Download this Paper Open PDF in Browser

L'Option de Loi et les Binationaux: Peut-On Dépasser le Conflit de Nationalités? (Choice of Law in Family Relationships and Multiple Nationalities - A Case for a New Approach?)

Revue Générale de Droit Civil Belge/Tijdschrift voor Belgisch Burgerlijk Recht, Vol 26, pp. 414-430, 2012

28 Pages Posted: 28 Nov 2012  

Patrick R. Wautelet

University of Liege

Date Written: August 20, 2012

Abstract

In this paper I analyse the scope of the choice of law offered to parties in various family relationships (such as divorce, matrimonial contracts or alimony). In several jurisdictions and under rules of European private international law, parties may select which law will apply to their relationship. In most cases a choice may be made for the law of the nationality of the persons concerned. The question arises how such choice should be handled when the person concerned possesses several nationalities. After reviewing several possible readings, I suggest that the classical rules dealing with multiples nationalities should not be applied when the conflict of laws rules allow a party to select the applicable law.

Notes: Downloadable document is in French.

Keywords: Choice of law, multiple nationalities, Rome III, Successions Regulation

JEL Classification: K19, K30

Suggested Citation

Wautelet, Patrick R., L'Option de Loi et les Binationaux: Peut-On Dépasser le Conflit de Nationalités? (Choice of Law in Family Relationships and Multiple Nationalities - A Case for a New Approach?) (August 20, 2012). Revue Générale de Droit Civil Belge/Tijdschrift voor Belgisch Burgerlijk Recht, Vol 26, pp. 414-430, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2181300

Patrick R. Wautelet (Contact Author)

University of Liege ( email )

B-4000 Liege
Belgium

Paper statistics

Downloads
183
Rank
138,340
Abstract Views
722