In a decision of 9 February, 1994, the French Supreme Court (Cour de Cassation) has ruled that any clause which allows a lender, in its sole discretion, to change the interest rate of a loan is not valid under the provisions of article 1129 of French Civil Code.

The invalidity of such a clause does not invalidate the loan contract.

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