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By Mateja Ule In the past years, Slovenian courts have been faced with several actions filed by consumers requesting the court to declare loan agreements denominated in Swiss francs null and void. While the courts of first and second instance seemed to struggle to find a common approach in assessing the validity of Swiss francs loan […]

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By Nick Rogers, David McIntyre From 1 January 2019, new legislation will come into effect in the Cayman Islands, requiring in-scope entities that carry on particular activities to have demonstrable economic substance in Cayman. The International Tax Co-operation (Economic Substance) Law, 2018 was passed on 17 December 2018, after an extensive process of consultation with the EU […]

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