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25 Jan 2018


Ince & Co LLP


Aldgate Tower, 2 Leman Street, London, E1 8QN

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Essential Business Travel Law – London

Event details

Are you fully up to date on the legal issues for business travel? 

ABTA has teamed up with Ince & Co to deliver practical advice and guidance for Travel Management Companies (TMCs), from the legal basics to the regulatory changes ahead. 

This one-day seminar will provide an update on the compliance issues you face, with information specifically tailored for the business travel sector. 

2018 will see a number of legislative changes including General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), new Package Travel Regulations and the new Payment Services Directive (PSDII). As business travel providers, your responsibilities to travelling employees are ever increasing, and the blurring of lines between business and leisure ('bleisure') raises interesting questions regarding your duty of care.  

Attend this seminar to hear from legal experts, ABTA and other TMCs. Ensure you are compliant with the law and fully prepared for the regulatory changes ahead. 

View the agenda.


  • The basics of business travel law including contracting and procurement 
  • How to manage data compliance under the new GDPR 
  • Leisure travel arrangements and the relevance of new package travel regulations for business travel 
  • Which financial and political sanctions TMCs need to be aware of
  • Credit card charges and PSD II
  • An update for TMCs on VAT-TOMS 
  • The blurring of lines between business and leisure 
  • The duty of care to keep customers and employees safe 


Speakers include:

  • Moderator: Rebecca Thornley-Gibson, Partner, Ince & Co LLP
  • Susan Deer, Senior Solicitor, ABTA
  • Anna Anatolitou, Partner, Ince & Co LLP
  • Mona Patel, Partner, Ince & Co LLP
  • Simon Cooper, Partner, Ince & Co LLP
  • Max Archer, Barrister, 12 King’s Bench Walk 
  • William Audland QC, Barrister, 12 King’s Bench Walk 
  • David Bennett, VAT Consultant, Elman Wall Bennett
  • Malati Parekh, Solicitor, ABTA

Additional speakers will be confirmed in due course.

Benefits of attending

  • Hear tailored business travel advice from a panel of legal experts
  • Understand your roles and responsibilities as a TMC and what to do when it goes wrong! 
  • Listen to real world examples and case studies
  • Ask for expert advice on specific cases during the legal surgery session
  • Network with industry colleagues and hear about the legal issues they are facing 

Who should attend?

This event is aimed at Travel Management Companies and organisations who have an interest in business travel.

  • Directors and senior managers
  • Legal teams
  • Travel managers
  • Finance teams
  • Human resources teams
  • Risk management teams
  • Operational teams

Event prices

ABTA Member/ABTA Partner rate* – £225 plus VAT 
Non-Member rate –  £345 plus VAT

*To qualify for the ABTA Member/Partner discount you must have a current ABTA Member/Partner number or your application must be in progress when the event takes place.

Non-Members are welcome to attend ABTA Conferences and Events. For information about becoming a Member click here.

View our booking terms and conditions here.

Event sponsorship

Event partner

Ince & Co is an international commercial law firm with offices in London, Beijing, Cologne, Dubai, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Le Havre, Marseille, Monaco, Paris, Piraeus, Shanghai and Singapore. We have over 95 partners and over 180 other lawyers.

The majority of our work is for organizations in five global sectors: aviation, energy, insurance, international trade and shipping. Our clients own, build, manage, finance, lease or insure the high value, often mobile assets that play a fundamental part in today’s competitive global markets.

Our advice covers commercial disputes, transactional and corporate matters including contracts, commercial issues, employment, finance and property. With over 600 people, including over 90 partners and more than 190 other lawyers worldwide, we practice English, French, German, Greek, Hong Kong and PRC law.  Singapore law advice is provided by Incisive Law LLC with whom Ince & Co in Singapore has a Formal Law Alliance.


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Aldgate Tower, 2 Leman Street, London, E1 8QN

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