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On 12 September 2019, the University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland) will host an international conference on the Regulation (EU) No 650/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council – the Succession Regulation and on the various issues relating to the succession matters within the European area of freedom, security and justice.

The conference is organized at the occasion of the annual session of the European Group for Private International Law (EGPIL/GEDIP) that will be held at the premises of the University of Silesia in Katowice at the invitation of a member of the Group and a Professor of this University – First Advocate General at the CJEU Maciej Szpunar.

The opening session of the conference will be devoted to the review of Member States’ first experiences with the application of the Succession Regulation. This session will be followed by two panel discussions.

The opening session and both panels will be attended by renowned scholars and practitioners, including but not limited to: Professor Stefania Bariatti (University of Milan), Professor Andrea Bonomi (University of Lausanne), Professor Jürgen Basedow (Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht), Professor Christian Kohler (University of Saarbrücken), Professor Paul Lagarde (University of Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne, Professor emeritus), Professor Cristina González Beilfuss (University of Barcelona) and Michael Wilderspin (European Commission).

The working language of the conference is English, no translation is foreseen.

The fee covering participation in the conference, additional materials and meals including attendance at the reception held after the closing of the deliberations equals to less than 60 EUR.

The draft programme of the conference is available here. More details are available at the website of the University hosting the conference.

Upon the conclusion of the conference, on 13 September 2019, the University of Silesia will award a Doctorate Honoris Causa to the renowned scholar, Professor Paul Lagarde who will deliver a commemorative lecture at this occasion. This ceremony will start at 11:00 AM.

For any inquires that you may have relating to these events, please contact monika.jagielska@us.edu.pl or krzysztof.pacula@curia.europa.eu.

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