Mr Liam Heylin

Liam Heylin

Updates

Competition & Antitrust

Non-compete clauses – staying within the boundaries
Ireland | 28 June 2018

Non-compete clauses can provide important protection for purchasers who have a legitimate interest in maintaining the value of the business they are acquiring. However, careful consideration must be given to the drafting of non-competes in order to avoid allegations of anti-competitive conduct – which is a criminal offence in Ireland – and scrutiny from competition regulators such as the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission and the European Commission.