Conference: “The Economic Dimension of Cross-Border Families: Planning the Future” (Milan, 13 March 2015)


UniMIThe University of Milan will host on 13 March 2015 a conference on “The Economic Dimension of Cross-Border Families: Planning the Future”. The sessions will be held in English and Italian. Here’s the programme (available as a .pdf file):

14h00 Welcoming addresses

  • Gianluca Vago (Rector, University of Milan)
  • Laura Ammannati (Director of the Department of International, Legal, Historical and Political Studies)
  • Ilaria Viarengo (Coordinator of the PhD course on International and European Law, University of Milan)

Chair: Stefania Bariatti (University of Milan)

14h15 Revision of Brussels IIa: Current State of Play

  • Joanna Serdynska (Civil Justice Policy, DG Justice, European Commission)

14h45 Property Rights of International Couples and Registered Partnerships: The Role of Parties’ Autonomy

  • Cristina González Beilfuss (Universitat de Barcelona)
  • Ilaria Viarengo  (University of Milan)

15h30 The Coordination of the EU Legislation on Divorce, Maintenance and Property

  • Maria Caterina Baruffi (University of Verona)
  • Francesca Villata (University of Milan)

16h00 Discussion

16h30 The Interaction Among Succession and Property

  • Anatol Dutta (MPI Hamburg – Universität Regensburg)

16h50 Planning the Future: Practical Issues

  • Gloria Servetti (Judge, Chair IX Sezione Tribunale Milano)
  • Franco Salerno Cardillo (Notary, Palermo)

17h30 Discussion

18h00 Closing Remarks: Stefania Bariatti

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Attendance is free of charge but registration is required. Further information and the registration form are available on the conference’s webpage.

(Many thanks to Prof. Ilaria Viarengo for the tip-off)