Our law firm has been working in German-Italian legal relations since 1995. German and Italian inheritance law form a special focus here, i.e. inheritance cases in which the deceased lived in Germany or Italy or possessed assets at home or abroad. These circumstances regularly raise complex questions about international property and inheritance tax law, which require expertise in the legal systems of both countries.
Our office is connected with the real estate and business registers in all regions of Italy, so that the estate is quickly and reliably determined. Through our PEC communication system we are in contact with all probate courts, registry offices and banks in Italy.
Discount processing and valuation
Transfers of real estate property in Italy are carried out directly by our law firm, as are the liquidation of financial deposits/bank accounts or transfers to companies. We can handle more complex inheritance disputes, for example between co-heirs, with our cooperation partners, notaries and lawyers. Our information system for land values in Italy enables us to carry out valuations of real estate property in Italy.
Disclaimer of inheritance and limitations of liability
As contact partners for German and Italian inheritance law, we assist our clients in the submission of inheritance proposals. We draft and coordinate the necessary waivers and ensure publicity.
Estate planning for assets in Germany and Italy
Together with German/Italian notaries and tax consultants, we draft wills and donation contracts which can be used in both countries and thus ensure a uniform approach.
The question of inheritance and gift tax should be considered from the outset. As there is no valid double taxation agreement, special care is required here! We cooperate here with various tax advisors, or support the heir's advisors on questions of Italian tax law. Valuation for real estate located in Italy (land, houses, apartments) or companies.
Costs and transparency
In principle, we recommend a fee agreement, regardless of the estate value. In this way, costs can be kept as transparent as possible. If the mandate ends prematurely or if individual mandate points are waived, the client only pays for the processing performed up to that point.
Gian Luca Pagliaro was admitted to the bar in 1995 and is also a specialist in international business law and a lecturer in Italian law at the University of Cologne. In 2017 he completed a specialization in Italian inheritance law, the so-called master breve nel diritto di successione in Milan.
Dott. Daniel Urso, law studies at the Università CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE, Milan, Facoltà di Giurisprudenza, graduation LMG/01 (Giurisprudenza). Focus: Support of inheritance tax returns and real estate transfer.
Dott.ssa Fatima Laghbili, law studies at the University of PISA, Facoltà di Giurisprudenza, graduation LMG/01 (Giurisprudenza); postgraduate studies at the University of Cologne, master's degree for lawyers graduated abroad. Focus: liquidation of bank deposits and notary's office.