Category: July 2017

Focus – July 2017

We have had a busy few months at Trinity. We welcomed 250 guests at Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen for our annual party, held to coincide with the Africa Energy Forum.  The annual Trinity party has become a great opportunity for senior members of developer, lender and government teams to discuss the development of the power… Read more »

Brexit – are there any opportunities for Africa?

Just over a year has passed since the announcement of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union and much uncertainty remains.  The UK has now triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, activating a two-year negotiation period with the EU, meaning that the UK’s formal exit will not occur until 29 March 2019.  This… Read more »

New Law on Public-Private Partnerships in Guinea-Conakry

On 4 July 2017, the Guinean parliament unanimously adopted a law on public-private partnerships (“PPPs”). Trinity Paris advised on the drafting of this law. To date, Guinea-Conakry had a Code on Public Procurement and Outsourcing of Public Utilities (Code des Marchés Publics et des Délégations de Services Publics) [1] including a chapter with an article[2]… Read more »

Nouvelle Loi sur les Partenariats Public-Privé en Guinée-Conakry

Le 4 juillet 2017, le Parlement guinéen a adopté à l’unanimité la loi sur les partenariats public-privé (« PPP »). Trinity Paris a participé à la rédaction de cette loi. Jusqu’à présent la Guinée-Conakry disposait d’un Code des Marchés Publics et des Délégations de Services Publics[1] contenant un chapitre avec un article[2] sur les délégations de service… Read more »

Best Endeavours, Reasonable Endeavours and all Reasonable Endeavours

Introduction Commercial agreements often contain “endeavours” clauses, through which a party’s obligations are qualified, therefore making its commitment less than absolute.  These clauses generally require a party to use its “best endeavours”, “reasonable endeavours” or “all reasonable endeavours” to comply with its obligations.  Yet despite the common usage of these expressions, their exact meaning is… Read more »