What To Consider Before Using A Global Noncompete: Part 2

By Joseph Deng and Loic Coutelier (February 11, 2020, 1:08 PM EST) -- In part one of this article, we discussed when and how multinational companies can use a noncompetition agreement on their highly skilled employees to protect their confidential information and other intellectual property. In particular, we described five key factors to consider before rolling out noncompete covenants around the world. 

In part two, we analyze how noncompetes differ around the world on a region-by-region basis.

Europe: It May Cost You

In continental Europe, noncompetes are typically allowed to protect a company's legitimate business interests, with some exceptions. There are no common EU-wide legal minimum requirements, but there are some commonalities.

In the...

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