In each of these cases, the new owner is safe, as customers remain (or will be) bound by the terms of the original contract. Therefore, Net Lawman offers an assignment agreement to cover precisely this situation, as well as a draft letter that could convince customers to stay with the new owner. The novation criteria include acceptance of the new debtor by the debtor, assumption of responsibility by the new debtor and acceptance of the new contract by the former debtor as full performance of the old contract. Novation is not a unilateral contractual mechanism, but, in the new circumstances, it leaves room for negotiation on the new GTC. This is how we can read “the acceptance of the new contract as a complete execution of the old contract” in connection with the phenomenon of “mutual consent of the GTC”.  Blyth prepared the technical information for THI for the tender procedure and underestimated the amount of steel needed. . . .