Inheritance between Germany-Iran

Deutsch-iranische Erbrechtsfälle - Inheritance between Germany-Iran

Cases of inheritance between Germany-Iran and the new Regulation in Matters of Succession

The Regulation on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and acceptance of authentic instruments in matters of succession and on the creation of a European Certificate of succession of the EU has entered into force, but does not fully govern cases of Germany-Iran inheritance cases – though it has some effect on countries outside the EU as well.

Concerning inheritance cases between Germany and Iran, the „old“ Agreement on Establishment and Residence between the two states still has to be applied. 

According to this document the statute – nationality – of the testator is decisive for the question which law is applicable for the case at hand. 

As regards the International competence of courts and other relevant authorities, the agreement does not contain any regulation whatsoever – which opens the way for the application of the EU-Regulation. 

If you have any question in a case of inheritance between Iran and Germany, you can contact us here. If necessary, I would use an interpreter or translator for your language. 

Dr. Donat Ebert

Ügyvéd - Rechtsanwalt (HU, D)

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