The Italian Supreme Court on Lis Pendes and Stay of Proceedings in a Cross-border Succession Case

Last week (3 January 2024), the Italian Supreme Court (Corte di Cassazione) delivered its order No 121/2024 on lis pendes and stay of proceedings in a cross-border succession case, whose main connections are divided between Italy and Switzerland.

The Italian Supreme Court decided the case applying both international Conventions (the 1868 Establishment and Consular Convention and the 1933 Convention on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters) and national law (Art 7 of Law 31 May 1995 No 218).

This really interesting order, on a higly complicated but intriguing case, is a must read for all PIL enthusiasts.

The order is available here.

On the topics addressed by the order, the readers of RDIPP may refer to:

Riccardo Luzzatto, 1995, No 4, 923 ff.;
Francesca C. Villata, 2011, No 3, 661 ff.;
Alberto Malatesta, 2015, No 4, 931 ff.;
Andrea Bonomi, 2019, No 1, 25 ff.

Moreover, see, in our Book Series:

Fausto Pocar, Tullio Treves, Sergio M. Carbone, Andrea Giardina, Riccardo Luzzatto, Franco Mosconi, Roberta Clerici, Book No 50;
Patrizia De Cesari, Book No 54;
Jacopo Re, Book No 85.

As usual, full details of the articles are available at:, while the tables of content of the books published in the Book series are available at: