28 November 2022 Issue 6 Caterina Martinoli

Up in the heir

Caterina Martinoli explains the interplay of applicable Italian and Swiss laws in cross-border succession cases

Key points

What is the issue?

In cross-border succession cases involving Italy and Switzerland, the substantive law applicable to a succession will affect the outcome of the case and the heir’s decisions.

What does it mean for me?

The interplay of the applicable Italian and Swiss succession regimes and a 19th‑century bilateral treaty can be ambiguous.

What can I take away?

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