8Point Law gains insight on European Family Law

27 September 2019

During the Academy of European Law’s annual conference on European Family Law held last September, Dr John Bonello and Dr Marthese Grech were present in 8Point Law’s name.

The conference aimed at keeping practitioners up-to-date by providing an overview of the recent case law and the latest developments at international and EU level in the area of family law.

Amongst the subjects discussed in depth were recent CJEU case law on family law, the recast Brussels IIa Regulation, new EU Public Documents Regulation and new EU Regulations on matrimonial and partnership property law, the impact of EU Regulations on family law on persons domiciled in third states, and the effects of Brexit on binational partnerships and international families.

Dr Bonello and Dr Grech look forward to sharing the insights gained and applying them to the best interests of 8Point Law’s portfolio of clients.

Dr Marycien Vassallo and Dr John Bonello attended the Investment Migration Forum (IMF) held in Geneva, Switzerland between the 3rd and the 6th June 2019.

Organised by the Investment Migration Council, the IMF is the world’s largest residence and citizenship by investment event in the world. Renowned academics, government officials and representatives of international organisations, as well as the world’s leading professionals dealing with investment migration gather every year to share experiences on the investment migration industry.

Dr John Bonello attended the European Chapter Meeting 2019 of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) which was held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain from Wednesday 11th till Sunday 15th September 2019.

The Education Programme took place in Palau de Congressos in Palma and featured sessions addressed by several high-profile speakers and family law practitioners.  Prof. Dr Ian Sumner of Leiden University delivered a thorough presentation on the EU Matrimonial Regulations which came into force earlier this year while renowned US practitioners Nicholas Ward Lobenthal and John M. Teitler, Teitler & Teitler LLP of New York gave an in-depth presentation on the concept of asset in matrimonial cases.

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