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UK: Non-Compete Restrictions For Employee Shareholders

Employers will often include restrictive covenants in employment contracts to ensure their business interests are protected when an employee leaves.

Where the employee is also a shareholder, there may be similar restrictions contained in a separate shareholder’s agreement.

The Commercial Court recently considered an application by Ideal Standard International NV (Ideal Standard) for an interim injunction to restrain an employee shareholder from breaching a non-compete clause in a shareholder’s agreement, which the employee argued had been […]