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Purchase of real estate at public auction – in the enforcement procedure

In the previous article, we wrote about paying attention when buying real estate in bankruptcy proceedings. This time, we will…

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Purchase of real estate at public auction – in bankruptcy proceedings

In these (post) corona times, there is an increased supply of real estate (commercial and residential) that is selling at…

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Changes in the calculation of reimbursement of transportation costs

On 1 September 2021, an amendment to the Decree on the tax treatment of reimbursement of costs and other income…

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The European Court of Human Rights ruled in favor of the expropriated investors

The European Court of Human Rights ruled in favor of the expropriated investors

On Tuesday, 14 September 2021, the European Court of Human Rights (“ECHR”) issued a judgment in the case of Pintar…

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Today, September 1, 2021, the new school year 2021/2022 began.

Today, September 1, 2021, the new school year 2021/2022 began.

In accordance with the Employment Relationships Act, parents of first-graders today have the right to paid absence from work due…

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Amendment to the Road Traffic Rules Act (ZPrCP)

Amendment to the Road Traffic Rules Act (ZPrCP)

On 16 July 2021, the National Assembly adopted an amendment to the Road Traffic Rules Act (ZPrCP), which, among other…

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FURS went on a three-week vacation

FURS went on a three-week vacation

The Financial Administration of the Republic of Slovenia started a three-week tax vacation on 26 July, which will end on…

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Matic, welcome to our team!

Matic, welcome to our team!

We are pleased to announce that attorney Matic Novak joined our team as Senior Counsel and will be heading our…

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Regulation of business leases after the repeal of the Business Buildings and Business Premises Act

Regulation of business leases after the repeal of the Business Buildings and Business Premises Act

Until recently, the lease of business buildings and business premises (the so-called business lease) was in detail regulated by the…

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Related parties’ transactions under the amended Companies Act (ZGD-1K)

Related parties’ transactions under the amended Companies Act (ZGD-1K)

On 17 May 2017, the European Parliament and the Council adopted Directive (EU) 2017/828 on shareholders’ rights, also called the…

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Obligation to enter the companies’ e-mail address in the Business Register of Slovenia

Obligation to enter the companies’ e-mail address in the Business Register of Slovenia

The latest amendment to the Slovenian Companies Act supplemented the set of data that has to be included in the…

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Building Inspection

Building Inspection

In general, applicants can wait a disproportionately long time for response to a building inspection initiative to introduce an inspection….

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More Expensive Online Shopping from 1 July

More Expensive Online Shopping from 1 July

On 1 July 2021 the provisions of Council Directive (EU) 2017/2455 dated 5 December 2017 will be transposed into Slovenian…

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Limited liability company incorporation in Slovenia in light of ZGD-1K amendment

Limited liability company incorporation in Slovenia in light of ZGD-1K amendment

In accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act (“ZGD-1”), the Register of Companies Act and the Decree on the…

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An amendment to the Foreigners Act (ZTuj-2F) is in force

An amendment to the Foreigners Act (ZTuj-2F) is in force

On 30 March 2021, the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia adopted an amendment to the Foreigners Act (ZTuj-2F),…

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The amendment to the Enforcement and Insurance Act

The amendment to the Enforcement and Insurance Act

The amendment to the Enforcement and Insurance Act (hereinafter: ZIZ), which is valid from 27 March 2021 onwards, enables debtors…

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The Legal 500 EMEA again nominates Sibinčič Križanec as one of the leading law firms in Slovenia

The Legal 500 EMEA again nominates Sibinčič Križanec as one of the leading law firms in Slovenia

We are excited and proud to be again recognized as one of the leading law firms in Slovenia by The…

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Sibinčič Križanec wins a EUR 13.5 million tax case

Sibinčič Križanec wins a EUR 13.5 million tax case

We are proud to have succesfully defended a EUR 13.5 million tax matter in relation to a transaction that was completed in 2015….

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Reimbursement of salary compensation due to force majeure and quarantine extended until 30 June 2021

Reimbursement of salary compensation due to force majeure and quarantine extended until 30 June 2021

Due to renewed restrictions on public life and measures taken to limit the COVID-19 epidemic, including home schooling, restrictions on…

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New Restrictions on the Work of the Courts – Cancellation of Hearings in Non-Urgent Cases

New Restrictions on the Work of the Courts – Cancellation of Hearings in Non-Urgent Cases

As a result of adoption of new restrictive measures due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the President of the Supreme Court…

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Real Estate Cadastre Act proposal and (obligatory) supplementation of information in the land register

Real Estate Cadastre Act proposal and (obligatory) supplementation of information in the land register

A Real Estate Cadastre Act proposal, which, in addition to important systemic solutions in the area of real estate records,…

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Successful completion of the first e-auction

Successful completion of the first e-auction

On 9 March 2021, the first e-auction of the Slovenian judiciary, in which several bidders participated, was successfully completed. At…

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Temporary suspension of provisions on forced retirement

Temporary suspension of provisions on forced retirement

By decision no. UI-16 / 21-11 of 18 February 2021, the Constitutional Court temporarily suspended the implementation of the third,…

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Jan Sibinčič – Chambers ranking

Jan Sibinčič – Chambers ranking

We are proud to announce that our Managing Partner Jan Sibinčič was again ranked in Chambers and Partners Global guide….

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Deadline for submitting tax returns

Deadline for submitting tax returns

Monday, 1 March 2021, is the deadline to submit tax returns with regard to personal income tax from capital income…

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PKP8 – Measures for Employers

PKP8 – Measures for Employers

On 5 February 2021, the eighth anti-corona act came into force (Act on Additional Measures for Mitigation of Consequences of…

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Amendment to the ZGD-1K

Amendment to the ZGD-1K

On 27 January 2021, the amendment to the Companies Act (ZGD-1K) was adopted, which amends and supplements certain provisions of…

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Seventh Anti-Corona Package (PKP7) brings changes to personal income tax

Seventh Anti-Corona Package (PKP7) brings changes to personal income tax

Article 59 of the Act determining intervention measures to assist in mitigating the consequences of the second wave of COVID-19…

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Crisis Benefit (PKP7)

Crisis Benefit (PKP7)

Just before the new year, the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the seventh anti-corona law, called Act…

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Suspension of deadlines

Suspension of deadlines

The Slovenian Government has adopted a Resolution on suspension of the deadlines for exercising the rights of the parties in…

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The Sixth Anti-Corona Act  and the changes in the General Administrative Procedure Act (ZUP)

The Sixth Anti-Corona Act and the changes in the General Administrative Procedure Act (ZUP)

The new Act Determining the Intervention Measures to Mitigate the Consequences of the Second Wave of COVID-19 Epidemic also called…

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National Assembly is adopting the Sixth Anti-Corona Package (#PKP6)

National Assembly is adopting the Sixth Anti-Corona Package (#PKP6)

At today’s 49th extraordinary session, the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia will discuss and vote on the proposal…

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New restrictions on the work of the courts

New restrictions on the work of the courts

On the basis of Article 83.a of the Courts Act (the “CA”) the President of the Supreme Court of the…

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FIFTH ANTI-CORONA PACKAGE (PKP5) – which measures are available to the employers?

FIFTH ANTI-CORONA PACKAGE (PKP5) – which measures are available to the employers?

On 24 October 2020, the so called Fifth Anti-Corona Package (PKP5) or the Act on Interim Measures for Mitigation and…

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New wave of the epidemic, new restrictions on the work of the courts

New wave of the epidemic, new restrictions on the work of the courts

On 19 October 2020 the president of the Supreme Court issued an Order on special measures from Article 83.a of…

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Revolut moves its customers to Lithuania – have you notified the change to the Financial Administration?

Revolut moves its customers to Lithuania – have you notified the change to the Financial Administration?

Revolut Ltd, a British fin-tech company that offers banking services, has started shifting its customers to its Lithuanian entity Revolut…

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We are ranked in the IFLR 1000

We are ranked in the IFLR 1000

We are proud to announce that our law firm has been ranked #Tier 3 for Corporate and Financial law in…

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Temporary restriction of movement – inconsistent with the Constitution?

Temporary restriction of movement – inconsistent with the Constitution?

By decision U-I-83/20 of 27 August 2020, the Constitutional Court ruled that the temporary restriction of movement during the first…

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COVID-19 and Material Adverse Change (MAC) from the perspective of M&A

COVID-19 and Material Adverse Change (MAC) from the perspective of M&A

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, some parties to M&A agreements, especially in those sectors particularly affected by the virus…

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The designation “Teran” may be used on the labels of Croatian wines

The designation “Teran” may be used on the labels of Croatian wines

On 9 September 2020, the General Court dismissed Slovenia’s action against the European Commission (“EC”) in case T-626/17. With its…

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Deadline for submitting applications to determine the eligible amount of state aid

Deadline for submitting applications to determine the eligible amount of state aid

Applications to determine the eligible amount of state aid can be submitted by 31 August 2020 The deadline for submitting…

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An Amendment to the Law of Property Code

An Amendment to the Law of Property Code

On 29 March 2020, an amendment to the Law of Property Code (hereinafter: SPZ-B) entered into force, which was understandably…

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Shorter Judicial Holidays in 2020

Shorter Judicial Holidays in 2020

Last year, at the beginning of July, we wrote that, as every year, in year 2019 the judicial holidays will…

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We have a new Junior Partner

We have a new Junior Partner

Sibinčič Križanec law firm is proud to announce that Senior Associate, Nina Čuden, has been promoted to Junior Partner. She…

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Screening of foreign direct investment

Screening of foreign direct investment

As part of the third package of measures in connection with COVID-19 epidemic, which were adopted by the Act Determining…

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The new application for monitoring contacts with COVID-19

The new application for monitoring contacts with COVID-19

The proposal for Act on intervention measures to prepare for the second wave of coronavirus COVID-19, which amends and supplements…

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Tourist vouchers

Tourist vouchers

Tourist voucher is one of the government measures to mitigate the consequences of the Covid-19 epidemic, as the tourism is…

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New measures to maintain employment during the COVID-19

New measures to maintain employment during the COVID-19

On 29 May 2020, the National Assembly adopted the Intervention Measures to Mitigate and Eliminate the Consequences of the COVID-19…

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New AML obligations for the crypto industry

New AML obligations for the crypto industry

On 29 May 2020, the National Assembly received an urgent proposal from the Government of the Republic of Slovenia to…

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Deadline for submitting annual reports and tax returns

Deadline for submitting annual reports and tax returns

Do not forget to submit the annual report for 2019 and the and tax returns concerning corporate income tax and…

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Draft of the third anti-corona act

Draft of the third anti-corona act

Discussions on the draft of the third anti-corona act began earlier this week, and the government is expected to approve…

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We are ranked in The Legal 500

We are ranked in The Legal 500

We are proud to announce that legal directory The Legal 500 again awarded Sibinčič Križanec as one of leading law…

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Work from Home – Coronavirus

Work from Home – Coronavirus

With the occurrence of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, the need to work from home and ordering to work from home occurred…

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Changes to Slovenian Law of Property Code

Changes to Slovenian Law of Property Code

Yesterdays the Slovenian Parliament passed a law that will introduce changes to the Slovenian Law of Property Code. This is…

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Coronavirus: What about Employees?

Coronavirus: What about Employees?

There probably isn’t anyone who wouldn’t know about coronavirus today. The precautionary measure is clear: people who have stayed in…

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We are ranked in Chambers & Partners Global guide for 2020

We are ranked in Chambers & Partners Global guide for 2020

We are proud to announce that Chambers Global guide 2020 awarded Sibinčič Križanec as Recognised Practitioner in Corporate/Commercial law practice…

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Amendments in the field of trade marks

Amendments in the field of trade marks

The National Assembly is discussing an amendment of the Industrial Property Act. Its purpose is to harmonize the law with…

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There are only 27 of us left

There are only 27 of us left

On 31 January 2020, the United Kingdom left the European Union after 47 years, although it will still seem as…

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Deadline for claiming special tax relief for dependent family members

Deadline for claiming special tax relief for dependent family members

The taxpayers are entitled to a reduction of yearly tax base for special tax relief for dependent family members. The…

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Compulsory use of electronic sick leave notes as of 1 February 2020

Compulsory use of electronic sick leave notes as of 1 February 2020

With February 2020 the use of electronic sick leave notes will be mandatory, which represents a significant innovation for employers…

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A new pension law amendment – new and interesting points

A new pension law amendment – new and interesting points

With the new year, a pension law amendment has come into force, which brings many positive changes to the pension…

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A new pension law amendment – positive changes to the pension system?

A new pension law amendment – positive changes to the pension system?

With the new year, a pension law amendment has come into force, which brings many positive changes to the pension…

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Hosted copyrights – are you bound by the EU directive?

Hosted copyrights – are you bound by the EU directive?

The Directive (EU) 2019/790 on copyright in the digital single market has entered into force in mid-2019. It has amended…

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New Year is approaching. What about Christmas bonus?

New Year is approaching. What about Christmas bonus?

For tax purposes, a part of salary for business performance, Christmas bonus or thirteenth salary are deemed to be an…

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Could your company be excluded from the public procurement process?

Could your company be excluded from the public procurement process?

The Constitutional Court suspended the enforcement of the provisions of the Public Procurement Act, which set forth the contracting authority’s…

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Improvement of trade relations or recession?

Improvement of trade relations or recession?

In recent times, the word “recession” has become increasingly used in the media and in everyday life, along with the…

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Investment opportunities in Slovenia

Investment opportunities in Slovenia

Slovenia offers a good environment for investments and development of business, and since there are many investment opportunities in Slovenia,…

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The good and the bad of new tax reform

The good and the bad of new tax reform

On October 23rd, 2019, the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia adopted amendments to four tax laws: the Personal…

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Whistle-blower protection – Are you up-to-date?

Whistle-blower protection – Are you up-to-date?

A whistle-blower is a person, who reports or publicly exposes information about wrongdoing associated with its work in an organisation…

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We are ranked in the IFLR 1000

We are ranked in the IFLR 1000

We are proud to announce that renowned legal guide IFLR 1000 awarded Sibinčič Križanec as Recommended Law Firm for corporate…

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Unfounded charging of reserve fund management services

Unfounded charging of reserve fund management services

The relationship between the building manager and apartment owners is a mandate relationship governed by the agreement on provision of…

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Know your rights when shopping online

Know your rights when shopping online

When shopping online (including distance purchases placed by phone or mail order) a consumer has a period of 14 days…

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New financing opportunities for start-ups

New financing opportunities for start-ups

At the beginning of the month the Slovene Enterprise Fund (hereinafter: the “SEF”) published two new public calls, meant for…

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Would you “like” to be a “controller” of personal data?

Would you “like” to be a “controller” of personal data?

On July 29, 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) adopted a judgment confirming the broad definition…

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Investment opportunities in Slovenia – August 2019

Investment opportunities in Slovenia – August 2019

Slovenia offers a good environment for investments and development of business, and since there are many investment opportunities in Slovenia,…

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Are you ready for the new Prospectus Regulation?

Are you ready for the new Prospectus Regulation?

The new EU Prospectus Regulation – which has been adopted two years ago – is in full effect since 21…

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Higher child allowances from July 1

Higher child allowances from July 1

The Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities announced on 19 July in the Official Gazette of the…

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What to watch out for during judicial holidays?

What to watch out for during judicial holidays?

Like every other year, this year, as of July 15, there are judicial holidays that last until 15 August. This…

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Amendment to the Law of Property Code

Amendment to the Law of Property Code

July 8th was the last day for public consultation on the proposal of the amendment to the Law of Property…

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Open internet access and intra-EU communications

Open internet access and intra-EU communications

On 1 June 2019, the Government Decree on the implementation of the Regulation (EU) laying down the measures concerning open…

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Amendments to the tax legislation

Amendments to the tax legislation

The Ministry of Finance has drafted amendments to the Personal Income Tax Act, the Corporate Income Tax Act and the…

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How do you finance your start-up company?

How do you finance your start-up company?

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) represent the backbone of the European economy, employing two-thirds of all workers and generating almost…

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Vouchers for reorganization of the status of companies

Vouchers for reorganization of the status of companies

The Slovenian Enterprise Fund (hereinafter: the SEF) introduces a new program of incentives in 2019, i.e. vouchers. It will provide…

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How to prevent abuse of bank guarantee?

How to prevent abuse of bank guarantee?

The unconditional, “first demand” bank guarantees are considered to be among the most secure forms of protection against various risks…

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Has spatial legislation actually improved since reforms in 2018?

Has spatial legislation actually improved since reforms in 2018?

A year has passed since Slovenia has experienced changes in the field of regulation of spatial legislation. The area of…

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A year of GDPR

A year of GDPR

On Saturday, 25 May 2019, exactly one year has passed since the entry into force of the General Data Protection…

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Repayment of overpaid advance payment of personal income tax

Repayment of overpaid advance payment of personal income tax

On 4 May 2019, the amendments to the Personal Income Tax Act (ZDoh-2U) and the Pension and Disability Insurance Act…

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Offsetting of tax claims prior the return of personal income tax

Offsetting of tax claims prior the return of personal income tax

Today, the Financial Administration of the Republic of Slovenia (FURS) announced it shall, on 9. 5. 2019, offset claims against…

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What to do if you invested in foreign property?

What to do if you invested in foreign property?

In Slovenian case law, one of the most common disputes in the field of unjust enrichment occurs regarding the return…

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2019 tax reform and updates

2019 tax reform and updates

Ending February, the Ministry of Finance released a package of nine measures aimed at optimizing taxes and the taxation of…

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Latest vouchers for digitalization

Latest vouchers for digitalization

The Slovenian Enterprise Fund (hereinafter: the SEF) introduces a new program of incentives in 2019, i.e. vouchers. It will provide…

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We are ranked in The Legal 500

We are ranked in The Legal 500

We are proud to announce that legal directory The Legal 500 awarded Sibinčič Križanec as one of leading law firms…

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Simplified use and acceptance of public documents in the EU

Simplified use and acceptance of public documents in the EU

On February 16, 2019 the Regulation (EU) 2016/1191 (hereinafter: Regulation), which simplifies the requirements for cross-border use and acceptance of…

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Where will your employees go on holiday this year?

Where will your employees go on holiday this year?

At its regular 25th session, the Slovenian Government laid down the texts of the amendments to the Personal Income Tax…

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Don’t forget to submit your annual accounting reports for 2018

Don’t forget to submit your annual accounting reports for 2018

The Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for Public Legal Records and Related Services (AJPES) is an authorized institution for…

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“One prenup please!”

“One prenup please!”

As of April 15th 2019, it will be possible to conclude a Prenuptial Agreement in Slovenia. From that day onwards,…

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What is obligatory for online-games-of-chance providers in Slovenia?

What is obligatory for online-games-of-chance providers in Slovenia?

Online games of chance may be organized solely by companies having a concession for the specific online game of chance…

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New program for co-financing IP procedures

New program for co-financing IP procedures

The Slovenian Enterprise Fund (hereinafter: the SEF) introduces a new program of incentives in 2019, i.e. vouchers. It will provide…

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New mediation rules of the Ljubljana Arbitration Centre

New mediation rules of the Ljubljana Arbitration Centre

On 1 January 2019 the new mediation rules of the Ljubljana Arbitration Centre at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry…

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Hard Brexit may occur within a month

Hard Brexit may occur within a month

For just another month, the United Kingdom (UK) has a chance to ratify the agreement with the EU. If the…

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What does non-compete clause mean for employers?

What does non-compete clause mean for employers?

The Employment Relationships Act (hereinafter: ZDR-1) regulates two types of competition bans; a prohibition on competition and a non-compete clause….

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Slovenian Supreme Court ruled against the Financial Administration

Slovenian Supreme Court ruled against the Financial Administration

In January, the Supreme Court ruled against the current case law practice of the Financial Administration (FURS) regarding the consideration…

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We are ranked in Chambers Global guide for 2019

We are ranked in Chambers Global guide for 2019

We are proud to announce that Chambers Global guide 2019 awarded Sibinčič Križanec as Recognised Practitioner in Corporate/Commercial law practice…

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Unintentional data breach and measures to avoid it

Unintentional data breach and measures to avoid it

Unintentional breach of personal data has recently been disclosed by Slovenian state authority and Slovenian companies. The General Data Protection…

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Transfer of securities after the termination of registry accounts

Transfer of securities after the termination of registry accounts

In the year 2015, the Book Entry Securities Act (hereinafter: ZNVP) has removed 80,000 registry accounts (where the remaining shares…

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Co-financing opportunity for Intelectual Property procedures

Co-financing opportunity for Intelectual Property procedures

The Slovenian Enterprise Fund (hereinafter: the SEF) introduces a new program of incentives in 2019, i.e. vouchers. It will provide…

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Proposed new Trade Secrets Act

Proposed new Trade Secrets Act

The Government of the Republic of Slovenia determined the wording of the proposed Trade Secrets Act and sent it to…

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Issues of precarious work in Slovenia

Issues of precarious work in Slovenia

On October 21, 2017 the amendment of Labour Inspection act (ZID-1) entered into force as a response to increasing issue…

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Amendment to Slovenian Public Procurement Act

Amendment to Slovenian Public Procurement Act

On 20 February 2018, the Act amending the Public Procurement Act (the “PPA-3”) was adopted and has become operational on…

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Expected Amendment to the Corporate Income Tax Act

Expected Amendment to the Corporate Income Tax Act

The Government of the Republic of Slovenia recently submitted to the Parliament an amendment to the Corporate Income Tax Act…

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Our New Website

Our New Website

We are proud to announce the launch of our new website. As we strive for excellence in every aspect of…

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We are recognised and recommended Law Firm

We are recognised and recommended Law Firm

We are very proud of our work, and hard work does pay off. As a result of our pursuit of…

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