High Level Expert Group Meetings on Digital Inheritance


On 12 October and 2 November 2022, ELI organised High Level Expert Group (HLEG) meetings on Digital Inheritance. Leading experts from academia and practice explored the topic and discussed the scope of one or more prospective ELI projects in the field.

The first meeting served to identify key issues in the field of Digital Inheritance which were discussed in depth at the second meeting, which focused on the scope of a prospective ELI project.

Antoine Eigenmann (Attorney-at-law; Professor, University of Fribourg) chaired both meetings.

The meetings were joined by a diverse group of experts: Francesca Bartolini (Professor, Link Campus University), Sergio Cámara Lapuente (Professor, University of Rioja), Katell Drouet-Bassou (Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE)), Katharina Haiden-Fill (Notary, Austria; Council of the Notariats of the European Union (CNUE)), Edina Harbinja (Senior Lecturer, Aston University), Paul Matthews (Judge and Professor, King´s College London), Francesco Paolo Patti (Attorney-at-law; Professor, Bocconi University), Giorgio Resta (Professor, University Roma Tre), Tamás Sajben (Brussels Representative, Hungarian Chamber of Notaries; CNUE), Philipp Scholz (Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute), Laura Temperini-Meter (Notary, Austria; CNUE),  François Trémosa (Notary, Trémosa Leschelle & Associés), Suzanne Walsh (Uniform Law Commission (ULC)), and Sjef van Erp (Emeritus Professor, Maastricht University). 

ELI President, Pascal Pichonnaz, and ELI Scientific Director, Christiane Wendehorst, also participated in the meetings, as did ELI Project Officer, Laura Papasodaro.

ELI would like to express its gratitude to the experts for their valuable contributions, which will be consolidated and considered by the ELI Executive Committee and Council.