YEAR 2020 N.º 2

ISSN 2182-9845

Party autonomy under the EU Regulation on matrimonial property regimes

Anabela Susana de Sousa Gonçalves


Party autonomy; choice-of-law agreement; choice-of-court agreement; European regulation on matrimonial property regimes; matrimonial property regimes; Private International Law.


One of the main structural principles of Regulation (EU) 2016/1103 of 24 June 2016 implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of jurisdiction, applicable law and the recognition and enforcement of decisions in matters of matrimonial property regimes is the principle of party autonomy, both in terms of conflict-of-laws and international jurisdiction. The purpose of this study is to analyse the implementation of this principle in the European Regulation on Matrimonial Regimes.