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French inheritance

We offer specialist, bilingual expertise to clients who require advice on wills and estate planning in a French law context.

Common issues where our team can help include:

  • Where there are assets in France, particularly where there is immovable property
  • French succession law and its impact on other issues such as legal reserve and rights for spouses
  • French inheritance tax
  • Wills in French holographic form
  • Changes in matrimonial property law/French marriage contracts
  • Transfer of ownership by way of sale or gift as a succession planning tool
  • Domicile for succession purposes

Our team

Our team is dual-qualified and has the expertise to advise on both English and French law. We belong to the relevant professional associations including the Barreau de Paris, Barreau de Bordeaux, Franco-British Lawyers Society, the French Chamber of Commerce and STEP UK and STEP France (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners).