Annual Conference on European Family Law 2012

Trier, 24 September 2012 – 25 September 2012

Categories: Family Law
Typology: Events
Tags: Family



This year’s conference will provide family lawyers with an analysis of Regulation (EU) 1259/2010 which will apply from 21 June 2012. This so-called “Rome III” Regulation allows international couples to know in advance which law would apply to their divorce.

Member States participating in this first enhanced cooperation include Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia and Spain. In June 2012, Lithuania announced its decision to join this enhanced cooperation.

Recent case law on the Brussels IIbis Regulation and the related Hague Conventions will also be discussed. Finally, the conference will present the legislative initiatives on property rights of international couples as well as the recently adopted Regulation on cross-border successions.


Key topics


  • Divorce in Europe: recent developments
  • Applicable law, including choice of applicable divorce law
  • Financial consequences of divorce
  • Parental responsibility and cross-border child abduction
  • Cross-border successions


Who should attend?


Lawyers in private practice and other legal practitioners specialised in family law.


Fees in Euro:

  •  Registration before 24 August 2012: Standard 621.00

                                                                      EU and ERA patrons 372.60

                                                                      Young lawyers and other groups 465.75

                                                                      Lawyers in private practice 465.75

  •   Registration after 24 August 2012: Standard 690.00

                                                                     EU and ERA patrons 414.00

                                                                     Young lawyers and other groups 517.50

                                                                     Lawyers in private practice 517.50

Early registration discounts
10 % before 24.08.2012
20 % before 24.07.2012

Discounts available
25 % - For young lawyers up to 30 years of age (important: the participant must provide a copy or details of his or her passport or identity card on registration); Full-time staff of universities or comparable academic institutions; Staff of charitable organisations or comparable institutions; Employees of the Federal government and of the Cantons of Switzerland;

40 % - Staff of European Union institutions and agencies;
Staff of ERA’s patrons (Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany and the German states, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, City of Trier).

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