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News CNUE, 3 June 2019

Workshop with the Dutch notariat on the interconnection of the registers of wills and CSE

In cooperation with the Dutch notariat, the ENRWA organised a workshop on 14 May in The Hague. This workshop brought together about twenty Dutch notaries, representatives of the national register and ENRWA administrators, around the theme of the interconnection of registers of wills and SSCs.

The ENRWA President, Mr Philippe Girard, introduced this meeting by recalling the links between the Dutch notariat and the ENRWA: interconnected since 2012, the Dutch register is among the most active on the ENRWA platform. A significant number of wills are also found each year in the Netherlands (39%). Mr Geertjan Sarneel, ENRWA administrator and Dutch notary, stressed the ease of use of the tool. Mr Girard drew the attention of the participants to the responsibility of the notary if he did not query a foreign file when there is a provision in this country. Aart Barkey Wolf, member of the KNB Board, then took the floor to warmly welcome the ENRWA members and the notaries who had come to participate in this workshop.

This meeting made it possible to explain, from a practical point of view, the steps enabling the search for wills from the notary’s office to the receipt of the reply from the foreign register. Fruitful exchanges thus took place between the participants. The practical sheets drawn up by the ENRWA and accessible online on the website www.arert.eu were also presented.

Finally, the interest of setting up a platform allowing the interconnection of CSE registers was underlined, in particular as a tool allowing the search of this new European instrument since its creation by the EU. The Dutch, French and Luxembourg registers are already interconnected in this way.


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