Mining Seminar
Tuesday 17 November 2009

This short afternoon seminar will cover topical issues facing the mining sector. Members of our mining team will discuss issues in project finance, construction and shareholder activism. The seminar is aimed at senior executives in mining companies, bankers, in-house counsel and others involved in the mining industry.

Project Finance - Mining Project Workouts and when Projects go Wrong (Ian Coles)
During the economic downturn a number of mining project owners have come into difficulties complying with the terms of finance documentation. Ian Coles will discuss and debate some of the major issues mining companies and banks have been facing and whether the trend is set to continue, despite the positive economic forecast.

Mining Construction Risks and how to Resolve them (Jonathan Hosie)
The economics of major mining projects can be challenged by cost overruns or time delays in the mining development phase, pre-production. Jonathan Hosie examines the types of problems that mining companies and banks may face in this area, including causes, remedies and how the construction contract documentation can help parties deal with this challenge.

Mining Project Risks: a Consultants Perspective (Mike Breare and Sabine Anderson, SRK Consulting)
Mike Breare and Sabine Anderson from the mining engineering team at SRK Consulting will discuss some of the key issues that they have encountered on mining projects they have worked on across the globe.

Shareholder Activism in the Mining Sector (Michael Hutchinson)
With the well publicised campaign against Vedanta, spearheaded by Action Aid and attracting high profile endorsement from Bianca Jagger and a number of other celebrities, the issue of shareholder and investor activism has once again come to the fore in the mining and metals sector. Michael Hutchinson will review the development of shareholder activism in the UK, with a particular emphasis on the mining and metals sector.

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Registration
3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Presentation
5:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Tea/Coffee break
6:30 p.m. onwards Drinks and Canap‚s

Location (View Map)
Mayer Brown International LLP, 201 Bishopsgate, Londonÿ EC2M 3AF

For questions regarding the programme, please contact Tom Lavin or telephone +44 20 3130 8952.

We look forward to hearing from you.