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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for Construction?
The EU enforced a directive with a renewable energy supply target of 20% by 2020 and the UK imposed its own target of 20% renewable output by 2020. This has led to a growing global need for investment in the renewable energy sector.
The government is unlikely to invest further large amounts or increase tariffs during the current funding cuts. There has also been a drastic decrease in the availability of affordable debt from banks. Therefore, new ways must be found to maintain and increase investment into the renewable energy market alongside bank debt.
See Practice Note: Introduction to UK energy projects for construction lawyers
Banks have been forced to look again at their renewable energy portfolio and in some instances have looked to refinance in order to maintain lending. The prominence in renewable or 'eco-bonds' and other alternative funding vehicles is therefore on
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This Practice Note considers the law governing the procedural law of arbitration proceedings (the curial law or lex arbitri) and how it is determined under the law of England and Wales (England and English are used as convenient shorthand).The procedural law of the arbitral proceedingsThe procedural
Practical completion marks the end of the construction period of a project, when the works are 'finished' and the employer can occupy and/or use them. Practical completion also typically marks the start of the defects liability period/maintenance period.As explained below, practical completion is an
This Practice Note provides guidance on claims for ‘use and occupation’ or mesne profits, and how and when double rent or double value can be claimed.Claims for use and occupationA claim for use and occupation is possible where there is occupation of land without an express agreement fixing the
An ad hoc arbitration is any arbitration in which the parties have not selected an institution to administer the arbitration. This offers parties flexibility as to the conduct of the arbitration, but less external support for the process. It can be quicker than institutional arbitration but not if
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