Past Events

BCA Business Seminar 9th November 2017

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) becomes law on May 25th 2018. This will change how businesses can handle customer information.


Controlling your product sales channels and retail pricing was covered at this seminar.

Get this wrong and you could face substantial fines and unenforceable contract terms.

Chris Weaver is a solicitor at Paynes Hicks Beach where he advises on commercial and regulatory aspects of data protection law in addition to employment related issues.

His talk on GDPR covered the following issues:

  • Key changes to be implemented by the GDPR
  • Potential implications and areas of interest for BCA members
  • When will changes take effect
  • Penalties for non-compliance
  • Will it apply to UK businesses post-Brexit
  • What businesses should be doing now to prepare
  • Q&A


Do you want to stop unauthorised re-sellers or prevent your products being sold through sales channels such as Ebay or Amazon?

Are you concerned that your brand is being damaged by re-sellers selling your products at much higher/lower prices than your RRP?

What action can you take and what controls are available to you without breaking the law?

Vivienne Robinson heads her own law firm and consultancy business and is a specialist in UK/EU competition law.

She is ranked by The Legal 500 publication as the leading EU and competition lawyer in East Anglia. Vivienne is hugely knowledgeable on competition issues and is adept at coming up with practical advice and solutions.

Vivienne’s talk will cover the following issues:

  • What the rules say
  • The penalties for breach
  • Who the regulators are and what power they have
  • What happens if they investigate
  • The types of arrangement caught by the rules
  • Cartels
  • Selling via distribution networks
  • Selling on the internet
  • Price fixing
  • Resale price maintenance
  • Sharing information with competitors
  • How to stay safe.

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