Non-compete covenants are amongst the most sophisticated contractual instruments in employment law today. This is even truer in a global work environment, where employees choose their workplace in an increasingly international context and employers have an interest in discouraging former employees from engaging in competition or soliciting customers in such a way that avoids infringing their fundamental right to professional freedom. This edition is updated with the most recent legal changes and outlines each country's rules on non-compete covenants, the formal requirements, the principles regarding compensation, scope and permissible duration, along with guidance on local enforceability. Its purpose is to provide employers with a comprehensive overview of each national system in its global context and to facilitate the protection of legitimate interests without imposing overly-board restrictions.
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