2008 Legal Conference for Chemical and Related Industries

Monday, 6 October 2008
Registration: 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Programme: 1:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Drinks Reception: 5:45 p.m.

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Mayer Brown International LLP
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RW

A half-day, CPD accredited conference aimed at providing in-house lawyers at all levels within the chemical and related sectors with a relevant and practical understanding of current issues from a legal perspective that may be raised by or relevant to your business clients.

The speakers will use case studies and practical examples to illustrate the issues and to highlight lessons that can be drawn from them.


1:30 p.m. Introduction[Paul Maher, Partner]

1:40 p.m.

Option 1: REACH Update

  • Remaining pre-registration issues (e.g. REACH clauses in toll manufacturing agreements). Looking towards the opening of SIEF
    [Jean-Philippe Montfort, Partner]
  • Nanotechnologies and REACH: What are the legal challenges?
    [Anna Gergely, Principal Scientific and Regulatory Advisor]
  • Antitrust and REACH [Gillian Sproul, Partner]

Option 2: Restructurings, closures and group reorganisations

  • Employee/redundancy issues [Bernadette Daley, Partner]
  • Insolvency issues [Devi Shah, Partner]
  • Pensions Scheme issues [Ian Wright, Partner]
  • Group reorganisations - corporate law restrictions
    [Richard Smith/Henrietta Walker, Partners]

3:00 p.m.

Option 1: Driving Sustainability: Corporate reporting and directors duties
[Cate Sharp/Michael Hutchinson, Partners]

Option 2: Current issues in Records Management [Ed Sautter, Partner]

3:40 p.m. Break

4:00 p.m.

Option 1: Issues in multi-jurisdictional patent litigation [Ian Wood, Partner]

Option 2: Shareholder claims - Cutting through the hype: Claims against directors in the chemical industry
[Stuart Pickford, Partner/Rani Mina, Senior Associate]

4:40 p.m.

Option 1: Product liability risks in the supply chain, and the role of the regulators [Miles Robinson, Partner]

Option 2: China's new Anti-Monopoly Law and the implications of the law's merger control and 'conduct' prohibitions for transactions and business conduct[Gerry O'Brien, Senior Associate]

5:20 p.m. Conference summary and close

If you would like to attend, please email promotionresponse@mayerbrown.com or call Lorraine Kevany on +44 (0)20 7782 8952 or fax +44 (0)20 7782 8999.