Employee competition and business protection
  1. Employee competition and business protection

    The protection of an organisation’s confidential information, customer base and key employees can be critical to the success of the business.

    Post termination restrictions (restrictive covenants) are a key part of safeguarding business interests and must be carefully drafted to maximise their enforceability.

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    We advise employers on post termination restrictions at all stages of the employment cycle including at recruitment, putting in place new restrictions during employment and enforcing them on termination.

    We provide pragmatic advice and assistance to clients across multiple industries and sectors to help them protect their confidential information and other business interests and prevent unfair competition in what are commonly very tight time constraints.

    We have particular expertise in:

    • Advising on confidentiality provisions and NDAs to protect an employer’s business
    • Drafting and advising on post-termination restrictions, including non-compete, non-solicitation, non-dealing with customers, clients and non-solicitation of employees, customers and clients
    • Advising on team moves
    • Bringing and defending applications for High Court injunctions to prohibit the use of confidential information and enforce post termination restrictions, including springboard injunctions (preventing competitors gaining an unfair competitive advantage). Please click here for more information about our dispute resolution services.
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    We have particular expertise in:

    • Drafting non-disclosure covenants and advising on employee confidentiality obligations during employment and following the termination of employment
    • Drafting and advising on post termination restrictions covering the non-poaching of employees, non-solicitation and non-dealing with customers and suppliers and non-competition
    • Obtaining undertakings from employees to refrain from breaching post termination restrictions
    • Commencing and defending High Court injunctions to prohibit the use of confidential information and enforce post termination restrictions, including springboard injunctions (preventing competitors gaining an unfair competitive advantage)
    • Advising employers on preventing team moves
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