McInnes Cooper in the Maritimes Energy Association's Member News | Go Deep: How International Legal Reform Can Prevent Legal Uncertainty from Hindering Offshore Wind & Aquaculture Growth
April 4, 2017
By Wylie Spicer QC, Counsel at McInnes Cooper,
Melanie Gillis, Articled Clerk at McInnes Cooper
Legal uncertainty is a barrier to investment, and thus an adversary to growth. Unfortunately, when it comes to new and innovative technologies that form the backbone of many burgeoning industries, the law is often a laggard. The offshore wind energy and offshore aquaculture sectors have seen dramatic growth. Yet, there’s a lack of clarity about how international law will deal with offshore wind and fish farm installations. In their article, Wylie Spicer and Melanie Gillis explain how leaving the offshore wind energy and offshore aquaculture industries adrift in legal uncertainty is creating a chilling effect and hindering their development, and how international legal reform can prevent it.
Read their article, Go Deep: How International Legal Reform Can Prevent Legal Uncertainty from Hindering Offshore Wind & Aquaculture Growth, as published in The Maritimes Energy Association’s Member News on April 3, 2017.
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