Notaries are public office holders and part of the legal order in the 22
EU Member States based on Latin civil law. Their essential mission is
to confer authenticity on the legal instruments and contracts they
establish for their clients in areas of law as diverse as marriage
contracts, company statutes, wills, real estate transactions, etc.
The Notaries of Europe are firmly committed to the construction of a legal Europe.The Council of the Notariats of the European Union (CNUE) is the official body representing the notarial profession in dealings with the European institutions.
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