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Succession Regulation (Brussels IV)
Article 18

Article 18 — Related actions

  1. Where related actions are pending in the courts of different Member States, any court other than the court first seised may stay its proceedings.
  2. Where those actions are pending at first instance, any court other than the court first seised may also, on the application of one of the parties, decline jurisdiction if the court first seised has jurisdiction over the actions in question and its law permits the consolidation thereof.
  3. For the purposes of this Article, actions are deemed to be related where they are so closely connected that it is expedient to hear and determine them together to avoid the risk of irreconcilable decisions resulting from separate proceedings.