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Recent Developments in the Enforcement of Non-Competition Clauses in Thailand

Brief: These four cases represent a new era in enforcing non-competition provisions in Thailand, enabling employers to obtain remedies that align with the intention and purpose of the non-competition provisions drafted in their employment contracts….

Introduction

A non-competition clause[1] is an important contractual provision which employers in many sectors use to protect their legitimate commercial interests in the event an employee, usually at an executive or managerial level, leaves their company. A common style of non-competition clause seeks to prevent a departing employee from entering into work or trade in competition with the employer in a certain geographical area for a certain period of time.

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By Rawat Chomsri (Partner), Sumit Masrungson (Senior Consultant) and Phatcharapon Sunlakawit (Associate) © November 2018