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Ubisoft Divertissements v. Champagne-Pelland & Electronic Arts

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Successfully represented Ubisoft against five of its former employees and their new employer, Electronic Arts. The key employees were forming the core team of a video game named "Tom Clancy – Splinter Cell" shortly before they were hired by Ubisoft's direct competitor in breach of the Covenant not to Compete they had signed. A safeguard Order was granted by the Court of Appeal and the dispute was settled out of Court. The impact of this Court of Appeal judgment is major as it is extensively cited in the jurisprudence. This high profile case was closely watched by the medias and industry insiders. Ubisoft Divertissements v. Champagne-Pelland & Electronic Arts, D.T.E. 2003T-1069 (C.A.), D.T.E. 2003T-942 (C.S.) (2003)