Presentation of the event

The Council of the Notariats of the European Union and the European Commission are jointly organising a conference in Brussels on the two new European regulations on matrimonial property regimes and the property consequences of registered partnerships. The event will bring together more than 250 participants, notaries and representatives of the political, legal and academic worlds. Prestigious speakers honour the participants with their presence and will contribute to making the conference an event an event not to be missed in the legal news.


Europe today has several million international couples, often facing legal uncertainty and additional costs when they have to share their assets in the event of separation or death. At present, it can be very difficult for them to know which courts have jurisdiction and which laws apply to their situation and property. The rules are very different from one country to another and sometimes generate conflicts, which are the source of financial costs. With the adoption in 2016 of two European regulations, the EU has equipped itself with the means to bring more legal certainty to these couples.