Assignment and Assumption or Novation: Cape Town Convention Implications for the Still Unwary Drafter

  • Phillip Durham
  • Robert Ricketts


This paper considers how a practitioner should treat, in the context of the Cape Town Convention, an assignment and assumption under the laws within various states of the United of States and novation agreements governed under the law of England and Wales. It considers the treatment of such in the Official Commentary and the experiences of practitioners in this particular field.