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Employment and commercial non-compete clauses

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Fasken Martineau’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution group is pleased to invite you to a seminar on employment and commercial non-compete clauses.

Non-compete clauses are highly strategic stipulations included, often at a high price, in various agreements. They are found in commercial agreements and are often used in employment contracts, and must comply with validity criteria that, while similar, are applied much more strictly. According to the jurisprudence, the courts cannot reduce non-compete clauses. When their form or substance does not comply with the rules on which their validity depends, the courts must consider them invalid. It therefore becomes crucial to clearly understand and apply the existing rules.

Even though the validity criteria are basically the same for both employment and commercial matters, there are some differences that should be considered to ensure that a non-compete clause can be enforced.

After examining the validity criteria set out in the Civil Code of Québec and the jurisprudence, our speaker will review recent cases on non-compete clauses.

This training session is an invitation only event. For all queries, please contact Stéfanie Fréchette at 514 397 7508 or

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