Restrictions on successions – special rules - Sweden

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1 Under the law of this Member State, do special rules impose, for economic, family or social considerations, restrictions concerning or affecting the succession in respect of immoveable property, certain enterprises or other special categories of assets located in this Member State?

In Sweden there are a few remaining entailed estates (fideikommiss). Entailment is a testamentary arrangement whereby certain property, which may not be disposed of, is to be passed on to members of one or more families in a certain order. In accordance with the Act on the liquidation of entailed estates (Link opens in new windowlagen (1963:583) om avveckling av fideikommiss), entailed estates are to be liquidated under special arrangements.

2 Under the law of this Member State, do these special rules apply to the succession in respect of the above-mentioned assets irrespective of the law applicable to the succession?

N/A.

3 Under the law of this Member State, do special procedures exist to ensure compliance with the above-mentioned special rules?

N/A.


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Last update: 30/11/2018