Enforcing Non-Competition Clauses in Unanimous Shareholder Agreements

SKU: 61992.06

When a shareholder leaves an owner-operated business to strike out on his or her own, disputes over whether business was unfairly taken can result. To avoid such disputes, it is good practice to include a non-competition clause in the unanimous shareholder agreement. This paper provides a review of non-competition clauses generally, as well as in the context of unanimous shareholder agreements, with a particular focus on relevant case law. Additionally, enforcement of non-compete clauses is discussed, including a consideration of the scope of restricted activities, duration, and geographical scope of the restriction.
This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Unanimous Shareholder Agreement Disputes program in Edmonton on April 6, 2016 and in Calgary on April 20, 2016.


Related Products


Shopping Cart
Scroll to Top

About Us


Customer Support



Sign up to receive email notification of LESA programs and resources directly related to your practice.