Family and Succession Law SIG

Family and Succession Law SIG

The ELI Family and Succession Law SIG was established in mid-2015 and is currently chaired by Elena Bargelli, Francisco Javier Jiménez Muñoz and Ilaria Pretelli.

In September 2021 the SIG established a sub-group on Succession Law, which is chaired by Gregor Christandl.

The SIG focuses on, among others: the enforcement of family rights (custody of children); matrimonial property regimes; surrogate motherhood; the presumption of death; transgenerational distribution of assets; and the acceptance of jurisdiction in private international law. 

Should the reader be interested in joining our SIG kindly e-mail the ELI Secretariat

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The Family and Succession Law SIG supported and contributed to 'The Interaction Between Family Law, Succession Law and Private International Law: Adapting to Change' book, published in 2020 by Intersentia.



This workshop consisted of presentations by members of this SIG and other family and succession law experts. It took place on 7 June 2018.


Meeting at the 2017 ELI Annual Conference in Vienna

The meeting took place on 8 September 2017.


Meeting at the ELI 2016 Annual Conference in Ferrara

The meeting took place on 8 September 2016.