Category: Focus

Focus Newsletter – May 2017

In this month’s edition, which you can access by clicking here, Pierre Bernheim and Nicolas Boittin from Trinity’s Francophone team look at the increasing number of captive power projects being undertaken, specifically looking to the experience of a handful of West African countries to understand the rules applicable to these projects (including selling power directly to… Read more »

Trinity update – May 2017

In the past six months, we have promoted Harvinder Deol to Counsel and Jo Sykes and Lucy Johnson to Senior Associate.  Lucy joined us in November 2016 from Herbert Smith Freehills.  We were also recently joined by Simon Holloway who has spent the past ten years at Allen & Overy LLP in London, before which… Read more »

Captive Solar Power Plants and Selling Power Directly to Consumers in West Africa

West Africa presents obvious opportunities for developers to invest in solar power plants, given the high irradiance levels and limited access to power in that region.  Some West African countries have recently launched international tenders for the development of solar power plants.  In Mali, for example, a tender process for the development of a 50MW solar… Read more »

Subrogation and insurance – latest UK case law

The decision of the UK Supreme Court in Gard Marine & Energy v China Chartering, delivered on 10 May 2017, has important ramifications for construction contracts. The decision concerned a shipping case in which a vessel was chartered by the owner (OLH) to a demise charterer (OVH) who in turn chartered the vessel to a… Read more »

Focus – June 2016

Welcome to the June 2016 edition of Focus In this edition, we give an analysis of the recent English law case Globe Motors Inc v TRW Lucas Varity Electric Steering Limited which deals with whether oral agreements can vary written contracts.  In particular, we look at its potential impact for future construction contracts.   In our… Read more »

GET FiT to power Africa – a Ugandan case study

GET FiT Uganda Since early 2013 a team within Trinity International LLP has been engaged by the German development bank, KfW, to act for the Government of Uganda (“GOU”), Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (“UETCL”), the Ugandan Electricity Regulatory Authority (“ERA”) and a donor group led by KfW in relation to the Global Energy Transfer… Read more »

Case study – trouble in the boilerplates

In a recent decision, the Court of Appeal has ruled that contracts may be amended orally, even when their terms require the use of writing – we explore what this means for construction contracts in particular Trouble in the boilerplates? The latter sections of commercial contracts are often described as the “boilerplate clauses”, meaning those provisions… Read more »

Focus – June 2015

Welcome to the June 2015 edition of Focus In this edition, we give the Trinity view on the Nigerian elections and in our main article this month, we investigate the potential for nuclear energy in Africa. Closing We have closed a number of deals in recent months including: Acting for ARM on the acquisition of… Read more »

Trinity View – General Buhari and the Nigerian Elections

The recent election in Nigeria was given a level of interest across the world not usually accorded to African politics. It was described in various quarters as Nigeria’s most important political contest since the end of military rule in 1999, and was held against a backdrop of tension between the predominantly Christian South and Muslim… Read more »

Article – the potential for Nuclear Energy in Africa

In our main article in this edition, Rachel Burgin writes on the potential for nuclear energy in Africa. The potential for Nuclear Energy in Africa Bringing electricity to every home in Africa is one of the greatest challenges of our age. The question is whether nuclear power has the potential to make a contribution as… Read more »