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Annual Conference on European Family Law 2024

  • Protection of adults
  • Drafting marriage contracts
  • Recent case law

Barcelona & Online, 3 October 2024 – 4 October 2024
(simultaneous interpretation)
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This conference will enable practitioners specialising in family law to keep up-to-date with the most recent developments in legislation, jurisprudence and practice on a European and international level.

The focus will be on the protection of vulnerable adults. The number of such cross border cases is increasing. These can involve adults who have assets abroad or people who spend long periods of their retirement in holiday destinations and other countries.

Two Commission proposals have recently been discussed at political level. They will oblige Member States that have not yet done so to become parties to the 2000 Hague Convention on the Protection of Adults and to supplement the Convention's rules to strengthen adults' right to self determination.

Another focal point will be the preparation and drafting of marriage contracts, which are particularly challenging in cross-border situations.

The conference will also include a detailed report on recent CJEU case law in family matters, and a progress report on the application of the Brussels IIb Regulation.

Key topics

  • Protection of adults in an international setting
  • International marriage contracts
  • First experience in applying the Brussels IIb Regulation
  • Recent CJEU case law in family matters

Who should attend?

Lawyers in private practice, family lawyers, notaries, judges, officials in ministries and central authorities, academics.

Online participation

The event will be streamed live online. You have the option to join the conference on Zoom, enabling you to ask questions and take part in the discussion with participants in Barcelona.

Fees in €:
EU and ERA patrons
Young lawyers and other groups
Lawyers and notaries/Discount Voucher Code
by 3 September 2024
after 3 September 2024
More details about the fees and discounts

Early registration discounts
  • 10 % by 03.09.2024
Discounts available
  • EU and ERA Patrons
    Staff of European Union institutions and agencies; Staff of ERA’s patrons: all EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden), Albania, United Kingdom, the German states, Scotland and the City of Trier.

  • Young lawyers and other groups
    Young lawyers up to 30 years of age (important: the participant must provide a copy or details of his or her passport or identity card on request); Full-time staff of universities or comparable academic institutions; Staff of charitable organisations or comparable institutions
  • Lawyers and notaries
  • Discount Voucher Code
    If you have a discount voucher code, please enter the code in the Voucher Field when you register.

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Important note

This is a hybrid event. You can participate either face-to-face or online.

Please note that payment by invoice must be made at the latest two days prior to the event.


Conference Organisers
Dr Angelika Fuchs (ERA) and Professor Cristina González Beilfuss (University of Barcelona)



Dr Angelika Fuchs

Christiane Schmitz




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