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Legal Forum - Brexit Impact and Retail Pricing

Overview

IMRG, in conjunction with Bond Dickinson, will be hosting the next Legal Forum part of our ongoing series. We are delighted to have a special guest speaker from the Competition and Markets Authority join us. 

  • Resale Price Maintenance - pulling the plug on online price restrictions

    The arrival of the internet has had a huge impact on retail markets, increasing price competition and unsettling traditional sales channels. Suppliers and retailers may be tempted to respond by introducing practices, such as minimum pricing or “internet advertised price” policies, that protect such channels. However, competition needs to be fair, and if you break the rules then you can face severe penalties.

    In May 2016, the Competition and Markets Authority fined two suppliers in separate cases over £786,000 and £2.2 million respectively for unfairly restricting retailers from setting their own online prices for products. Speakers from the CMA will talk through the cases and draw out important lessons and practical advice for retailers on how to stay on the right side of the law

About the CMA

The Competition and Markets Authority is responsible for promoting and protecting competition in the UK, so that markets work effectively and deliver benefits for both businesses and consumers. It has the power to take action against businesses and individuals who act anti-competitively and break the law. 

  • Brexit discussion: Likely legal implications that the vote for the UK to leave the EU will have on the e-Commerce industry. For example, what are the key areas to watch and what might the changes look like. Such as, consumer law, data protection and financial services 

More information on speakers and additonal topics will be added soon.

Who Should Attend?

This forum is designed to provide retailers with key learnings around the ever changing legislative landscape. If your role or responsibility falls into one of the below, you will benefit from attending our forum.

  • Heads of Policy
  • Legal Teams 
  • eCommerce Directors / Managers 

This event is open to all IMRG retailer members.

Where Is It?

Bond Dickinson is a dynamic UK law firm which provides a comprehensive legal service to a wide range of retail clients.

Bond Dickinson

4 More London Riverside
London SE1 2AU

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