Restriction of competition

Many companies have a legitimate interest in protecting their business against competition from former employees or former employees’ new employers.

Imposing employees to non-competition or non-solicitation clauses are subject to detailed regulation and the identification of existing or former employees’ commencement of competing activities typically requires specialized insights in the remedies and sanctions offered under Danish law.

At Damkjær Lauritzen we render specialized advice on the rules and practices applicable to non-competition or non-solicitation restrictions both during and after an employee’s employment, and we have significant experience with advising on employees’ general obligation of loyalty, drafting and negotiating non-competition or non-solicitation clauses as well as with enforcement of employers’ rights when (former) employees commence competing business.