Families and Expats who are resident or own Assets in Germany or Austria If you or your client owns assets in more than one country, or if a beneficiary is resident in another country than the testator, chances are that the executor and/or the beneficiary need to obtain probate in more than one country. Since the EU Succession Regulation neither applies to the United Kingdom nor to Ireland, the option to…
Bernhard Schmeilzl
September 14, 2017
German ProbateGerman Succession & Inheritance LawGerman Tax Law

Efficient Transfer of Foreign Assets

Seminar for British Solicitors and UK Accountants who advise Clients with Assets Abroad. Main focus is on Germany, but speakers will also briefly touch upon Austria and Switzerland. If you advise clients who own property or other investments abroad, they are not always aware of the fact that this will trigger foreign inheritance taxes and that the executor(s) or beneficiaries will have to go through local probate procedure, which can takes many months and cost…
Bernhard Schmeilzl
September 15, 2016