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Cross-Border case studies

The annual conference is an opportunity for members of the LEXUNION network, which brings together around one hundred law firms, notary offices and tax experts in 9 countries throughout Europe and Asia, to come together in person around a specific theme.

Topics covered

Conferences usually focus on topical issues in civil and tax law, particularly in the areas of family law, property law and company law.

Attendees firstly analyse how the law of the member countries deals with the same issue, and then present solutions that can be implemented by looking at a cross-border case study. Special consideration is given to international wealth planning.

The conference is organised in such a way that it is an opportunity to meet in a friendly environment, and is open to partners closely associated with the professions represented in the network.


The next LEXUNION Conference will be held from 16 to 19 September 2021 in Bern, and will focus on the theme of dseparation of property ownership components (démembrement de propriété) in a cross-border context and its practical civil and tax implications.. The aim is to understand how this issue works from one country to another.

Previous conference themes:

  • Presentation of Spanish Domestic Law: Investment in Securities and Setting Up of Foreign Companies (Madrid, 2002);
  • Belgian Law in International Estate Planning: Investments and Taxation in Belgium (Ghent, 2002);
  • Law of Succession and Matrimonial Regimes: Comparative Law and PIL (Ferrara, 2004 and Amsterdam, 2005);
  • Conventional Estate Planning: Pre-Inheritance Contracts and Alternative Solutions (Nice, 2006);
  • International Real Estate: Analysis of Tax and Civil Law (Morges, 2007);
  • Legal Forms of Companies and Their Tax Arrangements (Tenerife, 2008);
  • Movable and Immovable Property Guarantees and Securities (Berlin, 2009);
  • Optimising Estate Planning and Transmission Tools (Marseille, 2010);
  • Matrimonial Regime and Partnership Regime (Brussels, 2011);
  • Capacity and Representation (Milan, 2012);
  • International Estate Planning (Amsterdam, 2013);
  • Assets without Power & Power without Assets: Separation of Assets and Power in Estate Planning (Montreux, 2014);
  • Detailed Analysis and Practical Applications of European Regulation 650/2012 (Paris, 2015);
  • Structuring Real Estate Acquisitions in an International Context – Part 1: Buying a Second Home Abroad (Bruges, 2016)
  • Structuring Real Estate Acquisitions in an International Context – Part 2: Individuals Relocating Abroad (Barcelona, 2017);
  • The Commercial Company in an International Context (Bologna, 2018);
  • Arrangements for Matrimonial Regimes following the Entry into Force of the Regulations: Consequences from a Civil and Tax Perspective – (Maastricht, 2019).

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