Tag Archives: competition

‘No-poach’ agreements – EU catching up with the US on anti-competitive recruitment practices

On 19 October, Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President and Commissioner for Competition of the European Commission, delivered a speech addressing the EU’s current policy when addressing cartels, potential changes to the Commission’s leniency program and recent dawn-raid efforts. Most notably, Vestager spoke about so-called ‘no-poach’ agreements, whereby companies agree not to recruit each other’s workers and/or … Continue Reading

Restrictive covenants clauses: consistency is the key

Restrictive covenants in employment contracts are a bit like lifejackets: it’s nice to have them there and you hope that they will fit you in an emergency but you would really prefer not to have to use them. That said, if the time comes and your employees are approached by a competitor in breach of … Continue Reading

Keeping it in the family – UK High Court imposes 12 month restraint on father and son team

Sometimes it must be tough being a High Court Judge, especially where you have to separate your distaste for a party’s ethics from the actual legal merits of his case.  So hats off to Mrs Justice Simler for combining in Croesus Financial Services Limited –v- Bradshaw & Bradshaw last week a fairly gleeful trashing of … Continue Reading
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