Germany: Applicable laws as regards to ordering and supervision of a curator of the estate

(1) German courts have jurisdiction to order the curatorship of the estate of assets located in Germany of a testator who died with his last habitual residence abroad.

2 The ordering and supervision of the curator of the estate (Nachlasspfleger) shall be governed by German substantive provisions, even if foreign law applies to the succession as a whole. 

Cologne Court of Appeal, decision dated 9.12.2020 - 2 Wx 293/20

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