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See detailL’option de loi et les binationaux: peut-on dépasser le conflit de nationalités?
Wautelet, Patrick ULg

in Revue Générale de Droit Civil Belge = Tijdschrift voor Belgisch Burgerlijk (2012), (9), 466-482

What is the scope of the choice of law offered to parties in various family relationships (such as divorce, matrimonial contracts or alimony) when the person(s) concerned possess several nationalities  ... [more ▼]

What is the scope of the choice of law offered to parties in various family relationships (such as divorce, matrimonial contracts or alimony) when the person(s) concerned possess several nationalities ? 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. The paper (written in French) has been published in Revue générale de droit civil belge/Tijdschrift voor Belgisch burgerlijk recht (ISSN : 0775-2814) vol. 26 (2012/9), pp. 414-430 [less ▲]

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See detailDroit international privé notarial
Wautelet, Patrick ULg

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Ce document reprend les supports de présentation utilisés dans le cadre du cours consacré aux aspects de droit international privé notarial (2011-2012). Les thèmes choisis (régimes matrimoniaux ... [more ▼]

Ce document reprend les supports de présentation utilisés dans le cadre du cours consacré aux aspects de droit international privé notarial (2011-2012). Les thèmes choisis (régimes matrimoniaux, successions, donations et circulation de l'acte notarié) sont présentés sous forme de cas pratiques. [less ▲]

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See detailComparative Aspects of Nationality Law - Selected Questions (2011)
Wautelet, Patrick ULg

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se slides were used as support for a course taught in English (in 2011) which provides an overview of the major questions arising in the field of nationality law. The course focuses on acquisition and ... [more ▼]

se slides were used as support for a course taught in English (in 2011) which provides an overview of the major questions arising in the field of nationality law. The course focuses on acquisition and loss of nationality and touches upon other issues such as multiple nationalities and the influence of the European construction on nationality law. All these questions are studied using comparative materials (mainly from Western Europe) as basis. [less ▲]

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See detailDrafting International Commercial Agreements - a Primer
Wautelet, Patrick ULg

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This presentation is used as a basis for a course on drafting international commercial agreements. It is complemented by two cases studies. The course is mainly addressed to non lawyers and is hence ... [more ▼]

This presentation is used as a basis for a course on drafting international commercial agreements. It is complemented by two cases studies. The course is mainly addressed to non lawyers and is hence rather practice than law oriented. The course is not linked to one jurisdiction or one type of contract in particular, but attempts to address general issues related to international commercial agreements. [less ▲]

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See detailIntroduction au droit international privé (belge et européen)
Wautelet, Patrick ULg

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Ce document constitue le support de présentation utilisé dans le cadre d'un enseignement destiné à introduire des étudiants de Master en droit au droit international privé. L'enseignement est structuré en ... [more ▼]

Ce document constitue le support de présentation utilisé dans le cadre d'un enseignement destiné à introduire des étudiants de Master en droit au droit international privé. L'enseignement est structuré en deux parties : dans un premier temps, l'approche est centrée sur la méthode, les raisonnements de droit international privé (tant pour la compétence internationale que pour le droit applicable). Dans un second temps, une présentation succincte est donnée des applications du raisonnement de droit international privé dans diverses matières. Cette présentation est largement effectuée sur base de cas pratiques. [less ▲]

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See detailDraft Matrimonial Property Regulations : Some Observations on the Rules of Jurisdiction
Wautelet, Patrick ULg

Conference (2011, October 17)

In this presentation I offer some observations on selected rules of jurisdiction which have been included in the twin Draft EU Regulations on Matrimonial Assets (Proposals for Regulations on jurisdiction ... [more ▼]

In this presentation I offer some observations on selected rules of jurisdiction which have been included in the twin Draft EU Regulations on Matrimonial Assets (Proposals for Regulations on jurisdiction, applicable law and the recognition and enforcement of decisions in matters of matrimonial property regimes and regarding the property consequences of registered partnerships). More specifically, the focus is on Article 5 of the Draft Regulations and on the rules relating to parallel proceedings (art. 9, 12 and 13). [less ▲]

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See detailThe Draft Regulations on Matrimonial Property : a Critical Appraisal
Wautelet, Patrick ULg

Conference (2011, September)

This short presentation gives an overview of the twin Draft Regulations proposed by the EU Commission in March 2011 to create a European wide private international law framework for matrimonial assets.

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See detailDélocalisation d'un Français en Belgique : aspects civils de la planification successorale
Wautelet, Patrick ULg

Conference (2011, September)

Cette présentation entend donner un aperçu des difficultés soulevées sur le plan de la programmation successorale par une délocalisation d'une personne physique de la France vers la Belgique.

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See detailCross-Border insolvency in the EU : a Primer
Wautelet, Patrick ULg

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This short presentation attempts to provide in a nutshell an overview of the European Insolvency Regulation.

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See detailRégionalisation et défédéralisation de la justice - Menus propos sur les racines du problème
Wautelet, Patrick ULg

Article for general public (2011)

Ce papier (finalisé en avril 2011) tente d'évoquer la question de la régionalisation et/ou communautarisation de la justice en Belgique sur base d'une analyse des deux causes ou justifications les plus ... [more ▼]

Ce papier (finalisé en avril 2011) tente d'évoquer la question de la régionalisation et/ou communautarisation de la justice en Belgique sur base d'une analyse des deux causes ou justifications les plus fréquemment utilisées dans le débat relatif à cette défédéralisation : d'une part la recherche d'une efficacité accrue et d'autre part l'existence d'une hétérogénéité de préférences entre les deux grandes communautés du pays. [less ▲]

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See detailEuropean Private International Law : a Primer
Wautelet, Patrick ULg

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This presentation serves as background for a short seminar (12 h) taught each year at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) which purports to give a general overview of the ... [more ▼]

This presentation serves as background for a short seminar (12 h) taught each year at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) which purports to give a general overview of the achievements made so far in building a European private international law. The course is taught as part of the European law program offered by MGIMO's European Studies Institute which is co-sponsored by the College of Europe. Target audience of the course are Russian civil servants from different ministeries. [less ▲]

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See detailRégimes matrimoniaux dans les relations internationales - le cas des relations belgo-marocaines
Wautelet, Patrick ULg

Conference (2011, May 27)

Ce schéma de présentation fait le point sur les difficultés soulevées par les questions liées au régime matrimonial d'époux dans les relations belgo-marocaines. Il est l'occasion de rappeler les grands ... [more ▼]

Ce schéma de présentation fait le point sur les difficultés soulevées par les questions liées au régime matrimonial d'époux dans les relations belgo-marocaines. Il est l'occasion de rappeler les grands principes du droit marocain et d'attirer l'attention sur les nouveautés introduites par l'article 49 du Code du statut personnel, encore trop méconnues. Un éclairage est aussi apporté sur les relations belgo-turques. [less ▲]

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See detailDroit international privé burundais - recueil de documents
Wautelet, Patrick ULg

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Ce recueil de documents reprend les dispositions légales et réglementaires les plus importantes pour la pratique du droit international privé au Burundi. Il constitue une version actualisée d'un recueil ... [more ▼]

Ce recueil de documents reprend les dispositions légales et réglementaires les plus importantes pour la pratique du droit international privé au Burundi. Il constitue une version actualisée d'un recueil utilisé pour l'enseignement du droit international privé à l'Université du Burundi (lors de séjours financés par le Vlir et coordonnées par le Prof. Marc Bossuyt) [less ▲]

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See detailCross border capital market litigation
Wautelet, Patrick ULg

Conference (2011, April)

The presentation attempts to capture some of the most striking questions posed by cross-border capital market litigation. These questions are studied using as background the rules of European private ... [more ▼]

The presentation attempts to capture some of the most striking questions posed by cross-border capital market litigation. These questions are studied using as background the rules of European private international law. The purpose of the presentation was not only to provide information on these rules, but also to verify whether the application of these rules indeed raise difficult issues and, if yes, whether changes are needed. [less ▲]

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See detailLa gestion du patrimoine de l'incapable délocalisé - quelques leçons à l'attention de la pratique
Wautelet, Patrick ULg

in Leleu, Yves-Henri (Ed.) Chroniques de droit à l'intention du notariat (2011, April)

Le texte donne un aperçu pratique des questions de droit international privé liées à la gestion du patrimoine de l'incapable (tant mineur que majeur). Pour ce faire, cinq cas pratiques sont étudiées, qui ... [more ▼]

Le texte donne un aperçu pratique des questions de droit international privé liées à la gestion du patrimoine de l'incapable (tant mineur que majeur). Pour ce faire, cinq cas pratiques sont étudiées, qui permettent d'analyser les principales questions liées au patrimoine de l'incapable. [less ▲]

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See detailCross-Border Same Sex Relationships - Private international law aspects
Wautelet, Patrick ULg

Conference (2011, April)

This presentation attempts to give an overview of the private international law rules pertaining to same sex relationships (marriages and partnerships) in Europe, in order to examine whether there exists ... [more ▼]

This presentation attempts to give an overview of the private international law rules pertaining to same sex relationships (marriages and partnerships) in Europe, in order to examine whether there exists a consensus among the countries concerned, what are the difficulties arising out of the lack of consensus and how these difficulties can best be tackled. The proceedings of the conference will appear in a book published by Intersentia (Boele Woelki/Fuchs, Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Relationships in Europe, Antwerp, 2nd ed. 2011). [less ▲]

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See detailNationality Law in Civil Law Countries - Recent trends from the perspective of human rights
Wautelet, Patrick ULg

Speech (2011)

In this presentation I attempt to single out recent trends in the law of nationality of European civil law countries, with a particular focus on the right to a nationality and the impact of fundamental ... [more ▼]

In this presentation I attempt to single out recent trends in the law of nationality of European civil law countries, with a particular focus on the right to a nationality and the impact of fundamental rights (in particular the prohibition of discrimination between women and men) on nationality law. [less ▲]

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See detailLes donations dans un contexte international
Wautelet, Patrick ULg

in de Page, Philippe (Ed.) Les donations - aspects civils et fiscaux (2011)

Ce texte donne un aperçu des questions pratiques soulevées par les donations qui s'inscrivent dans un cadre international. Il ne s'intéresse qu'aux questions civiles, en n'abordant pas les aspects de ... [more ▼]

Ce texte donne un aperçu des questions pratiques soulevées par les donations qui s'inscrivent dans un cadre international. Il ne s'intéresse qu'aux questions civiles, en n'abordant pas les aspects de droit fiscal. Le texte est structuré autour de questions qui structurent le raisonnement du praticien. Une attention particulière est accordée aux formes sophistiquées de donation - donation avec charge, donation avec réserve d'usufruit, donation de residuo, etc. Les liens entre la donation et d'autres règles - comme le droit des successions et le droit des incapables - sont analysés. [less ▲]

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See detailVulture funds, creditors and sovereign debtors : how to find a balance?
Wautelet, Patrick ULg

in Audit, Mathias (Ed.) L'insolvabilité souveraine (2011)

In this paper I attempt to offer a legal analysis of recent legislations adopted in the United Kingdom and Belgium which aim to limit the possibility for sovereign debt creditors to obtain a judgment and ... [more ▼]

In this paper I attempt to offer a legal analysis of recent legislations adopted in the United Kingdom and Belgium which aim to limit the possibility for sovereign debt creditors to obtain a judgment and collect on what is due to them under sovereign bonds. The paper starts with a review of various instances of holdout creditor litigation, seeking to explain the distinctive features of such litigation. The paper next turns to the various initiatives undertaken in different jurisdictions to curb the activities of so-called 'vulture funds'. The legislation adopted in Belgium and the UK is specifically examined. In a second part, the paper offers a more general analysis of the need for such specific legislation. The need to intervene at national level to restrict the activities of distressed debt funds is questioned, on the basis of recent evolutions both in the sovereign debt market (introduction of collective action clauses) and in the legal framework of such debt (among others the tightening up of the enforcement immunity granted to central bank assets). On this basis, it is submitted that creditor litigation is more a nuisance than an obstacle. In a final section, the paper review the compatibility of the UK Debt Relief Act 2010 with human rights standards, and in particular with Article 1 of the 1st Protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights. [less ▲]

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See detailPrivate international law aspects of same-sex marriages and partnerships in Europe – Divided we stand?
Wautelet, Patrick ULg

in Fuchs, Angelika; Boel-Woelki, Katharina (Eds.) Same-Sex Relationships in Europe (2011)

Family law has undergone a radical change over the last twenty years or so. While marriage previously dominated the field, leaving very little room for non-married couples, whose situation was mainly ... [more ▼]

Family law has undergone a radical change over the last twenty years or so. While marriage previously dominated the field, leaving very little room for non-married couples, whose situation was mainly characterised by the absence of firm legal principles, the recent decades have seen the rise of new legal institutions affording a measure of legal protection to couples outside marriage. This has coincided with the desire to ensure that same-sex couples could find a place within the law. As a result, the landscape of family law has profoundly changed. If one examines the current stand of the law, it becomes clear that following this evolution, a few common points stand out while substantial differences remain. Whereas a large number of countries have created the possibility to register unions different from marriage, not all of them have done so. Some countries have shown indifference to the idea, other have demonstrated clear reluctance, sometimes even outright rejection. Among the countries which have created 'partnerships' and other new forms of relationships, the diversity is obvious, with some countries offering a close copy of the marriage, while other have opted for a less favourable regime. Finally, a handful of countries have opened up the possibility of marriage to same-sex partners. From the outset this evolution has been closely studied from the private international law perspective. In view of the ever increasing mobility of persons within the EU and beyond the conflict of laws treatment of same-sex marriages and partnerships is indeed far from a purely theoretical concern. The cross-border aspects of these relations have already been documented in a number of fundamental studies. Some years down the road, it appears useful to pause and wonder whether the difficulties and problems uncovered in these studies have been resolved. To this end, this paper intends to offer a general review of the private international law of same-sex relationships, focusing on the situation in Member States of the European Union. Because of the number of countries whose laws will be examined, we intend to adopt a bottom-up approach, starting not so much from general questions and problems, but rather from a close examination of the private international law rules pertaining to same-sex relationships (marriages and partnerships) in Europe. From this examination it will be possible to determine whether and on what issues there exists a consensus among the countries concerned on the treatment of same-sex relationships. This will be done by looking first at the possibility for same-sex partners to access a specific status. In a second stage, the enquiry will focus on the consequences arising out of a particular status. From there the paper intends to identify the difficulties arising out of the lack of consensus. In a final chapter, some thoughts will be offered on the way forward – in particular assessing the merits of a global or European solution to tackle cross-border recognition problems. [less ▲]

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