Category: May 2017

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 »