The March 2017 edition of the Trust Quarterly Review (STEP) : Gordon Blair comments on the status of forced heirship in an international context and trust recognition in France pursuant to a landmark decision from the Paris Court of Appeals

Geoffroy Michaux and David Frémont, together with Me. Patrice Bonduelle, Notaire at Michellez Notaires in Paris, report a recent French appellate judgment rendered in the scope of an international succession and analyze the conditions under which a trust vessel successfully circumvented French forced heirship rules. Their article also offers a hint as to France’s future application of the now-enacted Regulation (EU) N° 650/2012 known as the EU Succession Regulation.