Restrictive covenants and competition clauses in European employment contracts: A hindrance or protection?
13 December, 12:00 – 1:00 PM CET (GMT +1)
Host: Fernando Bazan
Presenters: Myriam Henderson, Petter Schjelderup, Tim Spellmann, and Julia Torres
Restrictive covenants are one of the only limitations on the freedom to provide services to workers. In order to keep such clauses valid and applicable, it is necessary to comply with a series of relevant legal requirements that may vary according to the jurisdiction in question. The difference between the validity or invalidity of a clause may be motivated by failure to comply with a statutory requirement. We will analyze the content of the restrictive covenants with special attention in the followings:
- Analysis of the legal requirements.
- Maximum terms.
- Compensation requirements.
- Types of restrictive covenants.
- Application of the restrictive covenants in the different jurisdictions.
Learn and benefit from the Deloitte experts to get practical ideas for employers dealing with restrictive covenants issues across a number of countries.