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Matthew Cameron

About the author:

Matthew is a partner at Ashton KCJ. He is internationally renowned for his expertise in French law and heads the firm’s French legal services team.

He is a valued FrenchEntrée contributor and regularly appears on radio and television programmes as a guest expert on the legal implications of buying, selling and owning property in France.

Matthew has lectured in French and English on cross-border legal issues and is a member of the Franco-British Lawyers Society.

Articles by Matthew Cameron

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New EU succession regulations raise concerns

French inheritance law is substantially different from the position in the UK. After much debate on the new EU succession regulations effective August 2015 it is still a fact that owning assets in another jurisdiction increases legal and tax complexity.

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Trusts in France

The legislation in France relating to trusts has changed. Historically, France had not recognised trusts as a vehicle of asset ownership or protection…

Retiring to France

If you are considering buying a holiday or permanent home in France as part of your retirement, it will be important to review the various implications and the changes coming in 2015 …

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The New French Trust: Registration Regulations

Until the introduction of a French finance law in July 2011, there had been a lot of uncertainty surrounding the treatment of foreign trusts with any connections to France. The new regime has brought in different rules regarding inheritance and gift tax, wealth tax and income tax of trusts.

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Procedures on Repossession

It will not be something that buyers will wish to contemplate when they are taking out a mortgage for their purchase, but it is important to understand just what may happen if the lender has to repossess a person’s property in France.