Business Protection

Our market-leading practice covers all aspects of business protection practice, from ‘team moves’, confidential information issues and post-termination restraints to regulatory and public law challenges to protect or further commercial interests.

We have cutting-edge expertise in ‘team move’ cases, whether acting for incumbent employers, intended new employers, or employees. Our members have acted in the leading cases in the area and are well-used to dealing with everything from complex applications for interim relief to heavy trials. We have been at the forefront of developments in the law relating to restrictive covenants and restraint of trade.

We regularly appear in high-profile cases involving:

  • Allegedly unlawful competitive activity,
  • Competitive behaviour by directors and employees,
  • The diversion of business or business opportunities,
  • The exploitation of client databases, and
  • Alleged misuse of confidential information.

We also act in cases involving allegations of director and employee fraud and bribery, the recovery of misappropriated assets, and interim and final relief, including springboard and freezing injunctions as well as accounts of profits, tracing including international asset recovery, and Wrotham Park damages.

We are regularly instructed in high-profile challenges to the decisions of public authorities and regulators, including claims which require urgent applications for interim relief, and which involve complex issues of international or human rights law in the commercial sphere.  Much of this work falls under our commercial judicial review professional discipline & regulatory lawinformation law  or European Union practice areas.  We also have unrivalled expertise in public procurement law, and particular expertise in public law challenges that relate to sanctions and the financial services sector.