Category: February 2010

Legalese – How is your drafting?

Whilst generic or broad references in agreements are often necessary (or an unfortunate by-product of expediently negotiated deals), a recent High Court decision has highlighted the importance of clear drafting to avoid misunderstandings between contractual parties (and unnecessary litigation). In this particular case, the High Court considered whether general words used in a contract were… Read more »

The rocky road to independents

Africa is in dire need of electricity to achieve predicted growth targets. Privately-financed independent power projects (‘IPPs’) are essential to meeting this need. Despite this, IPPs are faced with major challenges. Africa is in desperate need of power. It has little: the same amount as Spain despite having over 20 times the population. IPPs are… Read more »

February update

Welcome to the February 2010 edition of Focus. The relative quiet of the Christmas and New Year period feels nothing more than a distant memory as the team here is advising on a number of deals across the power and infrastructure sectors. We continue to notice a lot of activity in the renewables sector across… Read more »