This article examines a recent decision by the English Technology & Construction Court in which the principles of assignment and novation, and the distinction between them, were emphasised.
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Economic development and rising living standards are driving investment in infrastructure around the world. Our international team provides a complete legal service, non-contentious and contentious, across the lifecycle of construction projects, from initial development and key commercial considerations through to contract management and dispute resolution.
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In the first of a new eight-part series exploring the challenges and opportunities presented by the OFTO Regime, this introductory article sets the scene, laying out the early development of the regime and considering how it could be improved to deliver 40GW of offshore wind by 2030.
In this eight-part series, our multidisciplinary WFW London team will offer a comprehensive analysis of the planning, regulatory, real estate and construction aspects of the OFTO regime and its impact on the future of the offshore wind market.