Patrick Hughes and Steve Barnett Present on Negotiating and Drafting Chemical Industry Contracts

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Patrick Hughes and Steve Barnett present a program entitled “Negotiation Skills and Style - Completing a Contract in the Chemical Industry" to members of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates on June 26, 2013.

“Negotiation Skills and Style – completing a contract in the chemical industry” focuses on both a high level and more detailed look at the reasons why commercial contracts, both large and small, are either finalized or abandoned.  The high level analysis will include general examples of why contracts are never finalized.  The discussion will also explore some of the traditional key provisions in contracts within the chemical industry.

About the Presenters:
Patrick Hughes is a partner of the firm and has represented chemical manufacturers regarding domestic and international product sales since 1989.  He drafts, reviews, and negotiates commercial contracts in all phases of commercial transactions.  He routinely represents clients in commercial disputes covering a wide range of contract, fraud, and business tort issues.  He is currently national coordinating counsel for one of the world’s leading specialty chemical companies.  Mr. Hughes served as a Captain in the United States Army 82nd Airborne Division Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

Steve Barnett, PE, CIH, MSPH, Esq. is a partner of the firm and has represented chemical manufacturers as an attorney in HSE matters, including transactions, litigation and regulatory compliance, for more than fifteen years.  He was in-house HSE Counsel for the global specialty chemicals manufacturer, Elementis, PLC.  He has a Master of Science in Public Health and is a Professional Engineer and Certified Industrial Hygienist.  He served as a Captain, Bioenvironmental Engineering Officer, in the United States Air Force.


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