Restraint of Trade, Confidentiality and I.P.
Confidential information, intellectual property and customer and staff connections often form the most valuable assets of a business. It is critical that businesses, executives and partners understand their rights and obligations in relation to such data
Our work routinely sees us carry out the following:
Working with specialist counsel and other professionals in data recovery and injunctive relief matters, acting for claimant or defendant clients.
Providing pre-action risk mitigation strategies, enforcing or resisting injunctions, acting on claims involving breaches of fiduciary duties or the misuse of confidential information and IP.
Negotiating and drafting restrictive covenants in service agreements, partnership deeds, settlement agreements and business sale agreements.
Advising on restraints of trade, confidentiality and IP issues in the context of a transaction, including the adequacy of business protection clauses, and the impact of TUPE on those protections.
In summary, whether you are acquiring a business and conducting due diligence, considering leaving your firm to join a competitor or seeking to recover data from a former employee or partner, our specialists can help.
If you would like to discuss our services further: