Mayer Brown Chemicals Industry Conference

Date: 21 October 2009

Refinancing in the chemicals sector – current issues and innovative solutions The seminar discusses the key issues and new developments from a lender's and lawyer's perspective, including pensions matters.

• REACH – update and focus on REACH enforcement This topic will discuss current developments in REACH legislation and will in particular focus on the REACH enforcement activities in the Member States and how companies can prepare for REACH inspections.

• Rebates in Antitrust The challenge for a company that is or might be in a dominant position is to determine whether or not its rebates scheme is lawful. This session will describe the methodologies DG COMP and other competition authorities are using, and give insights as to how they can be applied in practice.

• Energy In this session we take a look at the main legal and policy initiatives aimed at upgrading the UK's energy infrastructure, the current state of the energy market and rate of investment as well as the prospects for achieving the goals the Government has set.

• Panel A chaired panel will discuss some of the day's key issues and answer the audience's questions. Followed by networking drinks and canapés at 6pm.

Location: 201 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3AF