Non-compete covenants are an integral tool in protecting and maximizing the value of your business. However, they are often closely scrutinized and disfavored by courts, heavily negotiated by the parties, and subject to stringent legal requirements, all of which can involve traps for the unwary.
Join us for an in-depth examination and discussion of how to negotiate and draft enforceable non-compete provisions. Based on Venable's extensive experience in this area, this session will explore many aspects of non-compete covenants, including:
- Fundamentals of enforceable non-compete covenants;
- Recent developments in the law, including the increasing focus on defining the protectable interest in the employment context;
- Special considerations in the context of mergers and acquisitions; and
- Practicalities of litigation and enforcement, including the substantive variation among VA, DC and MD and the issue of “enforcing” a covenant when none exists.
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